Crowds defy rain
UNDYING LIGHTS The Tower torches memorial yesterday HUGE crowds braved heavy rain as they flocked to see 10,000 torches lit at the Tower of London’s moat in tribute to the war dead yesterday.
Queues for the memorial stretched more than 50 yards back from a sign reading “90 minutes’ wait” and spilled out into the road as Beefeaters stood guard and a floodlit bugler played the Last Post. Those paying their respects included Chris Allanson, 53, whose grandad Alexander Torrance won the Military Medal for his service.
Chris – who came from Dartford in Kent with wife Judy, 47, and son Robert, eight – said: “It’s an emotional day for us. What those people did is still relevant