16 AUGUST 1957, Page 5

Cowes Intelligence

PRINCE PHILIP dines tonight at Cowes with the Imperial Poona Yacht Club. . . . Dr. Reginald Ben- . nett. MP for Gosport and Fareham, is its Com- modore. He- was one of its original founders at Oxford twenty-three years ago..The 'Great White vlee' is Sir Heneage Ogilvie, and the 'Great Gorgeous Rear,' Mr. John Chamier. The other members, who total twenty-five, have no less exotic names. Just before the last war the club almost died. It was revived in 1946, and now even has a strong Canadian . outpost.

Peterborough, Daily Telegraph, August 9.

Tanfield, Daily Mail, August 10. .fltltstcE PHILIP had a night out last night . . . the annual tillin' of the Poona Club—which he formed with some friends recently. It was a meeting of one of the most exclusive clubs " the world—only his most intimate friends are thvited to join.