Northern Reunion And Remembrance Service

11th/12th November 2023

The 2023 Preston Reunion will be held on Saturday 11 November, at the Barton Manor Hotel, Garstang road, Barton, Preston, followed by the Annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November, in the Church of St Lawrence, Barton.  To book your place at the reunion, please complete the attached booking form and return to HHQ by Friday 27 October. 

The Reunion

On Saturday 11 November the evening function will take the form of a dinner, to be held in the Barton A Suite.  Those attending dinner are asked to meet in the Balcony Suite at 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm.  Those who do not wish to sit down for dinner but would like to meet up with friends are welcome to attend and meet from 8:00 pm.

Dress for the Saturday evening function is suits or jacket and tie for those attending dinner (Note: Not Black Tie), and smart casual for social attendees.  No jeans please.

The cost of the dinner, including wine/soft drink at the table, will be £35.00 per person.  The menu for the evening is below.  Any special dietary requirements can be catered for; please call HHQ to discuss your needs. 

Tomato & Basil Soup V

Warm bread roll

or

Chicken Liver Pate

Red onion marmalade, crostini Gf

or

Classic Caesar Salad  V Gf

Fresh parmasan, baby gem, crispy croutons, caesar dressing

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Seared Breast of Chicken Gf

Fondant potato, roasted carrot, green beans, pan gravy

or

Baked Cod

Cherry vine tomatoes, new potatoes, buttered greens

 or

Oven Baked Gnocchi V VE

Tomatoe roasted mediteranean vegetables

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Baked Vanilla Cheescake V Gf

Mixed berry compote

or

Barton Sticky Toffee Pudding

Butterscotch sauce, Vanilla ice cream

 or

Fresh Fruit Salad Vg Gf

Fruit sorbet

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Tea and Coffee 

 – Accommodation is available in the Barton Manor hotel and several rooms have been pre-reserved for the function.  Please contact the hotel direct to book your accommodation by Fri 20 October, the hotel main telephone number is 01772 862551.  During the call advise that you are attending the King’s Royal Hussars Annual Reunion to ensure that you get the special price mentioned below.  You will need a valid credit/debit card to make your booking.  It is advised that if you wish to stay at The Barton Manor hotel that you book your accommodation as early as possible as HHQ will not be holding any spare rooms.

Discounted rooms at the Barton Manor hotel for the nights of Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be available at a cost of £120.00 (double/twin – discount of £40) and £110.00 (single – Discount of £40), this includes a full English breakfast.

The Remembrance Service

The Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 12 November in the Church of St Lawrence, Barton, and we are hoping that as many Old Comrades as possible will attend.

The marching party will form up in the hotel car park at 10:00 am, before marching the short distance to church.  The Service will begin at 10:30 am.  Those attending the service are asked to park in the far side of the Barton Manor hotel car park (on the left as you enter), please do not use the car park in front of the hotel, unless you are a guest of the hotel.

After the Remembrance Service we are planning the interment of the ashes of Maj Eddie Sheen and RSM Bill Bingham to the columbarium.  All are welcome to attend the Ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you.  Please remember to book your accommodation with The Barton Manor hotel by Fri 20 October and send your returns to HHQ by 27 October.