Calendar on sale

The Ship Society of SA is selling its 2020 calendar, featuring a painting by artist Jeremy Day of HMS Vanguard’s departure from the Duncan Docks on Thursday April 24 1947.Thousands turned out on the rather overcast day and watched from every vantage point to wish the royal family a rapturous bon voyage, following the first royal tour of South Africa by a reigning monarch. The calendar, which is sold to raise funds for the society, costs R40. Local postage costs R52.50 for up to three calendars in a tube. Contact the Ship Society of SA at for more details.