HMS SOBERTON – Commemoration & Ton Class Reunion
The village of Soberton is planning to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of HMS SOBERTON’s commissioning and to rededicate her bell, which hangs in St Peter’s church, on Sea Sunday, 8th July 2018, commencing at 11.00.
The service will be conducted by David Childs CBE (the instigator of the National Memorial Arboretum) who is himself a former Ton class man. A former CO, one of 2 who rose to become the First Sea Lord, Sir Jock Slater will also be participating.
After the service the parish is offering a glass of Pimms to attendees before we all adjourn to the White Lion (www.thewhitelionsoberton.com ) which is about 25 yards from the church gate. Landlord Allan Marks is a former NAAFI manager who knows the form. He is laying on a cash barbecue, so it promises to be a good day (even if the weather is not all that good he has cover).
There is plenty of parking on the Church Green (www.sobertonchurch.org.uk ) (SO32 3PF). Recommended Rig of the Day is TCA Blazer and Medals.
The village and parish would like to meet as many as possible of those who served in SOBERTON. They, and any TON Class Association members who can attend, will be made very welcome.