Admiral Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE DL was the principal guest at the Autumn Dinner at Painters’ Hall on 11 October. Other guests included the Masters of the Worshipful Companies of Tallow Chandlers, Spectacle Makers, City of London Solicitors, Marketors, Chartered Secretaries, the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Past Master Colin Goodman of the Painter-Stainers and Mr Murray Craig, Clerk to the Chamberlain’s Court. The toast to the guests was given by the Renter Warden, Mrs Valerie Hamilton JP, and the Master, Mr David Philip, presided. This was the first occasion on which the new Honorary Chaplain, The Reverend Steven Brookes, officiated. The evening also featured an exhibition of Company treasures and other items of historical interest and an after-dinner entertainment given by Mr Jeremy Nicholas.