Provincial Officers' Mess Dinner - 21 April, 2020 - CANCELLED

Annual Dinner: Tuesday 21 April 2020 @ the Union Jack Club, Waterloo

Guest Speaker: Bro. Mark Smith who will present:

‘For Valour – the Story of the Victoria Cross’

Dear Provincial Grand Officer,

You are cordially invited to attend the London Mark Provincial Mess annual dinner at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo on Tuesday 21 April. The bar will be open from 6:00pm. Our speaker will commence his talk at 6:45 pm which will be followed by the dinner.

We will hear a unique and engaging talk from Bro. Mark Smith entitled ‘For Valour – the Story of the Victoria Cross’. This explores the beginnings of the Victoria Cross and illustrates the heroism demonstrated through the stories of some of the men who have been awarded this country’s highest award for bravery.

Mark was the curator of the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich for 14 years. He is a military historian, battlefield tour guide and television and radio presenter.  He holds a Masters degree in Museum Studies graduating from UCL in 2007. He is a Mark Mason, currently the Senior Warden in Maguncor Mark Lodge. In Craft he is the Provincial Grand Orator for the province of Essex.

Please note that numbers are restricted to 100, so book early to ensure a place which will be allocated on a first come basis. No tickets will be issued.

The silk Mess ties will be available for purchase (£18) at the dinner.


Menu: (Includes half bottle of wine per person)

Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail on Crunchy Lettuce with Rye Melba Toast

Rump of Lamb, White Onion Sauce, Melange of Baby Vegetables, Dauphinoise Potatoes (Vegetarian option available)

Strawberry Eton Mess

Cheese platter with Port

Tea and Coffee



Send an e-mail to our Treasurer Please include in your email the name of any guests and your method of payment (see below), and whether the vegetarian option is required. Do not use ‘Reply’ or ‘Reply All’ to this email. Copy and paste Krit’s email address above into your email ‘To’ field.

Bank transfer:

Transfer £45.00 to the Provincial Grand Officers Mess bank account, clearly identifying your name as the reference. The account is held with the HSBC. Sort code: 40-25-27. A/c no: 91735268. A/c: The Provincial Grand Officers Mess.


Please send a cheque payable to ‘The Provincial Grand Officers Mess’ for £45.00 to our Treasurer at the following address : Krit Nathoo, 102 Lower Gravel Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8LJ


All in all this will be a most interesting talk and dinner, and your Mess Committee and I look forward very much to seeing you there.

Graham Tarran ProvGJO

Mess Secretary

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