Wednesday, April 07, 2010


A welcoming place in the heart of London’s West End is The New Cavendish Club, near Marble Arch. This has been home to the SWWJ as corporate members for many years and its connection with Voluntary Aid Detachment members has always intrigued me. Their centenary was celebrated in November last year and last week, HRH Princess Alexandra arrived to spend time with members and unveil a plaque in the newly named ‘Centenary Room’. I enjoyed meeting many of the members at the reception and a superb dinner a little later. Many of the Club’s members had travelled long journeys to be there on the night and here is a picture showing our new friends from Australia and Chief Folake Solanke from Ibadan, Nigeria. It was a lovely evening and I hope to post up more pictures when I can.