Monday, 25 October 2010

410 REUNION 2011

Hi all,
We have decided that due to the high cost of Hotel charges for a venue in the Cardiff area that we hold our next reunion at the Holiday hotel in Coventry, as this is central for most people, the date we set 20th of May to 22nd of May clashes with the 11 Sqn reunion, after speaking to Hank Lawrence we have agreed to combine the reunion as most 410 members worked with 11 sqn sometime in there service, the details are as follows.
I will try to phone everyone with these details. Please let me know when you have booked.
Cheers Dinger.

410 Indep Plant Troop RE
Coventry Reunion 2011
Holiday Inn M6 Jct2
Hinckley road CV2 2HP

Booking Details

Dear Friends
The reunion will take place as proposed starting on the Friday 20th May at 14 Hrs until the morning of the 22nd May at the Holiday Inn M6 JCT2 again.
You must book and pay for your rooms direct with the hotel using this phone number 02476587420 asking for Natalie Trailor who is managing our bookings, stating 410 Indipendent Plant Troop RE( I have block booked twenty rooms). Please try and book on a week day, as Natalie does not work weekends.
To anyone who has not stayed at a Holiday Inn the rooms are a good size, clean and comfortable with twin or double beds and a good-sized bathroom, and every room has Tea & Coffee making facilities, Satellite T.V. and morning papers delivered to your room.
They do allow dogs to stay in your room for a small extra charge
The package price this year is again only £105.00 per room; Single rooms are the same price so share with a friend and share the cost as most did last year.
This rate is fully pre-paid and will require a credit/debit card in order to reserve the room, although I do believe some people paid by cheque last year!
This covers you for two people in the room for two nights, and will include breakfast on both mornings and the three course carvery dinner on the Saturday evening. Can you please tell the hotel at your time of booking of any dietary requirements?
There will not be a seating plan, just sit with your friends; this seems to work very well.
As well as being to able use the main lounge; they have agreed again to let us have the adjoining upper lounge exclusive for our use. They will also increase the seating in this area again.On the price of drinks the hotel has agreed to increase the discount on all beverages to 20% for the duration of the event, again you will have to use your name badge as a form of ID.

On the Friday evening dinner we have agreed with the hotel to change the menu from a curry evening to what we think is a better selection of menus ideas details of which we will send out at a later date.
This dinner is not included in the weekend package and again is at a cost of £10.00 per person for main course and desert for anyone who wants it (Payable on the night or booked to your room).
Hopefully this will encourage people to stay in the hotel on the Friday rather than go out for meals as this defeats the object of having a reunion!
Alternatively people can choose from the Ala Ca-rte Menu which is priced separately.
If you don’t intend to stay in on the Friday please let us know when you inform us of your booking, this is important so we can inform the hotel of the numbers for the Friday catering.

Can you please tell the hotel at time of booking if you are a member of Holiday Inn priority club to receive your points?
This reunion is totally informal, just a gathering of old friends and comrades from a very special and unique unit to talk over old times.
Again if you wish please wear your medals on the Saturday evening
Included in the price is the use of the hotels large indoor swimming pool, Sauna and whirlpool spas so if you want to use them don’t forget your costumes, towels are supplied.
Please can everyone inform me when they have booked, also if your wife or partner will be with you and names please, this is important to me as it saves having to phone people up to check, Thank you.

will be on the weekend of May 20th 21st 22nd

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