For only the second time in history, an entire community is to receive the George Cross. The first recipients were the people of Malta, who endured near starvation as the Nazis blockaded their isalnd. Now Londoners are to receive the same distinction, for bravely going about their business despite some fairly strong winds and an occasional piece of paper blowing about.
Boris Johnson, Mayor during the Storm, praised his fellow Londoners for ". . . crikey, yipes, a bloody good bunch of blokes and . . . you know, the others . . . salt of the earth, what?".
Whilst nobody really understood what Boris was going on about, it was widely acknowledged that the capital city had endured a day as bad as any since the Blitz.