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30 January 2015

Mark 50 years since Churchill's Funeral

Today is the 50th Anniversary Of the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill on 30th January 1965, and to mark the occasion a river procession will take place this lunchtime led by the MV Havengore, the launch which carried Churchill on his final journey along the Thames during his State Funeral.

Today's procession involves a small flotilla leaving HMS President at around 12.40pm and make its way to the Houses of Parliament for 1.15pm, where a wreath will be cast into the Thames in memory of the great man.

For more, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/11358536/Boat-that-carried-Sir-Winston-Churchills-coffin-to-return-to-Thames-50-years-on-for-memorial.html

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