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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
L-R - HRH The Princess Royal, Captain Braithwaite and Captain Marchant

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Recognizes Long Service at Annual AGM.

Two trustees of one of the U.K.’s oldest maritime charities have been presented with long service awards by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in recognition of a combined 60 years supporting the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society.

As well as presenting silver framed certificates to Captain Mike Marchant MBE and Captain Anthony David Braithwaite OBE RD RNR, who served the society for 23 years and 37 years respectively the Princess Royal also met with staff, residents and supporters of the charity at its Annual General Meeting.

Captain Braithwaite, who has served as a trustee since 1976 and was vice chairman of the society for 20 years until 2009, served in the Merchant Navy for 23 years.  He was a director of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board, and founder member and Fellow of the Nautical Institute as well as serving as former deputy chairman of Seafarers U.K.

Captain Marchant, who worked in various roles in P&O shipping for more than 50 years, including Director of Marine Affairs, has also supported the Merchant Navy Welfare Board and The Mission to Seafarers in Board roles.

Both have supported the charity through major development milestones including the landmark opening of the charity’s dementia annexe.

The AGM event  included an address from Director General of Seafarers U.K., Commodore Barry Bryant, who spoke of the importance of maritime charities continuing to raise awareness of the sector and support available to seafarers in need.

The chief executive of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt said,  “We are extremely honored to have welcomed our Patron, The Princess Royal, to our AGM. Her Royal Highness takes a keen interest in the Society’s activities and we were delighted that she was able to present the two long service awards to our retiring trustees.

“With a combined 60 years of service, we are extremely grateful to Captains Marchant and Braithwaite for all the work they have done for the society and the support they have given us, especially considering the average length of time for a trustee nationally is frequently quoted as nine years.”
 


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