HMS Belfast - Alumni Networking Event
Friday, 22 April 2016 from 18:30 to 22:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Step aboard historic warship HMS Belfast on 22 April 2016, for one of our most prestigious networking events to date.
HMS Belfast played a pivotal role as the flagship of the bombardment fleet which supported troops landing at Gold and Juno beaches on 6 June 1944. As a result of the bombardment, the German gun battery at La Marefontaine played no meaningful role in the defence of the beaches, saving thousands of allied lives. The vibration of the Ship’s guns (which fired 5000 shells during its 33 day support of the D-Day landings) was so loud it cracked the crew’s toilets!
You will be welcomed on board with a glass of sparkling wine and canapes, with 1940s background music playing to set the scene and will then have the opportunity to explore the ship, with guide in hand.
We then re-convene in the Morgan Giles room for fascinating tales from the sea, as former Commander of HMS Fearless, Rear Admiral Jeremy Larken describes his experiences during the charge on the Falklands in 1982. The evening will culminate in a drinks reception, providing an ideal opportunity to network.
6.30pm Welcome Drink, canapes and explore the Ship
8.00pm Guest Speaker, Rear Admiral Jeremy Larken
9.00pm Drinks reception and networking
Unfortunately due to lack of availability, places are restricted to King's Alumni only. If spaces become available nearer the date then spouses/partners will be able to book.
Please ensure you wear sturdy walking shoes and a bring a warm coat to wear, as (weather permitting) the evening begins in the open air, on the Ship's Quarter Deck.