On Monday 9th October Commodore A.J.C. Morrow CVO, gave a very well attended lecture about the Royal Yacht.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, commissioned in 1954 and de-commissioned in 1997, was used primarily by members of the Royal Family in support of visits to Commonwealth and foreign countries worldwide. From 1976 Britannia was also used around the world for business meetings and conferences, known as ‘Sea Days’ to promote UK business and financial services. These were highly successful occasions and earned billions of pounds for Britain. Britannia was the envy of all our competitors.
Commodore Anthony Morrow CVO was the last captain of Britannia, having served on board on two previous appointments. His talk featured the many events he witnessed, which ranged from the early years and the Silver Jubilee year, to the historic handover in Hong Kong and the subsequent decommissioning.