Apology over failure to honour black and Asian troops who died for Empire

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace expressed “deep regret” that it took so long to rectify the situation on the commemoration of troops. He told MPs: “On behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Government both of the time and today, I want to apologise for the failures to live up to their founding principles all those years ago and express deep regret that it has taken so long to rectify the situation. “Whilst we can’t change the past, we can make amends and take action.”