GLARAC - Remembrance Day 2020
From Garry Carter, GLARAC Distribution Officer
Remembrance Day was always going to be different this year but I just wanted to let you know that our relatives from HMS Glorious, Ardent and Acasta were not forgotten on the day.
In Southsea, Portsmouth a wreath was laid on behalf of the GLARAC Association at the Naval Memorial where many of those lost are remembered.
In Uttoxeter the GLARAC Chairman, David Emery, attended the local memorial as 1 of 6 representing Uttoxeter in laying a wreath for the Royal Naval Association. David wore an armband with the GLARAC crests on to remember those family members lost.
In Plymouth Rolfe Monteith, and family members, visited the Naval Memorial on the Hoe. Below is a picture of Rolfe by the Norway segment. He is holding two poppy-crosses; one for Stoker Arthur Kelly, his wife's brother who was lost with HMS Glorious, and one for his shipmates lost with "his" HMS Hardy which was torpedoed in Jan 1944.
The weekend before Remembrance Day GLARAC member, Vincent Marcroft, visited the Cenotaph in London and laid flowers along with a note on behalf of the GLARAC association. Many thanks to Vinny for sending in the below pictures.
GLARAC member Elaine Waterfield laid flowers at the Swanage memorial for Lieutenant Basil James Carlisle Wise, Reginald Arthur Marsh and her Grandfather.