Funeral of Lord Mountbatten



 

  The Ceremonial Funeral of Admiral of The Fleet The Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, PC, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO has been documented by many people and I would suggest if you want to learn more about the funeral itself and the preparations for it, you visit Godfrey Dykes webpage. Click Here

  The following scans of documents and photos were donated to the museum by CRS ‘Ned’ Davies from his personal collection. Ned was one of the bearers for Earl Mountbatten, other ‘Communicators’ forming the Bearer Party were as follows:

FCRS G. DykesCRS E.N. DaviesCRS D. TimmingtonLRO R. MilneLRO C.J. WilliamsLRO T. FosterLRO I.B MurphyLRO M.B. WatsonRO1 S.D. WhithamLRO D. LovattLRO H.R. JacksonRO1 G.B. Vaughan BearerBearerBearerBearerBearerBearerBearerBearerBearerHat BearerSpare NumberSpare Number
  
  


Order of Service    Ceremonial Program


P 051945Z SEP
FM DEFENCE COMMCEN LONDON
TO MERCURY
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UNCLAS
SIC Z3J
FOLLOWING RECEIVED FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
FROM HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES FOR CAPTAIN HMS MERCURY.
PLEASE CONVEY MY WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEMBERS OF YOUR
BEARER PARTY FOR THE SPLENDID WAY IN WHICH THEY CARRIED OUT THEIR
DUTIES AT THE FUNERAL OF LORD MOUNTBATTEN TODAY. I WAS PROUD AND
MOVED TO WITNESS THE WAY IN WHICH THE ROYAL NAVY CARRIED OUT ITS
GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES AND I KNOW THAT NOTHING COULD HAVE GIVEN
MY GREAT UNCLE MORE PLEASURE OR MORE SATISFACTION.
CHARLES
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