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Hull hosts Falklands 40 weekend

30 June 2022

The northeast England city of Kingston-upon-Hull is noted for its Merchant Navy Falklands veterans, many of whom served on the ferry Norland, which was 'taken up from trade' as a troop carrier. Nautilus member Keith Thompson MNM is one of the Norland veterans, and a major driving force behind a weekend of Falklands 40 commemorative events held in Hull.

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The Nautilus wreath laid in tribute to the Union members and all Merchant Navy seafarers involved in the conflict

Also involved was locally-based Nautilus caseworker John Norris, who attended events both sombre and celebratory, and represented the Union at a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of Merchant Navy seafarers who gave their lives in the Falklands conflict.

Mr Norris said that the weekend had seen a good turnout by veterans, the armed forces and the public. 'It was a pleasure and an honour to represent our organisation at the various events over the weekend – to meet many seafarers and publicise the work we undertake on their behalf as well as commemorate the events that occurred 40 years ago in the liberation of the Falkland Islands.'


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