My very own Raspberry Pi arrived in the letterbox this morning.
The little delivery glitch (delivering and charging for two clear enclosures instead of one clear enclosure plus one Raspberry Pi) was generously fixed at no extra cost by the busy sales-people at Element14. Many thanks, Alice W.
Everything works perfectly, including the LAN which is vital for internet access (for both program updates and time and date).
Here is a snapshot showing the LAN working (IP address 192.168.137.120) and the date not showing January 1st, 1970: