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Royal Navy Gather at Helensburgh to Commemorate the Fallen

15 November 2021
ROYAL NAVY Sailors and Submariners gathered at Hermitage park, Helensburgh, today (Sunday, 14th November 2021) to join the nation in the act of remembrance.

Sailors and Submariners from HM Naval Base Clyde joined local residents and dignitaries to remember those who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life, as well as recognising the vital role played by the Nation’s emergency services across the United Kingdom.  

This year the Parade formed up at Hermitage park at the Garden of Remembrance. The Royal Navy provided the guard of honour and formed up alongside veterans and the HMS Neptune Volunteer band. The service was led by the Reverend David Young of Helensburgh Parish Church.

As the clock struck eleven, all fell silent, the Last Post Played, and those attending took the opportunity to remembers those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 
In light of the events of the last 20 months, it is all the more special to be able to come together to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of our Armed Services, and those of our emergency services and volunteer organisations, who paid the ultimate price to preserve the freedom we hold dear.

Commodore Bob Anstey

Following the two minutes silence, wreaths were laid by, among others, the Submariners Association, Ministry of Defence Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, local Cadets, Scout Groups, Girl Guides and Brownie groups and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers. Laying the wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy this year was Commodore Bob Anstey, Naval Base Commander Clyde.

“It was a great privilege to be able to gather as a community in the act of remembrance,” said Commodore Anstey.  “In light of the events of the last 20 months, it is all the more special to be able to come together to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of our Armed Services, and those of our emergency services and volunteer organisations, who paid the ultimate price to preserve the freedom we hold dear.”

Royal Navy personnel attended services in Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland, as well as numerous other local events held across the whole of the UK.

 

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