The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is an infantry regiment of the British Army, specifically part of the Queen’s division. They have been involved in every major conflict over the last 400 years and are made up of four English Fusilier regiments.
One of these are The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) who recently held a Gala Dinner with Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London. As a HRP cross-palace approved supplier, White Light (WL) was called upon to provide the technical support.
The event took place on Monday 2nd October. Guests arrived on the evening to an exclusive look at the crown jewels. This was followed by a drinks reception and dinner in the New Armouries space. The evening also included a silent auction, a series of speeches before concluding with a live auction.
The event was overseen by WL’s Project Manager Marcus Wadland. He comments: “Whenever you’re working in a venue such as the Tower of London, it’s important to ensure that you embrace your surroundings. On events such as this, it’s about coupling the historic architecture with the latest technology to give the client the best experience possible – regardless of the size of the event”.
As part of its support, WL drew on a range of the latest audio equipment included EMS 121 Loudspeakers, FFA 6004 Amplifiers, Yamaha QL1 Mixer and Shure microphones. Marcus explains: “The evening was a celebration of the Fusiliers and so contained lots of speeches along with the silent auction. In a space as vast and open as the New Armouries, it was important to ensure there was equal audio coverage and that everyone in attendance felt a part of the evening”.
Alongside the audio support, WL also supplied a range of on-site video technicians to programme the in-house video equipment. The WL team arrived on site late afternoon, having to ensure everything was in place for the evening.
The Gala Dinner marked one of several events that WL has recently worked on at the Historic Royal Palaces, with others including a House of Frasier event at the Tower of London, a council dinner at Hampton Court Palace and The DailyDOOH Gala Awards at Banqueting House.
Marcus adds: “As a company, we are fortunate enough to work on a range of high-profile, big-scale projects. That said, we also work on countless intimate events, on which we apply the same rigour and professionalism which has allowed us to be approved supplier to organisations such as HRP. The Fusilier Gala Dinner is a prime example of this and we were delighted to be involved”.