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Private Visit to Brize Norton with Lunch

Thursday 14th July 2022

Start: 9.30am | Finish: 5.00pm


A unique opportunity to visit “Brize” as it’s known as in RAF circles. It is the largest RAF station in the UK, covering some 1200 acres, and the major airbase for the RAF’s transportation fleet in the UK.

For security reasons, it is not generally open for visits from the public. The Master is, however, in contact with the “chain of command” and there will be a briefing on our arrival. This will be followed by an as yet unspecified itinerary, which will hopefully include at least some of the following: flight simulator, a look inside an enormous transporter aircraft and a briefing on safety equipment. Then back to the Officers’ Mess for lunch (which you will buy yourself at 1970s prices!) and an afternoon tour, possibly to Air Traffic Control.

You will make your own way to Oxford Parkway station where you will pick up the Guild’s coach at 9.30am, which will take us to the base, but if you live more locally you may prefer to take your car, although parking spaces are limited. Within the base the coach will deliver everyone together to the different sites of interest and have our guide on board. We will then all depart Brize by 4 pm to arrive back at Oxford Parkway at around 5.00pm.

The ticket price includes a suggested donation of £20 and includes the coach.

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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