The Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)


Calling Notice - Royal Engineers Late Entry Officers’ Symposium and Dinner Night Thursday 19 March 2020

On behalf of Lt Col Elson, I would like to offer you all a warm invitation to the 2020 Royal Engineers Late Entry Officers’ Symposium and Dinner Night that will be held at Chatham on Thu 19 Mar 20
The current timings, locations and dress requirements are as follows:
Event Timings (Thu 19 Mar 20) Location Remarks Dress
Arrival Admin 1330-1350hrs
Central Auditorium,
North Block
Capt Curry RE PCS (CU) Jacket
and Tie. For those
returning from golf
suitable clean attire.
No Jeans.
Opening Address 1350-1400hrs Lt Col Elson RE
APC Update 1400-1500hrs Maj Darvill RE
Bar opens 1830hrs RE HQ Officers'
  Black Tie with
no medals
Dinner call 1950hrs  
Dinner 2000hrs  
Bar closes 0100-Fri 20 Mar 20  
Dispersal 0900 - Fri 20 Mar 20
Funding. All individuals attending will need to make a pre authorised card payment of £60.00 between: 12-18 Mar 20 to the mess reception on 01634 822447. This payment will cover: tea/coffee, accommodation and the cost of the dinner at £45.00 per person which includes: pre-dinner drink, three course meal, cheeseboard, port and table wine.
Accommodation. Is available upon request via individual/unit returns and will be charged to the individual. Please be aware that accommodation will be at a premium, therefore some will be required to share facilities and rooms, however we will ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Returns. To assist with the planning of this event all unit QMs, Gp HQ’s have received this email and are respectfully requested to promulgate this notice and to identify a suitable Unit POC to consolidate returns by completing the details on the attached attendance spread sheet. All individuals serving at E2 or who are retired can complete the attached and reply directly to the undersigned instead. All attendance returns are to be sent to Capt Dave Curry ( by Thu 5 Mar 20 (*Nil returns are not required).
RE LE Golf Meeting Thu 19 Mar 2020
Additionally, for those keen golfers, the annual RE LE golf competition will take place at the Marriott Tudor Park Golf and Country Park, Bearsted, Maidstone with a first ‘T’ time of 0800hrs.  Cost for the golf competition is £40.00 which includes: tea/ coffee and a bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf, light buffet lunch and prizes.  All details regarding the golf competition are captured in the attached document and all questions, payment and returns for this must be received by Brendan Touhey ( NLT: 9 Feb 2020. 
Thank you, if there are any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch. 
Captain DM Curry RE
*Please note that as of Mon 6 Jan 2020 I will be in the new role below:
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