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Royal Naval Ashes Committal: Devonport Plymouth

Royal Naval Ashes Committal: Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. The HM Naval Base Devonport is largest naval base in Western Europe, and according to the MoDs websites:  Devonport has been supporting the Royal Navy since 1691. The vast site covers more than 650 acres and has 15 dry docks, four miles of waterfront, 25 tidal berths and five basins.  The base […]

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Committal of Ashes to the Sea by the Royal Navy

The Naval Chaplaincy Service carries out Committals at Sea Ceremonies for all former Service personnel. The Royal Naval Chaplaincy Service undertakes committals of ashes at sea from our Base Ports in Scotland on the Clyde (Faslane), Plymouth (Devonport) and Portsmouth. There is no charge for the committal. Eligibility is on a case by case basis:, the […]

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Plymouth Sound, Devon: South West Coast

Location The Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf, Barbican, Area of operation Plymouth Sound Type of boat See above       Vessel Options (depending on availability) – Western Maid or one of our Chartered Boats Duration of trip Usually takes 1 hour      1 Hour slot is allocated for this Service Capacity of boat Maximum capacity 60 Refreshments Please feel free […]

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Southampton Water, Hampshire: River Test

Scattering Ashes Southampton Location Ocean Village, Southampton Area of operation Southampton Water Type of boat Passenger Boat, see picture, capable of carrying 150 comfortably. Heated saloon, and large sun decks. Bar, snack and drink facilities available.  Duration of trip Just over one hour, depending on location. Capacity of boat 6 -150 for boat pictured.  Refreshments […]

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An urn for an old Sailor and the MODs exasperating institutionalised culture of secrecy: Part 3 the final episode

  This is the final episode of the mini-series. The story so far – I want the measurements for a box. The Ministry of Defence have said I can’t have it, actually when you put it like that it this doesn’t sound very interesting does it? Okay. This is a story about one mans valiant attempt to […]