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75th Anniversary Dinner

The Society celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner at HMS NELSON, Portsmouth in November 2021.  32 members and guests attended along with representatives of the Army and RAF Ornithological Societies.  Dr Nigel Hacking delivered a spellbinding talk on Pelagic birding in the Western Pacific and a good time was had by all.  There are more photos on the Society's Facebook page.

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His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Earlier this year the Society mourned the death of our Patron, shortly before his 100th birthday.  A personal friend of one of our founders, Sir Peter Scott, and a keen conservationist, Prince Philip was our patron almost from the beginning and expressed a real interest in what we were up to.  In 2018, when he stepped back from formal duties, we received a nice letter from his secretary saying that he always read Sea Swallow and wished to remain as Patron.  We have always been proud to have had the support of such an extraordinary man and he will be sadly missed.

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