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Members present were GI’s –Clarke, Horswill, Beer, Phipps, Lowther, Richardson, Pointon, McKie, Roberts, Potts, Luker, Dobson, Jewell, Baker, Holmes, Cook S, Pilkington, Thurston, Walker

Apologies from GI’s –Cook C, Curnow, Luther, Prout, Macintosh

The 291st Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday 9 October 2014.  

The President opened the Meeting at 20:00 with the Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s


Crossing the bar:  

Minute Proposals: The 290th Minutes were proposed by GI Luker and Seconded by GI Beer

Treasurer’s Report: 

Nice to be back, as you know I am Vice Captain of the Golf association and as of next year I will be Captain so I am changing the dates of the golf committee meeting so it doesn’t clash and I can get to  these meetings more often and get more money out of you all.

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 for the minutes going a bit haywire, personal life got in the way. A couple of emails 1 from Mac Macintosh looking after Booties and Scouse Boyle watching the football.

Social Secretary’s Report:

There are no socials without a social Sec.

There are two types of people those that do and those that don’t.

There will be no socials from this Association until we get a new Social Secretary. I’ll help out obviously but we need someone to take the lead on this.

I know it’s a long way off but July next year is our 300th meeting it would be great if we could get something in place to celebrate this. But right now it is not looking good.

Vice President:

In 1950 Geoffrey Bles published a children’s fantasy novel by the author C.S. Lewis. The novel was the first of 7 released through to 1956 which was ultimately titled “The Chronicles of Narnia” but the first book was easily the most popular. Countless children were introduced to the wonders of “The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe” and a realm populated with mythical creatures and talking animals. It was here where many of us discovered our Vice President. Over to you Mr. Tumnus

I cannot compete with that. Exeter Rugby is still being looked at. At the moment it will be a boys away day with a carvery beforehand and then tickets to watch a game.

Sorted out the next games night with the Tas Apes. They’ll bring some raffle prizes also and we’ll split the money 50/50. Paul will lay on some food once he gets numbers in, price is £3 a head.

Presidents Report: 

Congratulations to GI Prout on the birth of his boy (Aston) weighing in at 7lb 6oz. As he is not here there’re no further details on the Gib meeting in April. Details will be put on the website when they become available.

I’ve spoken with Del Rea and we have swopped e-mail addresses which is good for maintaining the bridge between the associations.

Keeping in line with the Pompey connection GI Lowther will talk about the RN Chillie sauces and an idea for shifting some of the product down to the Westcountry.

Welcome to:

GIs Holmes, Phipps, Lowther

Apologies Rx’d from:

GIs Luther Macintosh, Archer, Nuttycombe, Peplow, Lewis  

       Sick Note:

       GIs Edis, Swain, Curnow & Mrs Rennie

Happy Birthdays:

G I Archer 24th Sept ,Adams T 27th, Loar 30th,  McKie 3rd October, Prout, Thurston, Pearce, 5th

     Owen S, 6th, Gough 12th


Presidents Charity:

I am investigating the plight of Emma, a Torpoint girl with Cerebral Palsy is in desperate need of a time critical operation not covered by the NHS.

Association Website

Ray and I are in touch he’s just come off holiday and I have plans for the development of the site

The minutes will go on the site only (not facebook). As I’ve said before we are more than just a page or group on facebook.

Working with Ray, I intend to get more content on the site to make it more attractive, for instance, Social events and that type of thing.  Although there are no social events on the calendar right now, there will be. Our games night with the Tas Apes for instance.

I see facebook as a great tool for advertising the site though.

Portsmouth Website:   

Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:

G I Lewis. Sadly I cannot attend tonight as Joe has been selected to lay for East Cornwall V Plymouth Argyle and so it comes to me to transport him to Wadebridge tonight for a 1900 K.O. Next Wednesday he will play against West Cornwall and a full Cornwall selection will take place from that. The boy is working hard but causing his old man to drive him all over the bloody place

Mustard Tree- I have been in contact with them and I have identified what type of footstools they require and will then l report back.

Met the Torpoint Athletic manager today and he is now ready to order kit. I will chat with the treasurer to confirm. It should be around £400 with printing which will leave me with the Mustard tree £400+m plus £500 for my normal pot.

Have a great evening. Apologies once again for my absence.

Raffle Prize donators:

GI’s Phipps, Luker, Dobson, McKie, Roberts, Richardson, Clarke, Cook S, Holmes, Horswill

Next Raffle: 

G I Swain (DD), Horswill, Baker, Clarke, Pointon, Jewell, Thurston

Raffle Winners:

Mickey Goble, GI’s Walker, Jewell x 2, Clarke x 2, Richardson, Pilkington, Horswill, Pointon 

Tonight’s raffle raised £115  towards the Presidents Charity.  

Thank You to everyone for your contributions.   


G I Jewell (Frodo) For those who will going to the Hoe on Remembrance Sunday some of us will be meeting in the Dolphin around 0930 for a couple of quick ones then on to the Hoe

G I Lowther RN Chillies as seen on facebook. A range of chillies and chutneys are being sold in aid of RN charities. Each jar costs around £2.50, £2 of which goes to the charity.

The Meeting closed at 20;45

The next Meeting (292nd) will be held on Thursday November 13th  2014 at the St.Levans Inn. To continue the custom the raffle will go to the RBL. I’d like to make it a brown paper raffle so please spare a little extra change for the night.

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

Nick  & Steve

P.S.  Please advise of any spelling mistakes so that they can be corrected to maintain a professional set of Minutes. 


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