Memorial to seafarers who broke Spanish fascist blockade

Memorial to seafarers who broke Spanish fascist blockade

28 February 2019

RMT Press Office

RMT Glasgow Shipping Branch to unveil memorial to seafarers who broke Spanish fascist blockade

RMT’S Glasgow Shipping Branch will be unveiling a memorial on the Clyde to the British seafarers who broke the fascist blockade of ports during the Spanish Civil War this Saturday.

The ceremony will take place at 12 noon, Saturday 2nd March, on the Clyde walkway next to the Jamaica Street bridge and the memorial will be unveiled by Glasgow Shipping Branch members.

The Branch is inviting RMT members and activists, supporters and friends, to attend the unveiling of the new memorial dedicated to the seafarers who broke Franco’s blockade of Republican ports.

Thirty-five merchant navy and eight Royal Navy seafarers died and scores were injured on vessels attacked by submarine, naval and aerial forces under fascist control between 1936-38.

The new memorial to seafarers took 15 years to come to fruition and will stand as renewed testimony to the importance of international solidarity in the face of fascist aggression.

Following the unveiling there will be music and entertainment at the Admiral Bar (72a Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA), which includes local band The Wakes.

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