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Remembering the 24 young RM Cadets who died in the Gillingham bus disaster  XML
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Pete
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67 years ago this week on the 4th December 1951 a bus drove into a company of 52 young Cadets who were marching from Melville Royal Marine Barracks, Gillingham, to Chatham RN Barracks. Twenty four of the cadets died as a result.

More can be read here: https://volunteercadetcorps.org/royalmarinescadets/history/chatham/

News reel footage of the funeral: https://youtu.be/cVRRwbNDRgg

We will remember them.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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The plaque located in the building formerly known as St Georges Church St George?s Centre Pembroke Rd Chatham Rochester Upon Medway Kent.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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How sad. Our thoughts are with all the families.

Bill

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Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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Remembering the young lives lost 68 years ago this week.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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