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Clyde Armistice day service

NAVAL BASE personnel at Faslane took a moment to reflect and remember on Armistice Day.

In the morning, military and civilian workers at the site gathered at St Mungo’s Naval Base Church for the annual Remembrance Service.

Led by the Naval Base Chaplaincy team, senior officers laid wreaths to commemorate the sacrifice of those who have died during conflicts.

Following the service, personnel headed to the base’s waterfront where there was another Remembrance-themed event – the official naming of “DMS Poppy”, King’s Harbour Master Clyde’s newest pilot vessel.

The 16-metre boat, which was procured by Defence Marine Services (DMS), will be used within the Dockyard Port of the Clyde, and can carry up to ten pilots and passengers.

“It’s fitting that we gather here on Armistice Day to name our new vessel DMS Poppy,” said Ian White, King’s Harbour Master (KHM) Clyde.

“While she is operating on the Dockyard Port, hopefully for many years to come, she will be a reminder to all of the bravery and sacrifice of those in our armed forces.”

The delivery of the new pilot boat is the culmination of collaboration between King’s Harbour Master Clyde and dockyard port staff. Senior pilots helped select the design of the boat and developed key user requirements.

 

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