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The Melik Society visit Khartoum

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On arrival we were met by Anis Haggar, our Sudanese Council member, in the early hours of the morning and installed in our hotel which we found extremely comfortable. After a very short night’s sleep, the Melik Society was rapidly launched into a series of official meetings followed by an evening reception hosted by our …

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Society joins the Historic Naval Ships Association

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The Imperial War Museum acted as hosts for the annual conference in October on board HMS BELFAST. The Society was invited to give a presentation on the restoration plans for the Melik and Bordein in conjunction with Frazer Nash Consultants as part of the conference programme. The Historic Naval Ships Association was founded in 1966 …

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Melik Bulletin December 2006

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Kitchener’s boat needs you to get her back in shape

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Ben Macintyre reports from Khartoum: She led the British flotilla at the Battle of Omdurman, and she’s been a haven for expatriate gin drinkers. New the rusting Melik has become an unlikely symbol of Anglo-Sudanese co-operation. The Times, November 25, 2006. See http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article649300.ece

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BBC Radio 4’s Sandi Toksvig visits Gunboat Melik

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The uneasy peace between government and rebels existing in the south and west of the country might deter tourists from visiting Sudan. But Sudan ‘s fascinating history stretches from the earliest origins of man, through thousands of years of a Nubian civilisation that rivals that of ancient Egypt. Centuries of Christian domination was followed by …

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