Battle of Atlantic -Memorial Stone

24 Feb

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Memorial Stone Dedicated to Pembroke!

 

A memorial stone will be unveiled and dedicated at Pembroke Dock during the final event of the town’s battle of the Atlantic Anniversary weekend -an open air service at the Dockyard chapel on Sunday may 12th.

Crafted out of Welsh slate, the memorial commemorates Pembroke Dock vital roles in the Atlantic campaign, which lasted all six years of world war two.

Made by St David’s craftsman Malcolm Gray,of Glasfryn Engraving, from a design by Tim Harvatt of Rockpool design. The memorial has been funded by the maritime Air trust which is supporting the 70th anniversary weekend events.

Organised by the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, the weekend is also supported by PLANED and by Pembrokeshire County Council which has granted permission for the memorial to be placed in the grounds of the beautifully restored chapel. The stone is being erected at ATR Construction which is currently building a extension to the chapel.

The service at the Chapel will be conducted by retired Royal navy Chaplain The rev Michael Brotherton, of Angle, who will be joined by the Rev Nicky Skipworth the vicar of Pembroke Dock. It begins at 12:30pm and will be preceded by a parade of Standards led by the band of no 948 Havefordwest squadron,ATC

Further details of the parade and service ,of the service of the two-day exhibition at the pater hall and of other events over the weekend are in the programme which is available locally. To obtain a programme check out the www.sunderlandtrust.org.uk or contact the Sunderland Trust o1646 684220 or enquiries@sunderlandtrust.org,uk

Two unique historical sites in Pembrokeshire will be opening up especially in support of the Sunderland Trust’s Battle of Atlantic weekend in Pembroke Dock.

The West Wales Maritime History Society’s yard and workshop at front street, Pembroke Dock and the RAF Carew Cheriton Control Tower at Carew will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday,May 10th and 11th from 11pam to 4pm.

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