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Members present were GI’s – Lewis, Walker, Roberts A, Evans G, Stones, Potts, Beer, Smith K, Pointon, Dobson K, Luker, Rodda, Nutt BEM, Booth, McKie, MacIntosh, Manning, Cox, Sims, Thurston, and Smith (21).

Apologies from GI’s – Morgan, Cook, Curnow, Boyle, Luther, Rennie, Archer, Baker T, Bennett, and MacCallum.

The 274th Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday 14th March 2013.

The President opened the Meeting at 2013 at 20:08 with the Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and POAWW’s everywhere.

Bar Crossers:

GI Ralph Bladen on 6th March after a long battle against Cancer 

GI Les Storr

Theresa Tidball

GI Terry Boyles Niece 6th March.

Our Thoughts and Condolences to the Families. Thank You to Ray for Ralph’s Tribute.

Minute Proposals: The 272nd Minutes will be Proposed at April’s Meeting due to the recent bereavement.         

Treasurer’s Report: 

The cash statement was NOT 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.

      Polo Shirts



      Cuff Links



      Lapel Badges



Secretary’s Report:  Apologies

Social Secretary’s Report:  

Vice President:  Apologies

Presidents Report:   

Welcome to:  GI’s Pointon, Booth, Sim and Cox.   

Apologies Rx’d from: GI’s Rennie, Swain, Archer, Maddox, Perry, Harding, Minall, Cook and Baker.

Sick Note:  

Happy Birthdays: GI’s Ronald 24th Jan, Davis C 29th, Perry 16th Feb, Cook 25th ,Chambers 28th , Nutt BEM March 1st Bradley P 4th , Lester 8th , Evans G + Kelly12th , Wheatley 14th ,Bowen 18th , Luker 19th , Snodden 20th , Daniel 21st, Roberts G 23rd, Evers 3rd April, 4th, Harris 7th,


Presidents Charity:    Not covered 

Association Website:  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 time.   

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  

Portsmouth Website: - don’t forget to keep tabs on the Portsmouth Website.  

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 Association.

REUNION 1:- HMS Excellent, 13th JULY 2013, 14:00 – 20:00 MAX Nos 5,000.

Raffle Prize donators: GI’s Bladen, Walker, Rodda, Pointon, Stone, Dobson K, Manning.  

(Thanks Guys)

Next Raffle:  GI’s   

Raffle Winners: GI’s Stones, Cox, Potts, Manning, Evans G, Booth and Sims.     

Tonight’s raffle raised £220 to be presented to the Mustard Tree in Memory of GI Ralph Bladen.

Thank You to everyone for your contribution.    

AOB:  None

The Meeting closed at 2022

The 275th Meeting will be held on Thursday 11th April 2013 at the St.Levans Inn

That’s All Folks. Subs are now due for 2012.  Please pay GI Cook ASAP. 

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.


Yours Aye

Sam & Steve


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