Association Calendar 2020

The Glorious, Ardent and Acasta Association are proud to hold to following events to commemorate the 80th anniversary in 2020
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.

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Sunday 22nd March 2020 - Malta

A Memorial Service will be held at the Maritime Museum Birgu, Vittoriosa at 10:30am.
Organised by our sister organisation, GLARAC Malta, this event honours all the casualties of Glorious, Ardent & Acasta, paying particular attention to 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 the following:

Sam Azzopardi: Chairman GLARAC Malta
e- mail salvuazz@hotmail.com

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April 12th 2020 - National Memorial Arboretum

Details to follow

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Friday 5th June 2020 - Plymouth

20:00 onwards: If you are here for the weekend and fancy a casual drink and a chat, please pop along to the Invicta Hotel bar, close to the Hoe. The hotel has been a favourite place to stay for many of our members over the years. Please contact the hotel separately for room rates and availablity.

Saturday 6th June 2020 - Plymouth

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. This is open for any members or interested parties. All welcome.

16.00 New Memorial Plaque Unveiling

We are pleased to announce that the unveiling of our new Memorial plaque together with a short service of remembrance, will take place at the Belverdere Memorial Gardens in front of the Hoe, a permanent public memorial to remember those who were lost.
All welcome.

20:00 onwards: Social evening at the Invicta Hotel, close to the Hoe. We have a private function room with bar, which is in the basement.

Sunday 7th June 2020 - HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth

10:00: Arrival at HM Naval Base, HMS Drake, for church and memorial service. Please be prompt due to security at the base.

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
e-mail naomi.monteith@gmail.com

* Please save and print off the necessary forms for this weekend that are found as an attachment at the bottom of this page *

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8th November 2020 - 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. Please note, the RBL have changed the criteria for taking part in the march past. Please speak to Greg about this.

e-mail pgm.quincy@hotmail.co.uk

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