Royal or Merchant Navy
If the deceased had at any time served in the Royal Navy or Merchant Navy, the Navy will scatter the cremated remains free of charge, with up to four family members present. The Navy ship will depart from Portsmouth, and the cremated remains will be scattered three miles out to sea. The mourners will then return to land on the Pilot boat.
If no Royal Navy ship is scheduled to put to sea at the appropriate time, the mourners will travel to and from the burial area in the Pilot boat, which carries out this service every Wednesday.
For those of you who do not want travel to Portsmouth, the ashes can be scattered from the HMS Belfast moored on the Thames.