Members of the HMS Dunedin Society met for a summer reunion and remembrance ceremony in the beautiful and serene surroundings of the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 19th June. Gathered around the HMS Dunedin memorial plinth, members conducted a short ceremony of remembrance and laid wreaths in memory of all the men of HMS Dunedin.
The plinth was dedicated in 2003 and stands under the HMS Dunedin oak tree, planted at the same time. The plinth is showing its age and will need some repair and maintenance work in due course, but it was good to back at the Arboretum among friends old and new. After the ceremony and a bite to eat, the group gathered in the Arboretum Founders’ Room for a presentation and discussion about HMS Dunedin and her men.
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If you would like to join the Dunedin Society please-mail us here with your name and the name of the member of the ship’s company to whom you are associated. Please also let us have any information that you would like us to put on the website about your member of the ship’s company. It will form part of this permanent memorial to all the men who were part of HMS Dunedin.
Membership is entirely free, although, of course, we always welcome any donations you would like to make.