Thursday, October 16, 2008

Veteran's Ship Burial

HMS Royal Oak
A war hero who survived a German U-boat attack that claimed 833 British lives has had his dying wish granted, after his ashes were laid to rest on the hull of his sunken ship.
Navy divers placed a casket containing Fernleigh Judge's remains 90ft beneath the North Sea on the wreck of HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow, Orkney, on Monday. The battleship went down after being torpedoed in 1939.
Mr Judge, 88, had wanted to return to the site, but was unable to make the journey from his home in Peterborough, Cambs.
Survivor Kenneth Toop, 85, carried his ashes: "I was honoured to fulfil his wishes."
-from the Mirror

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