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2024 Spring Dinner

April 18

You are warmly invited to this year’s Society Spring Guest Dinner which returns to the prestigious RAF Club on Piccadilly, London on Thursday 18 April.

This evening celebrates not only the inauguration of Steve Hilleard as our new President, commencing his two-year term that week, but also welcomes a very special guest: Perry McCarthy.

Perry McCarthy is quite simply unique. He is a former Formula One driver, bestselling author and TV presenter, and the original secret racing driver from BBC’s Top Gear: ‘The Stig’.

His battle to break into the world of professional motorsport was one of sheer determination and dogged bravery. As The Independent once proclaimed:

Perry does for Formula One what Bill Bryson did for travel. But beneath the wisecracks lies an inspiring tale of that rarest kind of racer: one who never gave up and was, literally, prepared to die trying.

The evening promises an enthralling peek into the adrenaline-fueled and perilous world of F1, alongside a delightful behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of Top Gear and the uproarious escapades of Clarkson, Hammond, and May.

Your committee hopes you’ll be able to attend this exclusive gathering and rally behind Steve as the chequered flag is waved on my own two-year tenure as President. Anticipate an unforgettable evening filled with a champagne reception, a delectable three-course dinner and wine, world class entertainment, and, above all, much good fellowship.

Please book early as recent Old Friends events have sold out quickly, and kindly consider bringing a guest.

Venue:            The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY

Date:                 Thursday 18 April 2024

Time:                18.30 to 22.00

Dress:              Formal business attire – Society ties encouraged

Price:                £90 per ticket (inclusive of pre-dinner drink, meal and wine, and entertainment)





    To secure your booking, please send payment to The Society of Old Friends. Payment may be made by one of two methods:

    Credit card using the “pay online” link in the invoice we will email to you.

    Bank transfer to Sort Code 01-08-15, Bank Account number 52217116, please include your name and invoice number as a reference.

    Please note that you should receive an email confirmation of your online booking - if you don't receive it, please email treasurer@thethesocietyofoldfriends.com


    April 18


    The Society Of Old Friends
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    The RAF Club
    128 Piccadilly
    London, W1J 7PY United Kingdom
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    020 7399 1000
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