Events in Oakville

Oakville Historical Society Speakers Night – The Forgotten Squadron

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

St. John's United Church

Oakville Historical Society Speakers Night – The Forgotten Squadron

Gurth M. Pretty, our speaker, is co-founder and a director of the HMS Psyche Canadian Maritime Heritage Society. He is an amateur culinary and navy historian. Gurth has been re-enacting for 20+ years, with different War of 1812 groups, both British army and Royal Navy. His interest in the Royal Navy began upon volunteering aboard HMS Bee (Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene) as a landsman.

Aboard the Psyche’s longboat, Gurth is the gun captain and occasional helmsman. At re-enactment events, he is the ship’s cook, preparing period meals over the camp fire. He received his warrant from the Victualing Board, certifying him as a warrant officer.

Gurth is the corporate cheese expert for a national grocery retailer.
For more information about the Oakville Historical Society Speakers Night – The Forgotten Squadron, visit www.oakvillehistory.org.


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