I think with modern training at an establishment like this you often forget these things that happened a long time ago, 33 people were killed and we like to mark these events.

Captain Rob Vitali RN

Captain Rob Vitali Royal Navy, Commanding Officer, laid a wreath at the precise location that the bomb fell.

He said ‘It is quite a small memorial service for something that happened 75 years ago and it is something which is quite poignant.

“I think with modern training at an establishment like this you often forget these things that happened a long time ago, 33 people were killed and we like to mark these events.

“I think it brings something home to the people serving here, both the new and the old and the young sailors here as well.”

Personnel from across the base attended the event, for which there was a guard of honour, with music provided by members of the establishment’s Volunteer Band.