Police blitz memorial

POLICE officers and dignitaries held a moment s silence at the unveiling of a new memorial plaque last Tuesday to commemorate the deaths of staff who died in the blitz during the Second World War, writes Kate Ferguson. Twelve police officers and one civil

POLICE officers and dignitaries held a moment's silence at the unveiling of a new memorial plaque last Tuesday to commemorate the deaths of staff who died in the blitz during the Second World War, writes Kate Ferguson.

Twelve police officers and one civilian were killed when a German bomb hit Kilburn police station, in Salusbury Road, Queen's Park, on November 6, 1940. It is thought they were taking cover in a basement when the bomb burst a water pipe which flooded the basement. All 13 died.

Among those at the unveiling was the outgoing Mayor Jim O'Sullivan, Brent Borough Commander Mark Toland, Sgt George Marshall and retired Sgt Terry Morley.

Cmdr Toland thanked Sgt George Marshall for organising the plaque.

He said: "Today's unveiling was moving. These officers will never be forgotten.

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