MINUTES OF THE
271st MEETING 2012
Members present were GI’s – Lewis, Luker, Walker, Roberts A,
Rodda, Evans G, Curnow, Stone, Bladen, Potts, Beer, Prout,
Turner, and Hunt (14).
Apologies from GI’s – Cook, Morgan, Boyle, Rennie, Bennett,
Jennings, Archer, Dobson K, HRH Bradley, McKie and Westall.
The 271st Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn
on Thursday 13th December 2012.
The President opened the Meeting at 2006 by Thanking to
Mike, Jed, Rattler and the Aubyne Lodge for an outstanding
Thanks were also offered to those who made the night
Thanks have also been Rx’d from a ‘Short Fat Bald Killick’,
Mr Nutt BEM and his TAS Oppo Neil.
The Association would wish to know that a Thank You letter
has been delivered to the Lodge.
then conducted the
Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and POAWW’s everywhere.
GI John Jacobs who Crossed the Bar after a succession of
Strokes on November 29th – Thoughts are with
GI Ray Lester’s Sister in Law suddenly Passed Away on the 23rd
November with her Funeral held on the 19th
December. Thoughts are also with Ray and his Family.
The 270th Meeting Minutes were Proposed correct
by GI Potts and Seconded by GI Curnow.
The cash statement was read out.
Below is an outlay of the stock that I hold and prices. If
anyone is interested in purchasing any of these goods then
please contact me. I now have in my possession one of the
new style t-shirts in XL priced at £25. Anyone interested in
purchasing please contact me through the usual channels.
Apologies. Our Meeting on Thursday will be your opportunity
to nominate or re-elect people for the following committee
This is the opportunity for you the members to ensure those
you vote in are those trustworthy of representing you as
your committee. To that end we would like to see as many of
you as possible at Thursday’s meeting. If you cannot attend
the can I ask you to pass on your proposals either to myself
Social Secretary’s Report:
Mike passed on his thanks to all that attended the Gents
Night, and was gracious in his receiving of thanks for
delivering such a well organised serial. For your diaries
this year already, the venue has been booked again for the 1st
November, get in your bids early with the yearly planners
and let’s again see a fantastic turn out.
Ladies Night has been provisionally planned for Saturday 4th
May and Mike is currently on the lookout for a suitable
venue. Corps of Drums has been contacted and the new booking
process is being sent through the system as we sit.
Another avenue Mike was looking at was to have a
dinner/dance. If anybody has any thoughts on this then get
in touch with Mike via the website.
Apologies (as usual). Please pass Port Fines from the
Gents Evening to any Committee Member for safe keeping for
our next Serial.
GI’s Hunt, Prout, Beer, Turner and Rodda.
Apologies Rx’d from:
GI’s Morgan (working), Archer (Oman tomorrow), Dobson K,
Baker (Xmas Run), Rennie, Lester , Nutt BEM (nightshift) and
GI Thurston is suffering the same illness as previously.
We wish you a speedy recovery, Nick
GI’s Norman 15th Nov, Matthews 16th,
Cook 19th and HRH 29th.
With the President all paid up at Oncology now, he is still
looking for new projects to undertake. There are still
funds from two previous years that need to be spent. The VP
has asked that his Youth Football Team be considered but
details are still to be forthcoming. Any ideas – you know
where to contact him.
Our website is up and running
There is still not enough action occurring on it though.
The Joining button is now operative. Please visit and add
your comments. If you have something that you would like
included on the site, email it to our Webmaster (Ray
Lester). It is hoped that eventually the Committee will be
able to input themselves without relying on Ray all of the
We also have our attached forum
Don’t forget that these Forums are there for you to express
yourselves, dit on, etc.
Prez: I was on the new website today
(13th Dec). There seems to be a bit of traffic
on there. Ray was only missing the last Minutes (270th)
probably due to recent events which I have now sent him. It
is still looking good.
If you have something that you would like including on the
site, i.e. phots from the Dinner / Dits / etc, email it to
our Webmaster (Ray Lester).
Ray has done a brilliant job of amending the website as soon
as I request anything – Thanks Ray
- don’t forget to keep tabs on the
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
Type 42 Association:
GI Dean Deakins
Type 42 Association has been formed to unite all those who
served on the 14 ships of this class.
Join the 42 Association Forum @
This is an exclusive forum for members of the Type 42
REUNION 1:- HMS Excellent, 13th JULY 2013, 14:00 – 20:00 MAX
Raffle Prize donators:
GI’s Bladen, Curnow, Rodda, Prout, Turner and Manning.
GI’s Cook, Swain (D), Morgan (D), Dobson (D), Archer (D) and
GI’s Roberts A, Evans G, Paul the Landlord, Turner, Bladen,
Curnow, Hunt, Rodda and Luker.
Tonight’s raffle raised £66 a huge Thanks to everyone for
Had a visit from my old mate Jess Owens, still working for
Holland & America as Security Officer. Passed on to Ralph
that the company is currently looking to employ
Environmental Officers from January and if anybody is
interested then get in touch with Ralph.
GI Evans G:
Would like to pass on from Charlie Jennings a very Merry
Xmas & Happy New Year to all within the Association.
Would like to pass on my thanks to everyone for making my
evening at the Gents Night so special. It has been a while
since I have been to any functions, due to personal reasons,
but I am looking forward to getting back in the fold.
Advertisement: I am now self – employed, anyone requiring a
handyman for most jobs then please get in touch with Mike
and he will gladly speak hourly rates.
The Meeting closed at 2056
The next meeting is on the 14th March 2013 at the St Levans
That’s All Folks. Subs are now due for 2012. Please pay GI
Still only £10 per annum plus a £5 joining fee.
Full Members get a £5 discount for the Ladies Night Dinner
and the Branch Dinner so why not pay up now and feel better
for paying less at these prestigious Serials.
Any Dits, nostalgic pictures or queries - contact me on:
See you at the next Meeting.
Sam & Steve