HMS Manchester Association
The End of an Era - Part 4 Continued...
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24th February 2011 - Decommissioning Day continued...
And now for the closing drinks and eats..............
"Percy" Purcell & "Bobby" Stokes
"Percy" Purcell, Steve Swaine & "Skid" Wroe
Tom Petty & "Bobby" Stokes
"Percy", "Connie" Francis, Pete Berrow, Matty Barnes, "Pincher" Martin & Steve
CO Rex Cox presents a gift to Maurice Broad, 1st HMS Manchester Association, watched by MEO John Bullock
CO Rex Cox presents to Steve and Alyson from the Association
Don Hazeldon & Sam Wellens
The De-commissioning cake, with a phot of the original commissioning cake as placed there by Don Hazeldon!
Mrs Fergie Cox, wife of the CO cuts the cake with a local 2 badge killick
Matty, "Pincher", Pete, "Connie", Sam & Keith Woolven
The CO is presented with the White Ensign
The well polished Ship's Bell
The Royal Marines Band marches off after the ceremony
The Guard marches off after the ceremony
The lowering of the Union flag for the very last time