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The Merchant Navy Association is involved with the MoD as a member of the Steering Committee organising this special service starting at 1830 hrs on 15th June 2007.

This event will recognise and commemorate all those Merchant Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary medal holders who supported HM Forces during the Falklands Conflict and the seventeen merchant seafarers who died during the campaign.

The Merchant Navy Association are honoured to have been asked to organise and distribute all the invitations. We would appreciate your help in promoting this uniquely focused event in as many ways as possible. The Service will be held at the recently dedicated MN Falklands Memorial set alongside the other two national Merchant Navy War memorials in Trinity Gardens.

There were approximately 3,000 Merchant Navy campaign medals awarded and we are hoping to bring together as many veterans as possible in Trinity Gardens. This event is one of many being organised to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict and more information can be found on

The MoD would like us to contact all those who received decorations aboard MN and RFA ships…those who received special decorations as listed in appendix 1. If we can establish contact we will be able to send them, or their immediate families, personal invitations. In addition we are hoping to contact the Masters or families of all the MN and RFA ships in the hope of connecting with even more of those involved. Please see appendix 2. We do understand that databases are private but with this advance notice we hope that you can facilitate contact in some way.

Any of those wishing to attend are advised to send their application for tickets to the MNA’s National Chairman. Please note that all those applying for tickets must hold the South Atlantic Medal and must have a permanent United Kingdom address.

Capt J M R Sail MNI
MNA National Chairman, Ensign House, High Street, Osbournby, Sleaford, NG34 0DG
Tel: 01529 455734, 01205 460917 – Mob: 07739 380717

Tim Brant
MNA National Secretary, 9 Saxon Way, Caistor, Market Rasen, LN7 6SG
Tel: 01472 851130

Any help you could give in obtaining addresses of those listed below or any other appropriate contacts would be much appreciated.



NORTH Captain Ian Harry DSC---Posthumous
BROCKLEHURST Chief Officer John Keith MID
STEWART Chief Engineer James Mailer MID
WILLIAMS Third Engineer Brian Robert QGM
Miss Rosemary Margaret Elsdon (MBE, Senior Nursing Sister, Canberra)
Richard Sydney Barrett (BEM, Chief Stwd, Cable Ship Iris)
Dennis Paul Betts (BEM, AB, tug Irishman)
Alan John Leonard (BEM, Ch Cook, Atlantic Causeway)



Alvega          Captain     A Lazenby
Anco Charger       Captain     B Hatton
Astronomer          Captain     H S Bladen          
Atlantic Causeway    Captain     M H C Twomey
Atlantic Conveyor      Captain     I North DSC
Avelona Star          Captain     H Dyer
Balder London          Captain     K J Wallace
Baltic Ferry          Captain     E Harrison
British Avon          Captain     J W M Guy
British Dart          Captain     J A N Taylor
British Enterprise 3    Captain     D Grant
British Esk          Captain     G Barber
British Tamar          Captain     W H Hare
British Tay               Captain     P T Morris
Britist Test               Captain     T A Oliphant
British Trent          Captain     P R Walker
British Wye          Captain     D M Rundle OBE   
Canberra               Captain     D J Scott-Masson CBE
Contender Bezant    Captain     A MacKinnon
Eburna               Captain     J C Beaumont
Elk                       Captain     J P Morton CBE
Europic Ferry           Captain     W J C Clarke OBE
Fort Toronto          Captain      R I Kinnier
G A Walker          Captain     E C Metham
Geestport               Captain     G F Foster
Iris                     Captain     A Fulton OBE
Irishman               Captain      W Allen
Laertes               Captain     H T Reid
Lycaon               Captain     H R Lawton
Nordic Ferry          Captain      R Jenkins
Norland               Captain     D A Ellerby CBE
QE2                  Captain     P Jackson          
St Edmund          Captain     M J Stockman
St Helena              Captain     M L M Smith
Salvageman          Captain     A J Stockwell
Saxonia                Captain     H Evans
Scottish Eagle          Captain     A Terras
Stena Inspector        Captain     D Ede
Stena Seaspread       Captain     N Williams
Tor Caledonia          Captain     A Scott
Uganda                  Captain     J G Clark
Wimpey Seahorse     Captain     M J Slack OBE
Yorkshireman           Captain     P Rimmer


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A reminder update at the request of Captain John Sail Merchant Navy Association National Chairman (PWSTS Society Patron)

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