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Duke of York's Royal Military School honour 100th Anniversary of raid on Zeebrugge

Wednesday 25th April 2018

The 23rd April 2018 marked the 100th Anniversary of the audacious amphibious raid on the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, a desperate attempt by the Royal Navy’s Dover Patrol to stop German submarines wreaking havoc among allied shipping.

7 DOYRMS students and 6 members of staff had the honour of being part of the memorial service held at St James Cemetery in Dover where our Principal, Mr Alex Foreman laid a wreath at the base of the Zeebrugge Memorial alongside Commandant General of the Royal Marines, Major General Charlie Stickland OBE; General Representation of the Government of Flanders, Mr Nic Van Der Marliere; German Embassy Defence Attaché, Commander Steffan Handric; Australian High Commission Royal Australian Naval Advisor, Captain S Craig and New Zealand Defence staff Lieutenant Commander T McCall.

They then moved in convoy on to Dover town centre to parade from the Market Square to the Town Hall with the Royal Marines Band, Service Personnel, Standard Bearers, Civic Representatives and VIP’s to witness the ringing of the Zeebrugge Memorial bell.

The school is very proud and honoured to be part of such a historic event.


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