British servicemen commemorated in Estonia

  • 2003-07-24
  • Melanie O’Connell
TALLINN - A little known chapter of Estonian and British history came to light last week with the July 20 memorial service commemorating 111 British naval officers killed in action during the Estonian War of Independence in 1918 – 19.A plaque commemorating the servicemen's efforts was unveiled in an official ceremony at Tallinn's Puhavaimu Church.Chief of the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord Sir Alan West attended the service, which coincided with the Royal Navy's HMS St. Albans docking at Tallinn Harbor.Jointly unveiled by West and Rear Admiral Tarmo Kouts, chief commander of the Estonian Def...
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