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Updated 19th October, 2018

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2018 Spring Event

Private Tour in London and Lunch Household Cavalry Friday, 23rd March. 10am.

  spring_form.doc Click here to a download booking form

Private Tour IWM Library, Friday, 11th May, 2018.

Meet for lunch first, pay as you go. Meet for the tour 1.50 at main entrance.

  spring_form.doc Click here to a download booking form

Observance & Luncheon will be Saturday, 12th May, 2018

Boy David Memorial, Hyde Park Corner followed by Luncheon at the Amba Hotel, Bryanston Street, London W1.

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Grantham will be Saturday, 13th October, 2018. Full service at St Wulfram's Church with music, 10.15am please be on time. Followed by Lunch at the Belton Park Golf Club. Tickets available from Judith please telephone rather than email. £23 members and £28 non members. At short notice you can pay on the day. SUNDAY 14TH Londonthorpe Parish Council. Planting of a tree to commemorate the men of the MGC will take place at 11 am sharp (via Belton main entrance, go to the visitors centre who will know about this event and direct you. A service followed by tea at the parish hall. Details will be given on the day. Do try to attend.

Five MGC soldiers will have a Centenary stone. So far it has proved impossible to find out who the Ministry of Defence has nominated to arrange any of these services, even local councils do not appear to know. What we do know is that the stone will be laid on the anniversary of the action in the town of birth of the soldier. Probably in the morning. Here are the dates and towns for our 5 heroes. If you can attend any of the services, please get in touch with Judith. Thank you, their Corps must be represented.

Ker VC Edinburgh Wednesday, 21st March No details can be found. Edinburgh Counil refused to arrange a service. Mike Mearns and I went to his grave in Hampstead and laid a wreath from the OCA.

Columbine VC Walton on the Naze Thursday, 22nd March This service will take place at 10.45am at the Collumbine Statue by the Town Hall, Walton on the Naze. I am not privvy to full details as yet.

Official paving stone ceremony at Penge, London where he was born. At the local War Memorial. Mike Mearns and Judith attended this service. Mike read his citation, Judith laid a wreath on behalf of the OCA.

Next
Cross VC MM Shipdham, Norfolk Sunday, 25th March No details as yet, but probably the Town's War Memorial around 10.30am.

 

White VC Edinburgh Tuesday, 18th September No details as yet. Edinburgh Council refused to arrange a service.


McGregor VC Edinburgh, Monday, 22nd October. No details as yet. Edinburgh Council refused to arrange a service.


2017

Thank you for making a note of the dates of future events in your diary so you do not make alternate arrangements.

Tickets available via the Honorary Secretary, Judith Lappin unless otherwise stated. Please, never make cheques out to an individual, always to MGC/OCA. Thank you.

Non members welcome to all events unless stated.

Private Tour of the Small Arms School Corps Museum

March 25th.

Followed by Lunch in the Mess

download spring event booking form Click here to a download booking form

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Annual Observance & Luncheon London

Saturday 13th May £28 members £33 guests includes 3 course meal, coffee and wine. Tickets available

Boy David Memorial followed by lunch at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch. London W1

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Grantham Service &Lunch
, Grantham

Saturday 14th October

Service 10.30am St Wulfram's Church on to

Belton Park Golf Club

followed at 12.15pm

By a talk 'Action at Badama Post' by Paul Macro (About the MGC Heavy Branch)

followed by Lunch

Please bring along items of Memorabilia relating to the MGC, your relative etc to show members and if possible, a raffle prize.

Non members are welcome to join us. Last minute bookings please telephone Judith see booking form.

£22 member £26 Guest - includes 3 course lunch with coffee.

NEWSFLASH

Member Ray Armstrong has made a short film about Grantham which will be shown on a loop and can be seen before and after Lunch.

The talk will last 30 minutes lunch.

SUNDAY 15th Walk around Belton Park to MGC related areas, pay your own way. You may join us for this even if you don't attend the Service & Lunch, however, you must contact Judith to do so.

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Field of Remembrance Westminster Abbey

Thursday 9th November, 10.30am *see below

*If you would like us to plant a cross on behalf
of your relative send a cheque for £3 with details
to the Honorary Secretary at least a week before.

PLEASE NOTE: you must notify Judith if you wish to attend, entry is by invitation only for security reasons and she has to know how many invitations to request.

Contact at least a month in advance please.

Due to heightened security and large queues, it is suggested you arrive around 10am so that you get in on time.

Members adjourne to a local restaurant or bar for an informal pay as you go lunch. If you wish to join us, please let Judith know so that a suitable table can be booked. Thank you for your consideration..

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Wreath Laying Service Boy David Memorial,

Hyde Park Corner

Sunday 12th November **see below
Be in place by10.45 am.
The RA service is held on the Corner so our service is brief.

Members adjourne to a local restaurant or pub for an informal lunch. If you wish to join us, please let Judith know so that a suitable table can be booked. Thank you for your consideration.

**If you would like a wreath to be laid on your behalf, we will be pleased to help you, please contact the Hon Sec at least 2 weeks before.

See **NEWS** for up to date information/changes.
Non members welcome.


 

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Articles written by Judith Lappin and Keith Stephenson