Desert Rats Association 1940s 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 14th October 2017, it will be holding a 1940's style Dinner and Dance to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, at Lynford Hall, Hotel, Mundford, Norfolk, where the Association has negotiated special room rates for the event.



1940's Theme Dinner and Dance, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, in aid of the Charity we support and to help raise funds towards the cost of planning and then  moving a Memorial for the Desert Rats from the Staff College of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to the National Arboretum, Staffordshire, and expanding the memorial to commemorate modern day Desert Rats.

The evenings entertainment consists of:-

Period or Smart Dress, please.

Price £35.00 (£30.00 for Association members - max 2)

Start time 7.00pm for 7.30pm, with Carriages at midnight.

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

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 Ham Hock Terrine with a mustard gel Piccalilli and Pickled Vegetables


Goats Cheese  & Tomato Tart with Rocket leaves and dressing ( V )

 Main Course

Roast Pork with Crackling


Roast Supreme of Chicken

with Roast Potatoes, Stuffing, Yorkshire Pudding and Seasonal Vegetables.


Goats cheese and Mediterranean vegetable Wellington, with New potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables  (V )


Warm Apple Pie with with Crème Anglaise ( V )

 Tea or Coffee


Also enjoy a wide range of wines from the hotel with all of them being offered at a 10% discount. We have also selected as the Jerboa's Choice the following wines as our recommendations. These are: 


1) Julia Florista, White Vidigal, Portugal - Dry/Sweet 

2) Verdego Moscato Sale de Fiesta La Mona, Spain - Medium/Sweet

3) Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine de Laserre, France - Dry/Warm


4) Hawkes Peak Bush Zinfandel Rose - Sweet


5) Julia Florista Red, Vidigal, Portugal - Dry juicy and fruity

6) Merlot San Perito Red, Chile - Medium body

7) Old True Organic, Zinfandel, Italy - Full Bodied

Click here for the hotels wine list.

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 £35.00 (£30.00 for Association members - max 2 off)


How to book tickets

Click here for the:-

Document / File format Word PDF
Booking form Booking Form Booking Form
Menu Menu Menu
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 501008.

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

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 select number of Tickets

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 £85 per single occupancy, £95 per Double occupancy for a Courtyard and East Wing rooms, including Breakfast. 

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.

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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