Channel Dash Memorial Trust Monument

The Channel Dash Association are proud to announce that the unvleilling and dedication of the Memorial Monument to 825 Naval Air Squadron took place at Ramsgate on Friday 12 February 2010.


The day commenced at 1000hrs when Graeme Samples with daughters Rosie and Eve accompanied by Val Sayer escorted the ashes of three  former 825 NAS aircrew members -

Lt Cdr Edgar Lee, DSO VRD;                                                                  Sub Lt Reginald 'Mac' Samples CMG. DSO. OBE. RNVR; and         CPO(A) Les Sayer MBE DSM

- out into the Dover Strait onboard a Pilot Launch belonging to Estuary Services Limited.

Following a short and moving Committal Service the ashes, wreaths and floral tributes were laid on the waters. During the wreath laying a Tucano aircraft of 72 Squadron RAF overflew the ceremony in lone salute.

The party were accompanied by Reverend Peter Adams the CDA Chaplian and Councillor David Green, Ramsgate Town Mayor.

This was indeed a fitting finale as Edgar, 'Mac' and Les joined the thirtee