In the week before Christmas 1920, a group of around 18 former tank officers gathered for their second reunion dinner at a restaurant in London’s West End.
They were all from C Company, 4th Tank Battalion (previously No. 12 Company, D Battalion). Among them were Frank Heap who commanded D51 Deborah, the author of Men and Tanks James Macintosh, and Edward Glanville Smith who presided over the event.
The menu was passed round to be signed, and Smith’s family still have his copy, while another has been preserved by the family of James Macintosh. These are shown side by side (with Glan’s on the left), and names have been added where possible.
Restaurant Frascati no longer exists, but was once a popular and fashionable venue at 32 Oxford Street:
Many thanks to Catherine Piper and the Macintosh family for permission to reproduce these images.