650th Anniversary Banquet

On 7 March 2022 the largest ever gathering of Fletchers and their guests assembled at The Mansion House for the 650th anniversary banquet. We were honoured by the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, the sheriffs and their consorts, and representatives from our military affiliates.  A carpet guard was provided by cadets from our RRF and Air force affiliates.

It was a wonderful occasion, with a real buzz in the air. We were inspired by music from the London Banqueting Ensemble, including the traditional Post Horn Gallop, and from Mark Wilde and David Owen Norris, who performed two of our Fletcher Songs.

Our charter and new grant of arms were on prominent display, thanks to the efforts of Deputy Master Stuart Robbens.  HRH The Princess Royal congratulated us on the grant of a charter, and the Lord Mayor raised a toast to the Company, for its next 650 years.