The Glorious, Ardent and Acasta Association are proud to hold to following events to commemorate the 77th anniversary in 2017
We look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully some new. .
Those wishing to go to the Memorial Service at HMS Drake, please save, print off and return the form attached to the bottom of this page.
26h March 2017 - Malta
A Memorial Service will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Vittorosa, on Sunday April 3rd at 1030hrs.
The Service will be followed by a buffet in the Museum.
Whilst honouring all the casualties of Glorious, Ardent & Acasta, this event especially honours the Maltese casualties of HMS Glorious, which were the largest loss of Maltese on any RN ship during WW2.
Each year a contingent of UK based members make the journey to Malta to take part in what has become a wonderful annual event.
For further information, please contact either of the following:
Sam Azzopardi Chairman GLARAC Malta
e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
David G.Emery MBE Hon Treasurer GLARAC
Phone 01782 397746
7th May 2017 - St. Peter's, Martindale
This event is aimed at the northern members of the glarac association who cannot make it down to Plymouth but are all welcome. We are again joining the FAA Pilot’s Association at a Service of Remembrance at St Peter’s Church, Martindale, Cumbria, beautifully located overlooking Ullswater. After the Service there will be a small buffet in the nearby Howtown Hotel.
Please contact David Woodcock:
Tel: (01229) 462414
Friday 9th June 2017 - Plymouth
20:00 onwards: Members are invited to informally meet up in the recently refurbished bar at the Holiday Inn, close to the Hoe.
Ideal for those arriving here for the full weekend who fancy a chat and a drink.
Saturday 10th June 2017 - Invicta Hotel, Plymouth
Please note, this year, our social evening will be held at The Invicta Hotel, 11/12 Osborne Place, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2PU, on the Hoe
10:00 approx. The AGM will be held in the function room at the Invicta Hotel. All welcome.
16.00: An informal gathering at the Naval Memorial on the Hoe, to remember those who were lost.
19:30 onwards: Social evening at the Invicta Hotel, close to the Hoe. We have a private function room with bar.
Sunday 11th June 2017 - Devonport, Plymouth
10:00: Arrival at HM Naval Base, HMS Drake, for church and memorial service.
Association members will lay 3 wreaths in front of the altar, one for each ship. Following this, there wll be the opportunity for personal wreaths to be laid and the Last Post will be sounded.
12:00 -14:30: Following the service, attendees have the opportunity to go the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess, adjacent the church for a social gathering, which includes a buffet, paid for out of Association funds.
Please note that people wishing to attend only the Sunday Service and after refreshments, need to provide our Liaison Officer with the names of those in their party and also their vehicle details.
Without this people will not be admitted to HMS Drake, which is an operational HM Naval Base. Please just don't turn up on the day and expect to get in.
Contact Mrs.Naomi Monteith Plymouth Liaison Officer
* Please save and print off the necessary forms for this weekend that are found as an attachment at the bottom of this page *
12th November 2017 - Cenotaph Parade, London
For those interested in representing the Association and participating in the march past at the Royal British Legion's Remembrance Day Parade in London, please contact our RBL Liaison Officer, Greg Monteith for all details & ticket availability