Desert Rats Association D-Day Dinner and Dance


The Desert Rats Association, in support of the 7th Armoured Division Memorial Fund (Registered No. 1063575 under the Charities Act of 1960), is proud to announce that on 6th April  2019, it will be holding a 1940's style Dinner and Dance to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy in 1994, at Lynford Hall, Hotel, Mundford, Norfolk, where the Association has negotiated special room rates for the event.



Grand Country House Hotel Dinner and Dance

1940's Theme Dinner and Dance, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, in aid of the Charity we support.

Please come and join us for a 1940's Theme Dinner and Dance to commemorate the links between the famous Desert Rats and Norfolk (which still exist), who were based nearby before sailing for the beaches of Normandy to take part in the momentous events of 1944. You will be able to enjoy the splendour of a wonderful Country House, which was also part of the story of D-Day, itself.

The evenings entertainment consists of:-

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Period or Smart Dress, please.

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However you get there, (by tank, plane, parachute, staff car, jeep, etc), please join us for a great evening out.


Price 44.00 per person

Start time 6.30pm for 7.00pm, with Carriages or Staff Cars at 0.59 am.

Saturday, 6th April 2019.

NB. Tickets in advance only please, as they will not available for sale on the door.

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Warm bacon and mushroom salad, balsamic dressing


Butternut squash with wild mushroom risotto, parmesan ciabatta toast and salad. (V)

 Main Course

Rolled Loin of Pork stuffed with apricot, sausage meat and sage with apple cider jus served with fondant potatoes, glazed carrots and green beans


Supreme of chicken with julienne of leek and bacon, herb mash, wild mushroom sauce, green beans and glazed carrots


Goats cheese Wellington with potatoes and vegetables. (V)


Warm apple and cinnamon pie, vanilla pod ice cream.  (V )  


Fruit Salad (V)

 Tea or Coffee



Specialised Dietary Requirements and Allergies.

If you have any specialised dietary requirements or allergies, please contact us via the booking email and we will discuss this with the hotel. If you contact the hotel direct please inform us of this, so we are aware of your enquiry. Failure to do so will render the Association and/or Hotel as not liable for any allergy related issues later raised.


Price 44.00 per person


How to book tickets

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Document / File format Word PDF
Menu & Booking form Menu & Booking Form N/A
Wine list N/A Wine list

Please note that you will need to confirm your meal choice at time of booking and payment

If you want to the book tickets or for any enquiries email, or telephone 01366 347316.

Payment by cheque is preferred, but if you pay via PayPal or Credit/Debit Card please ensure that you notify us of this when you send your booking form to us. Payment methods below.


Payment methods

Cheque - Payable to 'Desert Rats Association' along with the booking form

PayPal - Please use the 'Send Money to Family and Friends' option so that we can receive your full payment please

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Order form

Credit/Debit card - If you wish to pay by Credit/Debit card, you can do so via PayPal, using us the method below. You can specify the number of tickets and then use the Pay without a PayPal account option (below left) which will take you to the PayPal Guest Checkout page (below right) where you can enter your card details, with all the normal protection PayPal offers.


Please remember if you pay via PayPal or Credit/Debit Card please ensure that you notify us of this when you send your booking form to us, by email or post.


Venue & Accommodation

Lynford Hall Hotel, Mundford, Norfolk, IP26 5HW


Tel: 01842 878351

Special Room Rates.

The Association has negotiated special room rates for anyone wishing to stay at the hotel for the event of 90 per single occupancy, 100 per Double occupancy for a Courtyard and East Wing rooms, including Breakfast. Please quote reference 'Desert Rats' when making this booking.

As an additional benefit, the Hotel has agreed that for an additional cost of 50, our guests can upgrade to a Feature Room.

The hotel has 38 rooms and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis so early booking is recommended. So to book a room please call the hotel direct on Tel: 01842 878351, email, as this offer is not available on on-line booking sites.

Please advise the hotel that you are attending the Desert Rats Event, to ensure you benefit from this offer.

You might like to know that the Hotel has been involved with Classic BBC Comedies, such as Dad's Army and 'Allo 'Allo.

Other local accommodation is available. This link will provide you with an idea of what is available, though we do recommend Lynford Hall as the place to stay for this event


Many thanks

Desert Rats Association.

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