Members of the Taxi Charity committee and many of our veterans attended the unveiling of a memorial to Albert McKenzie VC. The ceremony took place at Tower Bridge Road, Southwark.
Albert, an able seaman in the First World War, was a local lad. At aged 21, he volunteered for a one-way mission on the Zeebrugge Raid in 1918 and unexpectedly survived.
The ceremony was very well attended. On parade were the crew of HMS Collingwood plus the band of the Parachute regiment.
Also attending was Sir Simon Hughes MP. The statue was unveiled by Admiral Lord West and the ceremony was closed by full gun salute.
Our hosts on the day were the Oxford and Bermondsey club, who provided our veterans with refreshments following the ceremony at their clubhouse nearby.
One of our sponsors was also represented, Millwall FC.
A large number of local residents also attended. It was a really impressive turnout.
Photo: Mayor of Southwark Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle with Admiral Lord West in front of the newly unveiled memorial.
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