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Northern Dinner 2015

For a collection of photographs, see here.

The dining room at Liverpool Marina was blessed by being full of our members and friends, appropriately situated on the Liverpool waterfront. The Liverpool University Royal Naval Unit provided a cadre of immaculately turned out midshipmen – some of whom were women, well done.

We were privileged to be piped in by member, Scott Lindsay, who sails his fine ship "Significant" from Dunstaffnage in Argyll.

By the close of a halcyon evening non-present looked hungry, or as dry as the Gobi Desert.

Guest of honour was the Commodore of Royal Mersey Yacht Club, Trevor Tansey, with his lady. He regaled us with a very interesting speech, detailing the club’s links with the Navy and in particular a sailing match with RNSA in 1937. I am pleased to report that RNSA won!

Many members are joint members of RNSA/RNVRYC and also represented a plethora of Royal Clubs, including the Squadron, of which they are also members.

In our company we had three past Captains of HMS Eaglet and one from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

It was an excellent night enjoyed by all present. To cap it all, we raised over £300 for the Merseyside Sea Cadet Association.