‘The Life and Times of the Shell Channel Pilot’
This historic pilot book has had only three compilers since 1935. Tom inherited it from the swashbuckling submariner, Commander Johnnie Coote RN, who in turn had it from the redoubtable Adlard Coles himself. In this fully illustrated lecture, Tom combines the history of the book with some of the misadventures he’s undergone to satisfy his readers. The cast of characters includes world-famous novelists, a Chancellor of the Exchequer, dodgy French restaurateurs and sailors too. No punches are pulled. It’s not to be missed.