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D-Day 75 off Ventnor - update 5 June 2019   ()

 Upon Arrival off the Ventnor coast before sunset Royal Navy guardship HMS St Albans accompanying MV Boudicca with 300 D-Day Veterans aboard, signalled Ventnor by Aldis Lamp with flashing morse: "We acknowledge the Townspeople of Ventnor assembled for D-Day 75 commemorations and their Wartime contribution".  Following the commemorative prayers ashore conducted by Churches Together in Ventnor, concluding with the sounding of Evening Colours, HMS St Albans flashed a parting message on behalf of the Flotilla: "Farewell and God speed - we'll meet again".  The ships then sheered away over the horizon and made for the Normandy beaches overnight.