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Radio Club de Normandie – Our Twin

In 1976 our club was twinned with the Radio Club de Normandie in France – this page is dedicated to the history of events that have taken place as a result of this relationship.

RCN_7901To the right is a photograph of the RCN visit in 1979, three years after twinning.

Reproduced below is a very brief résumé of dates, numbers of visitors, and locations of restaurants and group visits. More detailed information is recorded in the newsletters of both societies following the events.

These statistics relate purely to “official” visits and take no account of the dozens of additional private exchanges made personally by individual members.

Brief Résumé of Dates

Reproduced below is a very brief résumé of dates, numbers of visitors, and locations of restaurants and group visits. More detailed information is recorded in the newsletters of both Societies following the events.

These statistics relate purely to ‘official’ visits and take no account of the dozens of additional private exchanges made personally by individual members.

Date

No

RCN
to SARS

Date

No

SARS
to RCN

17/18July1976 14 Picnic.Polegate Steam Engine Rally. 25/26Sept1976 25 Rouen University Restaurant.MotorMuseum &Zoological Park, Clères.
18/19June1977 27 Special Luncheon at HerstmonceuxCastle.DruscillasPark & Zoo. 24/25Sept1977 31 L’Ecuris Rest’t,
Routot.Château de Robert le Diable, Moulineaux.
13/14May1978 36 Crest Hotel, Crowborough.HeverCastle, thenKingstanding Radio Station. 30/0901/101978 24 Château de Rombosc.Château de Martainville.
23/24June1979 26 Brighton Centre Restaurant.British Engineerium, Hove. 22/23Sept1979 19 Relais de Valmont.BenedictineMuseum &Distillery at Fécamp.
13/14Sept1980 23 Ravenswood Hotel.Bluebell Railway &SheffieldParkGardens. 21/22June1980 22 BonsecourTown Hall.Amateur TV Demonstration.
18/19July1981 16 Barbican Restaurant, Lewes.Sussex Mobile Rally, Brighton. 19/20Sept1981 9 Bosc-le-hard.Paluel Nuclear Power Station.
19/20June1982 20 Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston.FortNewhaven. 20/21Nov1982 1 Chairman’s (G4CLV)Invitation to RCN 70thAnniversary AGM.
18/19June1983 12 Grand Turc Hotel, Desville-les-Rouen.Musée de Ferronnerie, Rouen.
23/24June1984 2 Bravo Philippe F6BTP!
23/24Feb1985 1 F6BTP attended opening
ofNew SARS club rooms byRSGB President G4CHH.
21/22Sept1985 14 Lion d’Or Restaurant,
Londinières.Chateau d’Eu.
21/22June1986 15 Buffet meal provided by
SARS XYLs at Hailsham Leisure Centre.No organised visit.
19/20Sept1987 18 Lion d’Or Restaurant,
Londinières.William Conqueror Anniversary.
10/11Sept1988 14 Druscillas Restaurant,
Alfriston.Druscillas Wine Cellars.
23/24Sept1989 11 Hotel de la Terrasse,
Pourville.Hotel Societies Savantes
08/09Sept1990 14 Bridge Inn, Newhaven.No organised visit.

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