Our reunion for 2018 is in Bristol from the 8th to the 11th June. Contact the General Secretary for more details
The reunion price includes entry to any of the venues we visit that require an entry fee.
Saturday is a trip out somewhere of interest for the members. In the past we have been to Trentham Gardens, Shugborough House, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Severn Valley Railway, to name just a few. As we have never been to Bristol for any reunion, this time there will not be a trip out on the Saturday, but the hotel will be running a shuttle bus service into Bristol every 30 minutes until lunch time and then a shuttle bus back to the hotel every 30 minutes until 16:00
Saturday evening is when we hold our Gala Dinner. The night commences with a glass of wine before dinner, and once everyone is seated a candle is lit on the single table setting for our Absent Friends. At the end of the meal, and after our toast to Absent Friends, the candle is extinguished.
During the evening of dancing, a raffle is held with around 70 prizes donated. This is done and dusted within 15 – 20 minutes, and then back on with the dancing. Sometimes we’re lucky to get to bed before 01:00 Sunday morning!
Sunday, after breakfast, we have the AGM from 10:00 until 11:00, followed by a trip out. (In 2015 we dedicated a Plaque at the National Memorial Arboretum, in memory of all RAF Armourers gone to meet St Barbara whilst serving in the Royal Air Force). This year we are visiting the SS Great Britain, and afterwards, for those of an energetic nature, climbing the rigging is available (including all necessary safety harness and equipment).
Sunday evening after the meal will be dependant on how much energy those of us staying will have left after the Saturday evening dance.
At one reunion in Stafford, another youngish guest was overheard to say that it wasn’t right that us lot of oldies were still on the dance floor at 23:30 and Not In Bed!!!!!!! (Nuff said).
We do enjoy our weekend get together so please consider joining us.