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Prince Charles joined wreath-laying ceremony

Prince Charles laying the wreath at the Commonwealth Street today.

His Royal Highness, Charles, the Prince of Wales this afternoon attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers’ Memorial.

On arrival at the Memorial site, Prince Charles was met by the Patron of the Scouts and Coastwatchers Association and Member of Parliament for East Areare, Peter Kenilorea Junior and Chairman of the Scouts and Coastwatchers Association, Sir Bruce Saunders.

A brief history of the Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers Monument was presented by Chairman Bruce before his Royal Highness laid the wreath.

Memories of the ceremony will be with Solomon Islanders for a very long time as Prince Charles honored fallen Solomon Islanders during the Second World War.

The monument honors the legacy and efforts of Solomon Islanders and Allied coastwatchers who participated in the Guadalcanal campaign of the Second World War.

The monument was designed and sculpted by local artist Frank Haikiu and unveiled in 2011.

It was the first major phase of the Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers’ Trust monument-building initiative.

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