75-80 Queen Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3HS
The Royal Maritime Club, which is one of the oldest hotels in Portsmouth – established in Queen Street in 1850. As a sailors’ home, it was set up to look after sailors and marines who were “between ships
The Royal Maritime Club gained ‘Royal patronage’ in 1855, after Prince Albert visited the hotel. Queen Victoria then became Patron. There have been royal visits throughout the 20th century, including Queen Elizabeth II in 1986. Prince Charles became Patron in 2007.
The club gained charitable status in 1883. Membership is open to all serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and their families as well as those of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Merchant Navy, for whom it was founded.
Between January and March 1941 the building was completely destroyed by enemy action. In 1952 the Club re-opened, having been rebuilt by the Royal Navy through Appeals to the Fleet and voluntary labour. Additional floors and the Families Annexe (now renamed the West Wing) followed in 1962. In 1988, with funds donated from the China Fleet Club in Hong Kong, the lower ground floor Leisure Centre was created.
Several years down the line, the Club has re-focussed both its charitable work and its civilian role. For some years it has been “home” to partner naval and military charities, providing respite holidays and event facilities to our mutual beneficiaries.
Today the Club is proud to have been granted a Three Star Hotel accreditation from “Visit England and has also built up an enviable reputation with tourists and business people alike. It has 100 bedrooms, restaurant, function rooms and an indoor swimming pool, and is situated in the heart of the heritage area so perfectly located for visits to the historic dockyard.
HMS Cossack Association
2019 Reunion Booking Details
ROYAL MARITIME CLUB (RMC)
Friday 17th April to Sunday 19th April 2020
Reunion Price Includes:-
3 nights half board accommodation, including a carvery on the Friday Evening
En-suite with hospitality tray and colour TV
Live Entertainment on Gala night
Gala Night Dinner Saturday night, including a glass of wine and port
Sole use of function suites for AGM, Association Display and Gala dinner
Prices to be confirmed
For those members who would like to stay longer, then the same tariff applies per night or you can take the option of just BB.
This year we have a couple of changes to the booking system as we are not using the services of IOW Tours, instead our secretary will be liaising directly with the RMC.
- All members should book directly with the RMC, quoting 63862, HMS Cossack Association.
- Once you’ve made your booking please could you send an email to Debbie at email@example.com to confirm the following:
- You have booked,
- Who you would like to sit with at the Gala Dinner
- If you have any food allergies
- If you’d prefer red/white wine or a soft drink at the Gala Dinner
There is limited free parking for guest at the Hotel but there is a pay car park opposite the hotel. Charges at the car park are set that RMC guests get 50% off. All you need to do is take the ticket at the car park and get it stamped at reception, then present it back at the car park office. The car park office is open 09.00-17.00 hours. There is also on road parking which needs a on road parking permit that can