THE SUBMARINE OSCARS THURSDAY EVENING 5 OCTOBER 2017
THE SUBMARINE OSCARS EVENING 2017 – THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 2017
(AKA THE RESOLUTION DINNER)
1. Rear Admiral Submarines (RASM) will host the 2017 Submarine Oscars event (aka The Resolution Dinner) on Thursday 5 October 2017, in HMS Neptune WO&SR Mess. This is an all ranks and rates event and is open to all serving submariners and their partners, as well as retired submariners and guests. The purpose of the Resolution Dinner is to host an awards ceremony to recognise outstanding performance in a range of Submarine Service team and individual categories, some of which are illustrated in paragraph 6. An intended sequence of events is listed below, however, the general format of the evening will be a hosted awards ceremony followed by dinner with live entertainment.
2. This is the inaugural occasion of the Resolution Dinner and associated awards ceremony; an event which is intended to become an annual occurrence in the Submarine Service calendar. Although primarily an awards ceremony, on this occasion the dinner also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of HMS RESOLUTION in 1967 which placed the UK on the threshold of CASD.
3. The Resolution Dinner is sponsored and run by the British Forces Foundation with the generous support of the Donald Gosling Foundation and Rolls Royce.
The Resolution Dinner
4. Venue and Timings. The Resolution Dinner will be held in the WO&SR Mess Ball Room. The awards element of the evening will take place on the main stage and the tables will be laid out in circular format to make best use of space and to enable movement around the room, a table plan will be available in the WO&SRs Mess foyer and it will be the responsibility of individuals to populate accordingly. The outline timings are:
1700 - Transport routine commences
1815 – Cash Bar and welcoming drinks (Kennedys Bar)
1845-1930 – Comedian
1930-2015 - Awards ceremony (celebrity hosted)
2015-2145 - Dinner
2145-0100 - Live music
0100 - Bar shuts
0115 - Transport
5. Tickets. There are 350 seats available and the event is open to serving submariners and their partners; a number of tickets are also available to be booked by retired submariners and guests. Tickets are heavily sponsored and are available at £15 per head; for this price you will get a welcome drink, three course meal, table wine and coffee, live entertainment (comedian and live music). Booking can be done now via books in the Wardroom and WO&SR Mess. At the time of booking you will be asked for a mess number or payment; on the booking form you will also be asked for your service number (or home address if civilian) to aid administration.
6. Awards. The awards to be presented at the Resolution Dinner are listed below. This list is not exhaustive at the time of writing and may change prior to the event:
a. The ‘Conqueror’ Prize. Awarded by Thales to any unit, team or individual for operational excellence.
b. The ‘Valiant’ Trophy. Sponsored by Rolls Royce and awarded to the unit assessed as having achieved the highest level of overall performance on completion of OST.
c. The ‘Molyneux’ Trophy. Sponsored by Babcock/ACTS and awarded to the best SMQ trainee from any class. The trophy was initiated in honour and remembrance of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux RN.
f. Family Award.
g. Submariners Association Awards.
7. Transport. A transport routine will be laid on for those living off Base – timings are in accordance with the programme above. Pick up points are:
Balloch Central 1700
Dumbarton East 1715
Coach House Cardross 1730
County Hotel 1745
Churchill Square 1750
Helensburgh Central 1755
Bottom of Cairndhu Ave 1800
Rhu Inn 1805
Return transport departs Supermess at 0115
8. Accommodation. For those not accommodated in HMNB Clyde there is limited accommodation available via the accommodation office on a first come first served basis. You are advised that CLYSO Chapter 7 details the procedure for overnight guests in SLA – anyone intending to use SLA in this way is to follow the laid down procedure for approvals. Anyone who is not a Base Pass holder and who requires access to HMNB Clyde is to follow routine Base procedures for the issuing of a temporary pass, noting the advice below.
9. Access to HMNB Clyde. Base access arrangements are changing with the impending introduction of the Automated Access Control System (AACS). An exact schedule for roll out is not available at the time or writing therefore personnel requiring Base access and who do not hold a HMNB Clyde pass will have to access the Base in one of two ways:
a. AACS Not Implemented. If AACS has not been implemented for Base access then entry to the yellow area (messes and accommodation) can be achieved with an RN ID card, as has always been the case. Similarly, access arrangements for visitors will not have changed at this point.
b. AACS Implemented. If AACS has been implemented then each visitor will require to have a pass issued. The application procedure is yet to be promulgated. Arrangements for visitors are also yet to be promulgated.
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