Battle of the Atlantic Service of CommemorationYeovilton
On Sunday 26 May the Royal Navy will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. This most prolonged campaign of the Second World War was crucial to the Allies’ success, so much so that Churchill spoke of the Battle as being, 'the dominant factor all through the war. Never for one moment could we forget that everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea, or in the air, depended ultimately on its outcome.'
There will be special services held in Naval Chapels up and down the country and those currently serving at sea will join those ashore in remembering the huge sacrifice made by all those involved in the Battle to sustain the war effort. Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is holding a special service that day at which HRH The Princess Royal will be in attendance and the Bishop of Liverpool will preach; for more information follow this link: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Special-Events/Battle-of-the-Atlantic. The Chaplain of the Fleet, The First Sea Lord, the Fleet Commander and the Second Sea Lord will all be representing the Royal Navy on that occasion.
The FAA Memorial church will be holding its own special commemorative service at the usual time of 1030 on the morning of Sunday 26 May. It will be a time to remember, along with those in Liverpool and across the country, the brave sacrifice made by so many of our predecessors.
If anyone from your Association would like to attend, please contact us asap. Any Associations wishing to parade their Standards would be most welcome. Closing date for submissions will be Friday 10 May.