Formal Dining Night, United Services Club, Brisbane, 2001
REGIMENTAL DINING NIGHT 20TH APRIL 2001
The United Services Club, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, was the venue for our third Regimental Dining Night. Fifty-seven members and their partners were present.
The venue was spectacular, the service superb, and the food and company excellent.
The evening commenced with pre-dinner drinks in the ante-room of the Club, allowing members and guests to mingle and catch up on the latest news and events. At 7.25 pm, members moved into the Dining Room which was decorated with candelabra, silver cutlery and wine glasses.
Guests on the head table were piped in, followed by the Regimental, Australian and Papua New Guinea Flags. Official guests included Brig. Ian Hunter, CVO.AM.MBE.ED and Mrs Hunter, Papua New Guinea Consul General Mr Henry Koiaie and Mrs Koiaie and NGVR member, Mr Jack Goad. Dining President was Colonel Harry N Green, MBE.ED.EM.
Other guests included Mrs. Rita Warren, who attended many Mess functions in Port Moresby in the early 1950’s and Mrs. Barbara-Anne Laver, whose father served in the NGVR. Jack Goad later presented the Association with an original NGVR pennant.
The evening was highly success and for those who wish to engage in and maintain a little military pomp and ceremony, and enjoy a great evening with former comrades, please keep Saturday the 27th April 2002 free for our next Regimental Mixed Dining Night in Brisbane.
Col Harry Green and Margaret Green arriving.
Above and below. Mingling in the Ante room
Glen O'Brien in the Ante room
Brig. Hunter, Col. Harry Green, Margaret Green, Jack Goad (NGVR) at the head table.
PNG Consul General, Qld, Mr Henry Koiaie and Mrs Koiaie, Mrs Rita Warren.
Barbara Ann Laver, ?.
Judy and Jack Hobbins
Bob Collins and Janice Jenner
John Holland and Jessica Harrington.
Mr & Mrs Kevin Cheatham
Ted and Heather McAllan.
Over many years Tom took thousands of photos at Association functions but sadly, for obvious reasons, is not in many of them.