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.
All luncheons take place at the New Holmwood Hotel, Cowes, 1230 for 1300.
Members’ ladies and guests are warmly welcomed to all our events.