HM Naval Base Clyde personnel gather in reflection

Topic: PeopleRemembrance Storyline: HMNB Clyde

Military and civilian personnel at HM Naval Base Clyde gathered on March 22 to remember those who have lost their lives to Covid over the past two years.

Wednesday, March 23, The National Day of Reflection, marks the second anniversary of the first lockdown and organisations around the country are holding events to bring people together to look back on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and look forward to a brighter future.
The Reverend Mark Dalton led the service at the Naval Base which was held outside in the spring sunshine. Last Autumn, daffodil bulbs were planted in memory of those who lost their lives and it was fitting that Base personnel gathered close to them to remember once again, the many lives that have been cut short and the families and friends who have been bereaved.
Throughout the pandemic, the Royal Navy have maintained their commitment to provide support to Civil Authorities across the country, by driving ambulances, assisting in NHS hospitals, and supporting the vaccination programme to ensure people are protected against the virus.

“We gathered today to reflect on a challenging two years, to remember those who have suffered loss and hardship during the Covid pandemic and to give thanks to those who have supported our colleagues and families, including Clyde personnel who were called forward to support the wider National response.” said Captain Nick Gibbons, Captain of the Base.
“The Service took place amongst the emerging daffodils of the Covid garden, where the blooms reflect the arrival of Spring and better days ahead for all of us.”