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Locomotive Naming Ceremony in honour of 40 Commando - Royal Marines at Minehead Railway Station

(17/06/2011 @ 12:21:00)

A naming ceremony took place today at Minehead Station of Great Western Railway Manor Class locomotive number 7828 -  Norton Manor, 40 Commando. This locomotive was original named  Odney Manor , but to mark the work that the Marines have done and are still doing in various parts of the world including Afghanistan it was decided to name the newly overhauled locomotive  Norton Manor, 40 Commando in their Honour. They were also presented with a copy of the name plate. The headboard, seen on the locomotive was especially made for their train tomorrow, which is taking the Royal Marines and their families from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead for a day out at Butlins.

The important work of the Royal Marines doesn’t finish here. The Recovery Troop of 40 Commando RM have organised a rowing event from Lechlade to Greenwich on the 09th to the 15th July where, on arrival in London, the marines recovering from injuries will go to Buckingham Palace to meet Princess Anne. For more details of this and other important charitable work the Marines are doing please visit www.thameschallenge.com

For pictures from today's event please visit our Facebook page.

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