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Posted on Tuesday 30th October

On Remembrance Sunday, visitors to The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, will be invited to join representatives of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and members of Destroyer Associations at the National Destroyer Memorial, HMS Cavalier, and the adjacent bronze memorial, for the Act of Remembrance.

The Act of Remembrance will be led by Reverend Andrew Huckett, Chaplain HMS Cavalier Association and will include the 2 minutes' silence at 11.00am, the words of Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph and prayers. The Chairman, Admiral Sir Ian Garnett KCB will lay the first wreath on behalf of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. Others will then have the opportunity to lay a poppy wreath or cross at the monument before the proceedings come to a close with prayers from Reverend Huckett.

Anyone wishing to attend the Act of Remembrance will be offered free access to The Historic Dockyard and are asked to be in position by 10.55am. However, a valid ticket for The Historic Dockyard will be required to visit the galleries and attractions.

HMS Cavalier is memorial to 142 Royal Navy destroyers sunk during the Second World War and over 11,000 men who lost their lives as a result.

Further Reading

British Destroyers & Frigates

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British Destroyers & Frigates

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by Norman Friedman

Since the Second World War the old categories of destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that this book traces back to the radically different 'Tribal' class destroyers of 1936. It deals with the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought the war, looks at the emergency programmes that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels - sloops, corvettes and frigates - then analyses the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet,… Read more...

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