First Class CW Operators' Club


FOC 69th Post-War Annual Dinner


WHEN:               Saturday 21st October, 2017

WHERE:            Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XZ, United Kingdom


Book your room online at, or telephone the hotel on 01483 784413 and quote code D4O for a discounted rate. 

Hint: Deals and offers can also be found on and other intermediaries! Any notable offers will be mentioned on the FOC reflector, but this is a popular hotel destination so booking early is advisable.


Here is a Google Map link showing the location of the Holiday Inn:

The hotel is very easy to reach by car, being just off the A3. Access from the M25 is convenient, and for international visitors, London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are both just 20 miles away.


Parking at the hotel is free, but requires your number plate to be entered into a ParkingEye machine at the hotel reception. If you forget, you may well receive a parking fine, so a reminder will be sent around before the event!

  • Tomato & Basil soup
  • Lemon and herb chicken
  • Chocolate brownie with ice cream
  • Tea and coffee will be served

A vegetarian option is available on request (wild mushroom tart). You can select your choice when you register for the event on this website, however, if you have any special dietary requirements then please could you let Michael, G7VJR know after registering.


The easiest way to register and pay for the dinner is to click the purple button below.  Don't worry, it's really quick and easy.

If you prefer not to use PayPal, please still register online, above (there is an option to pay later). Then, fill-out the form below and email it to: 

If you have not paid using PayPal, you will need to pay by BACS:

                                                Sort-code: 40-08-02, Account Number: 91369407

                                                Reference: your callsign and ‘Dinner’

If you prefer not to register online, please fill out the form below, print it and send it with a sterling cheque, payable to First Class CW Operators’ Club, to:

Don Field G3XTT, 105 Shiplake Bottom, Peppard Common, Henley- on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 5HJ, England


               Call-sign: __________

               Membership number: _____

               Dinner tickets _____ x £33 =    £_________

               (# of Vegetarian meals, if desired _____)


               PAYMENT METHOD (tick): BACS: ________ or Cheque: ________


Friday 20th October: Check-in at the Holiday Inn for two nights. Meet at the bar at 6.45pm. An informal FOC dinner will be coordinated at the Olivo Italian restaurant in Guildford ( This is very popular restaurant frequented by the Wey Valley Amateur Radio Group and local FOC members. Booking in advance will be needed, and more details will follow.

Saturday 21st October: Afternoon tours of the local area (see below). The FOC AGM will begin at 5.30pm, with time for an open discussion immediately afterwards. Once the meeting has concluded we will adjourn and reconvene at 7.30pm for 8pm - Dinner.

We are also looking at arranging a trip to the Brooklands Museum This is not radio of course, but offers a chance to look at some classic cars, aircraft and the famous Brooklands banked track. Former member Don G2BB, now SK, used to race there. If you are interested, please drop a note to G4HZV or G0EFO, so we can gauge the likely numbers.

Sunday 22nd October: Nigel, G3TXF has very kindly offered to host FOC members at an informal gathering at his QTH in nearby Weybridge on the Sunday morning (10am).


Guildford is an historic and beautiful town with many possibilities for all weather. An article on Guildford and the local area will be published in FOCUS shortly, and you may find this local web site gives an excellent set of photos and ideas for what's on offer:

A PDF Destination Guide (15MB, with many photos) is available to download, here:

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