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Britain's jewish community to remember the fallen




Britain's Jewish Community to remember the fallen.

Up to 2,000 Jewish veterans and armed forces personnel will be joined by schools, community and youth groups, the Jewish Police Association and families and supporters to march from Horse Guards Parade to the Cenotaph on Sunday 17 November.

The AJEX Ceremony of Remembrance is an annual event which has steadily attracted more participants over the last three years.  Visitors will also be coming from France, the USA and Israel.

Mike Bluestone, AJEX National Chairman, explained: "Jews from this country and what is now the Commonwealth served this country in disproportionately high numbers, arguably proportionally higher than any other minority group.  This annual parade is our opportunity to pay our respect to the war dead of all faiths.

"The parade was first held to combat anti-Semitism as the popular cry was that Jews did not serve. Five members of our community were awarded VCs in WWI alone.  We now see anti-Semitism on the rise in this country, Contintal Europe and the USA so it is once again so important that we fly the flag and show that we did serve loyally, we paid the price and continue to serve in today's armed forces.  It is also our way of saying thank you to this country."

AJEX is calling on all members of the community, friends and supporters to come along and march or just spectate. ID will be required on the day by all those attending. Passes are also available from AJEX on 0208 202 2323.


All media attending will need accreditation and press passes in advance.  The police will not allow access without proper authority.  Accreditation is via Colonel Martin Newman (  Names of all persons attending will be required.  Arrival at Horse Guards Parade should be no later 1.30pm.  On arrival you should contact Colonel Newman on 07717 717981.