Summer reunion for US Navy

Scores of US Navy personnel who were one time based in Derry are set to descend on the city this summer.

The third Gala Reunion of the United States Navy Londonderry Alumni Association will take place in the Tower Hotel from July 25 - 31.

A spokesman for the association says three events will be held during the reunion.

“There are three Gala Reunion events scheduled, including a July 25 Members Opening Night Reception, a July 27 Grand Gala Reception which is open to members and invited guests, and a July 31 Dinner Dance for members and invited guests.

“The association has selected the Tower Hotel in Derry as the Reunion Headquarters Hotel, and all three of the reunion events will be held at the hotel.

“The Tower Hotel management and staff have been most helpful in the planning and organization of these events, and we expect that our reunion attendees will have a grand time.”

Derry members of the Alumni Association wishing to attend any of these events, should contact Ted Malcor, on 028-7134-6095. The spokesman said: “Membership in the Alumni Association is open to all U.S. Navy sailors and Derry civilians who worked at the Derry Navy Base, so we will have a wonderful group of Navy sailors and Derry civilians in attendance for our reunion celebrations. Previous reunions were held in Derry in 2003 and 2007.

More information is available online at www.navcommsta-londonderry.freeservers.com.