Members of the British chapter were delighted to be able to hold their annual reunion and AGM in person this year now that the constraints of the pandemic have been lifted. We met in Portsmouth on a beautiful weekend in late May, and spent a fascinating day exploring the docks including the Victory and the Mary Rose. Our after dinner speaker was Alex Hildred, the Head of Research and Curator of Ordnance at the Mary Rose Museum who gave a fascinating talk on the raising of the Mary Rose and other highlights of her 40 year career with the Mary Rose Museum and also the Trust.
We were pleased to welcome Tim Cullen from the Isle of Man, who has proposed some excellent ideas for next year’s reunion in the Isle of Man. There are so many great options that we are looking into offering a longer event than usual; all 1818 members are warmly welcome, so make a note in your diaries for May 2023 and watch this space for details.