Jamaican World War II veteran Gerald Manhertz says paying tribute to fallen military servicemen is of much importance.

Mr. Manhertz was a guest at Friday morning’s Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Royal Air Forces Association of Jamaica at National Heroes’ Park in Kingston.

The ceremony was held in honour of the the military servicemen who served in the 1940 battle of Britain.

Among those to lay a wreath at the Jamaica War Memorial cenotaph was Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang.

Manhertz served in the Royal Air Force from 1939 to 1945.

The 98-year-old Manhertz served in the force as an aircraftsman second class, AC2.

He believes the tribute is for a worthy cause.

Mr. Manhertz says he served in the Jamaica Constabulary Force following his time in the military.

Gerald Manhertz, World War II veteran.