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|Message||In view of the bookings problem this year, it has been decided that the Reunion will be opened up to members GUESTS.|
The hotel rate will be the same as for members.
If you are interested, book them through Dave Dyson in the usual way.
Regards to all
|Message||There has been a VERY POOR response for bookings for the Blackpool Reunion.|
So far, Dave Dyson has only received bookings from less than 50 members!
With the ladies added there would still only be just over 60 attending!!
These numbers make the Reunion financially unsustainable.
We have to commit to a considerably larger number (and the 2-night deal) in order to get the price that we have.
Crucially, early next month we have to give the hotel our booking list after which they start to sell off any remaining rooms – so if you haven’t done so, you need to BOOK NOW.
Incidentally, the Colonel Commandant, CO and RSM will be attending (together with a number of ORs from the battalion) and we would hope to avoid any embarrassment that there would be at the acres of space in the Washington Suite!
We need commitment from you all by return of this message (!) so that we can
confirm the booking at the hotel and get the deal.
At the last AGM it was unanimously agreed that we return to Blackpool. This will need to be seriously looked at if the bookings for the Reunion remain so low. So please make an effort to get your returns into Dave Dyson so that we, the Committee, can finalize the deal with the hotel and we can have the Reunion!!
|Message||Jimmy Hamilton's funeral details:|
11am at Church of St.Mary, Broadway, Farcet, Peterborough, PE7 3BQ.
It is followed by a burial in a cemetery near the church.
All are welcome to join tha family afterwards at the Powerleague Centre, Peterborough Road, PE7 3BW.
Only family flowers but donations will be gladly accepted for the Macmillan Nurses who supported Jim in his final weeks.
See you all there hopefully.
|Message||Many of you will probably have already heard but Jimmy Hamilton has finally passed away after a long struggle with cancer.|
Another good man,gone.
His funeral is Friday week (25th) in Peterborough.
Details to follow.
|Message||For those of you that have not heard, WO2 (CSM) 'Al' Lawrie passed away last month after a long illness.|
His funeral is being organised by Tam Noble (his son-in-law) and will held next Thursday 10 January at 1230 in The Minster Church Of St.Denys in Warminster.
Afterwards he will be interred in a Family Only service.
A wake will be held at the Warminster Conservative Club, Prestbury House, 1 Prestbury Drive, Warminster, BA12 9LB. All attending are welcome.
Our thoughts are with his family.
|Message||Good afternoon all.|
You may or may not be aware that myself as Vice Chairman & Gary Teale as Secretary will be standing down from these positions on the committee in March 2019. Myself I have served 14 years as Chairman & 9 years as Vice Chair & Gary as many as the Secretary. We would like members to stand for these position so as the Reunion can continue to grow as the annual function still needs committed people to organise the event so those willing to stand please either contact myself or TC the chairman to be agreed at the next AGM. Thank you all.
The second point is on finance & subscriptions. Due to a Bank error most off our Standing Orders were cancelled which has meant a shortfall in funds to pay for the reunion as we have to pay the deposit upfront for the event and we a a club do not hold these sums of money without these subscriptions So if we could ask you please to pay your subscription and for this yesrs reunion tickets as soon as you can as we have to complete the payment some 6 weeks prior to the dinner taking place and re- new your SO asap please. We thank you all in anticipation and kind consideration in this matter..A Hapy New Year to you all abd your families CU all in March regards GDD
|Message||Can I wish everybody a Happy and Prosperous New Year and I also hope that you all had a good Christmas.|
Those of you that haven't booked for the Reunion on 23 March can you please do so asap.
The hotel has a new management system and it is not as flexible as it has been in the past - we need to give the hotel attendance figures at the end of this month, after which unallocated rooms may be sold on.
Regards to all
|Message||Hope the reunion is still going strong and thriving . I havnt attended as much as I hoped to but will try harder come 2019|
I’ve just heard from Wayne Parsons who now lives in Long Island NY, that Al Morton ex A/Ts has passed away , no details
Hope George D and Larry B are all keeping well as I think of the guys quiet often.
|Message||There are a number of serving and ex D (Patrol) Coy personnel not aware of the reunion 22/23 Feb 2019 in Blackpool. email me for details if not aware and want to attend. Iain Gibson is heading this up, so you may have commms with him. Any probs, thro me!|
|Message||Details of Rons funeral. Dec 27 at 1220hrs Kingston Crem.|