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Veterans from Malaya and Borneo remember and reflect at St Paul's Cathedral

50th Anniversary of end of Borneo hostilities and Veterans Association memorial re-dedication

Members of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association gathered at the Cathedral for a service and re-dedication ceremony on Thursday 28 April.

The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor and Canon in Residence said: 'We remember before God those who served in Malaya, Borneo, Singapore and Brunei during the Second World War, the Malayan Emergency, and The Confrontation and thereafter in the cause of peace and security, and reflect upon our common humanity and the need for unity.

'We give thanks for the commitment of our Service personnel, aid agencies and support organisations to friend and to stranger, and for the skill and expertise with which they have striven for peace and the common good.

'We commemorate with sorrow and regret those who have died, and in thanksgiving for their sacrifice and as a perpetual tribute to their bravery and courage in the face of danger we re-dedicate the memorial plaque in the Crypt of this Cathedral.' 

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A Gurkha Guard of Honour lined the entrance to the chapel. The Lord Mayor of London was represented by Dr Andrew Parmley.

Corporal Mohammed Din, of the City of London Academy Islington (Honourable Artillery Company) Combined Cadet Force read The Man Beside Me from The Book of Reflections by NMBVA National Chairman David Neil.