The Master was delighted at the attendance of the Carmen’s Cart Marking event. It was a great day! There was a fabulous parade of commercial vehicles through the Guildhall Yard, from pushed carts to electric vehicles. The Cart Marking Panel had done an awesome job! Well done to Vince Dignam and everyone else involved in all of the planning, organising and putting on of … [Read more...] about Cart Marking – 16 July 2022
Carmen arrange a number of events throughout the year, ranging from formal functions in the finest rooms London has to offer, to riding in tanks on the training ground, or visiting some of the finest collections in the UK.
Here you will find information on past events to give you a flavour of our many activities.
The Master and a party of 14 Carmen, partners and friends enjoyed a spectacular visit to RAF Benson on 10 May 2022. RAF Benson is home to two front-line Puma HC2 helicopter squadrons and a unit which flies a mix of Puma HC2 and Chinook HC4 helicopters. It is also home to the Operational Evaluation Unit of the Joint Helicopter Command as well as the National Police Air … [Read more...] about RAF Benson – 10 May 2022
The Master, Wardens and Consorts were absolutely thrilled to be back with fellow Carmen and guests at Mansion House for The Carmen Transport Awards Banquet. The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, Vincent and Amanda Keaveny, were in attendance together with Aldermanic Sheriffs and Consorts Nicholas and Felicity Lyons, Alison Gowman and Glenn Hurstfield and all added … [Read more...] about Transport Awards Banquet – 21 April 2022
It was an absolute honour and a privilege to have Past Master Carman HRH The Princess Royal, along with so many of our armed forces personnel including Carmen at our Joint Services Awards Dinner. The Master was delighted to have had so much positive feedback regarding the evening. It was incredibly important to him that our our armed forces award winners felt the fullest of … [Read more...] about Joint Services Awards Dinner – 23 February 2022
Carmen and their guests witnessed our new Master Nicholas Kenneth Laister, Senior Warden, Andrew Turner, and Junior Warden, make their pledge at St Stephen Walbrook on the 20th October 2021. The Master Carman, Peter Cordrey, and Carman Consort, his wife Carol, led the procession following the Standard Bearer and Beadle from Grocers Hall to the combined installation and … [Read more...] about Installation
Carmen celebrated the opportunity to meet together in person at the Cart Marking ceremony on Saturday 18 September in Guildhall Yard. Normally held in July each year, this was the first time that the event could be staged since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Although this year in the autumn, spectators were treated to a day of full sunshine; so much so that a number … [Read more...] about Cart Marking 18 September 2021
Our Mansion House Banquet is the highlight of the Carmen’s year. Members are formally greeted by the Master Carman, Consort, Wardens and their partners and gather in fellowship for a drinks reception before dining in the splendour of the Egyptian Hall, a grand room seating up to 350, accompanied by music. At this event we showcase our transport awards which cover many aspects … [Read more...] about Mansion House Dinner 10 March 2020
The Annual Dinner for partners of Court members took place on Wednesday 25 September 2019 in the magnificent Leathersellers' Hall. This was the Master and his partner's final Company event to thank everyone for the support they have been given throughout the year. Below are a few photographs of the memorable evening. … [Read more...] about Court Partners’ Dinner 25 September 2019
The Annual Golf Day in usually in early September and is open to all Carmen and their guests. It is always a relaxed and enjoyable day. The Bruce Owen Memorial Charity Golf Day is held in alternate years, usually during September. In 2019 it was combined with the Carmen's Annual Golf Day, held at Cuddington Golf Club in Surrey on 5th September. The 2019 winning team was … [Read more...] about Carmen Charity Golf Day 5 September 2019