Service of Thanksgiving for Anthony Harvey
Members of the MVS attended a Service of Thanksgiving for former MVS National Secretary Anthony Harvey at All Hallows by the Tower church at Tower Hill in London on Thursday 9th February.
Three members from East Sussex Unit paraded the MVS Standard while others supported the organisers by greeting the large number of people from many walks of life who came to celebrate Anthony’s life.
Under the umbrella of The Maritime Foundation and with the help of the recently demobilised RNXS volunteers and a small band of like-minded individuals Anthony set up the MVS as a training and community support charity.
Anthony was the National Secretary during the MVS’s formative years and is remembered fondly by those who were in the charity at that time.
He was full of contagious enthusiasm and had lots of ideas on how to take the MVS forward.
After stepping down as secretary he continued to take a keen interest in the Service he helped found.
After the service the Harvey family and the Maritime Foundation thanked the MVS for its support.