Rest in Peace Shipmates

I keep up my membership in the UK Submarine Association and receive newsletter and other info on a regular basis. There is a lot of interesting reading about the latest submarines etc. they list all the upcoming events, events I can’t attend because they are UK based. I also read the list of those submariners who have crossed the bar (died). To date I have not seen a name I recognized for which I’m always grateful. However today two names appeared, sadly they were both shipmates I knew well. I served with both Johnny Gould and Ben Scarrot on the submarine Taciturn from 1960 to 1962, both were a couple of years older than me but still in their mid seventies. How sad, and how quickly it brings to mind the question of our mortality. So John and Ben I wish you a well earned peace on your eternal patrol. You shall be missed.
We shall remember them.
God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Rest in Peace Shipmates

  1. baconburner says:

    The Naval Prayer

    O eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end: Be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea and of the air and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth and her dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our Islands and Commonwealth may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land with the fruits of our labours and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    No finer prayer for a Sailor of her Majesties Royal Navy
    God Bless them.

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Thanks for that Robby, I have posted it on my blog today

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