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Peter Elrick: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

WO1. Piet van Zyl (TAS Ret): In 4 hours time 35 years ago we lost 16 friends, may they sleep well. For the 173 survivors we are gratefull for the grace of Almighty. I have tears in my eyes & heart. We salute all,and the ship, lest we forget. Lofty e-mail me.

DK Pillay: What a tragedy to lose shipmates and friends. What a fantastic crew. Rip

Charl Starke: 35 yrs ... seems like the other day

John Richardson: when on TFB I took 8mm cine doing RASwith PK and PS, tried to get on PK

Garth Coetzer: Was at school with Robyn Myers. A nicer guy you couldn't meet. I think he took a lot of the flack for this tragic incident at the time. Events clearer now from this report. We will indeed remember those who lost their lives in the early hours of that morning.

Cherylynn Wium: As always on Sunday 18th I will be remembering those men lost at sea and giving thanks for those brave men who made it back. Never to be forgotten!

Cherylynn Wium: 37 years. RIP never to be forgotten

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Excellent PKR Memorial Service held at MOTH Shellhole ‘Field Marshal’ at Irene, Pretoria 061000B Mar 16.

Some Type 12 faces here, from left to right: Stompie Williams (who had his 21st on 18 Feb 82), Frank van Rooyen, Alan Forrest, Adeel Carelse, Steve Artman, Lofty Henning.

3 x PKR survivors, not too shabby for a Pretoria gathering!

Thanks to ‘Field Marshal’ Shellhole for a well-arranged, well-attended service (about 30 on parade, 25 spectators, padre Mrs Calvary i/c of matters religious), wreath-laying and tea-and-stickies and exchange of salty-seadog yarns…

Thanks to Johnny Demetroudes (exTO(R)) for photo and a big hand in event management!

Image by courtesy Frank Charles van Rooyen (FB)