New secure connection for this website

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Thank you for patience whilst this website was being updated, and went offline. Apologies for any inconvenience. The main changes have been behind the scenes security improvements including the switch over to https.

You can see this in the address bar which now has a green padlock, the word ‘secure’ and begins with https instead of http. This means that information is travelling over a secured connection, and anything you enter, eg. your name on the membership page, is encrypted as is travels around the internet – especially useful if you use public wi-fi.

A facebook feed has also been added to keep non facebook members up to date with posts. You can scroll down to read previous posts, but if want to see them full screen, you will have to go to facebook.

Changes to Society Officers

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Keeping you informed of changes within the British Titanic Society: David Scott-Beddard is the new Honorary Secretary. Bob Angel has now joined the committee as an officer. Commodore Ron Warwick is New Honorary President. Further details to follow…

HMHS Britannic Centenary Memorial Event

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Commemorating the Centenary of the Sinking of HMHS Britannic

November 2016 marks the centenary of the sinking of His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic – the biggest single ship sunk in World War One. Striking a mine off Greece while acting as a hospital ship, she sank in 55 minutes with the loss of 30 lives.  Aside from this sad statistic, Britannic holds another place in history: sister of RMS Titanic and last of the iconic Olympic Class liners.

To mark the centenary the British Titanic Society held a wreath-laying in cooperation with the Red Cross and Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the Tower Hill Mariners Memorial, London, where many of those lost are recorded. At 11:00 on Sunday 20th November 2016, the day before the centenary itself, there was a short presentation and a reading of names before the laying a wreath in their memory.

 

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