This will be the 14th Anniversary of the Malta Siege Memorial remembrance and wreath laying service 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 17th August 2019. at 11.00am, (Please be seated by 10.45am. The Revd. Katherine Hedderly (the new Vicar of All Hallows) and Fr Victor Camilleri will be officiating at this years’ service.

Following the Church Service, the Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place at the Malta Siege Memorial.   After the service you will be taken back to Union Jack Club by London black cab taxis for a private luncheon in the Mackintosh Restaurant. 

Please contact Michael Gaw on 01903 786058  for an application form and advise him no later the 23rd of July. 


We will be returning to the Royal Maritime hotel in Portsmouth for this year’s reunion and branch AGM.  It is also the turn of West Branch to host the National AGM which will take place over the same weekend. The dates are October 4/5/6.  Please put the date in your diary

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



 Please phone the hotel directly saying you are with the GCIA to make your booking (they will need a valid credit card but will not take any money) – 023 9282 4231. For more details about the venue, go to their Web site:

After booking, please confirm to either: or phone the Chairman so that we can keep track of numbers.

Branch Events:

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 

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.

We also have a get together with the committee in late spring early summer and we will be announcing this for 2019 shortly.
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 :