Commemoration Service for Rowland Bourke VC and Victor Crutchley VC

On Tuesday 8 May 2018 the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea took time to reflect on two local First World War heroes that were born just a few streets from each other and were both awarded their Victoria Crosses during the Zebrugge Raids in 1918.

Paving stone for Victor Crutchley VC

The paving stone for Victor Crutchley was unveiled by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Councillor Marie-Thérèse Rossi and Victor Crutchley, grandson of Victor Crutchley VC
The paving stone for Victor Crutchley VC was unveiled by the Mayor and Victor Crutchley, grandson of Victor Crutchley VC

Paving stone for Rowland Bourke VC

Captain Maurice AuCoin helped the Mayor unveiled the paving stone for Rowland Bourke VC
Captain Maurice AuCoin helped the Mayor unveil the paving stone for Rowland Bourke VC

Victoria Cross citation for Victor Crutchley VC

Commodore David Elford, A.D.C., O.B.E., R.N. reading the Victoria Cross citation for Victor Crutchley VC
Commodore David Elford, A.D.C., O.B.E., R.N. reading the Victoria Cross citation for Victor Crutchley VC

Victoria Cross citation for Rowland Bourke VC

Captain Maurice AuCoin, C.D., Royal Canadian Navy reading the Victoria Cross citation for Rowland Bourke VC
Captain Maurice AuCoin, C.D., Royal Canadian Navy reading the Victoria Cross citation for Rowland Bourke VC

After laying of flowers

The children of Christ Church School sang the Canadian National Anthem.

Julia McNeill offered warm recollections of her grandfather, Victor Crutchley VC
Julia McNeill offered warm recollections of her grandfather, Victor Crutchley VC