Battle of Atlantic Evening
As mentioned previously, Lysander Shipping were amongst the sponsors of the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Evening and we honoured this event together with our staff and customers on the night.
The port of Liverpool played a key role during the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.
On 7th February 1941 a combined operation amongst the Allies were established at Derby House at Exchange flags - just a stone throw from Lysander Shipping’s office today – which became known as the Western Approaches. From this HQ the whole Allied fleet operating in the Atlantic was co-ordinated and the HQ still stands to this day as a museum and a mark of this important period in history.
It was a was a wonderful evening, celebrated with respect and gratitude to the fallen, and honoured the sacrifices made during this historic battle.
Amongst the speakers of the evening was First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Ken Key, as well as Gary Doyle the Chairman of the Battle of The Atlantic Memorial.