Please note that all events listed below are organised by the GLARAC Association. The association are proud to hold the following events to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the sinking of the three ships.
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
It should be noted that due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions some events may have to be cancelled. At the time of writing (March 2021), only the Plymouth Memorial Weekend is going ahead. I have left the postponed events in the calendar to show the schedule for a typical year.
Please note that there will not be a memorial service this year in Malta. Each year a memorial service is held by the GLARAC Malta association. 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
David G.Emery MBE Hon Treasurer GLARAC
St. Peter's Church, Martindale
Please note that there will not be a memorial service this year at Martindale.
Train Dedication (HMS GLORIOUS)
This was due to take place at The Severn Valley Railway where a Diesel Train had been completely refurbished carrying the name HMS GLORIOUS. Following the dedication, the train was to enter service with other trains on The Severn Valley Railway who were named after famous British Warships.
Please note that there will not be a memorial service this year at The National Arboretum Alrewas.
Friday 16th July 2021
A very casual informal get together in The Bar of The Crown & Anchor in The Barbican commencing 1930/2000 hours.
Saturday 17th July 2021
Our AGM in the function room of The Crown & Anchor commencing at 1030 hrs.
Our Social evening to be held in The Function Room of The Crown & Anchor in The Barbican commencing at 1930/2000 hours.
Sunday 18th July 2021
A Memorial Service will be held beside our Plaque at 1100 hours in The Belvedere Gardens, on The Hoe. This will be conducted by our own Padre, Elaine Waterfield.
Following the service at 1200 hours a buffet has been arranged in The Yacht Club on The Hoe. The Bar will be open until 1700 hours.
Please note: If you wish to attend any event during the Plymouth Memorial Weekend can you please complete the form found here. All forms need to be submitted by the 15th April
Sunday 14th November - Cenotaph Parade London
For several years the GLARAC association has participated in the march past at the Royal British Legion's Remembrance Day Parade in London. The criteria for tickets has changed recently so it may not be possible for the association to obtain tickets. If this changes I will update the website. GLARAC members across the country attend local Remembrance Day services and memorials. Wreathes will be laid at various venues around the UK on behalf of the GLARAC association, including Portsmouth and Plymouth.