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Beating Retreat and Dinner in the Reform Club
9 June 2010
The Guild members and their guests enjoyed dinner in the Reform Club, (established in 1836 in the wake of the political activity and ideas of that time) in the magnificent library, which is almost 120 feet in length and overlooks Carlton Gardens. The Master, Mr Anthony Woodhead, welcomed everyone at the start of the evening. Mr Ivor Hockman, a member of the Reform Club, kindly sponsored the dinner. By eight fifteen it was time for everyone to walk the short distance to St James' Park to take their seats for the Beating Retreat by the Mounted Bands, Trumpeters, Massed Bands, Corp of Drums, and Pipes and Drums of the Household Division in the presence of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Senior Colonel, who took the salute at the Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade. The evening finished at ten fifteen after an amazing and spectacular performance.