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Anti-war vet meets Viet delegation

PUBLISHED: 14:46 11 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:06 05 October 2010

VETERAN East End anti-war campaigner Len Aldis played host to the Prime Minister of Vietnam on an official three-day visit to London. Len, who is secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society, was invited to meet him on his arrival with his delegation

VETERAN East End anti-war campaigner Len Aldis played host to the Prime Minister of Vietnam on an official three-day visit to London.

Len, who is secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society, was invited to meet him on his arrival with his delegation last week.

The delegation's tight schedule included meetings with Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street and the Lord Mayor of London at the Guildhall in the City.

But Len managed to find time for them to visit New Zealand House in the Haymarket to see the plaque to the former North Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh to lay flowers.

Ho Chi Minh worked as a young man in 1914 in the kitchens of the-then Carlton Hotel.

Len, from Tomlins Grove in Mile End, is pictured with Prime Minister Tran Quang Hoan and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem outside New Zealand House.


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