Second World War Bomber Command veteran Ken Brind saw something this week he’d been waiting a long time for.
“It was about time we saw something honouring us,” said Brind, a Brentwood Bay resident who travelled to London to witness the unveiling of the new Bomber Command Memorial on June 28.
Brind joined Canadian Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney and hundreds of veterans from around the world to watch the ceremony which was attended by the Royal Family, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“All the men [in the Royal Family] were wearing the uniform of Royal Air Force senior officers, it was terrific,” said Brind. “The whole ceremony was intensely emotional.”