Blackwater Remembers

31/10/2018 09:52 | Rear Commodore (Administrator)

We are proud to support the Royal British Legion 2018 poppy appeal to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World war.

Local RBL supporter Shaun Morgan has stationed 'George' the WW1 Silhouette Sailor at the entrance to the club and Heybridge Basin to help raise awareness for the RBL centenary poppy appeal. Shaun served as Lance Cpl 103/104Bn REME until he was medically discharged from the British Army with spine injuries. It is particularly fitting that his son who is in the Royal Signals, put our RBL statue in place.

The club was well established with a membership of over 100 when war broke out in 1914. At this time, many members volunteered for active service and some were never to return. During this period of Remembrance, please remember all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world. In particular, please join us in saying ‘Thank you’ to all those from Maldon, Heybridge and the sailing community on the river Blackwater who gave so much.

We hope you will give your generous support to the 2018 Poppy Appeal.

Photo of George © Shaun Morgan

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