Albert McKenzie, the 19 year old sailor from Bermondsey who was presented with the Victoria Cross by King George V in 1918, has been honoured with a new memorial (left) unveilled yesterday in Tower Bridge Rd and a 48 gun salute from HMS Belfast. The iron statue stands on a slab of stone from Zebrugge Harbour (scene of his brave exploits), donated by the people of Flanders.
You can read more about his life here and see a video of his hero's reception in Bermondsey after the war here. Sir Simon Hughes one of the long term supporters of the campaign to have McKenzie comememorated in Bermondsey is pictured (above) here speaking at yesterday's event.
Here from the SE1 website is the moment of unveilling: