MINUTES OF THE 296th MEETING
Members present were GIs –Baker, Thurston, Horswill, Walker,
Potts, Boyle, Roberts, Richardson, Cook S, Bennett, Cox,
Stones, Cooper, Curnow, Johnson, Luker, Dobson, Holmes,
Lynch, Wright, Archer, Minall
Apologies from GIs – McCallum, McKie, Beer, Jewell, Lewis,
Clarke, Lowther, Phipps, Nutt & Nuttycombe.
The 296th Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday
12th March 2015
The President opened the Meeting at 20:00 with the
Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar:
The 295th Minutes were proposed by GI Bennett and Seconded
by GI Cook S
Books are on the table for anyone to look at. Bottom line is
the Association is worth £1,171.37
Proposals book is on the table for entries for the AGM, GI
Loar sends his regards to Johno.
A few apologies, GI Beer on his way to Australia, GI Jewell
introducing the Greeks to Port, GI McKie work commitments.
It must be mentioned that during the course of the evening,
the Dictaphone chewed up the tape so a significant portion
of these minutes is compiled from memory. A new recording
device will be in place prior to our meeting in May.
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Social Secretary’s Report:
GI Prout has completed all loose ends with regards to our
next meeting in Gibraltar, those who are attending that
should hear from him in good time.
This event is now open, keep an eye out for information via
the usual channels.
Looking at venues for the Branch dinner including various
Masonic lodges and possibly catering colleges.
The funeral service of Jan Rodda – as far as Funeral
services go, went very well. Thank you all who stepped
forward and volunteered their services for the role of
Coffin Bearer and to GI Lewis for coming in at the last
minute (my fault) and leading us. Our presence was duly
noted by his widow and to say she was appreciative is an
understatement. I for one was very proud to have been a part
of it but I must mention GI Phipps personally as he helped
carry him on his final journey having never got the chance
to meet him in the flesh before his health failed him. His
turnout filled the Chapel and the area outside, attendance
from the association was outstanding and the traffic jam on
the way to Bodmin only caught one of us out.
As for the wake, I have no idea, that Friday 13th
started a seemingly unending run of bad luck for me which
began with taking my car to be scrapped still dressed in
Number 1’s rather than hitting the sailing club with
everyone else, but I trust everyone celebrated his life in
Our application to join CONA has been submitted, awaiting
further details on that
06 March saw the 2nd anniversary of GI Bladen
crossing the bar, the second member of his family is
currently in week 8 of phase 1 training at HMS RALEIGH we
wish him all the success in his new career.
Pay your subs guys the next meeting in the pub will be in
May so don’t let your admin go the same way as the VPs
GI Johnson (all the way from NZ), Archer, Holmes, Cooper,
Minall, Curnow, Cox, Dobson, Stones, and LS Wright from the
GIs Edis & Pilkington
GIs Nutt (1st) Lester (8th) Luker (19th).
Happy Birthday to you all.
Mine is in hand, just waiting for a poster size cheque from
the bank to present the money
GI Lewis: he is currently waiting on others to finalise his
charitable help. When he was at the Mustard Tree they were
very appreciative for the Broadband which our association
provided under his leadership and were thankful to be in a
position to say in person to him how much of a positive
impact the Broadband had been and wanted to pass on their
unreserved thanks for what has been achieved.
Don’t forget, it’s not just a chat room for GIs Boyle,
McCallum, and Beer
Portsmouth site is still down for the time being.
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
Ty, please give my apologies at next weeks meeting. But
unfortunately I am in Perth Australia conducting valuable
and worthwhile boarding training to the New Zealand Navy.
– GI Nuttycombe
Raffle Prize donators:
GI’s Horswill, Potts, Cook, Bennett, Richardson, Thurston &
GIs Baker & Walker.
Raffle donators for May meeting
GIs Horswill, Dobson, Luker, Holmes, Curnow, Roberts
GIs Richardson, Walker, Roberts, Curnow, Baker, Archer &
Tonight’s raffle raised £108 which is the first raffle which
goes back in to the Association.
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
GI Boyle – There is a breakfast club every week at the
Hungry Horse at Plympton which you are all invited to
attend. Details are in the Guest Book on the Website.
GI Cooper – I’d like to donate £10 for a bottle of Port for
all those going to Gib next month, have a drink on me. ([Prez]
Henry, you’re a star)
The Meeting closed at 21:04
The next Meeting
(297th) will be held on Friday 10th April in
Gibraltar Patrol Boat Sqn HQ. The 298th meeting
will be held on Thursday 14th May at the St Levan
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.
See you at the next Meeting
Nick & Ty