It is with regret to notify you that the Royal Artillery Assembly 2020 has now been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A decision was made following discussions with The Master Gunner St James’s Park, Controller, Chairman of the Royal Artillery Association and members of the National Executive Committee. The reasons are numerous but in principle these are:
- COVID-19 is still a very real threat, putting our community potentially at unacceptable levels of risk through such an event;
- UK Government and MoD policy is cautious and clear, particularly given recent discussions of a resurgent threat;
- There is not the appetite for a socially distanced and otherwise constrained event.
Individuals can either cancel or postpone their bookings and either reclaim their deposit or request whether it may be held over to next year from the Norbreck Castle Hotel.
Members of the Association can look forward to 21-23 May next year, which is still within the Centenary year of the Association, with renewed ambition to have an even better event.