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SANO Events – update 

In light of HMG instructions/guidance, all planned SANO events prior to the Trafalgar Night Dinner are cancelled.  EC’s intention remains that the Trafalgar Night Dinner and November Lecture/lunch will take place as planned, on Saturday 24 October and Saturday 28 November respectively.  Speakers confirmed, circumstances permitting.  The AGM will be co-scheduled with the Lecture/lunch.

See also Members only page, including further update and coronavirus guidance on the Trafalgar Night Dinner; password available from Webmaster.

HMS Collingwood celebrates 80th birthday – 8 months late

HMS Collingwood celebrated its 80th birthday on 24 September, 8 months late due to coronavirus.

Trainees first entered HMS Collingwood’s gates, and the establishment commissioned, on 10 January 1940 after Britain recognised the importance of training sailors for front line service during World War II.  From the original wooden huts built on marshland, HMS Collingwood has since grown into the huge modern training establishment it is today.

SANO visited the establishment, then commanded by association member Commodore Mike Mansergh, in 2013.

Report here.