Naval Base Commander Clyde, Commodore Bob Anstey, laying a wreath for Remembrance Day. Top of page: Commodore Submarine Service, Commodore Jim Perks lays a wreath at Faslane.
By Lucy Ashton
MILITARY and civilian personnel at HM Naval Base Clyde paused to remember the fallen today (Thursday, November 11) , during the site’s annual Remembrance Service.
The Service was held within the Church of St John the Evangelist and the Rev Mark Noakes and Father Michael Maloney opened by welcoming Naval Base personnel and all those gathered sang Eternal Father, Strong to save, a hymn traditionally associated with seafarers, particularly Royal Navy Sailors.
Following the hymn singing there was a moment of silence which was followed by the Bosun’s Call signalling participants to “carry on”.
As well as the traditional moment of silence, wreaths were laid by Commodore Bob Anstey OBE MA, Naval Base Commander Clyde and Commodore Jim Perks CBE, Commodore Submarine Service, to commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives
The Kohima Epitaph was also read during the service. The poignant words were penned by John Maxwell Edmonds to commemorate the sacrifices made during the First World War:
“When You Go Home,
Tell Them of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow,
We Gave Our Today.”
A bugler from 43 Commando Royal Marines accompanied the Act of Remembrance and the service was brought to a close with the singing of The National Anthem.
Base personnel within the site’s Church of St John the Evangelist.