According to liberationroute.com the venue for this event was once the site of St Paul’s School (now relocated to Barnes). In WW2 it became the headquarters for Field Marshal Montgomery who himself attended the school. Today, a plaque commemorates the site and its importance in the planning of the D-Day landings.
Hammersmith & Fulham marks Korean Armistice with Armed Forces Day party
Hammersmith & Fulham will be celebrating our armed forces community with an afternoon of free family fun on Saturday 24 June.
The Armed Forces Day event will mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice and is being held at St Paul’s Garden, Hammersmith W14, from 1pm to 5pm. Everyone is welcome.
“The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in daily life are selflessly protected every single day by our armed forces,” said Cllr David Morton, H&F Borough Representative for the Armed Forces.
“Armed Forces Day is the chance for us to recognise this dedication to our safety and security, and to show our thanks to those who protect us.”
The day is being sponsored by Tates and Olympia London.
H&F’s military past and present
Local cadet groups, Korean veterans, The Royal British Legion, and Number 17 Company, H&F’s Reserve Company of the Coldstream Guards, will be joining the celebrations and providing a glimpse into military life.
They will be running free activities including a field kitchen, medic bay and weapons display.
There will also be live music, with performances from 1940s themed singer Bunny Nightingale and a military band, speeches about H&F’s historical links to armed conflict, Korean folk dancing and singing, and Korean food.
If you’re interested in military history, don’t forget to speak to our specialist historians, archivists, and members of the Korean Association who will be there on the day.