MINUTES OF THE
GI’s – Thurston, Baker, Tidball, Luker, Bennett, Potts,
Walker, Pointon, Horswill, Nuttycombe, Beer, McKie, Morgan
GI’s Dobson, Luther, Lewis, Cook, Roberts, Jewell, Prout,
The 309th Meeting was held on Thursday 14 April 2016
The President opened the Meeting at 20:02 with the
Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar
The 308th Minutes were proposed by GI Bennett and
Seconded by GI Tidball.
Subs please gents
Proposals book is open for the AGM. Two positions to be
nominated, either to keep the present President and
Secretary or to vote in two new ones. Over to you fella’s.
I was going to bring a bottle of Port for being on the
signal but I forgot.
We are now booked in for Saturday 18th June for
the Ladies Night at 1900 for a 1930 start at The New
Continental Hotel. Cost is £75 for a pair of tickets for
paid up members and £85 for non paid members and guests. A
proforma will be sent out with meal preferred meal choices.
If there are any particular dietary requirements let me know
as soon as possible.
Due to me getting married in August and being on the signal
and going on course this will be the final event that I am
able to organise.
Before I read out the VP’s message I must state that this is
still in the drafting stage at present and once we’re all
happy with it, we can put it to the vote in this years AGM
that we adhere to it
“Please can you present this document at the next GI’s
meeting which I cannot attend as I have family commitments.
I hope the Association sees the work that Mike Walker has
done with some of my input. I know some areas will be a
discussion point within the association however I feel that
if we do not invite the LS(AWW) at an early stage, the
WCGI’s may not carry on once the old and semi old pass on”
GI Walker then read out the draft constitution.
Ease Springs 2053
Stand to 21.05
April 2015’s meeting was in Gibraltar, just thought I would
say that. Thank you to GI Prout for organising it, not sure
if I mentioned it before.
Thank you once again for everyone’s attendance last month
which resulted with us retaining our trophy against the
TAS’is Association. I have to say it was a close one.
Next month comes with an invite to the current Killicks
course, we are not migrating over to Raleigh for the meeting
though. PO’s course has been cancelled and only 5 on the
The branch ethos which was compiled by GI Prout is now fully
signed off by FLEET and is in the process of distribution
throughout the Fleet.
GI Nuttycombe, Morgan G, McKie
GI Pilkington, Smith (RNGIA)
GIs Evers 3rd, Morgan 10th, Lewis 17th
& Hind (77 on the 25th). Happy Birthday to you
Last month myself, VP and GI Curnow went over to Hamoaze
House to see the future sensory room and had a tour of the
building. I have to say it was a humbling experience and we
all left with an uplifted feeling that our association is
able to make a positive impact on these people. As I’ve
mentioned before they have a very can do ethos and a cheque
of £508.00 has been sent by the treasurer so that they may
purchase suitable equipment for the room. It was my decision
to entrust the money to them as they know exactly what they
need and it speeds up the process of providing the aid
required than myself and the treasurer as 3rd
Portsmouth site is still down
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
Raffle Prize donators:
GIs Morgan (D) Nuttycombe, Bennett, Baker, Pointon, Luker
GIs Morgan (Bulwark), Horswill, Beer, Curnow, Baker,
GI’s Tidball, Horswill, Beer, Walker, Nuttycombe, Paul the
Tonight’s raffle raised £70
Not sure who it was but GI Holmes and a Port fine was
mentioned a lot for so much face time on
the Devonport TV Programme.
Nice to see Points here again as he turned up last
week for the meeting and he had his raffle prize with
I’ve now moved out to Ashburton up the A38, anybody
else out that way, if not I will still come to the
meetings but I will not be drinking.
Apologies for missing last months meeting but I was
away collecting my MSM and I still remembered to
bring in a bottle of Port for the Ladies Night.
The Meeting closed at 21.29
Meeting 310th will be held on Thursday 12th May
See you at the next Meeting.
Nick & Ty