12TH VICTORIA CROSS & GEORGE CROSS ASSOCIATION REUNION - 1981


The 12th Reunion Dinner of the Victoria Cross & George Cross Association was held over for a further year to coincide with the Silver Jubilee of the Association. HRH Prince Charles attended the Reunion Dinner with Rear-Admiral Godfrey Place VC, CB, CVO, DSO, in attendance as Chairman of the VC & GC Association.


Attendees to the 12th VC & GC Association Reunion Dinner
Tuesday, 19th May 1981, Savoy Hotel
Guest of Honour HRH The Prince of Wales



Captain Richard ANNAND VC
Mr Richard BURTON VC
Mr Edward CHAPMAN VC BEM
Group Captain Leonard CHESHIRE VC, DSO & 2 Bars, DFC
Major Edward COOPER VC
Flight Lieutenant John CRUICKSHANK VC
Lieutenant Colonel David CURRIE VC
Captain Sir Roden CUTLER VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE
Colonel Donald DEAN VC, OBE
The Viscount The Rt Hon DE L'ISLE VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO
Mr Tom DRESSER VC
Mr George EARDLEY VC, MM
Air Commodore Sir Hughie EDWARDS VC, KCMG, CB, DSO, OBE, DFC
Lieutenant Colonel Harold ERVINE-ANDREWS VC
Major General Henry FOOTE VC, CB, DSO
Lt Commander Ian FRASER VC DSC RD*
Captain Philip GARDNER VC, MC
Mr Thomas GOULD VC
Lieutenant Reginald HAINE VC, MC & Bar
Mr John HINTON VC
Mr Alfred HULME VC
Mr Norman JACKSON VC
Hon Subadar Namdeo JADHAV VC
Mr Francis JEFFERSON VC
Mr John KENNEALLY VC
Captain Ganju LAMA VC
Wing Commander Roderick LEAROYD VC
Lieutenant Rambahadur LIMBU VC
Mr Frederick LUKE VC
Rear Admiral Sir Anthony MIERS VC, KBE, CB, DSO & Bar
Mr Keith PAYNE VC, DSC (US issue)
Rear Admiral Godfrey PLACE VC, CB, CVO, DSO
Colonel Patrick PORTEOUS VC
Captain Bhandari RAM VC
Flight Lieutenant William REID VC
Captain Charles RUTHERFORD VC, MC, MM
Subadar Major Gian SINGH VC
Major Parkash SINGH VC
Subadar Major Umrao SINGH VC
Mr Ernest SMITH VC
Brigadier Sir John SMYTH VC, MC
Captain Quentin SMYTHE VC
Major Frederick TILSTON VC
Group Captain Leonard TRENT VC, DFC
Captain Charles UPHAM VC & Bar
The Right Hon Sir Tasker WATKINS VC, GBE
Air Commodore Ferdinand WEST VC, CBE, MC
Lieutenant Colonel Eric WILSON VC



Mr Ernest ALLPORT GC
Colonel Stuart ARCHER GC, OBE, ERD**
Mr Walter ARNOLD GC
Mrs Doreen ASHBURNHAM-RUFFNER GC
Mr Thomas ATKINSON GC
Mr John BABINGTON GC OBE
Mr John BAKER GC
Dr Charles BALDWIN GC
Mr John BAMFORD GC
Mr William BAXTER GC
Mr George BEAMAN GC ( Australia )
Mr James BEATON GC, LVO
Major Kenneth BIGGS GC
Mr Richard BLACKBURN GC
Mr David BOOKER GC
Lt Commander John BRIDGE GC, GM & Bar
Colonel Dick BUTSON GC CD ( Canada )
Mr Richard BYWATER GC GM ( Australia )
Commander Anthony COBHAM GC MBE
Lt Commander Dennis COPPERWHEAT GC
Lieutenant General Sir John COWLEY GC KBE CB
Mr Richard DARKER GC
Mr John DIXON GC
Lieutenant Colonel Mahmood DURRANI GC ( Pakistan )
Mr Jack EASTON GC
Mr Ernest ELSTON GC
Mr Harry ERRINGTON GC
Commander David EVANS GC
Mr Frederick FAIRFAX GC
Mr Kenneth FARROW GC
Mr Donald FLETCHER GC
Mr Henry FLINTOFF GC
Mr Stanley GIBBS GC ( Australia )
Mr Anthony GLEDHILL GC
Lt Commander Leon GOLDSWORTHY GC DSC GM ( Australia )
Mr John GREGSON GC ( New Zealand )
Major General Albert GUERISSE GC KBE DSO ( Belgium )
Mr Fred HALLER GC
Mrs Odette HALLOWES GC MBE
Wing Commander Leonard HARRISON GC
Mr Eynon HAWKINS GC
Mr Albert HEMING GC
Mr Shawish Taha IRDIS GC ( Sudan )
Brigadier Robert JEPHSON JONES GC
Mr Richard KING GC
Mr Derek KINNE GC ( USA )
Mr Walter LEE GC
Mr Alfred LOWE GC ( New Zealand )
Mr Alfred LUNGLEY GC
Mr Joseph LYNCH GC, BEM
Group Captain William MCALONEY GC OBE ( Australia )
Mr Thomas MANWARING GC
Captain Dudley MASON GC
Mr Phillip MAY GC
Mr Alfred MILES GC
Captain Frank NAUGHTON GC
Mr Dick OLIVER GC BEM
Mr John PATTON GC CBE ( Bermuda )
Miss Joan PEARSON GC ( Australia )
Mr Michael PRATT GC
Mrs Margaret PURVES GC
Mr Awang Anak RAWANG GC
Captain James REEVES GC
Mr Geoffrey RILEY GC
Mr Reginald RIMMER GC
Mr Harry ROBINSON GC
Air Commodore Arthur ROSS GC CBE CD** ( Canada )
Air Marshal Sir John ROWLANDS GC, KBE
Air Vice Marshal Sir Laurence SINCLAIR GC KCB CBE DSO & Bar
Subadar Barkat SINGH GC ( India )
Mr Henry STEVENS GC
Captain George STRONACH GC
Lieutenant Colonel George STYLES GC
Mr Frank SYKES GC
Lt Commander William TAYLOR GC MBE
Miss Dorothy THOMAS GC
Mr Thomas THOMAS GC
Mr Carl WALKER GC
Mr Charles WALKER GC
Mr Kevin WALTON GC, DSC
Mr Eric WATT-BONAR GC
Mr David WESTERN GC
Mr Charles WILCOX GC
Mr Harry WILSON GC
Mr Phillip YATES GC
Mr William YOUNGER GC

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Iain Stewart, 6 May 2004