NEW BRITAIN EVENTS PROGRAMME ARCHIVE - 2008
It is the policy of New Britain to strengthen the links with the Commonwealth, to keep the United Kingdom United, to remind people of the national heroes who fought for our freedom and to come out of the European Union. The following events are to support those aims.
Full details of the events will be given in the New Britain magazine. The main activity up to 1st May 2008 will be preparing for the Mayor of London Election. Dennis Delderfield, National Chairman of New Britain intends to stand as a New Britain candidate.
2pm at statue of Admiral Arthur Phillip in Watling Street just behind St Paul’s Cathedral lay a wreath and sing Australian National Anthem. Admiral Phillip was born in the City of London, was first Governor of Australia and founder of Sydney.
Procession to the church of St Katherine Cree, Leadenhall Street led by the Australian flag for an Australian Festival service at 3pm with trumpet fanfares followed by a Reception in St Katherine Cree Hall All present will be invited to sign a message of friendship to be sent to the Prime Minister of Australia.
WEDNESDAY 6 FEBRUARY - WAITANGI DAY
The national Day of New Zealand. 12 noon lay a wreath at the statue of Captain James Cook in The Mall followed by lunch and talk about New Zealand. All present will be invited to sign a message of friendship to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
SATURDAY 1 MARCH - ST DAVID’S DAY
The National Day of Wales. The National Chairman of New Britain goes to Cardiff to lay a wreath on the Welsh War Memorial.
MONDAY 14 APRIL - COMMONWEALTH DAY
Service in Westminster Abbey in the presence of HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh followed by a New Britain Reception for Commonwealth delegates.
WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL - ST GEORGE’S DAY
The national day of England. Selling buttonhole St George’s flags on the streets in aid of the Treloar Home for Handicapped Children.
THURSDAY 1 MAY - LONDON MAYORAL ELECTION
Election for a Mayor of London. Dennis Delderfield, National Chairman of New Britain intends to stand as a New Britain candidate.
FRIDAY 9 MAY - EUROPE DAY
The EU’s National Day March down Whitehall to deliver letters to the Prime Minister and to the London Headquarters of the European Union demanding that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.
During May the second Goldsmith Lecture in memory of Sir James Goldsmith will take place.
SATURDAY 14 JUNE - TROOPING THE COLOUR
Trooping the Colour on HM The Queen’s official birthday. Watching the event followed by a Buffet Lunch and then a New Britain KEEP THE UNITED KINGDOM UNITED Pageant.
WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE - BATTLE OF WATERLOO
A strawberries and cream party including a talk about the Duke of Wellington who defeated the French at Waterloo.
TUESDAY 1 JULY - CANADA’S NATIONAL DAY
Visit to St Alfege Church, Greenwich to lay a wreath on the grave of Captain James Cooke followed by lunch and a talk on Canada. All present will be invited to sign a message of friendship to the Prime Minister of Canada.
SATURDAY 12 JULY - THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE
A National Holiday in Northern Ireland. The National Chairman will attend the Protestant event, attend a service in the Roman Catholic Cathedral, lay a wreath on the War Memorial and visit Corrymella the biggest peace movement in Northern Ireland.
SATURDAY 26 JULY - SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
The National Chairman challenges the Lord Mayor of Plymouth to a game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe to remember Drake’s defeat of the Armada.
Pictured left is a photograph from last year's very successful event.
FRIDAY 15 AUGUST - INDIA’S NATIONAL DAY
A message of friendship will be sent to the Prime Minister of India.
SATURDAY 23 AUGUST - TO HONOUR CHURCHILL
A coach visit to Sir Winston Churchill’s grave at Bladon, Oxfordshire to lay a wreath followed by lunch and talk about Churchill who led our country to victory over Hitler.
WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - GIBRALTAR DAY
Barbecue in the City of London. All present will be invited to sign a message of friendship to the Chief Minister of Gibraltar.
SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER - BATTLE OF BRITAIN SUNDAY
Attend service in the RAF church of St Clement Danes, The Strand, London followed by lunch at the RAF Museum at Hendon.
TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER - TRAFALGAR DAY
As in previous years with the approval of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral attend Royal Naval celebration at the tomb of Nelson in St Paul’s Cathedral and lay a New Britain wreath. 7pm Dinner at the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich.
SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER - REMEMBRANCE DAY
As in previous years at the invitation of the Royal Navy attend official Royal Navy service at the Naval War Memorial, Chatham and lay a New Britain wreath.
SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER - ST ANDREW’S DAY
The national day of Scotland. The National Chairman lays a wreath on the War Memorial in Edinburgh.
In addition to the above a letter of friendship will be sent to the Prime Minister or Head of State of all the Commonwealth countries as their national day comes round
THE CREDIBLE PATRIOTIC POLITICAL PARTY OF THE FUTURE
We hope you will attend as many of the above events as you can. For further details please ring New Britain at 020 7247 2524 or write to 10 College East, Gunthorpe Street, London E1 7RL.
We have adopted the symbol of Britannia with the words 'New Britain' on her shield as the New Britain logo. This has been registered and approved by the Electoral Commission. This also gives us Rule Britannia as our party song.