Martin Thomas is a retired surgeon, previous Watch Officer on-board the sail training schooner Sir Winston Churchill and former Ocean Cruising Club Commodore.

Martin has an interest in naval history and in particular naval medicine in the age of sail. He has written for yachtsmen on the subject of emergency medicine at sea. Martin presented his fascinating talk on the health and medicine in the early days of the British Navy – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash!!

11th January 2018