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The annual Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service and MNA Reunion at Trinity Gardens, Tower Hill, London is to be held on Sunday 8 September 2013. This year the 70th Anniversary of The Battle of the Atlantic will be especially remembered.

It is anticipated that Trinity Gardens will be opened to the public at about 11:30 hrs with the parade starting at 12:30 hrs.

If you intend to participate this year please let the PWSTS know so that we can make arrangements for all PWSTS and their families to rendezvous.

Details for Dover to follow once Dover County Council have made contact.

Please click here for any updates



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I will be there Andy..

 

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List of PWSTS Old Boys attending so far updated on the main web site (new Old Boy attending this year)

http://pwsts.org.uk/MNday2013.htm

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Count me in, Andy.

Roger.

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I will be attending Andy.

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Many thanks to John Lock for sending the link to the latest information on Tower Hill. Information panels have now been added:

http://www.cwgc.org/media/116053/june_2013_newsletter_pdf.pdf



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The Tower Hill read more link contained within the above pdf will not work. However the link below does:

http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/2013/5/new-tower-hill-panel.aspx



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See the Reunion section on the forum for Mini Reunion Sat 7 September (night before Tower Hill)



-- Edited by Andy on Saturday 17th of August 2013 10:55:16 AM

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Andy,
I believe it should read, Sat 7th September.

Regards

John

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Thanks John well spotted mate (wot a dip stick confuse)



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hi all
should be out of hospital on 2nd sept.so hope tobe there on 7th sept.


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Love to see you there Paul, but only if you are fit! Take care of yourself mate!
Roger

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Andy, I will be there.

Regards John.



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Great to see all the old rogues, as pictured at the top of this section, all together again!

Mostly sober, at least they were when I left, and great company!!!!

I sat at the table in "the Minnories" and thought, as my old mum would say, "If the devil would cast his net now"!

Many thanks for your help lads, and to the ladies for looking after the bag for the standard for me, during the service.

What the hell happened during the two mins silence? I thought the RN honour guard would be at the present arms during that, but to hear the Wren officer call out "Stand at ease" halfway through, disgusted me! And how can a pipe band accompany hymns?

Looking again at the picture at the top of this section, there was one obvious absentee!

Creeper where are you? We all missed you mate - NOT the food - NOT the drink - but YOU mate!

Since my computer went up the swannee, I no longer have your email address but was going to ask you when I saw you.

Please let me know you are well!

Roger.



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Hi Roger

Just to say the lads where good after you left old Stan kept them in line with his stories.

Yes the ladies did well looking after bags etc bless them.

Agree about RN honour guard too.

Yes could not understand why a pipe band ie I love the pipes but they played Scottish tunes nothing to do with MN or RN?

Agree Patrick all where asking about you,hope you are ok.

Roger we have agreed to meet up again next year at the Minories.



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All those ex seamen marching off to the sounds of The Scottish Soldier made me grin.



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Good weekend all round. Great to see all the lads again and have to agree that Creeper was greatly missed and hope that he is OK. Marching into a naval tune would have been better than Scottish Soldier! The hymn singing didn't go down well either, couldn't make out if they were playing too slow or we were singing too fast maybe a combination of both! It was great that we could all meet up in the Minories Saturday night and after the service on Sunday, at least we all managed a conversation without having to shout and getting to the bar was a lot easier!

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Shame Andy couldn't make it, work getting in the way again. I must agree with you all that Patrick & Rosie  were missed.

I would have liked to have stayed for a few more beers in the Minories, but alas I had a dinner to attend @ 17.00 hrs.

Hope to see you all next year, you as well Creeper.

 

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I have just come off the phone after speaking to the Admiral Creeper. He is okay just a little under the weather so he couldnt face the trip. He was pleased that his shipmates are concerned about him and states he will return next year.

In true Creeper form his parting words were Tell them nosey sods to bugger off

 

He even threatened to pop up on the forum soon wink



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I am so sorry everyone. I was called into work and managed only to send a text to Roger apologising for my absence. Two train tickets to London wasted (not even overtime). Roll on my early retirement as this week has been a bitch.

Dave has sent some photographs, thanks Dave. These are now on the main web site but as youve already mentioned I was surprised that the Creeper was AWOL. I have just tried to call him but the call went unanswered. I have left a voicemail and will try again later. Please let me know if you would like his number.

By the way everyone looks great in the photos. A fine body of men, very smart indeed fellas, well done.

http://pwsts.org.uk/MND2013.htm



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Hi Andy

good news to here hes still kicking about hope hes feeling better soon.


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The Admiral Creeper has logged on, welcome aboard shippers smile



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Welcome back Creeper 



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Hi Patrick

Welcome back

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-- Edited by paul on Tuesday 17th of September 2013 01:30:17 PM

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