THE MARITIME FOUNDATION MEMORIAL BOOK & SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
Entry is open to all who have been lost from ships, inshore craft, offshore installations and from beaches and who have no known grave. A small charge is levied to cover the costs of inserting entries into the Memorial Book. If you have a relative or friend whom you would like commemorated in the book, you can download an application form here. A Service of Thanksgiving is held in October each year for friends and families to commemorate those whose names have been entered in the Memorial Book. This year's service is on Thursday 12 October at Noon.
The Memorial Book remains on permanent display at All Hallows, but the Foundation has also undertaken the digitisation of the entries to make these records available to a much wider audience. As the Lost At Sea website expands, it will be of interest not only to families and friends, but also to historians, archivists and educationalists. Funds from the Lost At Sea Appeal have been used to launch the website and make a short film which can be viewed online, but further funding is needed for future development. To access the records online, please visit www.lostatsea.org.uk
THE RECONNAISSANCE CORPS ROLL OF HONOUR & STAINED GLASS WINDOW
On Remembrance Sunday, 10 November 1985, a stained glass window bearing the badge of the Reconnaissance Corps was dedicated. The memorial window commemorates all who wore the badge with pride. It not only symbolises the formation of the elite, where only the highest standards were acceptable and where considerable bravery was exhibited in leading from the front, but a sense of comradeship born out of mutual dependence and strength of faith in each other.
If you wish to contact those who have information about the Corps, please contact Pat Mellis (Secretary, Reconnaissance Corps Association) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.