The Royal Naval Reserve: 150th Anniversary

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The Royal Naval Reserve 150th Anniversary Dinner

RNR 150th Anniversary Dinner

The dinner will be held at HMS President 72
St Katharine’s Way London E1W 1UQ

on Friday 18th September 2009 at 1845 for 1930 1915

Sunset Ceremony by the Guard and Band of The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook

Further information

Dinner will be accompanied by fine red and white wines and followed by port.

Dress for the evening will be Mess Undress or Black Tie with neck decorations and miniatures. 

The cost of the dinner, including a donation in aid of the Mission to Seafarers, will be £65 per person attending.

Book your place

Please make bookings emailing the attached
booking slip to Cdr David Whitby RD** Rtd:

Email: bookings@rnr150.co.uk
Tel: 01268 759245.

Bookings to arrive not later than Friday 4th September 2009.

A celebration

To celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Royal Naval Reserve since 1859, a dinner will be held in the wardroom at HMS President. The guest of honour will be Mr Michael Grey, former Editor of Lloyd’s List. Other distinguished guests will be Rear Admiral Phil Jones, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff, Honorary Commodore The Lord Stirling, Mr Jan Kopernicki, Vice President Shipping Shell UK.

The dinner

The evening will begin with a sparkling wine reception and Sunset Ceremony followed by dinner comprising:


Baked darns of salmon, served on a bed of crispy vegetables with a grain mustard dressing


Roast sirloin of beef with crushed peppercorn crust
served with a cream of peppercorn sauce, seasonal potatoes & vegetables


Individual Dutch apple crumble served with a vanilla sauce


Coffee & mints