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2018 - Greenwich Reunion - Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th June

The Last Hurrah ?

It seems hardly possible but 2018 will mark a half century since the closure of our college. At that time our youngest member will be sixty seven years old and the Council of the Association have decided that we should commemorate and celebrate the occasion with a last major event centred round ‘The Prime Meridian’ in London. The 2018 sub-committee which has been formed to organise and plan the event has come up with an outline programme which will allow members to meet up and socialise at leisure whilst being at the geographical heart of Britain’s nautical heritage.

Update April 2017.

We are now only one year away from our big Reunion and all the plans have been finalized for what will be a great three days. Many of you, particularly those coming from overseas, might like to prolong their stay in Greenwich as there really is so much to see and do. The Association's hospitality desk where you will all pick up your 'Welcome Pack' as well as the 'Meet & Greet' event on Friday will be at the Novotel Greenwich where we have reserved a quantity of rooms and arranged special rates which include breakfast, not normally included in the tariff.  Novotel have kindly set up a special website booking page for the Association which can be accessed by clicking the link below :

Lord Mountevans to be our Guest of Honour

2018 Dinner at Middle Temple Hall

I would like to confirm that our Chairman, Mike Wheeler, has received confirmation from the Lord Mountevans, Jeffrey Evans, that he and his wife Juliet would be pleased to accept our invitation to attend our dinner at the Middle Temple Hall on Friday 8th June 2018.

This news is included in the Greenwich 2018 Reunion Pre-event brochure.

For details of Lord Mountevans career click on websites HERE and HERE

Apart from attending our sister college, Pangbourne Nautical College, he has had a long association with shipping and supports of a number of maritime charities including being a Trustee of Seafarers UK, President of the City of London Sea Cadets and on the Council of the White Ensign Association. Lord Mountevans, who was Lord Mayor of London in 2015-16, is the grandson of Edward Evans (OW 1894-96).

Edward Evans, as Lieutenant E.R.G.R (Teddy) Evans RN, was Capt. Scott's second in command on the fateful Terra Nova Expedition and on his death took command.  He had a distinguished war career and in 1928 he was appointed Rear-Admiral Commanding the Royal Australian Squadron and later Commander in Chief, The Nore. He was Worcester's most decorated naval officer and on retirement as a full Admiral after WW2 was ennobled and became the 1st Baron Mountevans.

Clive Bradbury