Plaque for submariners unveiled in Gosport

From left, Arthur Caraccio, the owner of the Nelson and Emma's, with 'Bungy' Williams, 'Babs' McGovern and Brian Thomson Picture: Malcolm Wells (151211-3298)
From left, Arthur Caraccio, the owner of the Nelson and Emma's, with 'Bungy' Williams, 'Babs' McGovern and Brian Thomson Picture: Malcolm Wells (151211-3298)
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A PLAQUE has been unveiled to celebrate links between Gosport and the Royal Navy’s submarine service.

An unveiling event was held at Nelsons Bar and Emma’s Nightclub in Gosport’s High Street.

The pub invited Babs McGovern, 67, the widow of submariner Ted McGovern who died in 2001, to the occasion.

Mrs McGovern said: ‘The reaction was very good. Many people were very pleased, it was great. There were so many comments about how nice it was from many submariners.’

Steven Brown, from the pub, said: ‘The plaque is for the submariners who drink here and to remember our older members who have passed on.

‘It all went down extremely well. It was a great evening and 120 submariners turned up.

‘It’s a great plaque that has helped tie us with the submariner community.’

– HARRISON TINLEY