welcome for HMS Burnham crewman visiting Burnham-On-Sea
crewmember from Burnham-On-Sea's adopted wartime destroyer was
welcomed by a group of past Mayors when he visited the town on
Sunday (August 4th).
Huffey, 91, who served on the destroyer HMS Burnham between 1943
and 1945, was welcomed by councillor Neville Jones, a former Chairman
of the HMS Burnham Association.
always give a very warm welcome to crewmembers of Burnham's adopted
warship whenever they visit to thank them for their efforts during
the war," Cllr Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
ship played a vital role from 1940 to 1944, escorting war convoys
across the Atlantic.
1942, HMS Burnham was fomerly adopted by Burnham-On-Sea, and in
1944 a contingent of the ship's company visited the town.
Huffey was also welcomed at the weekend by former Mayors Peter
Burridge-Clayton, Louise Parkin, Dennis Davey and current Deputy
Mayor Pauline Pollard.
Huffey was shown the Trafalgar Day plaque unveiled at Marine Cove
in 2005 and the seafront HMS Burnham plaque unveiled in 2004.
great to see HMS Burnham's role and links with the town still
being remembered all these years later," Ted told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"I love to visit Burnham - I always get such a very warm
more about the history of the HMS Burnham