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Old Warwickians

2013, OWA President's Dinner

The Tower of London
10 May 2013

The 2013 President’s Dinner in the Tower of London was a magnificent occasion. Guests were given a warm welcome by Yeoman Warders and taken on an entertaining tour of the Tower before being escorted into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers HQ. Drinks were enjoyed in the Regimental Museum and guests were piped into the Dining Room by a Highland Piper. The Dining Room, resplendent with all its Regimental Silver, was a superb setting for the dinner and good food and wine were enjoyed by all.

In his last OWA Dinner speech, Head Master Ed Halse spoke with great affection about his work with the Old Warwickian Association. The President thanked him for his commitment and support for the OWA over the years and praised him for the magnificent work he has done in making Warwick School boys what they are today.  A special toast was raised to a number of absent friends.

The evening concluded with the Ceremony of the Keys from Traitors’ Gate, re-enacted as it has been every night for the last 700 years.

Sincere thanks go to President Mike Huntley for organising a superb President’s Dinner, hugely enjoyed by all. Many thanks also to Brigadier Bill Aldridge for kindly hosting the dinner, even though he was unable to attend at the last minute.

Click here to see a selection of images from the evening.