Renaming services makes point

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The extension to the stone jetty on Morecambe promenade was officially renamed.

Trafalgar Point was renamed in honour of the long association between HMS Trafalgar, The City of Lancaster and its people, the town of Morecambe and its people, the Morecambe & Heysham Branch of The Royal Naval Association and the Morecambe Bay Branch of The Submariners Association.

The date was chosen as it was the 32nd anniversary of HMS Trafalgar’s launch.

The ceremony was performed by the Mayor of Lancaster Councillor June Ashworth and one of HMS Trafalgar’s former Commanding Officers Commander Peter Green.

The ceremony was witnessed by past crew members of HMS Trafalgar and members of The Royal Naval Association and The Submariners Association as well as the general public.

All were entertained later in The Royal Naval Association Commodore Club in Morecambe.

Commander Peter Green said: “Whilst HMS Trafalgar is no longer in service, this plaque and the naming of this Stone Jetty as Trafalgar Point will provide a lasting reminder and a fitting legacy of the link, not just between Trafalgar and Morecambe, but between the royal Navy and this area.”