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Mersey Ferries Millin-Montgomery Remembrance Voyage

Photographs  Peter Challis 2014

The Millin-Montgomery D-Day 70th anniversary voyage of Remembrance part of the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings visited the Mersey Ferries on Sunday May 11, 2014. The Remembrance Voyage sees as set of commemorative bag pipes make their way from Fort William in Scotland, via Ireland, Wales and across England to Southampton from where they will cross the channel with Brittany Ferries to France where they will be presented to the town of Colleville-Montgomery on Friday June 6th, 2014. Anyone who has watched the well known 1960s war film "The Longest Day" will be familiar with Bill Millin, the Scottish piper who led Lord Lovat's troops into battle during the D-Day Landings. The real Bill Millin died in 2010.

The piper (right) who brought the pipes from Belfast is seen here handing over to another piper on reaching Liverpool to carry the pipes on the next leg to Conwy.

The Voyage's Banner
The new piper exits the ferry terminal
Veterans greet the pipes.
The Liverpool Clan Wallace Pipe Band at the Pier Head.
Liverpool Clan Wallace Pipe Band outside the Museum of Liverpool.
 

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