Events - 2018


This year, the SE branch are hosting the National AGM and they will be combine the National AGM into the same weekend as their branch AGM and Reunion which will be the 23rd to the 25th November at the Hydro hotel, Eastbourne. 

More details will follow nearer the time


This is the 13th Anniversary of the Malta Siege Memorial at All Hallows by the Tower which is to honour and remember all those that took part in Operation Pedestal who were killed, and all those G.C.I.A. members who gave their lives in defence of Malta, and those who have died since

The SE Branch on behalf of the Association will be holding a Commemoration and Remembrance Service at All Hallows by the Tower on Saturday 11th August 2017. At 11.00am, (Please be seated by 10.45am. The Reverend Jeremy Crossley and Fr Victor Camilleri will be officiating at this years' service.

Lunch at Union Jack Club 3 course set lunch at a cost of £23.50 per head inclusive, consisting of Smooth Liver Chicken Pate.  Braised Blade of Beef Steak, Seasonal Vegetables and Parsley Baby Potatoes.  Chocolate Truffle with Raspberries and Raspberry Coulis, Tea or Coffee is included.  Vegetarian Options are available 

Please make cheque payable to GCIA SE Branch Soc Acc.  ad return no later than:-29th July 2018 to: M.K. Gaw 29 Pigeonhouse Lane,  Rustington,  West Sussex.  BN16 2AY.  Tel No 01903 786058 

If you are attending the Service only, a small donation towards the cost of the Church, wreaths & Printing would be appreciated.

Branch Events:

The South East AGM and reunion will take place take place at the Hydro Hotel Mount Road, Easbourne. BN20 7HZ. from Friday 23rd to Sunday 24th November, 2018

Please keep these dates free so you can join your fellow members for a fantastic weekend, where you can be assured of a warm welcome, good food and company.

Please remember that the reunion is open to all members, their friends and family who are most welcome. 

For further information and to book, please contact Michael Gaw Tel. No. 01903 786058. 

The branches all hold regular social and committee along with a branch Annual General Meeting.  They also hold various special events during the year to mark national and local occasions.

South East Branch hold regularly monthly social meetings at the Union Jack Club London.  Contact  Michael Gaw on 01903 786058 for more details

West Branch 

The West Branch AGM and Reunion weekend will take place on the 14/15/16 September and following the huge success of last year's event, it will once again take place at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth.

Please put the date in your diary - the hotel is donating a one night stay at the hotel (to take place on a different date to the weekend) and the branch is donating an evening meal for two.  This will be a FREE draw and everyone attending will be entered into the draw, which will be drawn on the Saturday evening.  Thank you to our Vice Chairman, Gordon Whitehead for negotiating the prize on our behalf. The Royal Maritime Club in Queen Street, is an ideal location being close to the new bus/coach station and Portsmouth & Southsea railway station.  Close to the Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf.  We have reserved some rooms, if you are coming, book your room as soon as possible they will be held for a limited time.  Below are our discounted inclusive rates:

2 night package - Friday Night and Saturday night to include, informal dinner Friday, bed and breakfast Saturday and Sunday and Gala dinner on Saturday.


Double Superior



West Branch holds a social meeting on the first Tuesday morning of each month, usually with coffee a raffle - afterwards lunch is available in the 
Royal British Legion Club, Church Road, Ferndown Dorset.
Everyone welcome.  Details from Ray Wrigglesworth 01202 779321. Email - or from Branch Secretary on


To find out what events the branches are holding, you can contact your branch secretary directly or contact the GCIA web master to have your enquiry forwarded on : 

Or contact the National Secretary :

National Secretary
George Cross Island Association
29 Pigeonhouse Lane
West Sussex, BN16 2AY