Association Events 2016

.......................................... Association Events For 2016 ....................................................

3rd April 2016 - Malta

A Memorial Service will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Vittorosa, on Sunday 3rd April 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 remembers 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 David Emery at the following email address:

17th April 2016 - 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, close to Ullswater in Cumbria. After the Service there will be a buffet, provided by the Association in the nearby Howtown Hotel.

Friday 3rd June 2016 - Plymouth

20:00 onwards: Members have to opportunity to meet up in the public bar at the Holiday Inn, close to the Hoe.
Ideal for those who've travelled for the weekends events and fancy an informal chat and drink.

Saturday 4th June 2016 - 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 function room at the Invicta Hotel on the Hoe. All welcome.

16.00: An informal gathering at the Naval Memorial on the Hoe, to hold a short remembrance.

19:30 onwards: Social evening at the Invicta Hotel, close to the Hoe. We have a private function room with bar.

Sunday 5th June 2016 - Devonport, Plymouth

10:00: Arrival at HM Naval Base HMS Drake, for church and memorial service.

10:30-11:30: Sunday Communion service at St Nicholas’ Anglican Church, led by the RN Chaplain, with combined remembrance for Glorious, Ardent and Acasta.

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.

Please email our Plymouth Liaison Officer if you wish to attend the Sunday Service:

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 *


25th June 2016 - Diamond Freight, Stoke on Trent

On Saturday 25th June, to celebrate 15 Years trading, Diamond Freight, three of whom's vehicles have since 2010 carried the silhouettes & crests of HMS Glorious, Ardent and Acasta, together with other Royal Naval Ships, are holding a buffet & display of their vehicles at The Naval Cadet Centre, Stoke on Trent.
The Knight family who founded Diamond Freight have been strong supporters of GLARAC for many years and all members are welcome.

For details please contact David Emery,


13th November 2016 - 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


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