The USNAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association

“2019 Reunion in Derry”


Monday, July 29th through Saturday, August 3rd 2019


Monday, July 29, 2019

3:00 PM: Reunion Packet Pickup – in the City Hotel "Corinthian Lounge"
Located on the 1st floor (2nd floor of hotel) just before entering the ballroom

Your Reunion Packet contains reunion information, event tickets (you must bring a ticket in order to be admitted to all events), and your name badge. You will also be given a plastic name badge holder. Please wear your name badge to all reunion events. Please return the plastic holder at the end of the last event you'll be attending, as we always re-use them for future reunions. Please inform all of your GUEST attendees of this request. A container will be made available for badge holder returns at the exit door. You may, of course, keep your Name Badge Card as a memento (but not the plastic holder), if you so desire.

6:00PM – 10:00PM: Reunion Opener with Finger Buffet - City Hotel's "Corinthian Ballroom"

This reception is open to members, their spouse/significant other, family members, and guests.

Cocktail hour will start at 6:00PM, followed with a
Finger Buffet at 7:00 PM consisting of:
Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with three hot options, coffee, and tea.
Cash bar available throughout the evening
Dress is casual.
Bring tickets for admittance

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

12:00PM – 1:30PM: Dedication Ceremony of Clooney Base Flagpole and Memorial Marker
"Foyle College - (former Clooney Base) 67 Limavady Road - Waterside - BT47 6LR"

Note: All those attending the dedication ceremony are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Foyle College. We suggest either arranging a ride-share with an attendee with a vehicle, or taking a Taxi, or the Local Bus (just like in the old days! Give yourself enough travel time to arrive on time!

Opening Ceremony
Welcome - James Sullivan
Invocation - Foyle College
Recognition of Invited Guests - James Sullivan
"Making Colors" - Flag Honor Guard
History of the Flag - Frank Ekstrom
Invited Speakers - Mayor Michela Boyle & U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau
History of the Memorial - Dennis Kolodziej
Importance of Memorial Markers - Roisin Doherty
Unveiling the Memorial - Dennis Kolodziej & Neil Stewart
Lowering of the Colors - Flag Honor Guard
Presentation of Gifts to Foyle College - USNLAA Board
Closing Remarks - James Sullivan
Reunion Group Photo
Reception to Follow - Foyle College

Late Reunion Packet Pickup - contact one of the USNLAA Board Members for assistance

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

6:30PM – 1:00AM: Grand Gala Reception - City Hotel's "Corinthian Ballroom"

6:30 PM - Cocktail Hour
7:15 PM - Finger Buffet consisting of:
Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with three hot options, selection of Petit Patisserie, coffee, and tea.
8:00 PM - Welcome to Attendees and Invited Guests
Irish Step Dancers Performance - McKinney Academy of Irish Dance
Gift presentation to the Mayor
Presentation of our 2019 NWRC Scholarships Awards
Civilian Workers Recognition
Derry Brides Recognition
9:00PM - 12:45 AM   Music entertainment by Rory Cooke for your listening/dancing pleasure

This reception is open to members, their family and guests

Cash bar available throughout the evening. Coat and tie are recommended.
Bring tickets for admittance.

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Friday, August 2, 2019

6:00PM – 1:00AM: Dinner Dance - City Hotel's "Corinthian Ballroom"

6:00PM Cocktail Hour

7:00PM Three Entree Option Plated Dinner

Caesar salad with seasoned chicken cos lettuce, croutons and lardons of crispy bacon in a creamy garlic dressing
Cream of potato and leek soup

Baked Atlantic salmon served with a creamy prawn and baby leeks sauce
Oven roasted breast of turkey carved onto honey glazed ham with herb crumb stuffing and gravy
Supreme of chicken oven roasted new potatoes with wild mushroom and tarragon gravy

Served with a selection of fresh market vegetables and potatoes

City Hotel assiette of desserts including; Chocolate profiteroles, strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake and lemon tarte with raspberry compote
Tea or coffee and mints
(Note: If any special dietary requirements, vegetarian / vegan menu, please contact either Dennis Kolodziej or Jim Sullivan)

8:30PM - Welcome from the Board
8:45PM - Remembering Our Departed Shipmates and Tolling of the Years
9:00PM - 12:45AM   Music entertainment by Willie O'Hagan with "Mind That" for your listening/dancing pleasure

Cash bar available throughout the evening.
Open to members, their family and guests.
Bring tickets for admittance. Coat and tie recommended

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Checkout or optionally continue your stay until August 7th


General Membership Meeting
Details to be announced.

Reunion Group Photo
Details to be announced.

Reunion Updates
Updates will be posted at the City Hotel's lobby as necessary.


City Hotel – Queens Quay, Derry, BT48 7AS

Bed & Breakfast per night: £99.00 Double; £89.00 Single Occupancy
Discounted room rates will be available from Thurs. July 25th until Tues. August 6th
Be certain to mention "US NAVY REUNION 2019" in order to receive your discounted room rate
Tel: 011 44 2871 365800 or
Visit their web site at:

Additional Information

1. Reunion Registration Cancellation Policy: If you find you must cancel your Reunion Registration, you may do so up until June 1, 2019, and receive a full refund of your payment.

2. NAVCOMMSTA merchandise such as patches, window decals, & lapel pins will also be on sale at all the events.

3. Updates will be sent to the membership and maintained on the USNLAA’s Website:

4. If you have specific questions, please contact a Reunion Committee Member:
Dennis Kolodziej at email address: or phone: 734-753-5790
Jim Sullivan at email address: or phone: 941-475-3033