A grand night for St George

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THE ROYAL Society of St George took part in a thoroughly enjoyable evening in celebration of England’s Patron Saint at La Cumbre Restaurant.

Members and guests of the Royal Society of St George celebrated St George’s Day in grand style last Saturday evening.

After a welcoming address from the Branch Chairman, Wing Commander Bob Hunt MBE, an excellent ‘Grace’, appropriate to the occasion, was given by the Revd. Canon Raymond Hodson.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, that included a superb joint of Roast Beef, provided by the staff of the Restaurant La Cumbre.

At the end of the dinner, toasts, accompanied by appropriate national anthems, were proposed by Hilary Wass to The Queen and El Rey Filipe VI.
The messages, including greetings from the Her Majesty the Queen and El Rey Felipe, were read by Maggie Dennis.

These were followed a wonderful speech by Wing Commander Cameron Gair, President of the Costa Blanca North Branch of the RAF Association, who spoke with great humour about some of the history surrounding the Patron Saint of England.
After which, the Wing Commander continued by proposing the toast to England and St George. This was accompanied according to tradition by a rousing chorus of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.

After the formalities, members and guests were free to let their hair down and dance the night away to the music of ‘Barry The Swingman’.

The next event on the agenda for the Royal Society of St George will be an al fresco lunch to celebrate The Queen’s Official Birthday on Saturday 17 June 2017.

This will be held at the El Gourmet restaurant situated between Javea and Benitatchell and is open to all members and friends.

Information and full details on the lunch can be obtained by contacting Maggie Dennis, Branch General Secretary on 966 197 325.

Anyone interested in joining the Royal Society of St George should contact Hilary Wass, Branch Membership Secretary, on 634 324 246 or email tillblow@yahoo.co.uk.
Information regarding Branch activities can be found on the Branch website www.stgeorgecostablanca.com

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