Added on: 18th July, 2018 by O1
On Friday 13th July, members of the Orpington & District Royal British Legion, residents, businesses and local Cllrs. gathered by Orpington War Memorial for a special service of blessing and dedication of a new plaque commemorating the loss of life of those from the Orpington community.
The new plaque has been funded by the London Borough of Bromley and Cray Valley West Residents Association, CRA20ten.
The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr. Kim Botting, said: “As Mayor and as the president of Orpington & District Royal British Legion, I am honoured to be here for the dedication and unveiling of this plaque. It’s so important that we continue to commemorate the tragic events of the first and second world war, and subsequent conflicts. It’s a cause very close to my heart.”
The service was led by Fr Rob Parker-McGee of All Saints’ Parish Church with local boys on work experience with Orpington 1st, Kieran Lowe (15) and Louie Huzzey (15), given the honour of unveiling the plaque.
Cllr. Kim Botting continued, “I have chosen Royal British Legion as one of my nominated charities for my second mayoral year and I am proud to be involved in ensuring that generations going forward continue to remember that it was for our tomorrow they gave their today.”
Photos by Masterlight Photography