An Association for the Merchant Navy
The Merchant Mariners of Wight
“To bring together like minded people with a professional maritime background and qualifying for membership, for the purpose of comradeship, social and charitable activities and to promote the good name and image of The Merchant Navy, past, present and future.”
Founder: Mr A M C McGinnity
President: Captain A Tulloch
Our story begins in March 2000 when our Founder, Tony McGinnity, thought that it would be a good idea to gather together a few former Merchant Navy Officers residing on the Island to meet for lunch in order to exchange views on the possibility of forming an Island Association representing the Merchant Navy.
With regret it has been decided that all meetings and events will be postponed. We are unfortunately all over, or close to, the susceptible ‘high risk’ age, both within our committee and also the Association and we will progress the Associations events dates on a monthly basis, in keeping with the Governments epidemics future advice.