Hundreds of members of the Jewish community participated in the annual Association of Jewish Ex Servicemen and Women (AJEX) remembrance parade at Whitehall on last Sunday.
AJEX President, the Hon Vice Admiral The Lord Sterling of Plaistow, Colonel Martin Newman, AJEX national chairman, and General Sir Peter Anthony Wall, the Parade’s reviewing officer, laid wreaths at the Cenotaph.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis recited the mourner’s Kaddish.
Prayers honored those who laid down their lives in service and the six million victims of the Holocaust.
Jeffrey Fox, AJEX vice president and a former national chairman, said, “The parade is extremely important to AJEX and the Jewish community.
“70,000 Jews served in World War Two but the number of veterans who can take part is diminishing as time takes its toll, “We are looking at current serving personnel and the younger community to support AJEX so the annual commemoration service can continue as long as possible.”
The service also included a commemoration of the 100th anniversaries of the Battles of Passchendaele and Jerusalem in addition to 75th anniversaries of Dieppe and El Alamein.