26 JUL 2015

Dover Patrol Memorial

It was an honour to join the Chairwomen of DDC, the Mayoress of Deal and many local residents in paying tribute to the Dover Patrol in memorial parade and service at Lethercote Point.

The Dover Patrol was one of Britain's most important naval defences in the First World War, guarding the Kent Coast and the southern North Sea against German ships. Famously, the patrol took an active role in the daring 'Zeebrugge Raid', to stop dangerous German U-boats attacking our shipping. Every year, a service takes places to commemorate the nearly 2,000 members of the patrol who lost their lives in the conflict.

It was a very moving ceremony and fantastic it was so well attended. We will never forget the Patrol's sacrifice and continue to honour their memory.

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