BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid will accompany HM The Queen for the national Remembrance service in London on Sunday (November 9).
Mr Javid will undertake the duty in his role as the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
He will be receiving the Royal Family at the Sovereign’s Entrance, at the Foreign Office, before accompanying Her Majesty to The Cenotaph.
This will be the first time in Parliamentary history that the Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove has been given this opportunity.
Mr Javid said: “It is a great honour to pay my respects at The Cenotaph during our national commemorations.
“It is also a real privilege to be receiving the Royal Family and be accompanying HM The Queen.
“I will have especially in my mind the men and women from my constituency whose lives have been tragically altered or cut short by the horrors of war.”
This year’s commemorations will be particularly poignant as it is the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Mr Javid’s wife Laura will represent her husband at the Bromsgrove commemorations.
Patrick Smith, chairman of the Bromsgrove Royal British Legion, said: “It is a very great honour for the people of Bromsgrove, to know that our MP is escort to Her Majesty on such an important day of the year.
“And I’m delighted Laura has kindly agreed to lay a wreath on his behalf.”
* A SOLID silver bugle which was played at The Battle of The Somme will be used in the Bromsgrove commemorations this year to mark the centenary of the start of The Great War.
It was played by a soldier from the Worcestershire Regiment during the conflict and was presented to the Bromsgrove British Legion afterwards.