General News


(Note, the Booking form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page and will be posted out shortly to all members)

Hosted this year by the Plymouth and District Branch of the RFAA

The RFA Reunion will be held on Saturday 16 May 2015 at the China Fleet Country Club, Saltash Cornwall, PL12 6LJ. Heading south, from Exeter follow the A38 to Plymouth, head over the Tamar Bridge and take the Saltash exit off the bridge (at this point the brown flag signs can be followed). Take a right followed shortly by a left onto North Road. Then take a right on to Old Ferry Road followed immediately by a left. Continue straight along this road until you reach hotel at the end.

From Cornwall on the A38. At Saltash, just before the tunnel before the Tamar Bridge take the exit for Saltash. Take the left hand turn onto Old Ferry Road, followed by an immediate left (sign posted by a Brown Flag sign). Continue straight along this road until you reach hotel at the end.

There are regular trains from Plymouth to Saltash, journey time approx 10 minutes. There are also numerous trains running up from Cornwall. To find out more please visit the National Railway website.

Accommodation at the China Fleet Club has proved very popular and although we reserved all their rooms, they are now fully booked with RFAA attendees.

Other hotels in the immediate area include:

Travelodge Saltash Hotel, Saltash Services, Carkeel Roundabout, Callington Road, Saltash, PL12 6LF Tel: 0871 984 6051

(2 miles from venue.)

The Cardinals Hatt, Callington Road, Hatt, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6PJ.

01752 845 888 (4 miles from venue)

The Brunel, 83 Fore Street, Saltash, PL12 6AE 01752 842261

(1 mile from venue.)


Although it’s over the bridge into Cornwall, the Club is only 7 miles from the City Centre where there is of course plenty of accommodation of all types.

If you require a taxi locally we would suggest Double two Taxis (01752 848 422) or Cottons (01752 848 484)

The dinner will cost £40 per head, to include service and gratuities. Please complete the form below indicating your individual food requirements which we ask you to return with the booking form.

The evening will start at 1900hrs, in the ground floor Pacific Suite, with bar. A pre-order wine table will be in the corridor outside. Dinner will be served at 2000hrs, upstairs in the Atlantic Suite. There is a lift. Dress code lounge suits.

The RFA REUNION is in aid of the RFA Association, and there will therefore be a raffle as in previous years. If you feel able to help sourcing prizes from companies or through individual generosity, please do contact Jan Reid mandjbowdenhill@hotmail.com    Tel: 01364 652214

Please complete the chit for the dinner or donations and send, with your cheque and menu choices, to Jan Reid made payable to Plymouth & District Branch RFAA-Mess Account to arrive by Friday 17 April 2015. Seating will be by table plan If you require a confirmation please ensure you include an email address or SAE.

The Association AGM will be held the same afternoon at 1500 hours in the Pacific Suite.

Please encourage serving and retired personnel to come to this enjoyable event. We look forward to seeing you on 16 May in Saltash.

China Fleet Country Club


Saturday 16 May


1 Carrot & coriander soup with chunky croutons and crème fraiche

2 Duo Parisienne of melon, laced with Malibu syrup and toasted coconut

3 Pan seared red mullet fillet, with fennel creviche and a citrus reduction

Main Courses

1 Braised lamb shoulder served with root vegetables, fine beans and carrots, and minted gravy

2 Oven baked salmon en croute with wilted spinach, new potatoes and dill cream sauce

3 Roasted supreme of chicken, served with a chorizo and cannellini bean stew and seasonal vegetables

4 Roasted aubergine with ratatouille of vegetables topped with pine nuts, grated cheese, finished with rocket and micro salad and parmentier potatoes


1 Dark choc & amaretto trifle, laced with pitted dark cherries

2 Spiced apple & ginger pudding topped with creamy vanilla custard

3 Strawberry & clotted cream cheesecake, served with Devonshire clotted cream

Coffee/Tea and mints

Please complete this form and SEND TO: Jan Reid, Belgravia, Bowden Hill, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7EA by Friday 17 April 2015



Names of those attending, with dinner choices (please print so name cards can be accurate)GUEST 1                                                                       .




Special dietary requirements
Please state the names of anyone you would like to share a table with

I enclose a cheque for _______________ (£40 per head).



However If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation in support of the RFA Association, it would be much appreciated.

I enclose a cheque as a donation for £ __________

Download the booking form here Reunion 2015 Application (15.87 kB)

Accomodation Options here Reunion 2015 Accomodation Options. (51.53 kB)