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Wardroom Trafalgar Mess Dinner

Second Sketch for ‘The Battle of Trafalgar’ c.1823 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

For any Wardroom Associates and friends who might have been missed.

The Officers of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship STAR request the pleasure of your company at the 2019 Battle of Trafalgar Mess Dinner

October 19th, 2019 18:30 Cocktails – 19:30 Dinner

Dress: Military Mess Kit or No. 2, Civilian Black Tie Formal

Hosted at: The Hamilton Club, 6 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1E8

Please advise of any dietary restrictions

$80.00 per person

Latest Artefact

Copper one Gill rum measure

Received from Jack Germa, a Leading Seaman Radar Plotter in HMCS HAIDA 1958-1959. A gill (pronounced jill) is five ounces. A half gill of rum mixed with two gills of water formed the grog that was issued in the RCN until 30 March 1972 – Black Tot day.

A half gill measure along with the one gill, two of the complete set of eight which went up to one gallon.