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Survivors mourn torpedo victims

HMS Charybdis
Islanders turned in out in their thousands for the 1943 service

Survivors of two navy ships that sank off Guernsey 66 years ago remembered their comrades at a special service on Sunday.

Bodies from HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne were washed up in Guernsey in 1943 after the two ships were torpedoed by German forces.

Members of the crew were buried at Le Foulon Cemetery.

A service for survivors and relatives of those who lost their lives was held at the cemetery.

Crew from HMS Daring provided a guard for the service and members of the Charybdis and Limbourne Association were in the island.

Lt Bailiff Derek Le Page represented the Royal Court.

He was present at a service in 1943 as an eight-year-old boy when thousands of islanders turned out to show their loyalty to Britain under the noses of the occupying German forces.

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