Maritime Societies’ Annual Dinner

The Auckland Branch of the Company was well represented at the Maritime Societies’ Annual Dinner, held at the Northern Club on 7 December, when twelve Master Mariners and their partners/wives attended with 50 others.

During the course of the evening, the Warden of the Auckland Branch, Captain Chris Barradale, presented membership certificates to master mariners Holly and David Clayton. Holly is employed by Ports of Auckland Ltd and husband David is currently serving as C/O of MV Buffalo working around the NZ coast.

The guest speaker was Commander Lisa Hunn BSc RNZN, Commanding Officer of HMNZS TE MANA who spoke well of her time during the annual Exercise RIMPAC when the ship won the “Top Gun” trophy competed for by 14 nations.

David and Holly with the evening’s Guest of Honour, Commander Lisa Hunn RNZN (Commanding Officer HMNZS TE MANA)

David Clayton addresses the guests

Warden, Capt Chris Barradale presents membership certificate to David Clayton while Holly Clayton looks on.


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