2016 Biennial Association Reunion

The VC and GC Association Biennial Reunion is due to take place in London between the 9th and 13 th of May. A number of key events will take place to mark the occasion, including a President's Tea Party at St James' Palace, an Official Reunion Dinner at the Union Jack Club and a Remembrance Service.



I remember when the Association was first formed by Sir Jackie Smyth and I look forward to the Reunions now as much as ever. What I enjoy most is people coming together from all over Her Majesty's Commonwealth and hearing, from them, what's really going on in the world.


Bill Speakman VC

Recent Updates

Commemoration of Henry Hook's VC action, 140 years on

The Association is very pleased to help Churcham, Gloucestershire, and The Royal Welsh remember Henry Hook VC

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Rorke's Drift, a 140 years on!

The Zulu Kingdom, as it existed in the 1870s, north of Natal across the Tugela and Buffalo rivers, had only been forged by Shaka, the great Zulu leader, in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Its social structure was military in nature and the powerful army it supported was greatly feared by the kingdom’s neighbours. It also presented an obstacle to Britain’s plans for a confederation of southern African states. On 11 December 1878, Sir Bartle Frere, the British Governor and High Commissioner in South Africa, delivered an ultimatum to the Zulus. Though partly concerned with border disputes and Zulu raids on British territory, the ultimatum in fact aimed at the disbandment of the Zulu army. Frere knew it was a demand which Cetshwayo, Shaka’s nephew, who had succeeded to the throne in 1873, would be unable to accept. Although not explicitly authorized to do so by the government in London, Frere had committed Britain to war with the Zulus.

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Farewell to Henry

The Funeral of Henry Stevens GC

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