About the Society

The Melik SocietyThe aim of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of Anglo-Sudanese history in the period 1883-1956 through the restoration and preservation of the river gunboat Melik and the paddle steamer Bordein.

The Society is a registered charity formed in 1994 by a group of individuals with a common interest in the history of the Sudan and her relationship with the United Kingdom.


Emma Kitchener, The Lady Fellowes of West Stafford LVO

Vice Presidents

General Sir Peter de la Billiere KCB KBE DSO MC
Ian Cliff OBE


Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE
Richard Dunn
Richard Gethin-Jones
Anis Haggar
Henry Keown-Boyd
Robert Keown-Boyd
Ralph Moore-Morris
Colonel Anthony Uloth
Major General Edward Willmott CB OBE
Allan Woodliffe


Anthony Harvey


The Melik Society
202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7JW