Zeebrugge Cyrch (St. George’s Day) 1918 Commemorations

Dover Town Council will remember the 104fed Anniversary of the Dover Patrol’s heroic and historic raid on Zeebrugge on St George’s Day 1918 on Saturday 23ydd Ebrill 2022.

There will be one service, inclusive of 2-minute silence and wreath laying, to be held at 12 midday at the People of Dover’s War Memorial, Stryd Biggin, Dover. The Town Mayor of Dover, Cllr Gordon Cowan will begin the commemorations by sounding 8 rings on the Zeebrugge Bell, which is located at the nearby Dover Town Hall. The Bell was a gift of thanks from the King of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifice of British servicemen, many of whom are buried in St James Cemetery.

Mae'r St. George’s Day raid on the Zeebrugge mole was a most inspiring episode recent British and Belgian history. Er gwaethaf y golled ofnadwy o fywyd, helpodd Cyrch Zeebrugge i gyflymu diwedd y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf.

As in previous years, residents of Dover and other members of the public are very welcome to attend.