The BOBA Annual Reunion
(Normally the 3rd weekend in September)
Since the closure of the college, BOBA members, many with their Ladies, have met annually, usually on the third weekend in September, at a venue in the Chepstow area.  For many years this venue has been 'The Chepstow Hotel', Newport Road, Chepstow.
Ex-apprentices will remember the hotel being named the 'The Two Rivers Hotel' then it became 'The Old Course Hotel' and today is known as 'The Chepstow Hotel'.  In Jan 2011 these premises were sold and demolished to make way for new premises. The reunion for 2012  was held in the WO's & Sjt's Mess, Beachley Barracks and the hospitality suites of Chepstow Racecourse.  

In order that you can attend any of the BOBA activities held during the reunion weekend i.e. Golf, Reunion Dinner, etc, you must first have completed the forms contained in the Beachley Echoes Newsletter and return them to the Reunion Organiser, - Peter Burridge.
Reunion Friday
Friday is a social evening, including supper, followed by dancing to live entertainment. Those not into dancing can enjoy each others company, chat or  swing the lamp over a drink or two.
Reunion Saturday

Saturday allows members who have previously registered, to take part in 'The BOBA Golf Open'. An 18 hole stableford tournament held at the Dewstow Golf Club near Caldicot.  Simultaneously, the BOBA Heritage Display takes place in the main venue.

The BOBA AGM is usually held in the afternoon, where BOBA business from the previous and coming year, is discussed and voted upon.

In the evening the BOBA ANNUAL DINNER takes place when approximately 200 (pre-booked) members, including ladies, sit down for a pleasant three course meal. 

Afterwards there follows an evenings entertainment with a live group in the function room.  Many dance into the early hours, whilst others have a great time just chatting, reminiscing and enjoying a social drink.
Reunion Sunday

Sunday rounds off the weekend with a mini 'Parade and March Past' on the parade ground in Beachley Camp (weather permitting).

The parade is followed by our Founders Day church service in St George's Church. 

To complete a most enjoyable weekend, some members gather for lunch before departing homeward bound.
For further information on the Reunion weekend, please contact:
Peter Burridge. (Details on Committee page)
This page was last updated on: October 19, 2013
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