Remebering the Truculent

Posted on 14 January 2007
As padre of the Essex Submariners Association, Stephen was delighted to join his fellow ‘shipmates’ and take part in the memorial service at St. George’s, Chatham Dockyard in memory of the tragic sinking of HMS Truculent with the loss of 64 lives on the 12th January 1950. A record attendance of relatives, friends and submariners from around the south of England were present to honour the memory of the dead.

Stephen adds, ‘The security of our nation has frequently been secured by people, fearful like ourselves, who have conquered that fear, but have sometimes paid the ultimate price. Of no part of the British services is this more true than of submariners. It was an honour to be present and represent the Essex Branch in a public way.’

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