Waterloo Association: Autumn study weekend - September 2016
Portsmouth
The biennial Waterloo Association study weekend was held in the august
surroundings of the Royal Marines Museum. Ten intrepid members and guests
braved atrocious weather on the Saturday and then enjoyed balmy summer
weather on the Sunday. On the Saturday attendees were given a tour of the
Royal Marines Museum with its priceless medals and memorabilia including items
relating to Captain Adair of the Marines killed on board HMS Victory at Trafalgar.
The afternoon was spent at the Royal Dockyard in which members could visit a
range of attractions including HMS Victory, the new Mary Rose exhibition, HMS
Warrior, HMS M.33 a Royal Navy vessel that served at Gallipoli, the Battle of
Jutland exhibition as well as other exhibitions. In the evening the party enjoyed
a wholesome meal in one of Old Portsmouth’s pubs - the Wellington no less! The
next day saw the party back at the Royal Marines Museum where they were
joined by some local members to enjoy  Paul Brunyee’s erudite presentations on
Napoleon and HMS Bellerophon as well as Royal Marine operations on the Biscay
coast. After lunch the Secretary guided members in the footsteps of Lord Nelson
on his last walk on dry land.
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