Home front recall: London firefighters remembered: London firefighters' heroic sacrifice during the Second World War was remembered with a week of activities to mark the end of the war. The Firefighters Memorial Service, a Blitz Exhibition, Royal Reception and Blitz Reunion were just a few of the highlights from a truly memorable week.(Rememberance Week)

THE BUTZ SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE incorporating the annual United Kingdom Firefighters Memorial Service took place on September 11 and was a most moving event, with the Church of St Lawrence Jewry filled to capacity. The Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters processed into the church and took their places. The Clergy moved to receive the standards from the many brigades across the UK, and placed them on the High Altar.

September 11: Remembrance Service

The service was relayed out to the overflow congregation accommodated in a marquee beside the church in Guildhall Court Yard. Following the service, the parade formed up with vintage fire and emergency vehicles, standards from all over the UK, three marching bands and almost the entire congregation. The march, from Guildhall to our UK Firefighters National Memorial by St Paul's Cathedral, was escorted by City of London Police motor cyclist outriders and Mounted Branch officers. The Fire Service Guild of Bellringers rang the bells at the church and then Quarter Peals were later rung at St Vedas in Foster Lane and then St Martin in the Field, Stillborn.

At the Memorial a moving wreath laying service was held, during which a two-minute silence was observed. Last post, reveille and a lone piper's lament were played. A new Standard for the London Fire Brigade Retired Members Association was blessed along with all the other Standards. …

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