Orpington marks Remembrance Sunday

Local MP, Jo Johnson, laid wreaths during Orpington’s Service of Remembrance on Sunday 12 November.

Jo and Chairman, Cllr Tony Owen, placed wreaths at the Orpington War Memorial on behalf of the Orpington Conservative Association. Jo then joined representatives from the armed services and members of the public for a parade down Orpington High Street to All Saints Parish Church.

Following a church service, a remembrance ceremony was held at the grave of Ivy Millichamp, the final civilian casualty of the Second World War on British Soil.

The Remembrance Sunday events concluded with a service at Canadian Corner, where Jo laid a second wreath.

Jo said: ‘Remembrance Sunday gives us a chance to honour those that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. We owe so much to our brave servicemen and women.

The event was, as ever, brilliantly organised by the Royal British Legion, and I would like to pay tribute to all those that turned out and took part in the moving ceremony.’

Photograph shows Jo Johnson MP at the Orpington War Memorial. Photo: Keith Larby.