12 Past Captains, along with The Hon Secretary, the Vice Captain Brian Macdonald and current society Captain Simon Tansley, attended the black tie dinner at Essendon. A sad evening in many ways as 3 Past Captains and Presidents of the society, Jim Williams, Brickendon Grange, John Welch, Brookmans park and Malcolm Bye, South Herts had all passed away since the last diner at Old Fold Manor and Willie Brookes was to frail to join us. That said, those gathered raised a glass of wine to absent friends and rejoiced in fond memories of days spent with our friends and absent members.