Association Memorial Events 2023

We are pleased to announce the details of this years memorial weekend in Plymouth to mark the 83rd anniversary.

The Plymouth memorial weekend will take place from the 2nd to the 4th June.

Please note that hotel rooms are available at the Drake Hotel, 2 Windsor
Villas, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL12QD – phone No. 01752 229 730 – email . If you wish to stay at the hotel for the
weekend, ask to speak to Danielle, Jenny or Kevin as they are the people
dealing with the GLARAC weekend.

Plymouth, 2nd-4th June 2023

Friday 2nd June: A casual drink at the Gypsy Moth Pub (Formerly The Pub on The Hoe), Citadel Road, close to the Naval Memorial from 8 onwards. This is a chance to meet up and have a chat, particularly aimed at those who have travelled for the weekend, but all are welcome

Saturday 3rd June: Plymouth Naval Memorial

4:00 pm: Gathering and short memorial service adjacent the 1940 memorial plaques.

19:30 onwards: A social gathering will be held at the Drake Hotel, Lockyer Street, Plymouth. All welcome. Please come along for a drink and a chat. There will be a buffet and bar available.

Sunday 4th June: Belverdere Memorial Gardens

11:00 AM: There will be a short memorial service at our Memorial plaque, followed by a wreath laying ceremony.
Following the Service, attendees are invited for buffet refreshments at the Drake Hotel on Lockyer Street. All welcome. Bar facilities available.


National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire 10th September 2023

The GLARAC Committee would like to invite you to attend a Memorial Service to remember the sinking of HMS Glorious, Ardent and Acasta over 83 years ago. We will be holding a memorial service at 1pm on the 10th September at The National Arboretum, Alrewas, Croxall Rd, Burton-on-Trent DE13 7AR.

If you wish to attend please send an email to our Chairman, David Emery MBE, with the names of those attending. The closing date for the submission of names is the 31st August.

The memorial will take place at the GLARAC plaque and tree which is situated in the grounds of the Arboretum. The location of the HM Glorious, Ardent and Acasta memorial can be found by asking a staff member in the main centre reception.

There are two large car parks, one next to the Remembrance Centre and the other around 300 metres, on the left, past the entrance to the Arboretum on Croxall Road.

Wider blue badge and family friendly spaces are available on a first-come-first served basis. These can be found near to the Remembrance Centre. A drop-off/pick-up area is located next to the entrance.

A parking charge applies to all cars, including blue badge holders. Parking is charged at £4 for vehicles that have booked in advance, or £6 on the day. For everyone's comfort the Arboretum is limiting the numbers in their buildings and grounds so you are recommended to book your parking tickets in advance to guarantee entry.

The GLARAC Committee look forward to welcoming as many members as possible to the memorial service.

Association Memorial and TreeAssociation Memorial and Tree


On the occasion of the 80th anniversary, our Norwegian friends in Harstad marked the event on our behalf. Great thanks go to Harald Isachsen, local historian and honourary member of our Association, who was instrumental in making sure this went ahead.

Please click on the following link to see a short video this event...

GLARAC memorial at Trondenes, Harstad 8th June 2020GLARAC memorial at Trondenes, Harstad 8th June 2020