MINUTES OF THE 281st MEETING 2013
Members present were GI’s – Morgan, Cook, Walker, Pointon,
Luker, McKie, Dobson K, Boyle, Roberts A, Luther, Baker T,
Rennie, Jewell, Lowther, Lynch, Cook C, Phipps, Clarke and
Apologies GI’s – Lewis, Potts, Macintosh, Manning, Lloyd,
Beer, Bennett, Thurston, Nutt BEM, Stone, MacCallum, Westall,
Nuttycombe and Lester.
The 281st Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn
on Thursday 14th November 2013.
The President opened the Meeting at 20:00 with the
Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and POAWW’s everywhere.
(Note the serial start time, that’s two meetings in
Members conducted a minutes silence to remember Mrs
Our thoughts are with the Stone family at this time.
GI Luker pointed out that in accordance with the English
Dictionary “Sea Lord” is two words.
The 280th Minutes were Proposed by GI Luker and
seconded by GI Rennie.
The cash statement was read out to the members present.
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.
GI Lewis and I will be stepping down from our positions of
President and Secretary within the Association Committee. To
this end GI Morgan will step up to President and in the
January elections we will need to elect a Vice President,
Treasurer and a Secretary. This can be done by using the
Proposals Book at the December meeting or forward me an
email with your nominee.
Social Secretary’s Report:
Mike passed on his apologies for the late cancellation of
the Gents Night.
Since the last meeting Friday 24th January has
been booked for the rescheduled Gents Night. Mike finished
by mentioning that the Ladies Night next year will be his
final swan song and he will step down as Social Secretary.
Could you please let me know if you have handed your fine to
a Committee Member?
Lt Dobson 2 bottles – His wife over indulging on after
dinner mints and his guest Simon Kingdom for wearing his hat
throughout the meal.
WO Honeychurch – His guest Jeff Maunder eased springs early.
Simon Clarke – For wearing ladies make up.
All port fines are to be paid for as soon as possible and
handed to any member of the Committee or presented at any of
the monthly Meetings.
Gents, if we wish this Association to continue to run with
an elected committee then we need people to start coming
forward and taking responsibility, if only for 12 months.
Otherwise we are just going to end up pitching up on meeting
night, sitting at the bar, having a few beers and then going
home. We seriously don’t want that to happen so let’s step
GI’s Lynch, Lowther, Cook C, Phipps, Clark and Horswill all
from HMS Raleigh MTU and Parade Ground. Nice to see new
faces at the meetings and we hope to see you at meetings and
functions in the future. Welcome aboard.
Apologies Rx’d from:
GI’s Lewis (charity fundraiser/switching on the Christmas
Lights in Plymouth apparently) and Beer (loafing in Florida,
no doubt took his golf clubs with him)
None to report.
GI’s Windust 26th October, GI Minall 28th
October, GI Norman 15th November and
GI Cook 19th November
BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL
It is still the intention to support Torpoint Athletic under
13’s team with waterproof / windproof type tops for the side
line for inclement weather but I am still in negotiations
with the Torpoint Athletic Youth Management at this time.
Our website is up and running
. There is still not enough action occurring on it though.
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).
We also have our attached forum
Don’t forget that these Forums are there for you to express
yourselves, dit on, etc.
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.
Guest Book –
Please visit and add your comments. There is still not
enough action occurring even though the President of the
Portsmouth Association has responded himself through it. Big
Mac remains convinced that nobody wants to speak to him as
he always seems to speaking to himself. So if for nothing
else, visit the site and say hello to Big Mac.
www.rngia.com - don’t forget to keep tabs on the
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
Speaking from sunny Florida, breakfast in Sizzlers sets you
up nicely for a day’s golfing and drinking.
GI Ralph Bladen
GI’s Jewell, Baker T, Cook, Lewis, Manning, Boyle and Mr Ian
Guy who donated a nice bottle of Bacardi Gold.
(Many Thanks Gentlemen)
GI’s Baker T, McKie, Lowther and Roberts A.
GI’s McKie, Horswill, Roberts A, Jewell, Luther, Clarke,
Luther, Cook C, Dobson K, Boyle, Baker T, Luker and Paul.
Tonight’s raffle raised £200 for the Royal British Legion
Thank You to everyone for your contribution.
Is departing these shores for Gibraltar until January 2014.
GI Baker T:
Thanks to those who have turned up tonight, look forward to
seeing you at future meetings. Would like to
say well done to the senior members of the association for
their participation in this year’s “Movember” even if it did
originate as nasal hair.
After being in contact with the children in India to finally
find out what will be required when we leave in January, we
are told that they have nothing. So I going to make up a
wish list before the December meeting, present that to the
committee and hopefully secure some funds to purchase items
on the wish list.
Royal Marine administration was put into light at the
Remembrance Day service at the new school in the dockyard.
Two minutes silence was conducted at 1055 and while the
Padre was addressing the Marines present the warship which
was tied up alongside conducted their two minutes silence at
the correct time of 1100. Not much embarrassment there I
The Meeting closed at 20:35
The next Meeting (282nd) will be held on Thursday 12th
December 2013 at the St.Levans Inn.
That’s All Folks. Subs are now due for 2013. 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