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Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

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It is with great sadness that we report the death of our President and 3rd Earl Kitchener of Khartoum who has passed away at the age of 92. A full obituary will appear in the next issue of The Gunboat.

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New leaflet produced

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We have produced a new 8-Page leaflet to promote the work of the Society which you can request from the Melik Society Office, or alternatively download a copy from our website. The leaflet will also be distributed to our supporters and friends to encourage new membership and stimulate public interest in Anglo-Sudanese history. You can …

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Sudan’s new plan for Bordein

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The Bordein was one of the original batch of five paddle steamers ordered by Sir Samuel Baker from Samuda Brothers shipyard at Poplar on the Thames in 1869 for his 1871 Nile expedition. She was delivered the following year in kit plate form to Cairo, where she was assembled at the Boulak Dockyard. She was …

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General Gordon memorial service

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The annual memorial service for Charles George Gordon is to take place at the Riverside Leisure Area Gravesend within the Gordon Memorial Gardens on Wednesday 26 January, 2011 at 11am. This year marks the 126th anniversary of his death at Khartoum and a small working party have devised a special service to commemorate this local …

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UK Foreign Office: Our Ambassador in Khartoum

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UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Ros Marsden, our ambassador in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, shows us the gunboat which General Kitchener used to bombard Omdurman in 1898. Read more about Sudan: Watch the interview with Ros Marsden above.

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