Munitions workers war role recognised for first time
Wednesday 14 November
For the first time in their history munitions factory workers were invited to the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday.
Ogmore MP and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Munitions Workers Huw Irranca-Davies contacted the Royal British Legion to ensure that their vital contribution to the war effort was recognised.
“I’m delighted that munitions workers from South Wales and across the UK have been able to march at the Cenotaph for the first time.
“My thanks to the Royal British Legion for granting permission for Bill and others to honour their workmates in this way, many of whom lost their lives in these dangerous wartime roles.
“And my thanks also to First Great Western and EADS for making this possible by providing transport and accommodation. It shows the enduring respect we all hold for these brave local heroes.”
First Great Western provided complimentary transport to a party of six workers from south Wales.
Pictured is L -R Mr Gareth Howells escort to Bill Evans, Huw Irranca Davies MP Ogmore, Bill Evans, Munitions Worker en route from Bridgend to London for the Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph, and John Pockett FGW Manager Wales.