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The provisional programme for 2019 is below.  Venues, times, further information and confirmed details will appear in newsletters sent to members.

Date Event

Guest/Speaker

Topic

  Thu 28 February

  URNU Lecture   Robert Avery   Reflections on the Russian Navy

  Sat 6 April

  AGM/Lecture/Lunch   Captain Peter Hore   Admiral Sir Henry Harwood

  Sat 11 May

  Mess Guest Night   Surg Cdre Jim Sykes  

  Sat 8 June

  Lecture/Curry Lunch   Lt Cdr Peter Ashley   Matthew Flinders*

  Thu 11 July

  Visit to HMS Excellent     DC School

  Thu 15 August

  Pub Lunch     (Location to be advised)

  Sat 26 October

  Trafalgar Night Dinner   Cdre Eric Thompson   Immortal Memory

  Sat 16 November

  Lecture/Lunch   Cdr Mike Maddox   War in "Stringbag"

Event bookings and payments

Payment should accompany bookings.  This can be by cheque via the Secretary, Ray Wright, or by transfer to the Association’s bank account.  Bank details appear on booking forms.  SANO does not offer a “pay on the door” facility, credit or acknowledge bookings, but members with queries on a booking or payment are welcome to contact the Secretary.

*Matthew Flinders

See a news item on the RN Museum website concerning the discovery in January of Flinders's grave near Euston station during HS2 excavations:

https://www.nmrn.org.uk/news-events/nmrn-blog/legendary-explorers-grave-rediscovered-after-180-years