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The RAVC Calendar for the rest of 2018 can be found further in this issue of Chiron Calling. The events listed below are reproduced to remind members of closing dates for returns. Payments must be made with reservations. All cheques are to be made out to ‘RAVC Central Fund’. Further information and return proformas can aso be found on the RAVC Association website, under ‘Events’.
RAVC Council Meetings
The next RAVC Council Meetings will be held at Robertson House, in Camberley on Fri 27 April and Fri 22 Nov 2018. The meetings will commence at 1030 hrs and will be in the following order:
1. The RAVC Corps Council.
2. The RAVC Welfare & Benevolent Fund.
3. The RAVC Officers Club.
Separate instructions for members of each of the above
committee will be sent out by the Regimental Secretary.
RAVC Association Committee of Management Meetings
The above meeting will be held at the DATR on Tuesday 22nd May 18 and on Saturday 28th July 18. Further instructions will be sent out to Committee Members by the Regimental Secretary.
RAVC Morning Service – Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sun 1 Jul 18
The RAVC Morning Service at the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be held on Sunday 1 July 2018. There is a parade at 1030 hrs, followed by the Sunday Service at 1100 hrs.
A Curry lunch will be served following the service at a cost of £10 pp. (£5 for serving RAVC pers).
Anyone interested in attending the Service and Curry Lunch is to contact the Regimental Secretary. Further details and a return proforma can be found on the RAVC Association website.
RAVC Centenary Parade at Melton Mowbray on Friday 27 July 2018
As part of the celebration for the RAVC Centenary, a parade will be held at Melton Mowbray on Friday 27 July 2018. The parade will include a march past through the town of Melton Mowbray by kind permission of the Mayor. Whereas the parade will be open to the public, the reception will be attended by a number of VIPs and will be by invitation only.
RAVC Annual Reunion 28 Jul 18
The 2018 RAVC Association Reunion will be held at the Defence Animal Training Regiment, Melton Mowbray on Saturday 28th July 2018. The event will include the following:
1. 1500 hrs - Association Committee of Management Meeting.
2. 1650 hrs - Memorial Parade and Service.
3. 1800 hrs - Association Annual General Meeting.
4. 1830 hrs - RAVC Officers’ Club AGM.
5. 1845 hrs - CVO open discussion – all invited.
6. 1930 hrs - Annual Reunion Dinner.
Field of Remembrance
The Field of Remembrance will be celebrated at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 8 November 2018. As this is a ticket only attendance, those wishing to attend this event are to forward their names to the Regimental Secretary by 1 October 2018.
Remembrance Service & Cenotaph Parade
The above event will take place on Sunday 11 November 2018. Owing to the security arrangements for the day, members wishing to attend are to forward their names to the Regimental Secretary by 1 August 2018. This year’s event is expected to be a popular, being the RAVC Centenary year and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact the Regt Sec or see the Association website for further information.
RAVC Centenary Day – 27 November 2018 at the DATR
A Service and Reception will be held at the DATR on Tuesday 27 November 2018 to mark the Centenary Day of the RAVC being awarded their Royal warrant by King George V on 27 November 1918, following the success of the Army Veterinary Corps in WW1.
Further details will be published on the RAVC Association website.
The RAVC Association website can be viewed at : ravc-
Members and readers will be able to keep themselves up to date with Corps matters and will also be able to send their attendance returns for functions direct to the Regimental Secretary.
Minutes of meetings will be posted on the website for members to read.
The photo gallery is updated periodically to show recent activities taking place around RAVC units.
The RAVC Association has a Branch known as the Melton Branch, which is based in Melton Mowbray. All those who have served in the RAVC are automatically life members of the association, and all those who have either served with the RAVC or are friends of the RAVC are also entitled to become members of the RAVC Association.
There is a ‘one off’ membership joining fee for those wishing to join. The Association Branch meets monthly, usually on the first Thursday evening of the month at the DATR WOs’ and Sgts’ Mess, courtesy of the Corps RSM.
Anyone wishing to join the Association or who would like to attend the monthly meeting are most welcomed.
More information can be found on the website: ravc-
Further information can be obtained through the Branch Secretary; Mr Roger Whittle: Email: roger.whittle.13@btinternet. com
The Chairman RAVC Association recently wrote to 74 members and ex-members of the RAVC living in Melton Mowbray or in an LE postcode in an effort to promote attendance at Corps events and to encourage these members to attend the Association Branch’s monthly meeting at the WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess at the DATR, and only one response was received from these members or ex-members.
If you live in the Melton Mowbray area, please do make an effort to support the Association.
Chiron Calling
Chiron Calling can now be accessed on line, via the Association website. We are currently undergoing an exercise to reduce the number of hard copies being sent to all members, as this is proving costly with the increasing cost of postage. If you fail to receive the next copy of Chiron Calling, you are advised to visit the website to read the latest editions. See:
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Owing to problems encountered in downloading some materiel and images through the MODNet system, all future articles for Chiron Calling are to be sent to the Regt Sec’s standalone system below:

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