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The provisional programme for 2019, as at 1 February, is below.  Further information and confirmed details will appear in newsletters.

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

Event bookings should be accompanied by payment.  This can be either 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 or acknowledge bookings, but any member with queries or difficulty on a booking or payment is welcome to contact the Secretary.

*Matthew Flinders

See a news item on the RN Museum website concerning the recent discovery 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