A group picture of guests at Sunday's memorial service.

23 photos as Women's Royal Naval Service veterans and Royal Navy mark 80th anniversary of wartime torpedo attack that killed Scarborough Wrens

Women’s Royal Naval Service veterans and Royal Navy personnel gathered on Sunday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of a sea tragedy which claimed the lives of 12 Scarborough-based “Wrens”.

By George Buksmann
Monday, 23rd August 2021, 12:23 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd August 2021, 12:41 pm

On August 19 1941, 21 Wrens including 12 based in Scarborough died when the ship they were on, SS Aguila, was torpedoed by a U-boat.

A memorial service took place on Sunday afternoon on Vincent Pier at a memorial bench dedicated to the Wrens, where veterans and service personnel paid their respects.

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