The Mt Erebus 40th Anniversary Dinner
Hosted by the Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots
The Annual Honourable Company of Air Pilots dinner is booked for the 28th November at St Matthew-in-the-City Church. This date was especially selected as it is the 40th anniversary of the tragedy at Mt Erebus which resulted in the loss of 257 lives. All family members of the victims of the accident are most welcome to this dinner. Leaders of the aviation industry and other interested parties are invited.
The church has significance to the Erebus families, as the roll book of those that died at Erebus is kept at St Matthew-in-the-City and there are stained glass Erebus windows in the church as well. The Air Pilots (formally the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators) organised the 20th Anniversary service in St Mathew-in-the-City in 1999 and held its Annual Dinner in the church a few years later.
A guest harpist will provide music to compliment this spectacular venue.
Our Master from London, Mr Malcolm White and his wife Vanessa will preside as they will be visiting us at this time.
The dinner will consist of cocktails, formal dinner with beverages included. There will be some short speeches, pastoral prayer and a special aviation award presented.
Cost should be approx. $125 per person.
If you would like to attend, please email : AJBoyce@xtra.co.nz and you will be sent a formal invitation.
The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
New Zealand Region