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Events For 2018 Please note that all events listed below are organised by the GLARAC Association. The Glorious, Ardent and Acasta Association are proud to hold the following events to commemorate the 78th anniversary in 2018. We look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully some new. Those wishing to go to the Memorial Service at HMS Drake please note that you MUST complete and submit the required form (link at the bottom of this page) before 13th May. Dates and times will be published as soon as they become available. For more details on all events please check out www.glarac.co.uk March 18th March 2018 - Malta A Memorial Service will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Vittorosa, 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 Email: salvuazz@hotmail.com David G.Emery MBE Hon Treasurer GLARAC Email: dg.david@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01782 397746 April 29th April 2018 - St. Peter's Church, 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: Email: dwoodcock123@btinternet.com Tel: 01229 462414 June Friday 1st June 2018 - 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 availability. Saturday 2nd June 2018 - Plymouth 10:00 approx. The AGM will be held in the function room at the Invicta Hotel (The Invicta Hotel, 11/12 Osborne Place, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2PU). This is open for any members or interested parties. All welcome. 16.00 approx: An informal gathering at the Naval Memorial on the Hoe, to remember those who were lost. This will be at the 1940 section plaques where many of of the casualties are remembered 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 3rd June 2018 - 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 will 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. Please complete the required form (link at the bottom of this page) and return to Naomi before May 13th. 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 contact Mrs.Naomi Monteith Plymouth Liaison Officer Email: naomi.monteith@gmail.com November Sunday 11th November - 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 Email: pgm.quincy@hotmail.co.uk Wreathes will also be laid at various venues around the UK on behalf of the GLARAC association, including Portsmouth and Plymouth. Plymouth Memorial Service Application Forms For a Word version of the form please click here For a PDF version of the form please click here   Please Note There is no GLARAC memorial service planned at The National Arboretum Alrewas, Nr. Burton-on-Trent in 2018.
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Events For 2018 Please note that all events listed below are organised by the GLARAC Association. The Glorious, Ardent and Acasta Association are proud to hold the following events to commemorate the 78th anniversary in 2018. We look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully some new. Those wishing to go to the Memorial Service at HMS Drake please note that you MUST complete and submit the required form (link at the bottom of this page) before 13th May. Dates and times will be published as soon as they become available. For more details on all events please check out www.glarac.co.uk March 18th March 2018 - Malta A Memorial Service will be held at the National Maritime Museum, Vittorosa, 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 Email: salvuazz@hotmail.com David G.Emery MBE Hon Treasurer GLARAC Email: dg.david@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01782 397746 April 29th April 2018 - St. Peter's Church, 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: Email: dwoodcock123@btinternet.com Tel: 01229 462414 June Friday 1st June 2018 - 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 availability. Saturday 2nd June 2018 - Plymouth 10:00 approx. The AGM will be held in the function room at the Invicta Hotel (The Invicta Hotel, 11/12 Osborne Place, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2PU). This is open for any members or interested parties. All welcome. 16.00 approx: An informal gathering at the Naval Memorial on the Hoe, to remember those who were lost. This will be at the 1940 section plaques where many of of the casualties are remembered 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 3rd June 2018 - 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 will 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. Please complete the required form (link at the bottom of this page) and return to Naomi before May 13th. 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 contact Mrs.Naomi Monteith Plymouth Liaison Officer Email: naomi.monteith@gmail.com November Sunday 11th November - 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 Email: pgm.quincy@hotmail.co.uk Wreathes will also be laid at various venues around the UK on behalf of the GLARAC association, including Portsmouth and Plymouth. Plymouth Memorial Service Application Forms For a Word version of the form please click here For a PDF version of the form please click here   Please Note There is no GLARAC memorial service planned at The National Arboretum Alrewas, Nr. Burton-on-Trent in 2018.
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