Ken Smith, who said he was nervous at the start, told us a fascinating account of his early life with his father Eric Smudge Smith who was a founder member of the Association in 1965 and the audience warmed to him, which Stephen Harwood acknowledged in his thanks.
The Formal Photos.
1. The River Plate Veterans. John Garrard and Ted Wicks with Stephen Harwood and Ken Smith.
2. The Cruiser Veterans - left to right, John Hitchen, (with Stephen Harwood), Ted Wicks, Dennis Talbot, John Garrard, Don Birrell & Jerry Kirk.
3. The Frigate Veterans, left to right, Ken “Sharky” Ward, Ian Darbyshire, Peter Danks, Alf Larkin, Bob McMorran, Vic Wilson, Glyn Seagrave, Mike Fox, Alan Phillips, Paul Byrne & Nigel Masters.
Although I never got to meet and learn the names of all the Associate Members present, it was great that so many attended.