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Offline kyn

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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2012, 10:45:13 »
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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2011, 22:19:30 »
I am pleased to say that each year on Remebrance Sunday there is a very well attended service complete with a Royal Navy Guard of Honour, usually from HMS PRESIDENT but last year from HMS CHATHAM giving the General Salute, There is always a Senior Naval Officer taking the salute.
The service is usually at 09:00. The memorial is in pristine conditionand vey well maintaned.

The memorial features in the motion picture "Last Orders" starring Tom Courtenay, Michael Cane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone and Helen Mirren

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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 12:52:57 »
I believe there are steps inside the central part of the memorial that go to the top of the column.

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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 09:16:42 »
Oh yeah.  Wonder what that was used for.  To keep the rags and polishing kits etc perhaps?

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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 08:06:48 »
I haven't counted them myself but according to CWGC there are 18615 names

8,517 from the First war and 10,098 from the Second.

If you look carefully at Panel 29 you will notice it is actually a door.


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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2011, 16:24:50 »
Brings it home to you just how many men we're talking about here, eh?

Must have taken you a while to take all those photos, Bobdonk.  Kudos to you.

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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
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Re: Chatham Royal Naval War Memorial
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