Hounslow Honours Heroes On Armistice Day

Paying respects to Britain's war dead across the borough

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Hounslow’s armed forces veterans, including several former members of the Gurkhas, will be paying their respects to Britain’s war dead on Armistice Day next week.

Residents have been invited to attend the event, hosted by the Mayor, Councillor Sachin Gupta, who will be joined by representatives from the Royal British Legion and councillors in the Members' Car Park, Civic Centre on Monday 11 November 2013 at 10.40am.

Hounslow Mayor, Councillor Sachin Gupta said: "Hounslow has built a reputation for being a community which honours and takes great pride in servicemen and women. We were the first London borough to sign a covenant with our armed forces to help servicemen and women during and after their careers.

"The borough has been host to many regiments who have been based here, from the Gurkhas to the Welsh Guards.

“Hounslow recognises the ultimate sacrifice our fallen have paid for our freedom. It’s why we wear our poppies with pride.”

The service will be conducted by the Rev Derek Simpson from St Paul’s Church, Brentford, followed by a two-minute silence. A bugler will sound the last post and reveille.

There will also be several services on Remembrance Sunday throughout the borough.

They are:


The Mayor CouncillorSachin Gupta and the Deputy Lieutenant of Hounslow will attend St Mary’s Church Bedfont from 9:30am for a Serviceof Remembrance and then onto the Memorial for a Service of dedication.


Councillor Melvin Collins will represent the Mayor at Brentford Library from 10:30am for a Service of Remembrance.


Councillor Peter Thompson will attend a wreath laying service at the War Memorial at 10:30am, followed by a Remembrance Service at Christ Church, Turnham Green.


Councillor John Chatt will attend Cranford Memorial for a joint Act of Remembrance led by the Anglican and Catholic Parishes of Cranford at 10:45am.


The Mayor, Councillor Sachin Gupta and the Deputy Lieutenant of Hounslow will attend a Service of Dedication at the War Memorial commencing at 14:30pm from Victoria Road Feltham.


Councillor Jagdish Sharma will represent the Mayor at a Service of Remembrance being held at St Leonards Church Heston commencing at 10:30am.


The Deputy Mayor Councillor Corinna Smart will be present at Holy Trinity Church, Hounslow, at 10:30am for a Service of Remembrance. The Parade will leave the Royal British Legion from 9.45am


Councillor Andrew Morgan-Watts will represent the Mayor at the Hanworth at a Service of Remembrance being held at the Hanworth War Memorial. The parade will leave the Royal British Legion from 10:20am.


Councillor Sue Sampson will represent the Mayor at a Service of Remembrance at the Monument outside of St Mary’s RC Church, Isleworth at 10:30am.


November 7, 2013