Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
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67th Anniversary Service - Telegraphist Air Gunners Sunday, May 18, 2014 The Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAG) Association 67th Anniversary Annual Service at the FAA Memorial Lee on the Solent Seven former Telegraphist Air Gunners attended the 67th Annual Service at the Fleet Air Arm Memorial. The service was conducted by the Reverend Dr. Paul Chamberlain, Vicar of St. Faith’s Church, Lee-on_Solent and the Reverend Simon Horne, Royal Navy, Chaplain of HMS Sultan. Patron of the Fleet Air Arm Association, Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB CBE ADC KST and Captain Blackman OBE the Assistant Chief of Staff Aviation, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Gosport also attended the ceremony. An HMS Sultan Guard was present and music was provided by the Blendworth Brass Band. Telegraphist Air Gunners served the Fleet Air Arm from 1922 1950 providing communication by Morse Code and manning the rear gun. 3,000 were trained in the 28 year life span of the Branch. TAGs were trained during WWII in England and in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Most TAGs served only for the period of WWII, returning to civilian occupations in 1945-1946. Followi ng the Ceremony the seven TAGs, family members ,and guests attended a luncheon at the Lee Golf Club. photos and article: