The Lightmongers Members and Guests dinner was held on Friday 23rd March 2018 and what a great evening it was!
120 Members and Guests enjoyed the wonderful setting of the Haberdashers Hall, one of the few modern Livery Halls in the City, where we are always made welcome.
Members and their Guests were greeted on arrival by the Master and Officers and enjoyed some great networking and catching up during the reception.
After an excellent dinner the Master gave a welcoming speech to all Guests, with particular thank you’s to Members who had sponsored the Military Merit Awards and other parts of the evening.
Each year at this dinner we present Awards for Outstanding Achievement to individuals nominated by each of our three military affiliations. The citations were given by the Commanding Officer of each of the units and illustrated impressively the capabilities and commitment of those who serve in our Armed Forces. Individual Lightmonger members generously sponsor each Award, and together with the Master, make the presentations.
Air Marshall Sir Ian MacFadyen replied on behalf of the guests to thank the Lightmongers for their hospitality and gave some insights into the RAF, which this year is celebrating 100 years since being formed.
The evening finished with some musical entertainment followed by a further opportunity for networking/socializing time before heading off home. A most enjoyable evening!