Centenary Armistice Day Locomotive Naming
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, DB Cargo UK held an official locomotive naming ceremony in Derbyshire.
On Friday 9th November staff and guests gathered at Midland Railway Butterley in Ripley to witness a Class 66 locomotive being officially named “Armistice 100 1918-2018”.
The aim of the event was to recognise all those who have served in the Armed Forces over the past 100 years and during the event the Last Post was played.
The event was the brainchild of one of our members of staff, Andy Hogan from Tees, whose great grandfather was killed in action in 1915 and is buried in Bailleul in Northern France. Through our staff suggestions scheme, he suggested it would be very fitting for an Anglo-German company such as DB to mark this special anniversary.
DB Cargo UK has for years employed members of staff who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.