NNUAL REUNION 2021 7/8 August
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Dear Cranwellians and Donors to the Trenchard Statue Fund,
As you will be aware, the PM has announced a delay to the lifting of all Covid 19 Restrictions until 19th July at the earliest. We can expect an update on the 12th July.
For now, we continue to plan for the Trenchard Statue unveiling ceremony during the day on 7th August, for donors only, with our traditional dinner that evening and the customary church service the following morning.
A final decision will be made during the week commencing 12 July, and we will ensure that you are advised as soon as possible.
In the meantime, stay safe and watch the CA website for updates!
Sir Chris Coville
- Is the Annual Reunion now certain to go ahead?
- It is now expected that we can go ahead on the 7th/8th August but of course any further imposition of Covid restrictions may affect the plan.
- Will accommodation be available in the College?
- We anticipate that overnight accommodation on Saturday will be available for members who are attending the annual reunion dinner. This, as always, is subject to the requirements of the service.
- Will I be able to bring a guest to the unveiling ceremony?
- If you have made a donation to the Trenchard Statue appeal fund you will be invited to bring a guest to the ceremony.
- Will I be able to book on-line?
- Yes you will be informed when bookings go live on the website.
- Can I express an 'Early Birds' interest in attending?
- This year due to the uncertainty presented by Covid we will not be asking for Early Bird registrations.
- Will there be a sports programme?
- There are unlikely to be any cadets in residence and so there will be no sports activity.
2021 Annual Reunion plus unveiling of the CA Trenchard Statue
You will all be aware that we were not able to hold the traditional Cranwellian Association Reunion with unveiling of the Trenchard Statue as planned in 2020, our Centenary Year. Nevertheless, the statue was duly installed at Cranwell, in the presence of Lord Hugh Trenchard, the Founder’s grandson, in October 2020. That event was recorded, and can be seen on our page.
Since then our President has been working with the Commandant to find a date when we might celebrate our heritage and comradeship, as well as formally unveiling the memorial statue. As you can imagine, the Commandant and her staff have had an enormous challenge maintaining not only Phase 1 Officer Training, but also preparing for the move of Halton in addition to the operation of all other Cranwell based units during the pandemic. With all that in mind, we have now settled on the weekend of 7/8 August 2021, which is the break period for the College, but at least means accommodation should be available for all Reunion attendees. As cadets will be on leave, we will be looking at UAS and Coningsby-based officers to join us for dinner on the Saturday.
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