The Society is pleased to announce details of this annual two day event to be held at
The Holiday Inn London
Please note that the venue will be open to members from 11 a.m. on the Saturday and 9.30 a.m. on the Sunday and that road-side free parking for the weekend commences from 1 p.m. on the Saturday.
This year after having listened to the positive comments and some concerns from the membership, the Committee have arranged for the event to be held under one roof. The Society subsidises the event so whether you are there to exhibit, buy, sell or to just socialize please make a special effort to attend this year. We have cut the cost of all aspects, but it must be stressed that member support from all parts of the country is needed to ensure that Convention can continue in the future.
Exhibition of Members' Displays
Exhibits are invited in each of the following categories with an emphasis on research:
Single Medal (Group or single medal to one person)
Exhibitor guidelines are available on the Society Website. Exhibitors may have access to the venue from 10:30am on the Saturday only, in order to set up their displays.
Two 45 minute presentations
11.30 am - Captain Peter Starling: Research at the Army Medical Services Museum 2.30 pm - Colonel Mike Barrett OBE: The Gurkha Museum and its Collections
An opportunity to bring your queries and seek advice from organisations including:
The Royal Artillery Museum
The Royal Marines Museum
The Household Cavalry Museum
The London Gazette
Speak with leading experts
A number of respected Society Members have offered their services to be available for consultation on a variety of wide-ranging subjects.
Tea and coffee will be served during both days and full bar, cafe and restaurant facilities are available within the hotel at cost.
Presentation of Society Awards
At 4pm Graham Pitchfork MBE, the Society's President, will make the awards for the Members' Exhibits and this will be followed by the announcement of the annual Society's Honours.
Saturday's event will close at 5pm allowing plenty of time for members to enjoy the Annual Dinner with friends..
This year the Dinner will be less formal with no after dinner speaker. Being held on Saturday in the Hotel's Banqueting Suite it will enable people to mingle with friends and of course meet new ones. Jacket and tie is the minimum requirement, however for those who wish to wear black tie or mess dress please feel free to do so.
Please apply for tickets using the Convention application form. Please note the reduced price.
Sunday 16th September doors open 9.30 am
The Medal Fair on the Sunday is also open to non-members.
The Society's prestigious Medal Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn. Invited medal dealers, militaria dealers, publishers and auctioneers will be trading and full hotel facilities will be available.
Known dealer members, publishers and auctioneers will receive a personal invitation to attend from Jim Lees, Dealer Liaison Officer.
Advance booking for the weekend is the preferred option but you will be able to pay on the day. The Medal Fair will be open to all who wish to attend.
To reserve your Weekend ticket, your Dinner ticket and to book your exhibit table please complete and return the application form. Reserved tickets will be available for collection at the door. Receipts will be sent via email, for those who wish to receive them by post please enclose a SAE. Please note that the last date for pre-registration will be Sunday 2 September 2012. Thank you.
Scroll down for full details of the Hotel accommodation available in the area and the parking arrangements. For your convenience, these details will be published in the June Journal.
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How to find us
Take the A3044 and then take the M25, exit for the M4, Hounslow exit then take A4 sign posted Central London, Travel along Tottenham Court Road and then take a left on Southampton Row. Coram Street is at the far end.
Follow the M23 and then the A23 via Croydon. Follow the A23 via Westminster Bridge. Go across Waterloo Bridge. Turn right onto the Aldwych and proceed along Kingsway. Then continue along Southampton Row. Coram Street is at the far end of the road.
Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Distance: 18.02 Miles / 29 Km. South West to hotel.
Taxi charge (one way): £55.00 (GBP). Time by taxi: 1 hour
Train charge (one way): £5.00 (GBP). Time by train: 1 hour
Gatwick Airport (LGW) Distance: 29.83 Miles / 48 Km. South to hotel. Taxi charge (one way): £75.00 (GBP). Time by taxi: 1 hour 15 minutes Train charge (one way): £18.00 (GBP). Time by train: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stansted Airport (STD)
Distance: 39.15 Miles / 63 Km. North East to hotel.
Taxi from Train Station: £80.00 (GBP). Time by taxi: 1 hour 15 minutes
Train charge (one way); £17.00 (GBP). Time by train: 1 hour.
Station Name: Kings Cross/St Pancras Eurostar.
Distance: 0.62 miles / 1 Km. North to hotel.
Taxi from Train Station: £5.00 (GBP)
Subway Station: Russell Square.
Distance: 0.06 Miles / 0.1 Km. South to hotel.
Kings Cross/St Pancras station is the nearest fully accessible station for the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines.
Parking at the Convention
The car park under the hotel is run by RCP with the post code WC1N 1HT and is a pay and display