Monday, 27 May 2013

Battle Of The Atlantic Commemorations, Liverpool

On Saturday I went to Liverpool Waterfront with thousands of other people in glorious sunshine to see the commemorations of the 70th Anniversary surrounding these wartime events.
I spent four hours visiting the many areas of interest and marvelled at the strength, durability and sprightliness of the Octo and Nonogenarian ex-servicemen who paraded smartly and proudly, chatted animatedly with current service personnel and happily posed for photos with all who asked.

Panasonic Lumix G1 with 14-45mm and 45-175mm lenses.

Three Proud Veterans

Standard Bearers and a Canadian Navy Commander

BBC Interviewer Elaine Dunkley Speaking to Royal Navy Commander Nick Chatwin, Project Officer for the Commemoration events.
Old Merchant Seaman With a Sense Of Humour!!

Sea Cadets Displaying By the Liver Building

Chinook Helicopter on Display

Hawker Hurricane

Supermarine Spitfire

Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast

Polish Eagle Meets Liver Bird.
The White Eagle atop the Polish Standard has been the symbol of Poland since at least 1295.
The earliest known use of a bird to represent the then-town of Liverpool was on its corporate seal, dating from the 1350s.

Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Iroquois.
Today’s HMCS Iroquois is the second ship to bear the name. The flagship of Canadian Fleet Atlantic, Iroquois was commissioned on July 29, 1972.

Royal Navy Minehunter HMS Pembroke.
Nine Royal Navy ships have had this name since 1665 and the name has also been used for Shore Training Bases.
My Great Grandfather was based at Chatham Docks on HMS Pembroke pre-WW1.

Naval Ops Display On the Mersey

Polish Navy Frigate General T Kosciusko.
The ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko, the former USS Wadsworth is one of two guided-missile frigates in the Polish Navy. It is named for Tadeusz Kościuszko, an American Revolutionary War hero and hero of Poland's struggle for independence.

Sea King Salute Flypast

Polish Naval Officers On Parade

Standard Bearers March Past

Chinese Dragon Dancers join the festivities!


  1. Great pictures of a special day.

    I like the Chinese Dragon and the meeting of the Liver Bird and the Polish Eagle.

  2. Wonderful images, I love them. I had to look twice at the Sea Cadet display, and it's great to see the latest HMS Pembroke. Thank you!