Sir Jimmy Savile tribute planned by Cunard

Sir Jimmy Savile tribute planned by Cunard

Cunard is to pay tribute to regular passenger Sir Jimmy Savile by staging a sailing past his burial place in Scarborough.

The DJ, who died in October aged 84, cruised extensively with the company. His last voyage was on board Queen Elizabeth on its maiden round-Britain voyage in September.

The ship has been specially scheduled to sail past Scarborough on August 1, 2013.

Sir Jimmy was among celebrity guests at a ceremony in Southampton when the Queen officially named the vessel in October 2010.

A spokeswoman said the ship would sound its whistle in respect to Sir Jimmy, who was “a true friend of Cunard”. “He was marvellous on the ships, always speaking to anyone and everyone as he made his way round the decks,” she said.


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