Past Master Rolf Christophersen’s 100th Birthday Lunch – The In & Out Club

Wednesday 1st December 2021

It is a truly remarkable achievement to have reached such a milestone, and we were delighted that Rolf, and his wife Angela, were able to accept our invitation to a lunch held in his honour. Rolf and Angela were joined by 19 Past Masters, Wardens and the Clerk, the Treasurer (and the Master!). The lunch was held in the Astor Room at the Naval & Military Club; Rolf told me that in this very room a few years ago, he had met and chatted with the King of Norway and the Queen of England – both of whom had sent him birthday greetings. PM Derek Harris proposed Rolf’s health, and Rolf responded in his own inimitable style. It was a lovely afternoon, and it was lovely to be able to honour such a gentleman. I must, however, repeat my apology to Angela, who (unfortunately for her) found herself sandwiched between two Mertons for the duration