THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARTIFICERS IN THE ROYAL NAVY
A celebration of this event will take place in the form of a Gala Dinner at Guildhall, London on 19th May 2018.
Please note that this event has already occurred and that this website is available
so that the information contained within these pages can be retained.
This website is only accessible from the website RNEBS.co.uk
Contents of this page:
Contactless Payments - new item
HMS Raleigh Marks Year of Engineering
see details here
Most of you will have seen the photographer at the event and may have posed for a shot or two.
The pictures of the event have now been uploaded to the Art150 Photography website with details of how to get a copy etc.
Why we are celebrating this occasion.
In the beginning...
In 1868, Queen Victoria, by Order in Council, authorised the introduction of Artificers into the Royal Navy. Their task was to operate and maintain the increasingly complex machinery and equipment of the ships in the world's most powerful navy. And so began a tradition for engineering excellence that made the Artificer the backbone of the fleet.
The Royal Naval Engineers Benevolent Society marked the Centenary in 1968 with a dinner aboard HMS President and it was felt that in the 150th year of 2018 we should all celebrate what may be the last significant anniversary.
In order to plan and deliver this event we have formed a temporary Artificer 150 Association. This small team presently consists of:
Overall coordination and sponsorship.
Guildhall venue and catering coordinator.
Event Admin Secretary
Production of souvenir edition of RNEBS Bulletin magazine.
Pre website management of expressions of interest.
The RNEBS Trustees have kindly agreed to support planning expenditure until such time as ticket income sustains the programme.
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2 Tel: 020 7332 1313 Fax: 020 7710 857
Guildhall is situated in the heart of the City of London, the world's leading financial and business centre. There are many different ways of travelling to Guildhall from within the UK and abroad. More information about Guildhall can be found here.
Public car parking is available at the London Wall (24 hours), Barbican (8am to midnight) or Aldersgate (24 hours). Disabled car parking bays are located in Aldermanbury and Basinghall Street for Blue Badge holders (after 10am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday). You can find out more about Blue Badge bays near Guildhall by visiting the Blue Badge London website.
TRAVELLING BY BUS
The nearest bus routes are at Bank (11, 23, 26, 388), Moorgate (21, 43, 76, 133, 141), Cheapside (8, 25, 242) and London Wall (100).
You can find out more about London buses by visiting the Transport for London website.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
The nearest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Moorgate, Blackfriars and City Thames Link.
You can find out more about trains to London by visiting the National Rail website.
TRAVELLING BY UNDERGROUND
The nearest underground stations are Moorgate (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Circle and Northern), Bank (Northern, Central, Waterloo and City and DLR), Mansion House (District and Circle) and St, Paul's (Central).
You can find out more about the London underground here.
TRAVELLING BY AIR
The nearest international airport is London City Airport - located in Londons' Docklands - which is the UK's leading business airport with eleven airlines serving thirty-four destinations across the UK and Europe and connections to the rest of the world through major European hubs.
You can find out more about London City Airport by visiting the London City Airport website.
If you receive payments under the War Pensions Scheme, or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, you may be eligible for concessionary travel. Click here to find out.
A contactless card credit or debt, works like and charged the same as an Oyster card in London, for all forms of transport overground, underground & buses.
All buses in London are cashless, so if you don’t have an English issued bus pass a contactless card is required.
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