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Memorial service marks the sinking of the 'Lancastria'

A memorial service yesterday marked the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of the Lancastria, the UK's worst maritime disaster.

Members of the Lancastria Association gathered in Clydebank in Scotland to remember those who died when the ship was bombed and sunk off the French coast on 17 June 1940. More than 6,000 servicemen and civilians were on board. Only 2,500 are thought to have survived.