Sussex Yeomanry Association centenary dinner in pictures

The Sussex Yeomanry Association held its centenary dinner on January 19 in the banqueting suite at The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel.

Friday, 25th January 2019, 4:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:11 pm
( LtoR) Sgt Lynn Rawlings, LtCol Wayne Hopla, Msn Jo McDermott, WO2 BSM Peter Bryan and Sgt Carol Illman SUS-190125-155130001

More than 160 members and their guests attended this celebration with some travelling from as far afield as Germany, Dubai, Cyprus and South Africa. In some cases, people met friends they had not seen for more than 40 years.

At the end of the Great War, the officers and men voted to set up an old pals association. This met for the first time on January 20, 1919: named The Sussex Yeomanry Old Comrades Association.

The official guests included the High Sheriff of West Sussex and the mayors of Chichester and Lewes. They represented the historical areas of recruitment for the Sussex Yeomanry.

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Music during the dinner was provided by a brass ensemble from the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.

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The distinguished guests. Left to Right: Mrs T Stevens, Cllr M Bell Mayor of Chichester, Mrs T Bell, Cllr H Jones, Mrs Caroline Nicholls, High Sheriff of West Sussex, Mr David Nicholls, Cllr Janet Baah, Mayor of Lewes, Col David Stevens. SUS-190125-154850001
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