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2019 AGM & Reunion

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:39 pm
by DavePace
The 2019 AGM & Reunion will be held at Mercure Whately Hall Hotel, Banbury on weekend of 4th - 6th Oct 2019.

More details to follow in December

Re: 2019 AGM & Reunion

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:39 am
by DavePace
This event will be hosted by our Aldershot branch on 4th, 5th and 6th of October 2019. It will be held at the Mercure Whately Hall Hotel, Banbury.

The hotel will accept your bookings NOW. Remember - it's first come first served!

Booking Details

Booking - First and Foremost — members will be required to book direct with the hotel.
The hotel management will require details of your accommodation needs (single/double/twin rooms) the number of nights you intend staying and most importantly details of your credit card to secure the booking. We have arranged with the hotel for a booking code for you to quote, thereby ensuring that you charged at the agreed price within the signed contract. It will also allow the planning committee (Aldershot branch) to record (by name) exactly who will be attending for the purpose of producing a seating plan for the Gala dinner and other administrative needs.

Contact Details: Whately Hall Hotel - 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury 0X16 OAN - Phone: 01295 253261 (this is the number to make your booking). Ensure you quote the booking code.

Booking Code is: "Airborne Engineers" (makes it easy)

Capacity — numbers attending the Gala dinner will be restricted to 110 — so it will be a case of first come first served! This news may meet with a few groans — in which case you can always volunteer to host and organise the 2020 AGM/Reunion. AEA members and their wives or partners will be given priority - outside guests will be strictly limited.

This chic hotel, set in a 17th-century building, is a 9-minute walk from Banbury train and bus station.
The elegant rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Some offer original period features and garden views. There's also 24-hour room service
The hotel consists of 2 adjoining parts, the old (1st floor and second floor) and the new part (1st, 2nd & 3rd floor). There is no lift in the old part but there is in new. Please remember this when making your booking.

Rates are as follows:
£55 per person, Bed, Breakfast & 2 course Buffet dinner on the Friday night £70 per person, Bed, Breakfast & Gala dinner on the Saturday evening
£30 per person for the Gala dinner for non-residents
£40 per person for Bed & breakfast for Thursday and/or Sunday
The Friday evening will be a choice of two hot buffet4th-Sunday, with a choice of desserts followed by coffee/tea. The Gala dinner on Saturday will be a set menu with a vegetarian alternative

Car Parking: There is a hotel car park with a capacity for 50 vehicles located through an archway on the left hand side of the hotel front. Drivers will be given a numbered code to allow exiting from the car park.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Any un-booked rooms will be released 6 weeks prior to Friday 4th October 2019. Previously booked rooms may be cancelled at no cost up to 2-weeks prior to the 4th October 2019.

The hotel will accept your bookings NOW. Remember - it's first come first served!