The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Thai Burma Railway Talk and Dinner

When: Thursday 12th May

Where: Army & Navy Club, 36 – 39 Pall Mall, St James’s, London SW1Y 5JN

Time: 6.00 – 10.00 pm

Cost: £66.00 per head for a 3 course dinner


From the fall of Singapore to the surrender of Japan my father was a POW under the Japanese. Learning more about this period of his life and those whom he served with has been a lifelong journey of discovery. In fact, even now, it is possible to find records which have only just been digitised. The talk covers a personal perspective of our family journey to, and from, Singapore, the reasons for the railway, the reality of ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’, the construction, operation and aftermath of this important period in our history. Accompanying my father to reunions with fellow ex POWs gave me one side of the story and travelling to Thailand to see the railway in situ has helped my family to really understand this part of our history. And I hope to share this with you. Col Rob Lucas

The talk will be delivered by Past Master Col Rob Lucas.

Questions are encouraged and this is a unique opportunity to visit the famous Army & Navy Club (arriving 18:00 for an 18:30 start) on Tuesday 12th May and includes a 3 course dinner for £66 per person.

The dinner menu is:
Cream of Celeriac Soup, Cheddar Croute, Parsley Oil
Army and Navy Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Mango Chutney, Mint and Cucumber Yoghurt, Onion, Tomato and Coriander Salad
Blueberry Financier Tart with Blueberry Compote & Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegetarian options are available, please email the Assistant Clerk with your dietary requirements.

This event is for members and their guests. Please book via the members area on the website.


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