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RNAS Culdrose Carol Service
Capt Mark Garratt CO RNAS Culdrose
HMS Seahawk Volunteer Band
HMS Seahawk Volunteer Band & CSgt Julian Cook
Congregation at the Carol service

Culdrose carol service

Published: 18 Dec 2013

Personnel from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose took a moment to reflect on the traditional meaning of Christmas at the annual Station Carol Service amongst Merlin aircraft and Ground equipment. 

Hosted by 824 Naval Air Squadron and accompanied by the HMS Seahawk Volunteer Band led by Colour Sergeant Julian Cook, Royal Marines Band Service. The assembled congregation from squadrons, departments and units who work all over the Navy’s Cornish Air Station, put their choral proficiency to full affect as the Nativity story was played out in traditional Christmas carols. 

Amongst the gathering were members of the ‘CuldRoses’, the stations military wives choir who like others were happy to bring some volume to the proceedings. Speakers throughout read Verses from the Bible that recounted the nativity story. 

One of the Speakers was Captain Mark Garratt, Commanding officer of RNAS Culdrose who said after the service, “Among other activities at this time of year across the Air Station, it’s good that we remember traditional values and what Christmas is all about. We have people away this Christmas on Operations across the Globe, where ever the Royal Navy are deployed and our thoughts are with them and their families.” 

Conducting the Annual Carol service were The Reverend Alastair Mansfield and The Reverend Tim Wilkinson, both were very pleased with the turnout and offered mince pies and warm drinks to all that attended. Thanking everyone for turning up, they wished all at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Sailors, Airman, Civilians, Contractors, and Families & Friends...



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