LUNCH AND THANKSGIVING SERVICE AT TRINITY HOUSE 22 JULY 2019
Monday 22 July is a highlight day for the Fuellers and will be interesting and fun. Join us at 1130 for the Annual Thanksgiving Service, this year at Trinity House. It will be conducted by Gaurang Pandit a Brahmin priest, and the order of service will have a Hindu theme. After the service welcome our Affiliates for the annual prize giving. Principal guest is Major General Angus Fay CB Head of Defence Logistic Transformation and Colonel of The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, reflecting his early career as an infantry officer in the Brigade of Ghurkhas. General Faye has been involved in operations abroad for much of his career and in 2009 commanded 101 Logistic Brigade in Afghanistan, responsible for delivering logistical support to over 12000 UK and coalition forces
Following the service we will enjoy a reception in the Court Room and then lunch in the beautiful dining room overlooking Trinity Green, the Thames and the Tower of London. The House is home to the Corporation of Trinity House, responsible for safe navigation around the UK, the lighthouses, lightships, buoys and deep sea pilots around the coast for over five hundred years, and one of the major maritime charities. The members are called the Brethren and are senior members of commercial shipping, the Royal Navy and the shipping sector of the City. It is steeped in maritime history, and you will be able to enjoy the many marine artworks and ship models. Follow this link to the Trinity House website and virtual tour.
During the lunch we take a break to recognise the Commanding Officer of each unit’s choice for the Fuellers’ prize-winners with a framed citation and a £300 for the nominated charity of the winner.
We welcome our Affiliate prizewinners from HMS SULTAN the Royal Navy’s engineering school, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships Wave Knight and Wave Ruler, 10 Squadron Royal Air Force who specialise in in flight refuelling, 152 (North Irish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps who fuel on deployed operations and Tactical Supply Wing RAF supporting rotary wing operations worldwide. We look forward to meeting the winner of the Harrison Cup for Outstanding Student at Platanos Academy in Stockwell with whom we have close ties. Many of the prize winners will be accompanied by senior officers from their units and organisations and many of them will have recent experience of active service around the world. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about Defence and education from the people who do it, in a relaxed environment.
This is the fifth time we have held this event. Last year went extremely well and we hope to do even better this year. This lunch enables us to celebrate the prize-winners from our affiliations in a wonderful location and to give them the focus their efforts deserve.
Please join us to make this a successful and memorable event. It is becoming an important occasion in the Fueller’s year and you can be part of it.
After lunch and if there is sufficient interest, there will be a guided tour of Trinity House covering the history and role of the Corporation lasting an hour, please send a separate e mail to the Clerk if you would like to do this.
The cost of this event is £95 per person, which will include a reception and three course lunch with wine and coffee.
All Fuellers are invited to attend with your guests. This is the last dinner or luncheon until the Installation Dinner in October. Why not join the Master as he hosts her final formal occasion? This event qualifies for the membership incentive scheme, which attracts a credit of £80 towards another formal event if your guest joins the Fuellers.
Details are on the Company web site together with on line booking and payment options, to book your place click here.
Follow this link to the Trinity House website, find out all about our hosts. After lunch you can walk across Trinity Gardens to the peaceful Merchant Navy memorial and the sunken gardens where are inscribed the names of men and women who died in two world wars and the Falkands in 1982. Many of them were in tankers and colliers carrying vital fuels and the Fuellers Master has joined other Livery Masters laying a wreath on Merchant Navy day in September every year, to recognise their sacrifice.
Payment must be received before places are reserved and no later than 15 July. No refunds can be made after this date. If you have booked but received no acknowledgement within 48 hours please e mail the Clerk to ensure your application has been received.
No pour memoire cards will be sent on this occasion.
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