MINUTES OF THE 304th
GIís ĖThurston, Walker, Beer, Tidball, Bennett, Luker,
Dobson, Roberts, Curnow, Baker, Boyle, Pointon, Horswill,
GIís Holmes, MaCallum, Luther, McKie, Nuttycombe, Lewis,
Archer, Cook, Prout, Jewell & Phipps.
The 304th Meeting was held at the St Levan Inn on Thursday
12th November 2015
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWWís
Crossing the bar:
A one minute silence was held in respect to those lost in
The 303rd Minutes were proposed by GI Beer and Seconded by
Current Account £1,417.21
Presidents Charity 2015/16 £352.00
Presidents Charity 2013/14 £383.72
Mustard Tree Charity £460.00
£406.29 is not a lot of money in the kitty, however a lot of
the money from the Gentlemanís evening paid into the bank
was not cleared by the time of the statement for the
Proposals book is on the table with one proposal in it but
we still need 3 proposals for the positions up for election
in January. They are VP, Treasurer, Social Secretary.
0781 321 4007
Social Secretaryís Report:
Thank you for the congrats for my first serial, but it was
you guys who made the evening. Ladies Night, Iím looking at
doing it around March / April time Easter-ish and avoiding
the six nations. Does anyone have any influence at the
GI Walker: Yes, my son still works there and my other son
will be back at Stonehouse by then. I can ask and we may
have a choice of two good venues.
Absent. As read by Prez. Resettlement exams in progress. Had
no luck with TASiís about a games night.
Iíve just returned from Pompey after a very enjoyable two
day State ceremonial Seminar. It was good to mingle with
fellow Gunners from all over the country whoíre all keen to
get together and make sure the Senior Services input into
State Ceremonial is meticulously planned. Speaking to Pompey
about our relevant Associations, there is a continuing drive
from some in Pompey to allow Killicks into their
Association, hopefully when/if it comes to the vote, the
staunch traditionalists will come to realise that the
Killick Gunner is a valued commodity into the longevity of
their Association. After all it hasnít done us any harm and
lets face it, the Killick Gunner of today is superiorly
trained compared to that of 10 years ago.
Also on the Pompey front, what is the take up for a weekend
at Weymouth with the RNGIA, whilst there we would lay a
wreath on the grave of LS Jack Mantle VC?
GI Pilkington, McCallum & Evans.
Birthdays in November:
GI Cook G (19th) happy birthday to you
So far I have not identified a suitable charity this year.
There are some childrenís centres for service families that
could do with a bit of a face lift that Iíve initially
looked at but honestly donít think the Association can
supply enough able bodied manpower for a one day makeover
type event which weíve done in the past. Our serials this
year have put a significant dent in our funds, with that in
mind Iíd like to suggest we forgo a nominated charity this
year and money generated from our raffles goes back into the
Association to get us firmly in the black? [This
suggestion was highlighted a contravention of the existing
Constitution. However, as the Constitution is currently
under review, a clause will be added that a time limit be
put on charity money raised which doesnít get utilised
should be released back into the Associations funds.]
During the run up to our stag dinner I had quite a few
questions posed to me via e-mails which could
been answered had the persons asking taken the time to click
on the social Serial Tab on the website. The website is
there for one and all so please donít forget about it.
Photographs from the Gents night will be posted soon, keep
an eye out for them.
Donít forget, itís not just a chat room for G Iís Boyle,
McCallum, and Beer
Any contributions to the site should
be sent to GI Ray Lester at
Portsmouth site has been taken down for the time being, it
will be up and running when Mike gets on to it.
Emails Rxíd from around the Globe:
Raffle Prize donators:
GIís Baker (D), Dobson, Luker, Beer, Bennett, Thurston
GIs Morgan (D), Holmes (D), Boyle, Roberts, Curnow & Pointon.
GIs Baker, Roberts x 2, Bennett, Boyle, Pointon & Mickey
Tonightís raffle raised £170 towards the Royal British
G I Dobson:
How do you go about getting tickets for the Festival of
GI Bennett/Beer Apply via British Legion Website. But it is
Well done for the Gents evening. Only disappointment was the
numbers. Not as many guests as I thought there would be. A
few said they would come but didnít , follow up e-mails or
texts to try to get the numbers up. If it wasnít for the
guests we would have been stuck.
Another thing, I went to the Hoe on Remembrance Sunday and a
Naval Guard walked past with a two badge Killick in charge
and he was poor. I would like to have shoved his Pace stick
up his arse and opened it. The Chief of the Parade just
stood there and did nothing. Officer of the Guard was just
as bad. Saying that the drill was ok, in time and
everything. But those in chargeÖ Unless youíre going to do a
good job, donít do it.
Cracking night for Gents evening. Hereís a thought, we had a
good trip to Gib how about we do another one but to Malta?
Something myself and Danny witnessed nothing to do with the
Navy but there was a Royal Marine Sargent with his family.
As the National Anthem started to play he decided to walk
ex Bootnecks stood behind us, they were not happy.
Just to let you know the Constitution working party has been
formed and discussed our way forward. I would like the
Chairman of the working party to approach the President of
the Association and give him a monthly report with looking
at having a draft report February meeting next year.
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
Port fines incurred at Stag dinner
GIs Minall, Prout, Horswill, Phipps, Lewis, Roberts &
The Meeting closed at 20.54
Meeting 305th will be held on Thursday 10th
December 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.
Nick & Ty