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WSS South East Spring Meeting & Photographic Competition 2018

WSS South East Spring Meeting & Photographic Competition 2018 – Will be held at the Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend, Kent, on 8th April 2018. Two of the three speakers are already confirmed for this event. As with the 2017 event this meeting will be advertised, with the hope of also attracting non-members.   Details for it are on the website: …

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AGM 2018 – venue announced

The 2018 AGM will be held at the Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe on 18-20 May 2018, The Event will be hosted by the Haven Ports Branch. Booking details will be published as soon as possible along with an itinerary.

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WSS South East Social & Leslie Sargeant Quiz 2018

WSS South East Social & Leslie Sargeant Quiz 2018 – Will  be at the Clarendon Royal Hotel, Gravesend, Kent, which will be held on the 29th September 2018.   Details for it are on the website: https://wsssoutheastsocial.wordpress.com/                  

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Membership Dues for 2017

The new subscription rates for 2017 are now published. The subscription rates for 2017 remain unchanged except for an increase in the additional subscription for the paper version of Marine News. The table of the rates, together with the 2017 renewal forms, can be found here.

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Chatham on the Television

Filming at Chatham In July 2015, we were approached by a film company who produce ‘Call the Midwife’ for BBC Television to allow them to use the frontage of our Library and Archive at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, to convert it into a shop for one of the episodes. Filming took place on the 10th July 2015. ‘Haywards …

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39th Annual Naval Meeting – Bristol Saturday 3rd June 2017

To be held in the Hawthorns, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UQ PROGRAMME (Provisional) 10.30 Coffee 10.40 Welcome from Dr Richard Osborne Pre-meeting quiz answers 11.00 (1) Eleventh DK Brown Lecture: Imperial Japanese Navy by Andrew Choong, Curator NMM Historic Plans & Photos, Woolwich 12.15 (2) George Moore Quiz compiled by Dr Richard Osborne 13.00 LUNCH 13.45 (3) The Imperial Japanese …

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Warships Issue 182

In this issue Derek Waller continues his account of the secret USNavy U-boat mission in Europe in 1945-6, with detailed reports on the acquisition of Type XVII and XXI U-boats. Dave Sowdon completes post-war Admiralty/MoD mooring, salvage and boom vessels with Part 5. Ian Buxton starts his listing of WW2 Tank Landing Craft Mark 3 with details of LCT.300-379, including postwar fates (where …

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Merchant Ship Meeting 2015

MERCHANT SHIP MEETING The most recent of the biennial Merchant Ship Meetings took place on Saturday 7th November 2015 at the Liverpool Seafarers’ Centre, Liverpool L22 1RQ brilliantly organised by the Merseyside Branch, whose members also did the catering. Proceedings began, as usual, with the answers to a fiendishly difficult quiz, sent out in advance to all delegates. Unprecedentedly, three …

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