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Firefighting heroes of the Blitz remembered.(News)

The men and women of London's Fire Service played a crucial role in World War II. A total of 327 members of the London Fire Service (both LFB and AFS) were killed in action, and over 3,000 seriously injured.

A special Service of Remembrance was held on September 11, 2005, at the Church of St Lawrence Jewry to mark the resilience, determination and selfless heroism of firefighters during the war.

Following the service there was a procession from the church to the United Kingdom Firefighters National Memorial, opposite St Paul's Cathedral. The procession included around 10 vintage emergency vehicles, together with a number of fire service bands. A wreath laying service was then held at the memorial. …

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