The Merchant Navy Day Civic Service took place at St George’s Churchyard, Portland today (3rd September 2018). The Memorial stone has been placed on the grave of six souls who perished following the Avalanche/Forest disaster in 1877.
The Merchant Navy Area and National Standards were joined by Standards from Portland, Weymouth and Dorchester Branches. Many Merchant Navy Veterans and members of the public attended as well as Portland Branch members.
The service was conducted by the Rev Tim Gomm. Cllr Charlie Flack, Town Mayor (and Portland Branch Member) gave the Bible Reading.
RNA Portland Branch