Sunday, April 17, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

This morning with Cllrs Chris Blakeley and Sue Taylor I attended the Zeebrugge Remembrance Service at Seacombe Ferry.  This is an annual event hosted by the Merseyside Branch of the Royal Marines Association.  After a wreath laying at the remembrance stone at the Ferry Terminal we boarded the Royal Daffodil.  As well as the veteran marines, were the Royal Marine Cadets, the Sea Scouts, the Wirral Pipe Band, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, and officers of the Royal Navy and The Royal Marine Reserves.

The service was held mid river and wreaths were scattered on the water.  On returning to Seacombe a march past was held in front of the Ferry Terminal with the Mayor and the other dignataries taking the salute.

The service was particularly poignant for me as my late father had been in the Royal Marines in the 1950’s serving with 45 commando, something he was always fiercely proud of, and always attended the annual reunion in Lympstone, Devon.

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