November Main Meeting

Our speaker at the November main meeting was Captain William Wells a retired river and sea pilot. William gave a fascinating talk on the Life and Times of a Ship’s Pilot detailing his life in the Merchant Navy and  Royal Navy Reserve and his work as a river and deep sea pilot on the Thames, in the Far East, the Bahamas and the English Channel.  He ended his career as the Senior Pilot in the Port of London.  Wonderful stories of ships, seamen and pilots around the world illustrated with excellent slides and scary videos of life at sea and on the great rivers.