September 25, 2022

First with the Alderney News

Harbour service to commemorate HMS Affray

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Seventy years ago this month the Royal Navy submarine HMS Affray sank near the Hurd Deep, seven miles north-west of Alderney, with the tragic loss of all 75 crew.

A service of remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the worst Royal Navy submarine accident since World War II will be held at the HMS Affray Memorial, Braye Harbour on Friday April 16 (10.30 a.m.).

Unfortunately, the families of lost crew members are unable to attend due to travel restrictions but States members, ex-servicemen and Vice-President Graham McKinley will be joined by the public to pay their respects with the laying of wreaths.

The Rev. Jan Fowler will lead a short service of remembrance at the Memorial which looks out across Braye Bay towards the Hurd Deep where 50 crew, 21 officers on training duty and four Royal Marines perished.

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