HOW MUCH ARE THE TICKETS?
The tickets are priced at £75 each, This all-in cost includes drinks reception, meal with wines and port.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY TICKET?
Tickets can be purchased using most Debit and Credit Cards on the Tickets page.
CAN I PAY IN A FOREIGN CURRENCY?
We cannot accept payments in currency other than GBP.
CAN I MAKE A GROUP PURCHASE?
No. We would prefer that you buy your tickets individually. Ticket purchases are limited to 2 per application. If you require more tickets that you should coordinate this with your colleagues.
CAN I BRING MY WIFE / HUSBAND / PARTNER?
Yes. This will not be a formal Mess Diner so wives / husbands / partners are encouraged to attend this event.
NB: If ticket sales are lower than expected then this may change, but we anticipate that all tickets will be sold as there has been a great deal of interest shown already.
HOW DO I GET TO HOME PARK?
This information is provided in the Map and Directions section on the home page.
WHERE CAN I STAY?
Please look at our list of hotels we have complied that are within a reasonable distance of the venue. There are none within walking distance of Home Park. This list is a guide only and you are responsible for ensuring its suitability etc.
HAVE ANY SPECIAL HOTEL RATES BEEN ORGANISED?
No. We have not approached any hotels with a view or negotiating a special 'RNEBS150' rate. This would be normally subject to a minimum number of guests and we have no idea of how many colleagues will or may be travelling together or indeed staying at any particular hotel. It is suggested that you and your colleagues contact your preferred hotel and ask for any deals they may have.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The rig is Black Tie - evening dress/tuxedo - black dinner suit with black bow tie or full length or cocktail dress or smart trouser suit for the ladies. There should be no display of rank. Civilian dress only please for this special occasion. Also, no white jackets, black shirts, coloured bow ties or mess undress please. It is expected that ordinary collars are worn and not wing collars.
Miniature medals may be worn - no full size medals or ribbons please.
Cummerbunds may be worn and may be of the appropriate engineering specialisation colour.
NB: Formal highland dress is permissible as is other forms of national formal wear. If in doubt then please ask.
HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH WHAT IS GOING ON?
Check the RNEBS website for updates.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND IF I AM NOT A MEMBER OF THE RNEBS?
The answer is no. The event is only open to society members who are in date for their subscriptions.
WHAT IS THE TIMETABLE OF THE EVENING'S EVENTS?
The intended outline programme is as follows (TBC):
Drinks reception in the main lounge and the players lounge. A sparkling drink and/or and soft drinks and water will be available plus nibbles.
Call to dinner. You will have 20 minutes to progress, via the cloakroom if required, to the main lounge.
Seating Plans will be displayed in a number of positions.
Open your commemorative glass!
A four course dinner will be served including shared cheese platters.
Red and white wines and soft drinks will be served with still and sparkling water.
There will be a pay bar service if you require some other beverage.
Port will be served.
Loyal Toast, Speeches and Toasts various.
End of formal dinner, dancing may commence.
The end of festivities. Please collect your coats etc and make you way out of the venue.