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    Default The Queens Funeral procession

    With Thanks to Malcolm
    THE MERCHANT NAVY ASSOCIATION


    The Queens Funeral procession
    Monday 19 September 2022


    For your information

    The Merchant Navy contingent will parade at the head of the Civilian Services. This is at the express wish of the Palace.
    Representing the Merchant Navy Association
    Captain Charles Woodward AFNI MN Lead
    Captain Martyn James
    Captain Matthew Easton MNM CMMar FNI
    Zak Coombs
    Ashley Ryder

    Representing Trinity House
    Captain Ian McNaught CVO MNM
    Captain Henry Barker MNM

    Representing The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
    Captain John Freestone MNM
    Captain Philip M.P.L. Cave

    Also included in this Civilian Services Contingent (CSC) are the following:
    Royal Fleet Auxiliary
    National Maritime & Coastguard Agency
    Police
    Fire Service
    HM Prison Service
    The Ambulance Service
    The British Red Cross
    The St John Ambulance
    The Royal Voluntary Service

    The Uniformed Civilian services Coordinator is Alan Cook
    The CSC Commander is Chief Constable Gavin Stephens

    The total number of personnel representing these various services is 88.

    The Merchant Navy is both privileged and proud to be represented thus, we have not been forgotten. We give our thanks to those named above who have given of their time to take part in this prestigious event which included a week of practice & rehearsal.

    Good health Shipmates
    Fair winds & calm seas
    Yours aye
    Malcolm
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    Default Re: The Queens Funeral procession

    An update on the Procession Lads

    An update to the list of Merchant Navy personnel who will represent the Merchant Navy in the funeral cortege of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
    Captain Ian McNaught has withdrawn, having accepted an invitation to attend the service in Westminster Abbey, that vacancy being taken up by Captain Chris Locke MNM
    Representing the Merchant Navy Association
    Captain Charles Woodward AFNI MN Lead
    Captain Martyn James
    Captain Matthew Easton MNM CMMar FNI
    Zak Coombs
    Ashley Ryder
    Captain Chris Locke MNM
    Representing Trinity House
    Captain Roger H. Barker MNM FNI
    Representing The Honourable Company of Master Mariners
    Captain John Freestone MNM
    Captain Philip M.P.L. Cave

    The Merchant Navy contingent will parade at the head of the Civilian Services. This is at the express wish of the Palace.

    We have had some complaints from members that the MN contingent consists mainly of Captains.
    In Response
    The List of Volunteers was compiled from people who could meet the requirements laid down by the Lord Chamberlain, Buckingham Palace (basically fit, free & uniformed for rehearsals over four nights from 2200hrs – 0600hrs and at very short notice) responding from associations, companies and individuals connected with the MN.

    We could not ask the general membership as Operation Tower Bridge was planned with national security restrictions. The List included volunteers from most uniformed positions. Unfortunately, non-uniformed personnel could not be included.

    When the call came all those on the list were contacted en-bloc and the list of participants, because of the urgency for an immediate response to Buckingham Palace, was compiled on a first come first served basis. There was NO favouritism involved.


    Also included in this CSC are the following:

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary. National Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Police, Fire Service.,
    HM Prison Service, The Ambulance Service, The British Red Cross,
    The St JohnAmbulance, The Royal Voluntary Service

    The Uniformed Civilian services Coordinator is Alan Cook
    The CSC Commander is Chief Constable Gavin Stephens
    The total number of personnel representing these various services is 88.

    Yours aye,

    Malcolm
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