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OUR NEXT MEETING IS on SATURDAY 6th FEBRUARY at 2pm
TITANIC BELFAST PAVILLION
(note this event replaces normal meeting on 8th February)
‘The French on Board Titanic’
Francois Codet - President of the French Titanic Association
A chance to ‘meet’ the key French characters who travelled on SS Nomadic...that short journey at Cherbourg...before boarding RMS Titanic
Please note that Titanic Belfast Pavillion is on the riverside of the building - there will be a nominal charge of £2 pounds (including refreshments) for members of the public seeking admission to this event (ie NON MEMBERS).
François Codet was born in a village near Nantes in France where half the local men used to go to sea (mostly in the Merchant Service) or work in the local shipyards. Both François’ grandfathers were merchant sea captains and his father served 42 years as a merchant Navy officer, including three years on the giant liner Normandie. François joined the Navy in 1968 as a cadet officer and became an antisubmarine warfare specialist in 1975, serving on seven different vessels, destroyers, frigates or mine warfare units, including two commands. Retiring from the Navy as Captain in 1996 François joined the Association Française du Titanic (AFT) in 2006 and became its President in 2010. He has published three books (in French): Les Français du Titanic (as co-author, with three other AFT members, 2010) Grand dictionnaire des Transatlantiques (2011) and Dictionnaire du Titanic (2012).
Welcome to the Belfast Titanic Society
In recent years the story of Titanic in Belfast was somewhat over looked so in 1992 the BELFAST TITANIC SOCIETY was formed to preserve and research the story of Titanic and the other White Star Line ships built in Belfast. In 1996 the Society hosted the first world-wide Titanic convention to be held in Ireland – called ‘Titanic@home’, the event was instrumental in placing Belfast at the centre of the Titanic story. Our website was substantially redesigned in late 2012 with new links to the Society’s Facebook, Twitter and Flickr accounts. We are delighted that potential new members can now join, and existing members can renew, using an online process on our membership page. Our web site contains some unique resources, including some original research, so feel free to explore the story of Titanic in Belfast as you move through our pages.