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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

North Atlantic Convoy

Sunday 9 July

Went on Dynamique (Mike) for a sail past for the NA Convoy veterans, ex-Merchant Navy. They were presented with medallions and a luncheon - a very unsung bunch of brave men.

On each boat was a banner with the name of a boat which had been sunk (2nd WW). We had SS Malta, a Canadian vessel. The vets stood on the staging as we went by, and John on board saluted them and they saluted back. Each boat was introduced, together with the boat it represented - extremely moving.

Sadly, it was just too windy for the Convoy Cup race - shame.


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