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The final service of Remembrance was held on Saturday 24nd Nov 2018 at Westminster Abbey.
Our last Service of Remembrance for those lost in the sinking of HMS Barham and those survivors that have since died was held on Saturday 24th November at 1115. The service was again taken by the Reverend Canon David Stanton. Our chairman Michael Stratton-Brown laid the wreath in front of the memorial candlesticks and read Tennyson's poem "Crossing the Bar". Instead of being seated in the nave we were gathered round the altar inside the railings. There must have been about a hundred of us.
We were honoured to have a naval representative Captain John Voyce RN attend in uniform. In the throng were family members of Vice Admiral Sir Pridham-Wippell of the 5th Battle Squadron who survived the sinking and Captain Cooke RN the ship's Captain who was killed. Also there were the families of our two survivors who have died in the last year Jack Nealon and George Knott.
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17 December 2018