Fittleton Remembrance Services 2016

Fittleton Remembrance Services 2016

Fittleton All Saints Church

Fittleton Survivors

The Survivors

First left is Commodore Ian Berry (then MCM10), Cox’n George Creasy, Colin Hurley, Arnold Jeacock and Steve Parker are in the middle and on the right are Nicolas Watson and Mick Meras.

 An excellent service, with at least fourteen survivors present, was conducted at All Saints Church, Fittleton Village in Wiltshire.

The narrative of the Fittleton Tragedy was excellently given by Colin Hurley who was an Ordinary Seaman at the time, very factual and quite moving.

The Naval Prayer was recited by TCA member Charles Wylie.

George Creasy, cox’n at the time of the tragedy, read the names of those lost.

Also present was the widow of RS Patrick Quantrill, Christine Quantrill and his two sisters Mrs Eileen Dye and Elizabeth Lutkin.

Pat Quantrill’s parents commissioned an inscribed glass goblet in his memory which had been presented to the church many years ago.

Engraved Glass

Book of Remembrance

Book of Remembrance and HMS Fittleton Name Board

TCA members present Ann & John Soanes, Mike and Marcia Cox, George and Ann Creasey, Steven Parker, Charles Wylie, Arnold Jeacock, Elizabeth and  Nicholas Watson, Mr and Mrs Harry Sharpe, Ian Berry, Phillip Clarke and Dee & Bob Dean.

Cdr N.J. Hall RN, currently serving at Portsmouth Naval Base was present.