The Mayor of Worthing led tributes to remember those from the town who died when…

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The Mayor of Worthing led tributes to remember those from the town who died when a battleship was sunk in World War Two.

Eight men from the town were killed when HMS Hood was destroyed by German gunfire on May 24, 1941.

Nearly 80 years on, councillors, ex-servicemen and family members of those who died gathered at the war memorial outside Worthing Town Hall at 11am today for the annual service to remember their sacrifices.

Newly-elected Worthing Mayor Paul Baker led the tributes and laid a wreath to mark the occasion. He then spoke to some of those whose relatives served on the Royal Navy ship.

He said: “There were a lot of people from Worthing lost when the Hood was sunk. It is important that even after 77 years we continue to remember those who died and the sacrifice they have given.”







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