After learning the Memorial was to feature in a special parade to mark 100 years of women in British policing on International Women’s Day, the Police Memorial Trust decided to do all they could to help accommodate the event.
The Trust commissioned a team of specialist contractors to build Mr Rowen’s design which created a stunning temporary area to display the nation’s Police Roll of Honour.
As the Band of the Coldstream Guards played, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick led the parade past Buckingham Palace and down The Mall.
“The sight of all the ladies parading down The Mall was fantastic. It was a marvellous tribute to all the women who served or who are now serving in the police”.
“Our thanks must go to Dennis and Steve for all their hard work.
My late husband, Michael, would have been so proud to have seen his beloved memorial playing such an important part in the ceremony. I know this is exactly the sort of thing he had in mind when he built it on behalf of the Nation”.