30/01/2015

50th Anniversary Of Sir Winston Churchill State Funeral Marked

Services have been held to mark the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

David Cameron laid a wreath at the statue of the former Prime Minister following a service held at Parliament.

MPs also lead a procession to St Mary's Undercroft Chapel, which ended under what has become known as Churchill Arch. The structure was rebuilt at his suggestion, from fragments of stone that remained following a German bomb blast.

The Havengore, the boat which carried the wartime PM's coffin along the Thames, is making the same journey.

(MH/JP)

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