MINUTES OF THE
Members present were GI’s –Baker, Thurston, Horswill,
Walker, Boyle, Curnow, Johnson, Luker, Dobson, Beer, Perry,
Pointon, Clarke, McKie, Lewis, Ashley, Nuttycombe, Prout &
LS AWW Course, Cobbett, Cairns, Rowland, O’Rielly, Taylor.
Apologies from GI’s Roberts, Cook S, Holmes, Potts, Bennett
The 298th Meeting was held at the St Levan Inn on Thursday
14th May 2015.
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar:
The 297th Minutes were proposed by GI Clarke and seconded by
Books are on the table for anyone to look at. Bottom line is
the Association is worth £2,238.09
Proposals book is on the table, AGM is coming up shortly,
only paid up members of the association can propose in the
Social Secretary’s Report:
Ladies night is coming up shortly, as yet we have nil
returns on the proformas but not too worried as yet. But the
advertising will be ramped up shortly.
BBQ at Raleigh for the night previous to Ladies night,
bouncy castle for the kids has been organised,
Gentlemen’s evening, a few enquires about venue’s has gone
out but I can’t get specifics on prices, just we will be
happy to have you. Further enquires are being made.
My stint in Crete is at an end and things are now set up for
Board & Search and it was the first time since the Second
World War that the Union Jack has been raised over Crete. It
has been mentioned by the Royal Navy and the Crete Navy so
that was an honour for me personally.
Stonehouse have said they will open the ramp access so they
can be used instead of the steep steps
You can bring anyone you want your wife, girlfriend,
significant other, and as many guests as you want to.
If there are any special dietary requests let me know early
and you will be accommodated
(G I Walker, did he mention the Union Jack was raised)
Prez Yes he did One bottle of Port V P
Thank you G I Prout for organising the Gib meeting,
everybody enjoyed it, so good it will have to be done again.
Me personally, I had a great time but ready to come home at
the end, my body could not handle any more.
PCS: all MTU instructors will wear the new rig as the kit
role out takes place.
GIs Astley, McKie, Perry, Nuttycombe
The current Killicks course
Apologies Rx’d from
GIs Bennett, Cook S, Holmes, Roberts, Potts.
GIs Edis, Pilkington
GIs Lowther (8th), Jewell (18th),
Pickup (20th), Beer (22nd). Happy
Birthday to you all.
Have been in contact with the Chip Shop, I am finalising
suitable time to officially hand over the cheque
Any input to next years charity is welcome.
Don’t forget, it’s not just a chat room for GIs Boyle,
McCallum, and Beer
Portsmouth site has been taken down for the time being, it
will be up and running when Mike gets on to it.
Rx’d from around the Globe:
Received email from Nige Loar correcting the info in the
last set of Minutes with regard to Nick Pilkington. Nick was
his sea dad on the Yarmouth 1970 -71
GIs Horswill, Baker, Walker, Dobson, Luker, Curnow, Roberts,
GI Horsewill, Beer, Boyle, Pointon, Mckie, Johnson, Jewell,
GIs Prout, Luker, Jewell, Beer, Mickey Goble, all the
killicks course except Prez’s sweetheart
Oh and GI Walker won the mustard
Tonight’s raffle raised £125 towards the GIs Association.
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
for those who came to my 50th thank you very
much, Sunday morning was spent getting acquainted with the
thank you for the invite I have enjoyed myself and hopefully
I will come again.
thanks for the invite
there are two courses running side by side the Killicks
course is here, the POs course is not here. They have
potentially 2 further meetings to attend though.
on the table there is some paraphernalia concerning the last
meal at HMS Cambridge before closure and some joining
instructions from the mid 70’s and Australia was good.
Angie and I will be going back to India again in November so
we may approach the Association again. If anyone has an
elderly male family member who would like to go to the
Ladies Night I have been detailed off by my mother take her,
she is 72 so someone whom is blind, deaf and senile would be
The Meeting closed at 20:51
299th will be held on Thursday 1th June at The
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.
Nick & Steve
P.S. Please advise of any spelling mistakes so that
they can be corrected to maintain a professional set of