Commemoration for the 80th Anniversary of the loss of the submarine HMS Urge

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Platon Alexiades
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Commemoration for the 80th Anniversary of the loss of the submarine HMS Urge

Post by Platon Alexiades » Tue May 03, 2022 5:03 pm

Last week in Malta we were invited at a number of events for the commemoration of the loss of HMS Urge (27th April 1942). With dives occurring on 25th April to deploy a White Ensign on the wreck as well as a commemorative plaque. The movie of these dives shown at a screening at the University of Malta the same afternoon. The next evening we were privileged to watch a movie in virtual reality at the home of the British High Commissioner Katherine Ward. It was an amazing experience. A ceremony at sea occurred on the morning of 27th April followed by the unveiling of a monument in the presence of the President of Malta and other dignitaries. The Royal Navy was represented by Commodore Submarines James Perks and a naval detachment.

Some interesting links:

The Virtual Museum Malta:

https://underwatermalta.org/discover/hm ... fsy9kI49WY

The ceremony at sea:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?re ... 7265155292

The unveiling of the monument in presence of the President of Malta:

https://www.facebook.com/HeritageMalta/ ... 3552567595

Special thanks to Mrs Bridget Dickinson, daughter of Lt Cdr Tomkinson, her son Francis, Professor Timmy Gambin of the University of Malta and Heritage Malta. It was an unforgettable experience.

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Re: Commemoration for the 80th Anniversary of the loss of the submarine HMS Urge

Post by Platon Alexiades » Tue May 10, 2022 2:43 pm

Another link posted by Professor Timmy Gambin with some interesting photographs:

https://www.ww2wrecks.com/portfolio/hms ... my-gambin/
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