INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN
When I’m writing this, it is already October, and the month of September with the fatal date of the 22nd lies behind us. I am certain that a lot of you have been conscious about what happened 99 years ago on that day. Never to be forgotten.
Since my last bulletin, more new members have found our Society and I would like to send out a warm welcome to them.
About the commemorations next year: all preparations are on schedule and I am closely working together with the management and board of the Chatham Historic Dockyard. And further with partners in Holland like the Dutch Navy, the Mayor of the The Hague and related Dutch organisations.
Mr Bill Ferris (Chief Executive of the Chatham Historic Dockyard) requested me to convey the following message in our bulletin:
‘Next year, the 100th anniversary of the loss of Hogue, Cressy, and Aboukir will be marked at The Historic Dockyard Chatham as part of our wider programme to commemorate the First World War. There will be a memorial event on the afternoon of the 22 September 2014 held at the Historic Dockyard that will honour all those who lost their lives from the Three Cruisers. As plans become more formalised in the coming months, the Trust will make these public’.
I hope to have more specific news in one of the following bulletins. Mr Ferris has promised to write about progress of the preparations in each bulletin, and I will do the same.
As always: looking forward to your reactions!
That’s all for now, till the next bulletin!