A message from the Royal Naval Patrol Service:
The 6th & 7th October is our 42nd annual reunion and we will be having some of our WW2 veterans with us, all now well into their 90s, but the draw of the town and of coming back to their old wartime Head Quarters is still strong. We are having our annual General Meeting on the Friday lunchtime, a dinner in the evening and on the Saturday we have our reunion service at our memorial in Belle Vue Park at 11.00 and then afterwards will be the march past, salute and "sunset" outside our museum in Sparrows Nest Gardens. We are fortunate that our museum and office is housed in 2 of the original buildings built by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war as part of the Head Quarters complex, later named HMS Europa, of the Royal Naval Patrol Service. We would be pleased to see members of the public and members of ex-service associations and their standards at the service to honour these very proud men.
The Town Council would like to highlight this important occasion in Belle Vue Park and Sparrow's Nest and would encourage people to attend, support and also to visit the excellent museum (and the others in Sparrow's Nest).