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Members present  GI’s –Thurston, Bennett, Pointon, Potts, Baker, Roberts, Beer, Curnow, Horswill, Pointon, Prout & Richardson.

Apologies from GI’s Cook, Nuttycombe,  Luker, Jewell,  Walker, Archer, Holmes, Dobson, Lewis

The 314th  Meeting was held at the Leading Hand and Corporals bar H.M.S. Raleigh Thursday 08 September 2016

The President opened the Meeting at 20:03 with the Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s


Crossing the bar  Nil

Minute Proposals

 The 313th minutes were proposed by GI Bennett and Seconded by GI Tidball.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Apologies for missing the meeting due to compassionate reasons

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Secretary’s Report: 

Proposals book is on the table for the January 2017 meeting.

Social Secretary’s Report:

If any of the courses are around in November you are quite welcome to join us, we are having a Gentlemen’s evening. It is not a black tie dinner but it will be semi formal, it will cost £25 a head for a 4 course meal wine and port included. Beer is £3 a pint and the place will stay open until the last person stops drinking. Location is very close to the Barbican. As for existing members I am disappointed, only 11 members signed up for it and could be a non starter, I have had a word with the Prez and he said it will go ahead even if is just to a restaurant with a few beers afterwards. I did warn you last month if the apathy remains as it is I will not be arraigning any socials. Those whom wish to come I need your names by next meeting, don’t forget as many guests as you wish. It is on every gunnery face book page.   

Vice President:

Apologies sent nothing to report

Presidents Report: 

I’d like to thank our regular members for making the trip over here and to welcome the two latest Career Courses. Guys, in a minute I’ll ask you to stand up and give a quick introduction about yourself.

Above all though, I’d like to thank Cpl “Slasher” Johnson for allowing us the use of his bar. I understand that the LH & Corporals Mess in going through some dire times and its future looks uncertain but despite this he’s extended his hospitality nonetheless.


GIs: CPO Heal

Nobby Clarke (CPO(M) Rtd

GI Perry

Killicks Course

AB Bell

AB Gaskin

AB I'anson

AB Macleod

AB O'connell

AB Tinkler

AB Whatley

AB Graham

AB Lovett

AB Skipper

AB Spencer

AB Wiffen

AB Wilds

POs Course

LS Bray

LS Gray

LS Gregor

LS  Guile

LS Wall

LS Waller

Both Courses introduced themselves to the room. WCGIs then reciprocated.

       Sick Note:

       GI Pilkington

Happy Birthdays:

GIs. Lynch (5th), Manning (14th), Archer (24th) & Loar (30th) - Happy Birthday to you all.

Presidents Charity:

Old one: Hi Ty, The Sensory Room at Hamoaze House is up and running. Everyone loves it and it is being very well used. Thanks for your help, regards, Nicky

New one: I’ve been in touch with Veterans for Dogs. Firstly, I have to apologise about my inept research. They’re not a Dorset based charity they’re actually from Hannahs in Newton Abbott!

Association Website

Portsmouth Website: Portsmouth site is still down

Emails Rx’d from around the Globe: Nil


GI Beer  Apologies for the next meeting, I will be on a world tour of Scotland but I will be at the men’s do.

GI Bennett  Just like to thank you, the Killicks and PO courses for hosting us.

Raffle Prize donators:

GIs Prout, Beer, Thurston, Curnow, Pointon, Baker, Tidball

Next Raffle: 

GIs Jewell (D), Bennett, Roberts, Perry, Potts, Curnow

Raffle Winners:

GI’s  Wall x 2, I’Anson,  Roberts, Curnow, Wiffen, Guile

Tonight’s raffle raised £120 which will go towards the Presidents Charity.

       The Meeting closed at 20:52

See you at the next Meeting.


Yours Aye     

Nick  & Ty


Semper Strenuissima

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