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2016 AGM and Reunion


The 2016 AGM and Reunion was held at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea over the weekend of the 23rd-24th September 2016. The event was very well attended (one of the largest) with over 70 (including wives/partners) attending.


The draft AGM minutes cane be found here.






2017 AGM and Reunion, 22nd - 24th September


Bearing in mind the decision to wind the association up in 2018, we expect the final two reunions, including this 2017 event, to be memorable and that they will be heavily subscribed. This will be the last reunion to be held in Chatham, home of HMS Gannet and our old dormitory ship. The hotel is the King Charles Hotel. Download the Booking Form here. Timings are as follows:


1500 - 1630 Afternoon tea on board HMS Gannet*. This will be a private function (no public).

1800 - 1900 AGM at King Charles Hotel.

1930 Dinner


* There is no charge or dockyard entrance fee for members (and one guest) attending the 1500 event on Gannet. For those wishing to visit the dockyard earlier in the day, a much reduced rate of £5-00 for members has been negotiated. You need to have booked for the AGM and Reunion to take advantage of this (we need to provide names to the dockyard).


2018 - The Final AGM and Reunion


The last formal Mercury Reunion will take place at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea on 21-23 September 2018. Activities will focus on organised events in Hamble. Further details will be posted here when available.