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A survivor of the sinking Cameron Kirk Kinnear was joined by other members of the SA Legion UK in London to pay their respects.

 

A visit to All Hallows Church took place, and the book commemorating those sailors who have no known grave was viewed.

 

The group then proceeded to the Tower Hill Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorial for a moment of contemplation for the SAS President Kruger.

 

[Images by Theo Fernandes]

 

IN WATERS DEEP

In ocean wastes no poppies blow,
No crosses stand in ordered row,
Their young hearts sleep… beneath the wave…
The spirited, the good, the brave,
But stars a constant vigil keep,
For them who lie beneath the deep.

‘Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer
On certain spot and think. “He’s there.”
But you can to the ocean go…
See whitecaps marching row on row;
Know one for him will always ride…
In and out… with every tide.

And when your span of life is passed,
He’ll meet you at the “Captain’s Mast.”
And they who mourn on distant shore
For sailors who’ll come home no more,
Can dry their tears and pray for these
Who rest beneath the heaving seas…

For stars that shine and winds that blow
And whitecaps marching row on row.
And they can never lonely be
For when they lived… they chose the sea…

 

by Eileen Mahoney