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Mayor tours Woolwich in First World War visit

PUBLISHED: 15:42 17 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:42 17 March 2015

Major Jason Mortimore, the Mayor and Corporal Michael Cooke (Pic by Stewart Turking)

Major Jason Mortimore, the Mayor and Corporal Michael Cooke (Pic by Stewart Turking)

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The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham took a historic tour of Woolwich on Thursday.

The mayor visited Woolwich for a historic First World War tour (Pic by Stewart Turking)The mayor visited Woolwich for a historic First World War tour (Pic by Stewart Turking)

Cllr Elizabeth Kangethe was one of 90 members of the London Mayor’s Association (LMA) visiting the Royal Artillery Fire Power Museum, a reconstructed First World War trench and the ruins of the Woolwich Garrison church.

“I had a really exciting and enjoyable day,” she said. “The details of the Victoria Cross were so fascinating.”

She then enjoyed lunch at RA Woolwich Barracks and a tour of the stables at King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Napier Barracks.

“If I was young I’d definitely join the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery,” Cllr Kangethe said. “Thanks to the English Heritage for planning to restore the bombed church – it’s going to be a lovely place for locals and internationals to visit and learn all about the world wars.”

The LMA vice chairman, Ronnie Barden, said the tour helped helped spread cooperation.

“I would like to think that there will be further occasions in which the LMA will join with the military,” he said.

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