FUTURE IACH EVENTS
At the committee meeting held in London on 18th of September, 2018, it was decided that for a trial period, committee business would be conducted solely online. Members can still raise topics with the committee via the contact page on this website.
2018 November Reunion Lunch
The winter reunion lunch will take place at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Sunday 25th November.
Tickets include free entry to the Historic Dockyard museum.
The venue will be the same Princess Royal Gallery which we used for our delayed 2017 gathering. Photographs of that gathering are below.
2017/2018 Spring Reunion Lunch
The delayed 2017 Reunion Lunch was held on Sunday 25th March,2018 in the Princess Royal Gallery,
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Dockyard, England
Captain Adrian Small, our President. He is the only remaining Brit to hold a Master's ticket with square rig endorsement. He probably has experience of more different types of sailing vessels than anyone else still living.
The tickets to the lunch also gave free access to all the major attractions in the
Royal Naval Historical Dockyard.
HMS Victory - alongside our function room
HMS Vanguard - The last, biggest and fastest battleship built by any nation in the world. De-commissioned on the 7th June 1960. This model was in our function room.
A few weeks before, your Webmaster had lunch on board as a naval cadet. I was going to claim that I would be the only person at the IACH lunch who had also had lunch on HMS Vanguard.
However, my claim was trumped by John Giblett, who was sitting next door to me, who was on Adventure on the second Whitbread race, as he had actually been serving on-board as a Petty Officer when I visited.
HMS Queen Elizabeth
NB: Please note that a copy of the 2017 accounts are available here.
2 October, 2018