Guild Events

HMS Belfast

Reception & Dinner - HMS Belfast
Wednesday 25 October 2006
Dress: Black Tie

HMS Belfast is the largest surviving example of Britain's 20th Century naval power, and she is the first warship to be saved for the nation since Nelson's HMS Victory. Built in Belfast in 1936-38, HMS Belfast spent the first 3 years of the Second World War being rebuilt after being mined in the Firth of Forth. Subsequently she played a major part in protecting the Arctic Convoys and later the Allied landings in Normandy. In the early 1950s she was in action in the Korean War, and from then until she was paid off in 1965 she 'flew the flag' all round the world. She is now a fascinating, living museum and testament to her illustrious past and to all those who served in her.
This should be a memorable evening for everyone: during the reception there will be an opportunity to visit many of the historical displays - which are spread over many of the ship's 9 decks! Then, to restore lost energy, a traditional 3-course dinner will be served in the Ship's Company Dining Hall.

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