Tribute for 101 Year-old Naval Hero by MVS East Sussex


A 101 year-old Sussex man has made a final journey on the sea that he loved with the help of the MVS.

Bryan Clowes was a former Royal Navy Petty Officer, a veteran of the Arctic Convoy and a Royal Navy Reserve volunteer.

A service was held at Royal Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne before his body was taken by MVS East Sussex 1 to the burial site which is eight miles off the coast of Newhaven.

Mr Clowes joined the Marine Society aged 14 in 1930 before transferring to the Royal Navy two years later.
He was one of 213 survivors picked up by the Italian Navy after the destroyer HMS Bedouin was sunk in June 1942 while escorting merchant ships to the besieged island of Malta.

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