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Christmas Dinner 2017

posted 24 Dec 2017, 03:20 by OMRS Admin   [ updated 6 Jan 2018, 15:37 ]
A balmy evening on Friday 15 Dec 2017 saw the Branch hold the 2017 Christmas Dinner in the delightful Garden Room of the United Services Recreation Club, Jordan Road, Kowloon.

A total of 22 Branch members and guests enjoyed a sumptuous repast of traditional Christmas fare, having met for pre-dinner drinks on the open-air deck outside the room beforehand.  A truly lovely setting!

Those attending were called to dinner by Branch stalwart Colin Aitchison in traditional fashion, although unfortunately Colin was unable to stay for the dinner due to work commitments.

Prior to the meal Branch President Steve Verralls displayed a fascinating group of medals awarded to a former soldier of the Lincolnshire Regiment, consisting of both gallantry and campaign medals.

This display was followed by a presentation by Angus Stevenson-Hamilton, back in Hong Kong from his home in Devon, of a group awarded to a very thankful winner.

A highlight of the evening was the ever-popular lucky draw, and some amongst those attending were fortunate enough to win some lovely prizes donated by generous members and guests.

At the conclusion of a very successful function, a few stalwarts adjourned for a nightcap in the Club’s Gunners Bar.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Branch Committee member Mike Broom, without whose contribution the USRC venue would not have been available to the Branch.

Photographs of the event can be seen here.