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2011 Farnborough

The 2011 Punch Club meeting was organised by Bruce Montgomery at the Aviator Hotel, Farnborough (adjacent to the airport itself).

A Vulcan bomber landing during the annual Farnborough Air Show

Presentations included talks by a serving RAF helicopter pilot (largely on his experiences in Afghanistan) and from an Army anaesthetist (discussing the novel techniques now available for resuscitating soldiers with severe, battle-induced injuries).

Click here to download a copy of the full academic programme.

Members and their partners spent the first afternoon at the RHS Garden Wisley, enjoying the immaculate garden layouts and purchasing fauna to enhance their gardens, balconies, allotments etc! You can view a selection of photos from Wisley (courtesy of Nigel Bullock) from the display below. Click any thumbnail to view it as a full-screen image, then use the "Back" button on your browser to return to this page.

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The club dinner took place in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (see menu below) and post-prandial entertainment was provided by Graham Jolley - described as a "Psychological Entertainer" but perhaps better understood by the term "mind-reading magician". Several members of the club were persuaded out of their seats to participate in the mind-reading exercises, all of which proved astonishing and baffling, yet hugely entertaining!


San Rafael
Sauvignon Blanc
(Central Valley, Chile)




Les Nuages Pinot Noir
St Pourcain
(Loire, France)



Fonseca Bin 27
Reserve Ruby Port
(Douro Valley, Portugal)


Kiln-roasted salmon
Roasted red pepper soufflé (v)

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Fillet of beef with haggis mousse
Warm, caramelised red onion &
goats' cheese tart (v)

Dauphinoise potatoes

Pod medley of vegetables

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Salted caramel & dark chocolate delice

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Coffee & mints


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