The skirl of the bagpipes will welcome you to a wonderful evening of traditional Scottish culture, poetry, music, dancing, good food and a dram or two of whisky. Our piper will then lead us in to the dining area. After the loyal toasts to the monarchs of Sweden and Great Britain, we will enjoy the Address to the Haggis, written by Burns in 1786. Whisky traditionally accompanies this poem but wine will also be served. Before dinner, a traditional Scottish prayer, the Selkirk Grace, will be read.
After the first course comes the “Immortal Memory”, a personal tribute to Burns’ life and works. The main course is followed by the light hearted speeches to the Lassies (girls) and Laddies (boys). These should bring a few smiles to your faces. After the dessert our resident musicians will play a medley of Burns’ best-known songs.
The lottery, with attractive prizes that include bottles of malt whisky, will raise already-heightened spirits. Coffee will then be served. By now our dance master will be waiting for your participation in a few of the easier Scottish dances (see over if you would like to practice them). The bar will be open after dinner. To end this wonderful evening we will all join hands to sing, “Auld Lang Syne”.
There is an annual squash match played between the UK & US embassies versus the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN); it takes place on Saturday Feb 9th 2019 and is organised by the UK Embassy Defence Section. Your Association would like to support the British side by fielding a strong contingent of players, so that we can take back the trophy which the RSwN won last time by one point (- just one, ONE, point!!).
Thus, we are calling on any squash players to come forward for that event. Please email us giving a rough idea of how good you are, or when you last played, so that the Defence Section can field a winning team. There is a strong possibility there will be a dinner in the evening to celebrate our victory!
The D-Day landings were on June 6th, but we will be celebrating a little early!
The Association of British and Commonwealth Servicemen and Women in Sweden has the pleasure to invite you to a D-Day themed Quiz Night at the Usual Place on Thursday, 11th April at 1800hrs. Please arrive promptly!
The Quiz starts at 1845 sharp and sandwiches will be served from 1800.
If you want to come, please send an email to email@example.com and also advise if you or your guest requires a vegetarian sandwich.
Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country, and is marked annually on the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.
We will travel down to Gothenburg to meet up with the New Zealanders and Australians to join them in remembrance and celebration of this day.
The Association of British and Commonwealth Servicemen and Women in Sweden with the support of the Australian, New Zealand and British Embassies in Sweden take pleasure in hosting an ANZAC Day function on 25 April 2019 starting at 1800 at the Oxen Restaurant, Malmskillnadsgatan 46. The event will include the traditional ‘Ode to the Fallen’ and minutes silence followed by a screening of Peter Jackson’s widely acclaimed ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’.