WW1 Commemorations

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What plans does the Mayor have to commemorate those who gave their lives in WW1? 


Answer for WW1 Commemorations

Answer for WW1 Commemorations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 4th August, the Greater London Authority launched 'Spectra', a major exhibition in central London marking the beginning of the Centenary of the First World War. The Assembly and I held a joint commemoration service at City Hall to remember London County Council workers who fell in the Great War, whilst I launched an exhibition inviting Londoners to explore the capital's First World War memorials. In the evening, I represented the people of London at the national service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

In September, I will also host a reception at City Hall to commemorate the work of London's veterans and military charities.

Transport for London's cultural programme includes a major restoration of a B-type 'Battle' Bus and a new exhibition at the London Transport Museum. The MPS will hold a memorial service, while the Fire Brigade Museum is running a new exhibition throughout 2014 looking at the Brigade through periods of conflict and held a lecture event on 3 July at the Museum.