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Members present  GI’s –Thurston, Jewell, Phipps, Nuttycombe, Archer, Walker, Bleasdale, Beer, Perry, McKie, Tidball, Bennett, Luker, Dobson, Roberts, Curnow, Potts, Cook, Baker.

Apologies from GI’s Holmes, MaCallum, Taylor, Luther, Prout, Pointon, Boyle Lewis & Horswill.

The 303rd Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday 8th October 2015

The President opened the Meeting at 20:02 with the Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s


Crossing the bar:   GI Don MacDonald (Friday 24 September 2015)

Minute Proposals: The 302nd Minutes were proposed by GI Potts and Seconded by GI Phipps

Treasurer’s Report: 

Books are on the table for anyone to look at.

      Polo Shirts



      Cuff Links



      Lapel Badges



Secretary’s Report:  

First thing first proposals book is on the table for the next vote which is in January for three positions



Social Sec

On to tonights meeting, there are three proposals in the book


115   G I Baker to remain as president of the West Country G I’s Association,

         Proposer  G I Holmes

         Seconder G I Clarke J


116    G I Thurston to remain as Secretary to the West country G I’s Association

          Proposer  G I Potts

          Seconder  G I Dobson


117    Propose that a small working group to be set up to produce a constitution in written form to support             

          The aims of the Association. Define the aims of the Association and provide guidelines for future


          Proposer  G I Walker

          Seconder  G I Bennett

All three proposals were carried unanimously. Congratulations to GIs Baker and Thurston

Social Secretary’s Report:

The Social Secretary had a small crisis which prevented him from attending this evening. The Pres spoke on his behalf. The Gents evening is all set up £25 a head for members and £30 for non members.

Vice President:

As yet heard nothing from Oggie reference Ladies night photo’s

Presidents Report: 

I’m not going on to much as we are here for this extra ordinary meeting there is a lot of info on the website and email.


Apologies Rx’d from


       Sick Note:

GI  Pilkington . 

GI  McCallum, GI Bennett kept us up to date with his collection of hip operations. We wish him well and hope to see you soon.

Although GI Evans is no longer on the sick list he told us how he’s getting on and as ever it’s good to see you.

Happy Birthdays in October:

GI‘s Thurston & Prout (5th), Minall (28th), happy birthday to all of you

Presidents Charity:

Message from Elaine Walton

Hi Ty

Just thought I would give you a quick update to let you know that Emma had her op in early July and is doing really well. It was a bit strange at first but this was to be expected as she had to get used to a whole different way of walking and learn to balance and do a whole heap of things in a different way. She very quickly started walking upstairs without splints or crutches and is coping very well. She has lots of exercise ahead of her to do but the initial results of the op are brilliant and we are really pleased with the outcome. Emma has gone back to work in Chessington so we will not see her until Christmas, so we are looking forward to seeing what progress she will have made by then.

Many thanks again for the money you raised to help us.



I popped into the Top Shop Chippie and spoke to Mr & Mrs Walton, they showed me some before and after video’s of Emma walking. Considering the recovery process can take up to two years to see the final result the improvement in her gait in just a few months is amazing. Emma is doing really well and seems to be going from strength to strength.

Association Website

Don’t forget, it’s not just a chat room for G I’s Boyle, McCallum, and Beer

All the details for the Gents evening are posted online. Can I ask anyone who has pictures of this years Ladies night to submit them to Ray Lester at

I have sent some Photo’s of Gibraltar for prosperity

Portsmouth Website:

Portsmouth site has been taken down for the time being, it will be up and running when Mike gets on to it.

Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:

Raffle Prize donators:

GI’s Walker, Roberts, Bennett, Archer, Taylor, Tidball, Cook & Evans

Next Raffle: 

G I Morgan (D), Holmes (D), Baker (D), Dobson, Luker, Beer, Bennett, Thurston

Raffle Winners:

GIs Cook, Nuttycombe, Archer, Thurston, Beer, Curnow, Perry,  Mickey Goble 

     Tonight’s raffle raised £92 towards the Presidents Charity.

      Thank You to everyone for your contributions.    

The Meeting closed at 20.31

Meeting 304th will be held on Thursday 12th November at The St. Levan Inn

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  & Ty


Semper Strenuissima

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