Autumn Court Meeting and Dinner
Wednesday 21st September 2022
Back to HQS Wellington for the 5pm Autumn Court Meeting, reception and dinner – not surprisingly, considered one of the nicest company evenings of the year – especially when the weather is kind to us – and it was!
In Court we installed Jonathan Fell as an Assistant, passed 6 new member applications, admitted two Freemen (Ricardo Carioni and Mike de la Fargue) and gowned a Liveryman, Andrew Pinto.
By this time, we had developed a thirst and rapidly proceeded upper deck for predinner drinks – and in many cases a smoke!
Our Honorary Chaplain called for a moments silence in memory of Her Late Majesty The Queen, produced a wonderful grace and then we seated and enjoyed a lovely meal from Seahorse Hospitality and in the excellent company of Master Mariner, Captain Robin Batt and his clerk Scott Hanlon.
For the first time in the history of our modern company The King was toasted!
And what followed was the traditional port, aged brandy (from the farm in SA) and cigar (or two!).
A great evening and we were made very welcome by HQS W.