The Society was privileged to have Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as our Patron for over 60 years between 1953 and 2016 – she was a committed and engaged supporter of the Society and our objectives. To celebrate her life and mark her passing, we have put together a short display of items from our Collections related to the Queen.
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Featured image: Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Lieutenant A. B. Erskine, R. N., of the British North Greenland Expedition, 29th November 1954. (RGS-IBG: 026440)
The fascinating story of the search for the Northwest Passage, featuring a wide selection of images from our Collections.
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