Remembrance Sunday in Chelsea

Greg Hands M.P. was honoured to join the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Christopher Buckmaster, who led a Remembrance Sunday service on Sunday 11th  November to honour the soldiers killed and injured in war and conflict.

The ceremony, which took place at the war memorial in Sloane Square, was observed by representatives from units of the armed forces which have the Freedom of the Royal Borough, cadets from many youth organisations and representatives from a range of civilian organisations. They were also joined by London MEP Dr Charles Tannock and all of the councillors representing wards in Chelsea.

Commenting on the services, the Mayor, said: "Remembrance Sunday provides us with an opportunity to stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by previous generations, and indeed today's generation. The Two Minute Silence was observed with complete silence and respect on the stroke of eleven. It was a deeply moving mark of respect to all those involved in past conflicts and - of course - those who are fighting now in Afghanistan. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones. Every day they all pay a huge price on our behalf."

Greg Hands M.P. added: "I alternate each year between Chelsea and Fulham for Remembrance Sunday. In Chelsea this year, there was a moving commemoration on Sloane Square, a parade by local cadets and reserve forces, a church service in Holy Trinity Church and a reception in Cadogan Hall. It was all a very fitting tribute to the fallen and maimed from the Borough."