Tag Archives: Royal Navy

The ‘glorious dead’ of the Arctic Convoys

Yesterday I was privileged to attend the commemoration event for the 80th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy leaving Liverpool. Being a Merchant or a Royal Navy Seaman in these convoys was one of the most dangerous postings in the … Continue reading

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Why I support our armed forces

In all the swirl of tittle-tattle, mystery and intrigue that was generated yesterday by Hunt’s marital infidelity and possible illegal actions as Health Secretary you might be forgiven for having missed the fact that it was Armed Forces Day yesterday. … Continue reading

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Why we should always remember those that died for us

Last week I did several tweets about events I had been to in connection with Armed Forces week. On Monday I went to the raising of the flag at the Town Hall and on Saturday I went to a ‘drumhead’ … Continue reading

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Remembering those whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice

The standard of the War Widows Association and the Royal British Legion were paraded in the Lady Chapel of the Anglican Cathedral today in a service that was quintessentially British Imagine this nightmare scenario. VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

Today is a day of vigils for me and I suspect many other people. In the evening I will attend a vigil in Woolton and then at 10p.m. will join constituents at a vigil in St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane. … Continue reading

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They that go down to the sea in ships

I know that councillors all over the Country get a massive satisfaction from their role and from serving their community. Me too! But I don’t really think I would ever have wanted to be a councillor anywhere else than Liverpool. … Continue reading

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