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My apologies for the late notification of our annual Investiture. The Victory
Services Club could not provide any accommodation on this occasion, so I was
obliged to seek help elsewhere and I have now arranged for some accommodation
and the banquet at the Imperial Hotel, Russell Square. The Imperial Hotel has an
underground car park beneath the hotel. It is important that you let me know if
you are able to attend and if you need accommodation as quickly as possible, so no
one is disappointed.
The Service of Investiture will take place at 4pm in St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens,
Paddington, London, W2 3UD, where the banquet will take place. The nearest underground
station for the Church is Lancaster Gate and for the Imperial Hotel Holborn, both are on the
Central Line. A map is available for easy reference if required. The planned programme is as
1500-1600 Assemble at the Church where robing can take place
1600-1730 Service of Investiture
1730-1830 Travel by underground or Taxi to The Imperial Hotel, Russell Square,
Nr Holborn. Reception in the first floor bar where drinks can be purchased
1830-2230 Banquet in the Caesar Room on the first floor of the Imperial Hotel, Russell
Travel arrangements, There is no car parking at the Church, although it is possible that for a
disabled driver I may be able to obtain permission for one or two.
Any overseas companions are welcome to bring their National and/or Regional flags for use at
Dress Code: Mantles, medals and regalia
Gentlemen: Black tie, uniform, highland dress and gloves or dark
lounge suit for the Service and mess kit for the banquet
Ladies: A dark coloured suit or dress, preferably three quarter length and sleeves
for the Service, cocktail or evening dress for the banquet.
Will all those Companions whether attending or not, please complete the form overleaf, and
return it to me as soon as possible, with their cheques, if appropriate, but by 8th April at the latest
to allow for catering. A phonecall in advance would be appreciated.
With all good wishes,
Dame Mervyn Redding
Grand Prior of Great Britain