London Regiment Cocktail Party at Cutlers Hall

Thursday 28th January 2016

I was invited to the London Regiment's Annual cocktail party at Cutlers Hall. This is an opportunity to meet some of the younger officers of the regiment and to listen to the Colonel making his annual speech to the supporters of the regiment. The London Regiment is our local regiment, once a Territorial Army Regiment but now following the restructuring and reorganisation of the last few years, part of the Army Reserve and a critical part of the Army's total strength. Our particular contact and support goes to 'D' Company (London Irish Rifles) with whom we have our annual shooting match for the Sirrah Cup. Following a hiccup in December we are hoping to regain the cup in April when we have a re-match at the Army Ranges in Ash. The hospitality was excellent with a large number of guests including HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Cutlers Hall is yet another of the gems to be discovered amongst the Livery Halls of the City. Colonel Tim Smart, the CO, was on good form and all in all it was a very enjoyable evening