SIR ROBERT CRAVEN AWARD
PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN ADRIAN SMALL
BY MRS NANCIE VILLIERS
ON BEHALF OF
THE BRITANNIA NAVAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Vice President, International Association of Cape Horners
ON HMS WARRIOR 25TH NOVEMBER, 2012
Aims of the Sir Robert Craven Award
The award is made in recognition of the Britannia Naval Research Association’s aims of encouraging research, preservation or promotion of naval/maritime history. We are never purist in this approach as recognition is always made of the fact that naval and mercantile interests are complimentary. This can be seen from a perusal of the previous awardees. The award is made outside the Association and seeks to recognise those people not generally noticed in the work that they do whether they are private individuals or members of organisations. The award recognises dedication, attention to detail, original ideas or unique approaches that result in naval and maritime heritage being promoted or preserved.
Citation - 2012 Capt Adrian Small - Vice President, International Association of Cape Horners
One of the last ‘Cape Horners’ a mariner of long standing and witness to a world not yet lost to historians in terms of ‘first hand accounts’ thanks to his personal experiences which Adrian amply conveys in his relish to remind people how it was, that is life at sea in square rig and ‘before the mast’. There is special recognition for his bringing to people the story of the maritime tradition whether it be ‘up the rigging’ or ‘a trick at the wheel’ as seen through his eyes. Awarded for attention to detail in the recording of maritime information and associated research.
Captain Adrian Small - 2012 and 1968
Voyage of the Nonsuch and the foundation of the Hudson Bay Company
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