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STCW Elementary First Aid Course (1 day course) – Monday 5th September 2022

This one-day elementary STCW First Aid Course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers. • Applying immediate first aid in the event of an accident/injury on board ship • Actions on discovering a casualty • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation • Recovery position • Examination of a casualty • Medical conditions including heart

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Henley Apprentice Sculling Weekend

APPRENTINCE SCULLING WEEKEND, HENLEY-ON-THAMES 16th – 18th September 2022                                             This year’s Apprentices’ Sculling Weekend will be held in Henley on Thames and would like to invite all of our apprentices to attend. It

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Henley Sculling Weekend 2022

16-18 September 2022 Henley-on-Thames The Master, Sir David Wootton, together with our Rowing Officer, Simon McCarthy, and the Chairmen of our Rowing & River Events and Apprenticeship & Training Committees, hope that you will be able to support our apprentices attending this year’s camp. Previous sculling weekends have been a great success and again this

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Rescheduled Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race – 28th July 2022

This year’s race will now take place shortly after 1030 hrs on Thursday 28th July 2022, to take advantage of the flood tide, over the traditional course from London Bridge to Chelsea. The last-minute withdrawal of Mathew Brookes from the race means that George Gilbert will scull over to claim the prize at his fourth

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Knollys Rose 2022

The annual Knollys Rose Ceremony took place on Tuesday 21 June, when the Company joined parishioners from All-Hallows-at-the-Tower for this ancient custom dating back to 1381. Starting at All-Hallows the procession moved to Seething Lane, where a red rose was picked from the garden as symbolic fine for not gaining planning permission for a rose

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Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt (1920-2022)

The Company share with deep sadness the death of Ted Hunt this past weekend. A well loved and respected Freeman, Ted was bound as apprentice to the Company in 1935 and volunteered as a sapper waterman in the Royal Engineers serving in Arctic Norway in 1940. In 1944 he was commissioned as a captain and

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Access to Watermen’s Hall

Watermens’ Hall is a beautiful Georgian building, but due it its age we have some accessibility restrictions within the building. Currently our lift is out of service, and we are unable to provide step free access to the Hall and our dining rooms. We are really sorry for the impact this will have on visitors,

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Afternoon Tea at Watermens Hall

In our ongoing efforts to raise significant funds for the Hall, and especially the cost of the lift replacement, we have been looking at ways to promote the Hall commercially. As some of you may know, we held a ‘test’ afternoon tea earlier this year. With that under our belt (and some lessons learned) we

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Tudor Pull

Saturday 11 June 2022 A ceremonial event for Thames Watermen’s Cutters, and organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association, they escorted the Queen’s row barge ‘Gloriana’ from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London to deliver a ‘Stela’ to the Governor of the Tower for safekeeping. Our Master, Derek Mann, was aboard the Gloriana

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Past Master Duncan Clegg

Past Master Duncan Clegg 1942-2022 We regret to announce the recent death of Duncan Clegg, who served as Master of our Company in 2010-11. Duncan rowed for Oxford in the 1965 Boat Race, and again the following year as President, winning on both occasions, and was later elected a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta. A

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