Village honours its war heroes
TWO war heroes will be honoured with commemorative paving plaques at a ceremony next month.
Hillingdon Council has arranged for the plaques to be laid at the Harefield War Memorial on Tuesday, November 4, in tribute to Robert Edward Ryder VC and Cecil John Kinross VC.
Both men were born in the village and were awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for gallantry, during the First World War.
Family members of both men will attend the ceremony, along with dignitaries including Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC, who, on March 18, 2005, was himself awarded the Victoria Cross for twice saving members of his unit in Iraq.
Harefield Village Green will join the Centenary Fields scheme, a national initiative aiming to protect war memorial fields, parks and green spaces created in memory of those who lost their lives during the First World War.
The project is run by the national charity Fields in Trust, in partnership with The Royal British Legion.
NEVER FORGOTTEN: Cecil John Kinross VC and Robert Edward Ryder VC