Arctic Club Dinner 2017
The next Arctic Club Dinner will be held on Saturday 9 December 2017
on the HQS Wellington on the Victoria Embankment on the River Thames in London.
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The Programme will be:
5 pm: Welcome by the President, Duncan Mackay
Presentations by Expeditions.
6.30: Drinks reception
7.30: Arctic Club Dinner in The Court Room, followed by drinks.
Sunday 10 December at the Royal School of Mines
10 am: Coffee and Presentations.
A Booking Form with the Price and the Programme will be circulated later to Arctic Club Members, who may also bring guests. It is hoped that some members of the Antarctic Club will join us,
The historic HMS Wellington was built at Devonport in 1934 as one of 13 Grimsby class warships for service in the Commonwealth and Dependencies and from 1936 to 1939 patrolled round New Zealand.
In WWII she performed convoy escort duties in the Atlantic She rescued over 450 Merchant Navy seamen, was active at Dunkirk and the North African landings and. shared the credit for sinking a U-Boat. After the war she became the Livery Hall of the Honorable Company of Master Mariners, run by the Wellington Trust. Read more about the History of the Wellington.