Events


MALTA REUNION 2019

The Malta reunion 2019 will take place from the 12th to the 25th April and our base will be the Preluna hotel, Sliema.  It does coincide with Easter ( second weekend). 

Below is the programme.  Please email info@georgecrossisland.org.uk for a booking form or ring Alex on 01420 86749

Date:

Event

Fri 12th

Welcome Meeting 10:30am - Preluna Hotel

Sat 13th

Free

Sun14th

Church Service Luqa Barracks Chapel to include Remembrance and wreath laying. Followed by visit to Fort Mosta & Victoria Lines. Judge Joe Debono will give a 30 min guided walk (those who don’t feel up to the walk may stay on the coach).

Mon 15th

Siege Bell ceremony

Tue 16th

Free

Wed 17th

Old Navy Bakery Museum and Fort St. Angelo. Time between museums for refreshments.

Thu 18th

Aviation Museum Service in the Chapel. With time to look in the hangers. Refreshments in Naafi . Visit to Military Cemetery at Mtarfa follows. This is a new initiative by the Commonwealth War Graves commission and we are being given a special private guided tour.  


Fri 19th Mon 22nd

    Easter – free days


Tue 23rd

Wreath Laying at the three memorials  RN, RAF and Malta Cenotaph


Tue 23rd

St Georges Day Dinner. Royal Hall, Palace Hotel, Sliema. Start at 7.00 for 7.30 pm

Wed 24th

Armed Forces of Malta Band Display and reception.


Thu 25th

(tbc) Anzac Day Service Pieta Cemetery

WEST BRANCH and NATIONAL 2019 AGM AND REUNION

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.

Single

Double Superior

143.00

302.00

 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: www.royalmaritimeclub.co.uk

After booking, please confirm to either: pat.scott@georgecrossisland.org.uk 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 - r.wrigglesworth@sky.com or from Branch Secretary on pat.scott@georgecrossisland.org.uk

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