Welcome my fellow RDC members.

I would like to welcome a new dirigible to the swelling ranks of the RDC.

The HMD Beowulf II hails from Auckland In New Zealand and when fully comisioned it will be on duty to protect the air shipping from the pirate foe often seen in those parts. Commanded by Ensign Godfrey David Sixsmith (of the 17th Colonial Vounteers) and will be fully operational in the beginning of July 1881.

I would like to raise a greeting of Huzzah to the brave fellows of the HMD Beowulf II and to wish them good luck for the future.

God save the Queen.

Colonel Foss (Ootc & Pd)