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   Old Cambrian Society (UK Branch) - RAF Club, Piccadilly, London - 20th April 2013



Old Cambrian Society (UK Branch)
Annual Lunch/Reunion

Held on Saturday, 20th April 2013
at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London.

Below is a report of the evening + some photos - click on them to enlarge
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4
Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8


Due to dwindling numbers attending the traditional Friday evening dinner, for the first time we experimented with holding a reunion lunch on a Saturday, and on balance it was a great success seeing an increase to 75 attending. Of course, the new time for the meal does not suit everyone, but there was an overwhelming number of “satisfied customers” who voted to keep with the Saturday lunch format for next year.

The continuing global financial recession continued to take its toll, with fewer 'old boys' deciding not to take long journeys to attend the main Old Cambrian Society global event. However, we did have had Old Cambrians from as far away as South Africa, Canada, Kenya, and various European countries.
 
Old Cambrian Society Secretary, Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-5), acted as Master of Ceremonies for the day, and Host for the event was once again RAF Club member Alan Murdoch (Rhodes 1945-50). Grateful thanks was expressed to Steve and Alan for organising such a successful gathering, which gave Old Cambrians the opportunity to see old school friends, and reminisce with them, some not having seen each other for 50+ years!!

Old Cambrians gathered from 12noon in the Club Bar, and the lunch took place in the very grand Ballroom. Following the meal, the bar downstairs filled up again, and more reminiscing continued until 5pm when everyone headed home or to on to other venues to continue catching up with friends they had met at the lunch.