Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service and Reunion
The parade will start at 12.30pm in Muscovy Street and proceed through Trinity Square Gardens to the Merchant Navy Memorial where the annual open-air service will be held.
New Zealand’s Minister of Defence visited the CWGC’s Buttes New British Cemetery yesterday to honour the country’s soldiers lost 100 years ago, as part of a First World War battlefields tour in Belgium.
Today, 15 February, marks 100 years since pilot and dance superstar Vernon William Blythe Castle died in a plane crash in Texas. Commemorated by the Commission in New York, Vernon was a distinguished pilot who flew hundreds of combat missions. Here is more about the man remembered as one of America’s first celebrity dancers.