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Remembrance Day Gathering, 11 November 2006
Updated 06-May-2014

On Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November 2006, members of the H.M.S. Hood Association gathered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on the Southsea Common. They were on-hand to conduct a service of remembrance for their comrades, family members and friends lost in the sinking of H.M.S. Hood in May 1941. Shown here are photos from that gathering.

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H.M.S. Hood Association members and well as family members and guests gathered at the Naval Memorial around 1030. Also in attendance this year were members from the H.M.S. Dunedin Association. Association President Ted Briggs laid a wreath on behalf of the Association. Following this, at 1100 hours, the field gun was fired signalling the start of two minutes of silence.

Following the moment of silence, a service of remembrance was conducted. Prayers were read by several Association members to include the website's own Paul Bevand. At points during the gathering, Mr Dennis Rudd of the Salvation Army played hymns on a small keyboard as well as bugle for the Last Post and Reveille.

After taking time to pay respects to the fallen men, some members of the group visited the Royal Sailors Home Club to chat over a few drinks.

Nobby Clark, Michael Nottage and Paul Bevand
Left to right- Ken "Nobby" Clark, Michael Nottage and Paul Bevand

Nobby Clark, Michael Nottage and Anne Randall
Left to right- Nobby Clark, Michael Nottage and Anne Randall of the Dunedin Association

Nobby Clark and Ted Briggs
Nobby Clark (left) and Ted Briggs (right)

Association members at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Anne Randall and Ted Hitchins of the Dunedin Association (on the left) with various other people at the memorial

Alan Plant and Peter Heys
Left to right- Alan Plant and Peter Heys talking

Roger Tombs and Alan Plant
Left to right- Roger Tombs (behind the standard) and Alan Plant

Ted Hitchins and Ted Briggs
Ted Hitchins (left) and Ted Briggs (right)

Ted Briggs and Henry Wannerton
Ted Briggs (left) and Henry Wannerton

Ted Briggs and Nobby Clark
Ted Briggs (left) and Nobby Clark leave the memorial

Nobby Clark and Robert Philpott
Ted Briggs (left) and Robert Philpott (right)

Nobby Clark with Southsea Common in the background
Nobby Clark with Southsea Common behind him