Time really does fly as one gets older - it is already the third month of this year and I have only now got around to compiling the first Newsletter for 2018.
Annual General Meeting
It can be said that with our 21st Annual General meeting we will come of age! So let me get down
to business and announce that this coming of age function will be held on Wednesday 9 May 2018
at 15:00 (3 PM for those who need the conversion) at the Simon's Town Museum.
As usual there will be a talk by a speaker and on a subject still to be confirmed.
You will find the provisional Agenda at the end of this Newsletter.
Firing of the 9-inch RML Middle North Gun 2018; my apologies in that this is a bit late as the first
Firing has already taken place:
21 February Armed Forces Day
27 April Freedom Day
18 May International Museum Day
16 June Youth Day
18 July Mandela Day
24 September Heritage Day
11 November Armistice Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
All firings will be at 12h00 except for the firing on Armistace Day which will be at 11h00.
New book in the process of compilation
Through the Periscope - The first fifty years
I have only just started with a new book for the Trust which was researched and written by WO1
David Harrison. It is the third version of Through the Periscope and effectively covers the first fifty years of our Submarine Service. All things being equal it will be published well in time for the anniversary of the launching of the first Daphne class submarine, SAS Maria van Riebeeck at the Dubigeon - Normandie shipyard in Nantes, France on 18 March 1969 and thus also the 50th Anniversary of the South African Submarine Service next year.
This book also lists the names some details of their service of those many South Africans who, prior to us getting our own submarines, served in foreign submarines in the 20th Century.
Warrant Officer Harrison has also compiled a comprehensive list giving the Badge Number and name every man or woman who has qualified for and received the South African submariners badge since the establishment of the Submarine Service 50 years ago.
Naval Digest Number 27
Regretfully Naval Digest Number 27 which I was hoping to be able to publish and distribute to members before the AGM has hit some snags and will only be ready sometime later.
All ordinary Members are reminded that membership fees for the 2018/2019 membership year
will become due as at 1 July 2018. All new members who joined from 1 February 2018 will be considered to have joined for the 2018/2019 year.
TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NAVAL HERITAGE SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA
9 May 2018 at 15:00. Simon's Town Museum
1. Welcome by the Chairman.
3. Additional Items.
4. Confirmation of the Minutes of the Twentieth AGM.
5. Chairman's Report.
6. Closing remarks.
On conclusion of the formal part of the meeting there will be a presentation the details of which are still to be finalised and thereafter wine, cool drinks and snacks will be served.
Any member of the Naval Heritage Society who might wish to add any additional item for discussion at the AGM is requested to submit this to one of the members of the Executive