On Sunday the 22nd July 2012 the Sub-Branch held their 70th Anniversary Gurney Dinner.
There was a pleasing turn up of guests, with one of the most important guests being Mrs Val Perkins who is a direct descendant of Private Arthur Stanley Gurney.
The evening began with a Service and the Laying of Wreaths in commemoration of this great VC recipient.
Afterwards guests were welcomed into the clubhouse, aptly known as ‘The Gurney Club’. Pre-dinner drinks were served and there was a great deal of mingling and chatting with old friends and new.
Before long guests were invited into the Dining Room and asked to take their places at the beautifully laid & decorated tables.
A wonderful 4-course meal was provided and enjoyed by all. The usual formalities did take place—speeches by the guests of honour, the traditional ‘Passing of the Port’ and much more.
After the meal and the formalities guests were welcomed back into the bar area of the club where further drinks were made available along with coffee, tea and cheese platters.
It was a very pleasant and well organized event as was ascertained by the many positive comments received on the night and after.