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Events For 2019 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 79th anniversary in 2019. 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 17th March 2019 - Malta A Memorial Service will be held at Egmont Hall, Fort St.Angelo the former Naval Base located at the centre of the Grand Harbour at 10am. The Service will be followed by a buffet. In the words of the Chairman of GLARAC Malta, Sam Azzopardi, "It is a fitting place to hold the service as Egmont Hall was used as the recreational hall during the navy times. So our relatives would have used this hall to watch films/plays and play snooker as well as have that all important beer or two" 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 one 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 April St. Peter's Church, Martindale Please note that there will not be a service this year at Martindale June Friday 7th June 2019 - 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 8th June 2019 - 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: A Service of Remembrance in The Belvedere Gardens on the Hoe to dedicate the new plaque perpetuating our loved ones who were lost on June 8 th  1940 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 9th June 2019 - 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 10th November 2019 - 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. 2019 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 2019.
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Events For 2019 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 79th anniversary in 2019. 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 17th March 2019 - Malta A Memorial Service will be held at Egmont Hall, Fort St.Angelo the former Naval Base located at the centre of the Grand Harbour at 10am. The Service will be followed by a buffet. In the words of the Chairman of GLARAC Malta, Sam Azzopardi, "It is a fitting place to hold the service as Egmont Hall was used as the recreational hall during the navy times. So our relatives would have used this hall to watch films/plays and play snooker as well as have that all important beer or two" 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 one 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 April St. Peter's Church, Martindale Please note that there will not be a service this year at Martindale June Friday 7th June 2019 - 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 8th June 2019 - 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: A Service of Remembrance in The Belvedere Gardens on the Hoe to dedicate the new plaque perpetuating our loved ones who were lost on June 8 th  1940 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 9th June 2019 - 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 10th November 2019 - 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. 2019 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 2019.
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