Submariners' Trafalgar Dinner
PUBLISHED: 00:16 28 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:58 20 February 2013
The annual Derbyshire Submariners' Trafalgar Dinner was held at the Spot Banqueting Suite in Derby
The annual Derbyshire Submariners Trafalgar Dinner was held at the Spot Banqueting Suite in Derby. Admiral Sir Trevor Soar began the evening by reading a response from Her Majesty The Queen, and Lady Soar was the principal guest Lady Soar launched Derbys affiliated submarine, HMS/M Ambush, in December 2010. Other guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of Derby, Cllr and Mrs Les Allen, commanding officer of the Ambush, Cdr Peter Green RN, crew members of both HMS/M Ambush and Vanguard, and Gillian, Jamie and Arron Molyneux from"Wigan. Following the meal a Submariner statue was presented to Gillian Molyneux for TS Sceptre Sea Cadets in Wigan from the Derbyshire Submariners in memory of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux, who was tragically killed on board the nuclear submarine HMS Astute last year. Further presentations and toasts brought the evening to a conclusion, including the presentation of the Tom Smith Memorial Submariner Trophy to Mr Ron Slater of Stanley Village.
Photographs courtesy of Pepes Hogan RN Fleet Phot Unit (Faslane)