Honour for Marianne as she represents the Merchant Navy at Remembrance festival in London

Marianne Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall.
Marianne Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall.
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A Merchant Navy sailor from Grantham took part in the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.

It was an honour for Deck Officer Cadet Marianne Clapton, who is in her final year of training at Warsash Maritime Academy to become a Deck Officer.

Marianne, a former National School and Central School pupil, said: “In total there were only eight of us in the muster from the Merchant Navy. I was also asked to take place in the Remembrance service at the Cenotaph and the march past the Cenotaph with the Merchant Navy Association, where I marched with veterans and relatives from Merchant Navy sailors who took part in the First and Second World Wars.”