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Anniversary of the SS Vega remembered in Jersey

A ceremony has been held in Jersey to mark 70 years since the SS Vega arrived in Jersey.

The Red Cross ship carried 120,000 food parcels and vital supplies and had docked in Guernsey a few days earlier.

The supplies on board were vital as the islands were starving towards the end of the Occupation.

St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft led the short service this lunchtime. He spoke about the importance of the ship and its timely arrival.

The SS Vega was an important message of hope from the Red Cross for islanders.

– Constable Simon Crowcroft

Occupation survivors also gave their stories before a wreath was laid.

Constable Crowcroft said there is no reason why this ceremony shouldn't become an annual one as he says it is an important event in Channel Islands history.