Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Free St Albans


While there have recently been many opportunities for members of the Marketors to meet with the crew of our new armed forces affiliate, HMS St Albans, I have not been fortunate enough to be at any of them until now. This occasion was the presentation of the Freedom of the City of London to their captain, Commander Sharpe, at the Guildhall. Accompanied by his delightful family including two young, and very well behaved, children this was as always an entertaining ceremony tailored to the profile of the Commander. As sponsors our party included the Clerk plus the Past Master and the Chair and Vice Chair of our AFCC.

For the Commander it was a double event in that we then all went on to Haberdashers Hall where he was also given the Freedom of that Company, they being joint affiliates with us of HMS St Albans. This was followed by a reception and lunch hosted by the Master Haberdasher. In all a most memorable occasion for all concerned.   

John Flynn
Master Marketor

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