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WETS What a way to spend a Friday

posted on 20 April 2015

Lodge WETS

Concert Dinner at the Victory Services Club

On the bright and sunny spring afternoon of Friday 17th April, 30 White Ensign Tourists (WETS), met at Johnsons Coach Yard in Henley in Arden to commence their journey to the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall. The journey to London went extremely well with no hold ups and we actually arrived for our Pre-Concert Dinner at the Victory Services Club 45 minutes earlier than anticipated.

This proved to be no problem, for having been pre-warned, the Private Bar in the Trafalgar Room was soon opened and thirsts began to be quenched.

What an appropriate room for White Ensign, nautical portraits around the room and a picture of Lord Nelson overlooking us. (See the back of the Room slightly right of centre), we even had blue and white napkins: In due time we sat down to what can only be described as an excellent meal with superb service and the staff at VSC deserved every accolade they were paid.

It was then time to re-embark for the short journey from Marble Arch to the Royal Albert Hall to enjoy a marvellous musical extravaganza from the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. What a show, and with “Rule Britannia” and “Land of Hope and Glory” being played with full audience participation at the end, it concluded what had been a wonderful experience.

Back on board the coach we returned to Henley in Arden arriving at 2 Bells of the Middle Watch and although tired but thoroughly contented, everyone said their goodbyes to bring to an end another marvellous day.

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