London Ambulance Service is remembering those who were killed or injured in combat this weekend at the service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, and other events across the city.
Director of Operations, Jason Killens and members of the Service’s ceremonial unit attended the annual Service of Remembrance at City Hall today (Friday 8 November).
The ceremonial unit will also join the armed forces, political leaders and members of the royal family in remembrance of those who lost their lives this Sunday (10 November).
In total, 36 people working for the Ambulance Service in London lost their lives during the World War 2 (WW2) blitz. A further 121 members of staff were seriously injured and 30,000 casualties of air raids were taken to hospital. Three George medals and nine British Empire medals were awarded to London Ambulance staff for heroism during WW2.
Jason said: “With so many staff losing their life or injured in WW2 it is especially important to our Service to remember. Many of our staff have military backgrounds and take pride in being part of this important ceremony.”
As well as observing two minutes silence the ceremonial unit will march with other service personnel and lay a wreath at the memorial.
Members of the staff were also at the opening of the Garden of Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday (4 November).