Friday, January 8

At the Gaming Table

Submitted by N. Armitage, Purser.

'The Duchess of Richmond's Ball', Mr Nicholas Armitage, Purser, RN, of HMS 'Acasta' sharpened his card-playing skills… which might come in handy, with the looming peace, ending this long war with France… and the subsequent 'beaching' of many fine officers and men of the Royal Navy'…1815.

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