HMS Sherwood commemorates Remembrance Sunday at home and abroad
On the morning of Sunday 14th November Maritime Reservists of the RNR and RMR based at HMS Sherwood attended the city of Nottingham’s Remembrance Day parade at the Memorial Gardens on the Trent Embankment.
They joined with other men and women of the Regular and Volunteer Armed Services from Nottinghamshire together with local civic dignitaries and representatives of the civilian emergency services to pay their respects to the sacrifices made by men and woman of the Armed Forces in the service of this country.
Commander Clegg RNR, the Commanding Officer of HMS SHERWOOD and Captain Edgar RMR, the Officer Commanding the Nottingham Detachment of RMR Merseyside were amongst those who laid wreathes at the Nottingham city war memorial.
Several thousand miles away CPO Samantha Martin of HMS SHERWOOD was also taking part in a small but poignant remembrance service in a remote corner of Africa. The service took place in the French cemetery in the former French colony of Djibouti. The large cemetery also contains 12 British and 1 Canadian military graves.
CPO Martin has been on mobilised service in Djibouti since July 2010 as a member of the RN effort supporting the EU’s naval mission to provide protection to the United Nations World Food Programme shipping delivering humanitarian food aid to Somalia and to deter piracy in the region around Somalia
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.