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HMS QUORN Cemetery Volunteering

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A great job done by the crew of HMS Quorn on 9th-10th March

The Very Reverend Christopher Butt, Dean of St Christopher’s Cathedral, had a offer from the Captain of HMS Quorn, a minehunter currently alongside in Bahrain, for a volunteer group to do some work in the New Cemetery in Salmabad. With weeding, sweeping up leaves, cleaning and repainting the walls and clearing rubble, the War Graves area for those servicemen who lost their lives in the Gulf War was transformed. But a single day was not enough: today, all the sailors and officers who gave their time and energy came back to finish the job, painting the outside of the War Graves area walls and painting the front wrought iron gate in black and gold. It is wonderful to see this special area of the cemetery looking shipshape.

The Embassy joins the Very Reverend Christopher Butt in his thanks to the crew of HMS Quorn.