100th anniversary of a very sad day for HM ships.
In my Coast Guard 1822-2014 lecture of 10th April 2014 I made reference to the huge loss of Coast Guards who were used as Royal Navy reservists in the lead up to WW1 and especially on 22nd Sept 1914. A commemoration will take place at Chatham Dockyard on the 100th anniversary of this sad day. Click here for the press release from the MCA and click here for a lovely painting to commemorate the event from a Medway painter. Joe Ryan Irish Coast Guard (Retd)
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