Royal Navy



For many years our Naval affiliation has been with the carriers HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious.

Following the decommissioning of HMS Illustrious in August 2014 we were delighted to receive confirmation that our affiliation to the Royal Navy would be transferred to HMS Queen Elizabeth upon her commissioning in the next 2 years.

To carry on our tradition, the last serving captain of Illustrious, Captain Mike Utley OBE RN, was installed as an Honorary Liveryman at our May Court Dinner.

The Lightmongers’ award for excellences sponsored by Past Master John Harding was presented to the last navigator of HMS Illustrious, Lt Cdr Richard Hewitt RN, at our awards dinner at Goldsmiths’ Hall on the 27th March 2015.