Meets: Athenaeum Club, Kimberley Place, Falmouth, on the 2nd Friday, September to June, at 7:30 pm with one meeting in the summer as an outdoor activity.

Contact: Tony Atkinson, ‘Tregarth’, 20 Lower Redannick, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JW.

Tel: 01872 275602.      [03.2009]

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On 16th August 2012, members of the Cornwall Branch were privileged to visit two Royal Naval vessels at Queen’s Wharf, Falmouth by courtesy of the commanding officers, RN port liaison and A&P Falmouth. HMS Mersey P283 (1,677 tonnes displ.) was on a routine visit during her busy deployment on fishery patrol duties in the area as one of the three River Class patrol vessels conducting all such patrols around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. HMS Enterprise H88 (3,500 tonnes) one of the Royal Navy’s two Survey Vessels Hydrographic Oceanographic (SVHO) was alongside for a period of maintenance. A tour of each vessel with a detailed explanation of its durites was much appreciated. Our thanks to Adrian Symons for initiating and arranging the visit. Photo by Tony Atkinson. [08.2012]