Merchant Navy Day Liverpool

Excellent Service at St Nick’s followed by a march to the Pierhead to lay wreaths and remember those of the Merchant Navy who gave their lives.


A ceremony was held at Ellesmere Port Cenotaph on Friday 1 September 2023. Please see the Events tab for details.

August Newsletter

The August Newsletter is now in the Member’s Area

President’s Picnic

Photos from the event are now under the Events tab.

WW1 Battlefields Visit

Details and photos of the trip are in the Events pages.

Commander John Billington CBE RD* RNR

We regret to announce that our long standing member, past President and former Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside, John Billington Crossed the Bar on Sunday 30 April.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time. Further funeral details will be notified in due course.

Captain Patrick Walker CBE Royal Navy

Captain Walker who has been our Patron since 2015 indicated that he wished to stand
down at the AGM. During his tenure Patrick has always shown a keen interest in our
activities and has been a longstanding and staunch supporter of the Sea Urchins. The
Club thanked him for his sterling service and took the opportunity to present him with
a commemorative plaque at our February lunch. As an Honorary member we look
forward to his continued membership and participating in our activities when time and
other commitments allow.


The March Newsletter and the AGM Minutes are now in the Members’ area.

Honours for Sea Urchins

Two of our members have been honoured last week:

Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE SRN SCM CStJ FRCOG FRCM was awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.

Lieutenant Commander (SCC) Toni Cioma MBE RNR was awarded the Freedom of the City of Chester.

Many congratulations to both of them.


New President Elected

At today’s AGM, Lt Cdr Toni Cioma was confirmed as President for 2023 with Cdr Cedric Loughran as Vice President.

The President thanked the outgoing President Lt Cdr Frank Hogan for his sterling work during a trying time!

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