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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.

Former STAR officer honoured in Woodstock

Cdr (Ret’d) David Stock

A ceremony was held in Woodstock on Saturday, 28 September, to honour the late Commander (Retired) David Stock, who served as Executive Officer of HMCS STAR during 1971 and 1972. He subsequently went on to be instrumental in establishing a STAR detachment in London which was recommissioned as HMCS PREVOST in 1990.

The Woodstock Navy League building in South Side Park in Woodstock, home to RCSCC #153 Woodstock and NLCC Unicorn, was renamed the “Commander David J.B. Stock, QC, CD Centre” in his honour.

Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, herself a former STAR officer, was the reviewing officer. Other guests included Lt (Ret’d) Terry Meloche, a family friend, and Trevor Birtch, the Mayor of Woodstock.

A reception followed at the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association, normally known as the Woodstock Navy Club.