The Live Bait Squadron Society Bulletin 8

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN

Dear members,

Welcome to this August edition of our Bulletin – the last issue before the September Commemoration ceremonies, which will be held at Chatham (21st , 22nd) and The Hague (24th).

The afternoon meeting scheduled for 21 September at Chatham’s St. George’s Centre is fully booked since the maximum of 200 participants has already been registered.
A detailed program, which will also serve as an admission ticket, will be sent to every participant in the first week of September next.

The Chatham Historic Dockyard, on the other hand, isn’t booked-up yet for the events of Monday 22nd September. Currently about 500 relatives and others have applied for a ticket there, and as the Dockyard seats 1,000 people, additional applications will be welcomed.
Meanwhile the Dockyard sent confirmations to all those who have put forward their names so far. Admission tickets will be also be sent in time before the event.

So far about forty British descendants are planning to attend the ceremonies in the Netherlands on the 24th of September. A detailed program will be sent to each of them individually, also in the first week of September.

All seems to be going according to plan so far. As far as I am concerned, I am really looking forward to all of the oncoming events and, of course, to meeting all of you.

Henk H.M. van der Linden

4 Responses to The Live Bait Squadron Society Bulletin 8

  1. Lynne Wilson August 13, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Dear Henk,

    It is with regret that I will not be able to attend the Commemoration ceremony on the 21st Sept. My thoughts will be with all of you as you remember all those men who lost their lives along with my Great Uncle Walter Murgatroyd, a stoker on the Aboukir.

    We will remember them.

    Lynne

  2. Lynne Wilson August 13, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Dear Henk,

    It is with regret that I will not be able to attend the Commemoration ceremony on the 22nd Sept. My thoughts will be with all of you as you remember all those men who lost their lives along with my Great Uncle Walter Murgatroyd, a stoker on the Aboukir.

    We will remember them.

    Lynne

  3. Don Allen August 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    How does one join the society please,my father’s cousin…..Henry Allen served aboard HMS Hogue,and was one of the lost crew members…….I do not have Facebook.

  4. Joe McCarthy October 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    A most interesting read, very informative. Thanks for setting all this up.

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