MVS marks Remembrance Sunday


The MVS has marked Remembrance Sunday in communities right around the country.

Sunday shoppers at the Newcastle Quayside market stopped to pay their respects when members of the Northumbria Unit hosted a small floating tribute to the fallen.

The MVS unit lead a small procession of vessels up the River Tyne before stopping between the iconic Millennium and Tyne Bridges to take part in a two-minute silence, before placing a wreath into the river.

The MVS supplied three vessels and were joined by two fireboats from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and a historic fishing vessel owned by the North East Maritime Trust.

remsun2014moreMVS Volunteer Officer Angela Carrington said: “I feel very proud and humbled by the response the Quayside shoppers gave to the two minute silence.

I’m grateful to everyone who took part. it was a very dignified way to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who were killed in conflict.

On the Lancashire coast the MVS was represented by Area Volunteer Officer (North) Chris Todd and National Communications Manager John Spencer-Barnes.

Morecambe is home to an ongoing poppy project to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War.

The aim of the project is to raise £136,904.30p, one penny for every service person killed in World War 1.

In North Wales the Menai Bridge unit was represented at the service at St Mary’s Church and then at the Church Island Cenotaph along with other organisations for the Last Post and Reveille.

MVS Northumbria

MVS Morecambe Bay

MVS Menai Bridge

remsun2014walesPicture Top: MVS members mark Remembrance Sunday in Newcastle.

Picture Middle: NCM John Spencer-Barnes with the MVS wreath at Morecambe.

Picture Bottom: MVS Menai Bridge gather for the commemoration