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Re: Memorial Service at National Arboretum December 10th

Hi William thanks for getting in touch. I am sorry we missed you. There was about twenty people there for Force Z. Only 2 survivors my dad and Maurice Pink who was a Royal Marine on Repulse. In the absence of a bugler my dad piped visitors on board with his old bosuns whistle.

We all had a toast of rum for the crew and I am sure you saw the wreaths that we left there. It seems that there are only four Repulse survivors know to the association, so it is down to the relatives to keep their memory alive.

There is a reunion planned for Easter weekend in Devon. My dad hopes to be there if he can.

All the best

Nick O'Hare