MINUTES OF THE 273rd MEETING 2013
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
GI Ralph Bladen on 6th March after a long battle
GI Les Storr
GI Terry Boyles Niece 6th March.
Our Thoughts and Condolences to the Families. Thank You to
Ray for Ralph’s Tribute.
The 272nd Minutes will be Proposed at April’s
Meeting due to the recent bereavement.
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.
Social Secretary’s Report:
GI’s Pointon, Booth, Sim and Cox.
Apologies Rx’d from:
Rennie, Swain, Archer, Maddox, Perry, Harding, Minall, Cook
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,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALL
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
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 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
REUNION 1:- HMS Excellent, 13th JULY 2013, 14:00 – 20:00 MAX
Raffle Prize donators:
GI’s Bladen, Walker, Rodda, Pointon, Stone, Dobson K,
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.
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
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