Thursday, 10 November 2011

Memorial event for HMS "Dragon"

Spotted today on the UK in Latvia website:
The wreath-laying ceremony at Bolderaja is an annual event that honours the sacrifice of 9 British and Irish sailors on board of HMS Dragon. HMS Dragon had provided artillery fire cover for defending Riga against the attacking army of General Avalov-Bermont in 1919, when the Republic of Latvia was just a year old and needed support to protect its independence.

Representatives of the Latvian Navy, Defence Ministry, Embassy of France and Embassy of the UK take part in the ceremony. This year it took place on Wednesday, 9 November.
Memorial event for HMS "Dragon"

For more information about HMS Dragon and the 9 seamen killed