Remembering today the loss of the MV Derrycunihy at 0.735 hrs off Sword Beach, Normandy, 24th June 1944. The ship triggered an acoustic mine whilst carrying men of the 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment to the Normandy beaches. Of more than 600 men of the Regiment aboard, 189 died and 150 were injured. Twenty-five of the crew, including a number of Royal Navy and Royal Artillery DEMS gunners and a Royal Observer Corps Seaborne Observer, also lost their lives. Most of the men who died had been trapped in the sinking stern section of the Derrycunihy. We will remember them.