Bahrain and local news

16th December 2023:

Today we celebrate the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Please download the congratulatory letter to H M the King from our Chairman Mrs. Heather Harper, MBE.

28th September 2023:

Today, HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh visited the British School of Bahrain.

Full details are here:

30th August 2023:

Alastair Long, the new British Ambassador to Bahrain presented his credentials to Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.

Please open the link below to view the press release.

Bahrain Press Release

8th August, 2023:

The Society is pleased to unveil our new logo that will accompany all future communications.

23rd May, 2023:

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London has announced the appointment of Mr Alastair Long as His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain in succession to Mr Roderick Drummond.

Further details can be accessed on this link.

20th April, 2023:

His Excellency Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, The Ambassador with Chairman of the Bahrain Society Heather Harper MBE and the Embassy Team at the Inter Faith Iftar hosted by the Bahrain Embassy at the Regents Park Mosque.

23rd March, 2023:

The Committee are delighted to welcome Mrs. Dawn Nasser as a new member to the Committee. Her experience and relations with Bahrain will be of great use.

New Year Honours 2023 Overseas and International List: Order of the Bath and Order of the British Empire

The Society offers congratulations for the following awards.

Paula Boast, vice-chairwoman of the Bahrain British Business Forum, is made MBE for services to UK-Bahrain business relations.

Ewan Robert Reekie, chieftain of the British Caledonian Society Awali, is awarded the BEM for services to the British community in Bahrain.

Christopher Ian Woodrow, chairman of the British Club Bahrain, is also  awarded the BEM for services to the British community in Bahrain.

Letter to members October 2023

Please read the attached letter from our Chairman Mrs. Heather Harper, MBE.

Message to all members | The Bahrain Society

AGM 11th October 2022

After three years that saw COVID and the various lockdowns, finally the Committee were able to have a meeting followed by the AGM where all accounts were presented and of course the main news was the change of Chairman from Brigadier Peter Sincock to Mrs. Heather Harper.

After the formalities about 70 members and their guests enjoyed a convivial evening on HQS Wellington ably organised by Ian Grimshaw and a full report is under the AGM and Buffet Dinner tab on the web page.

AGM 11th April 2019

The AGM proved a great success. We had more people attending than we have for many years. We all had a welcome glass of wine or soft drink of choice before the meeting and after the meeting there was a large quantity of excellent sandwiches and a bar at Army and Navy Club prices. Members took the opportunity to chat and the general conclusion was that it was a great event.

Newsletter – Summer 2016

Diary of our trip to Bahrain May 2016

Newsletter – Winter 2015/16

Newsletter – Summer 2015

Newsletter – Spring 2015

Newsletter – Winter 2014/15