CORVETTE NEWSLETTER

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Applications for award of the French Legion d'Honneur to British Service Personnel

Royal Naval personnel who served in support of the 1944 DDay landings in Normandy are eligible to apply to the French Government for the award of the Legion d'Honneur in the same way as Army personnel but it is understood that there is a deadline for submitting applications of the end of 2015.

If you think you may be eligible, I would urge you to apply as soon as possible using the web link www.gov.uk/government/news/d-day-veterans-award-of-the-legion-dhonneur. to access the application form and details of where this should be sent.

Helen Whiteley
FCCA Secretary

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The Flower Class Corvette Association has reunited many old shipmates since its formation in 1981. they have also been able to contact old authorities and councils that were responsible for raising vast amounts of cash during Warship week in order to build these corvettes. Quite a number of the local people kept in touch with their own adopted ship and many wrote to them during the war. In recent years old shipmates have been back to these towns and made presentations in the form of plaques, paintings, photographs, and general memorabilia relating to their individual ship.

The FCCA have also made some presentations to perpetuate the memory of many shipmates that were lost during the conflict.

A chair in the chapel at the National Arboretum at Alrewas near Litchfield has been sited with a plaque along with two nearby oak trees.

Another oak tree is planted at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, now known as Middleton.

A beautiful engraved bowl originally presented to the FCCA is now on display at Lloyds of London in the Adams Room. This can be viewed by prior arrangement with Lloyds.


A hand built model of H.M.S. Picotee is on display in the Merchant Taylor School at Liverpool. This can be visited with prior permission.

Models, paintings, and other memorabilia appears around the country at museums and areas that are open to the public.