The Employment Panel’s workshops, coaching and mentoring scheme with the Royal Corps of Signals worked with the 400th soldier in the programme. 

WCIT introduced a new tradition of a Combined Panels Christmas Lunch in the Hall, cooked by Liveryman Chris Haden. All funds raised were donated to the WCIT Charity. 

New military affiliations with the Beckenham and Penge Sea Cadets and also the Air Cadets – 46F (Kensington) Squadron of the ATC, were reflected in a carpet guard at the New Freemen’s Dinner. 

Liveryman Tom Ilube became the first winner of the City Livery Club’s Root & Branch Award ‘for his outstanding record of service to education and young people.’ 

Liveryman Paul Jagger published ‘The City of London Freeman’s Guide’.  

Honorary Freeman Sir Tim Berners-Lee was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of London in a ceremony at Guildhall with the entire City of London Corporation. Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf presented the certificate. 

The Master arranged a tour of the Normandy battlefields to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord in which Bletchley Park’s Colossus had played a major part.  

In the inter-livery pancake race, Liveryman Howard Skidmore won the Best Novelty Dress award, dressed in a papier mache globe.