Saturday, January 11, 2014

Chebucto Pilot and the Union flag

It has been a long time since a Halifax pilot boat has flown the Union flag. Today however was a special occasion as the flag was flown as a courtesy for a committal of ashes at sea.

Although strictly regulated, the distribution of ashes at sea happens several times a year off Halifax. Usually the committal follows a service at the Mission to Seafarers chapel. 

1 comment:

  1. I believe this was for Capt. Peter E.R Hutchins 87.
    He went to Sea at 15 as part of the British merchant marine, and joined the RAFVR Air Sea rescue when old enough.
    post war, came to Canada, and worked for DND until he retired at 62.