Once more this year, members of the Dunedin Society gathered at our informal marking of the anniversary of the sinking of HMS Dunedin at the Royal Naval Memorial in Southsea and at the Dunedin Memorial at the National Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffs.
At Southsea, Daniel Morgan began the proceedings with an address that lasted from 1321, marking the exact moment when the torpedoes were fired, until 1326 when they hit.Â You can read his moving address by clickingÂ hereÂ and also see the order of service by clickingÂ here.
Those who attended the Southsea event went on afterwards to theÂ Royal Sailorâ€™s Home Club for lunch and dinner. We were privileged to have with us four of our living survivors of the sinking: Bill Gill, Jim Davis, Andrew (Boy) McCall and (our newest find) Arthur Binley.Â For a full list of those who attended,Â click here.
Click on the links below for more details of the Southsea memorial:
For Southsea:Â http://www.memorials.inportsmouth.co.uk/southsea/naval.htm
Please see the gallery of photos below :-