MINUTES OF THE
GIs –Thurston, Bennett, Pointon, Baker, Roberts, Curnow,
Beer, Walker, Cook,
Nuttycombe, Tidball, McKie, Luker, Dobson, Jewell & Nutt
GIs Potts, Lewis.
The 316th Meeting was held on 10th November 2016
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar:
A two minute silence was observed to remember the fallen.
“We Will Remember Them”
The 315th minutes were proposed by GI Nuttycombe
and Seconded by GI Luker
Good evening gentlemen my name is Sam Cook, I am the
treasurer you thought you had lost but I do have a job and
that unfortunately takes me away quite a few Thursdays. One
a year ain’t bad. Financial report was then read out.
GI Walker: When will the requirement for an annual audit of
our finances take place? It should have been done in August.
GI Cook: It will be done.
Proposals book is on the table for the January 2017 meeting.
As yet nothing in it.
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Social Secretary’s Report:
I’m quite happy with the response for the Gents evening. I
rang the guy who’s running it for us and I thought we may
have to cancel ‘cause the guys wife who runs the catering is
in hospital terminally ill with cancer, but all the bookings
are being honoured. So our thoughts are with her. At the
moment we have 34 definite with possibly 3 or 4 more. To
clarify the ring it is smart civvy’s not dinner suit. If
this venue is ok then we may look at holding a Ladies night
I think this is the first time for a long time the whole of
the committee have been here, which is amazing.
I would like to congratulate Sam Cook on his prize
for being great at loafing. What was it Sam?
“It was ‘The Captains efficiency award for the summer term
of 2016’ I got a nice framed certificate and a nice glass
decanter but with nothing in it”.
At the end of next March my contract comes to an end and I
will be leaving the RN I will do doing a lot of studying and
at the end of July will invest all my energies into breaking
into the cruise line industry, so at the next AGM I will be
stepping down as President of this fine Association. So
start thinking of my successor.
GIs Cook (19th) Happy birthday
We have just £115 left to raise for the charity, I hope
you’re able to dig deep for the RBL tonight and I know the
next 2 months are tight one’s but it breaks down to raising
£57.50 in December and January. Thank you sincerely for your
Portsmouth site is still down
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
Thanks for the invite mate, I'm sorry to say I won't be able
to attend due to a prior
engagement, hope it's a successful, well attended do & hope
to see you soon.
Tony / General
Thanks Neil sorry for the no show but I broke my hip and
after much pain am on the mend look forward to
seeing all on the night will square up my monies check
before or on the night.
Kind regards Tom Luther
Raffle Prize donators:
GIs Jewell, Luker, Roberts, Cook, Nutt BEM, Tidball,
Bennett, Dobson & Pointon
GIs Lewis (D), Holmes(D), Jewell, Walker, Beer, Thurston &
GI’s Lewis, Beer, Pointon, Jewell, McKie, Walker, Bennett,
Dobson, Thurston & Paul the Landlord
Tonight’s raffle raised £210 for the RBL
At my reunion in Pompey last weekend the entertainment was
Shep Wooley, I dragged him aside and he has agreed to put on
a gig for us at the Levvy and the cost would be a hotel room
for the night (£33 Premier inn) with a charity bucket going
round. It would have to coincide with a paid gig down in the
“Tell him to bring his clubs and I’ll get him a game at
Anybody been to the poppy factory on Richmond Hill? Well my
grandfather worked there after being badly injured during
the WW1 and when I was 9 years old he took me to the factory
and I remember to this day upon walking through the door the
first words I heard was “which one of you bleeders has got
my arm” a reply came from a man with no legs and one arm
“I’ve got it” He had climbed up to the roof of the factory
and there was the leg was hanging from the ceiling. Their
humour was black and it is still going to this day. Every
time I went someone had stolen someone else’s working parts.
So this time of year is quite poignant for me thinking of my
granddad and there humour. To give your some idea they were
paid £4.50 a week and had to produce 10,000 poppy’s. If you
get a chance, go for a visit.
I went to a Type 21 reunion and I stuck my hand up to
volunteer to try to make a platoon of 200 men for the next
Remembrance parade at the Cenotaph.
She who must be obeyed said I need to sort my body out so I
engaged the services of a back cracker after 4 sessions I
felt great, he said don’t do any heavy work, I went home and
shifted 6 tons of ballast by wheelbarrow and by the evening
my shoulder was completely knackered.
The Meeting closed at
316th Meeting will be held on Thursday 10th
See you at the next Meeting.
Nick & Ty