On Sunday 9th September, Carla Rockson and Joan Pickering attended the annual Merchant Navy commemorative service which was held in Trinity Square Gardens, Tower Hill, London. The service was well attended by many representing all aspects of seafaring to give thanks for those who gave themselves in the service of our nation at sea. This year we were also remembering the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War and the contribution made towards that end by the men and women of Merchant Service and Fishing Fleets. Wreaths were laid to pay respects to those who had lost their lives at sea and recognition was given to those who serve today. The service was led by The Revd Jeremy Hellier, BD, AKC, CF and the guest of honour was The Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Tony Radakin CB. A message from the Prime Minister was read out the MP Jim Fitzpatrick. The Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth played which was enjoyed by all and attracted local tourists. Carla Rockson and Joan Pickering paid their respects by laying a wreath on behalf of Marine Society & Sea Cadets.
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