Please note this event has unfortunately been cancelled due to precautions around COVID-19. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity priority is the safety and well-being of participants and staff. Read our full statement here:

To commemorate 75 years since the end of the war in Europe, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s East Anglia Regional Office will be holding a VE Day Dinner on Saturday 09th May 2020 at The Colchester Officers’ Club. The event is also being held to raise funds to support serving soldiers, veterans and their dependants in times of need.

With the announcement that the war was over in Europe on 08th May 1945, people took to the streets to celebrate the outbreak of peace and mourn those who sacrificed their lives. This day became known as Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), although the war continued on until Japan surrendered on 15th August 1945 finally bringing to an end to the Second World War. 75 years on we will be marking this momentous event in history.


Saturday 9th May 2020


We will gather for a welcome drink from 1900hrs with dinner being served at 2000hrs.


Colchester Officers’ Club, Londinium Rd, Colchester CO2 7NU


Dress for the evening will be: lounge suits or equivalent (not black tie).


Tickets will be £55.00 per person. Tables can accommodate up to ten guests.

Tickets/tables can be purchased by contacting the East Anglia Office: or 01206 817105

Online (booking fee applies):



Tempura Vegetables with Sweet Chilli

Brie, Caramelised Red Onion Bruschetta

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup


Beef Bourguignon with English Mustard Mash

Roasted Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce and Sauteed New Potatoes

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Tart with Sauteed New Potatoes

(All the above accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables)


Apple and Caramel Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Strawberry Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

(Dessert will be followed by tea or coffee)

Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements by contacting: or 01206 817105.

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