Social Events

Reports of previous events can be found lower down this page

Forthcoming Events

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WRFA SPRING LUNCH at The Wyndham Arms, Hindon Road, Dinton, SP3 5EG

SORRY – The originally published event has had to be cancelled as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are hoping to reschedule this event at some time in the future.

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WRFA LUNCH and AGM at The Kerry Suite, Bowood Golf and Country Club, Derry Hill, Calne – Sunday 14th June 2020.  

SORRY – This event has had to be cancelled as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WRFA AUTUMN LUNCH at The Horse Guards pub/restaurant, Brokenborough, Malmesbury, SN16 7HZ – Sunday 27th September 2020

SORRY – This event had to be cancelled as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WRFA CHRISTMAS LUNCH

We regret to announce that the previously booked venue, Shaw Country Hotel, has since ceased trading.  An alternative venue is being sought.

Date and venue to be advised, if permitted to proceed under ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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Proposed Future Events

We are always looking for new events and venues and would be pleased to receive ideas from our members.  The programme will from time to time include events that are run by other organisations to which we have been invited.  Limited notice may be given for some of these and members are asked to regularly monitor this page.

Recent Events

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WRFA Christmas Lunch at Shaw Country Hotel – Sunday 15th December 2019

Our Christmas celebratory lunch was held at The Shaw Country Hotel and the attractive menu and very reasonable price attracted a record attendance of bookings of 69.

Some members were slightly delayed getting to the event because of a serious RTC on the M4 but despite this all attending were full of praise for the quality of the food, the excellent service, the ambience of the venue and the ease of parking.

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WRFA Remembrance Event – Saturday 9th November 2019

The Remembrance Event arranged by the WRFA was held at Devizes Town Hall on the afternoon of 9th November 2019 with excellent support from Devizes Town Band.  The Act of Remembrance that included the usual two minutes silence was led by Rev. Gary Gotham.

The Chairman of WRFA, Chris Wannell, laid a wreath during the Act.  A retiring collection on behalf of the Poppy Appeal raised £70.00. 

The WRFA was represented by John Craig at a wreath laying ceremony held at the HQ of Dorset & Wiltshire FRS on the morning of 11th November 2019.

Royal Marines Association Concert Band Concert – Sunday 21st July 2019

BAND CONCERT ENJOYED

A party of WRFA members attended the concert performed by the ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION BAND at The Lights theatre in Andover on the afternoon of 21st July 2019.

The band thrilled and enthralled their audience with a varied programme of musical pieces that displayed the versatility and competence of the musicians.

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Kennet & Avon Canal Cruise – Saturday 22nd June 2019

The evening three-hour cruise from Devizes Wharf on Saturday 22nd June was thoroughly enjoyed by the 20 strong party from WRFA.  The weather was perfect, the fish & chips were delicious and served piping hot, the booze was good too.

Just to round off a really happy event we were entertained with live music by the highly talented and very experienced singer and musician, Pete Allen.

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Successful Spring Lunch at Shaw Country Hotel, Shaw – Saturday 6th April 2019

The WRFA Spring Lunch held on 6th April at the Shaw Country Hotel was much enjoyed by everyone attending. 

The dining took place in the Garden Room and the standard of cuisine and service was so good that those attending are urging repeat bookings at the hotel.  In fact, strong representations have been made to switch the WRFA Christmas Lunch from The Bear Hotel to The Shaw Country Hotel.  This is being given serious consideration.