THE 2025 REUNION
The 2025 reunion is now just 12 months away and time is passing quickly. The planning is well under way, prices have been finalised and we are already close to opening bookings for the event.
To ensure that people are able to attend, on 1st March we opened 10 month payment plans. These will allow those attending, should they wish, to pay the cost by 10 equal monthly payments. There is no additional charge for this facility and we hope that spreading the cost will allow people to budget for their attendance.
As we have to make full payment to the hotel six weeks prior to the event the payment plans will only be available for setting up between the 1st and the 31st of March so please do take advantage of the plans if you want to and don't miss that cut off date of 31st March.
PLANS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PLANS AND PRICING PAGE ACCESSED VIA THE MAIN MENU AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE OR BY CLICKING HERE
Our 2023 reunion took place in April and was, as previously, an enormous success. Our guest speaker was Commodore Paul Dunn , the head of the Submarine Service who was accompanied by his wife Jan.
We were also joined by family of some of our members who have sadly crossed the bar and it was great to hear that they felt they had been made welcome, included at all times and would return, as some of them were already doing. Our thanks go out to all of those members attending who made our late crewmates' families welcome.
Below are a few pictures from the 2023 reunion but, if anyone has any other pictures they would like to see included in this website, please do send them to us using the email address for the website manager in our Contacts page. Thank you.
Steve Crowley (left) and John Saywell, meet again for the first time in almost 50 years. This is what our reunion is all about, bringing old friends together.
Our 2025 reunion is already in the planning stage and contracts have been signed and deposits paid. The dates have been booked and they are Friday 18th to Sunday 20th April 2025.
We will once again return to the Hallmark Mickleover Hotel near Derby which was chosen to be our continuing venue of choice by our members at the 2021 reunion. We have an excellent working relationship with the hotel management and staff and they work extremely hard to ensure that our reunions go smoothly. Our gratitude to all of the staff who make such an effort in contributing to our event's success.
The costs of the packages available are estimated to be as follows:
1 night singe accommodation including reunion dinner for 1 £124
2 night single accommodation including reunion dinner for 1 £205
1 night double/twin accommodation including reunion dinner for 2 £186
2 night double/twin accommodation including reunion dinner for 2 £288
Reunion dinner - per person £42
As usual, the reunion dinner will consist of three courses (three choices within each course), half bottle of white or red wine per person, after dinner toasting spirit and coffee.
THE REUNION MENU
Leek & Potato Soup (V)
Smooth Chicken Parfait
Confit Duck Salad
French Goats Cheese & Roasted Vegetables (V)
Fillet of Sea Bass
Roasted Lamb Rump with Dauphinoise Potatoes
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee Sauce & Chantilly Cream
Profiteroles, Cream & Chocolate Sauce
Red or White Wine
Toasting Spirit (Rum, Brandy, Whisky or Port)
Coffee & Mints
A collection will be made during the meal to show our gratitude to the waiting, bar and kitchen staff who offer such amazing service.
Please note that, in a new addition to the payment process, for the 2025 reunion we will be offering an automated 10 month payment plan here on the website. The cost of the specific packages will be split into 10 equal monthly payments at no additional cost. The payment plans will become active on 1st March 2024 and will run for 10 months so that all reunion payments are completed six weeks prior to the event. We will, of course, publicise the payment plans in plenty of time for you to sign up should you wish to spread the cost. As an example, the single night accommodation for 1 plus dinner would cost £12,40 per month for 10 months which, for those who are on a tighter budget, may make it a little more affordable.
The payment plans were opened on 1st March and will be available to start until 31st March due to our contract which requires full payment for the reunion event at least 6 weeks prior to the event. Therefore, all payment plans will be completed by 31st January 2025.
We look forward to welcoming you to another brilliant reunion in 2025. In the meantime, here are some images of the hotel and pictures from the 2021 reunion to wet your appetite and to bring back great memories.
Of course, during our reunions we also hold the Waz McKenzie Golf Trophy competition in memory of our great friend and late member who lived for his family and his golf and passed doing exactly what he enjoyed, playing a round of golf.
Below are pictures from the 2021 competition.