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Watch Ashore at Memorial - Nautilus Telegraph

Members of the Watch Ashore’s Glasgow and Edinburgh branches are pictured attending the wreath-laying ceremony at Scotland’s Merchant Navy Memorial in Leith following the annual Scottish Seafarer’ Service on Sunday 21 November. National chairwoman Margaret Gray, who is pictured with the group, told the Telegraph: ‘The memorial is a wonderful achievement for the MB Memorial Trust, who did marvellous work in achieving the building of the memorial so quickly die to generous donations, and we were delighted as an association to attend.’ The memorial was unveiled and dedicated by the Princess Royal on 16 November, who spike of the sacrifice of seafarers during conflict and of the continuing hazards of life at sea. The Watch Ashore was formed in 1933 and has a long history of association with the MN. It consists of wives, partners, sisters and mothers of MN officers, campaigning throughout the years for better conditions on ships and for the rights of officers, as well as enjoying companionship and support for one another. It continues to look for new members and there are branches through the country – including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Humber, Cardiff, London, Southampton and Plymouth. Nautilus Telegraph  Chairman Mrs Margaret Gray will again be laying a wreath on the Sunday 20th November 2011

Mission to Seafarers Karaoke

Last year it was decided to purchase a new, smaller PA system to replace our older cumbersome version which had become very difficult and costly to transport to our AGM's, and it was suggested that the Mission to Seafarers may be interested in being the recipient of the old system. Chris Rankin spoke to the Mission Chairman and asked if they would like the system and last week received a telephone call inviting her and husband John to attend a pre Regatta bash at Fowey Mission to Seafarers where the PA system would be handed over to Captain Mike Sutherland and Elaine Elliott. The Mission was delighted to receive the system and has big plans for future events including karaoke!!  Attached photo shows Mike Sutherland handed over a Thankyou Certificate on behalf of the Mission.  

Help End Piracy

Please support the national campaign being backed by 16 international industry organisations to end Piracy. www.endpiracypetition.org Help get the number of signatures to half a million signatures to be taken to government by the International Maritime Organisation's World Maritime Day on 23 September.

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