Unique items gifted back to Britannia, a 25ft Christmas tree arrives and our Christmas Shopping Day

Posted in Weekly 'Snaps', Gift Shop, History, on Friday November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments | Return To Blog Posts
Unique items gifted back to Britannia, a 25ft Christmas tree arrives and our Christmas Shopping Day

As always, it was a busy week aboard the Royal Yacht. Our stunning 25 foot Christmas tree arrived on the quayside, just in time for our Gift Shop's Christmas Shopping and Seasonal Tastings Day. Our Photographer in Residence was on hand to capture many happy shoppers enjoying 25% discount! Our talented shop team have also shared their talents for gift wrapping - keep a look out on our Blog for the 'How to' video coming soon.

We also wanted to bring you the stories behind two more special items on board, kindly given to Britannia by Harry The B Horne, author of 'A Yachtsman's Tale' book that is on sale in our shop. Look out for them when you visit - the first is a bar stool in the PO's Mess, which was made from the old funnel siren before it was replaced.

The second is an engraved rocket shell, presented to the PO's and Sergeant's Mess by their counterparts on Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Yukon. It now sits in the Unwinding Room and was originally in the PO's Mess, as you can see from Harry's original photo of him on board with the two items!

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