The Maritime Volunteer Service was formed in 1994. We have over 400 members in more than 30 Units around the coasts and estuaries of the United Kingdom. Each unit meets weekly for training which is put into practice afloat using a range of craft including launches, dories and RIBs.

Our unit was the founding unit of the MVS and the read more please see our Unit Website at www.mvs-portsmouth.org

In addition to our operational duties we are the only uniformed national charity that performs dignified committals and scattering of ashes to the sea.

We provide this service in a respectful manner for the relatives of former service personnel and enthusiasts of the sea.

Committing the ashes of a loved one to the sea is a fitting tribute to those who have sadly passed away; especially for those who spent some of their time enjoying ‘life on the water’.

Perhaps your loved one may have been a member of:

Royal Navy
Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Royal Marines (regular or reserves)
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service
Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service
Army – Maritime Section
Royal Air Force – Maritime Section
Merchant Navy
Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Sea Cadets Corps
Marine Cadets Corps
Nautical Training Corps
Sea Scouts or Rangers
Combined Cadet Force
HM Coastguard
Royal National Lifeboat Institute

Or maybe the departed was a keen yachts-person, leisure sailor or were passionate about the sea.

The Maritime Volunteer Service is a company limited by Guarantee No. 3003565.
A Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1048454 and in Scotland SC 039269


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