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HMS COURAGEOUS ASSOCIATION

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We are currently in the process of compiling a list of our comrades and crew mates who have crossed the bar. We hope to update this page in honour of their memory in the very near future.

The phrase comes from the 1889 poem, Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,

 

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

 

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

 

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have cross’d the bar.

 

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