MEETINGS-THIRD WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH AT RBL CLUB CHURCH ROAD FERNDOWN STARTING AT 19.30 HRS
Branch informal lunch. Held on the first Tuesday of the month at Ferndown RBL club at noon.
NEWSLETTER- JULY 2016 Branch meeting Wednesday 20TH
The August lunch will be on the 2nd August. List on the table tonight. Please contact
John Cusack if you are unable to attend.
BIRTHDAYS OF NOTE.
Many Happy Returns this month go to 2 members, John Miller who will be 85 on the 25th July and Geoff Lord who will be 90 on the 15th August.
Keith Butt has been in hospital for a numbers of weeks also Wendy Grover who also has been in hospital for a number of weeks.Our good wishes go to them and any other members or ladies not well at the moment.
Tonight is our Skittles night, Good Luck and happy bowling to all. A big thank you to everyone who helps to make this a good evening of fun.
Jackie Smith and her husband will be giving a talk on one of their American adventures at our August meeting.
Due to Wendy not being well enough to do the buffet many thanks to Joan and Gwen for taking up the hard work and keeping it going, it is most appreciated.
Michael passed away on the 27th April 2016 aged 79. He served as a regular Sapper from 1956-59 with the Military survey in
. He joined Reading REA as a
life member in 1956 during his survey training near Newbury. He joined the
Bournemouth Branch in 1982, then moved to Weston Super Mare, before returning
to us in 1996. He was active in the RBL being the Secretary of the Churchill
Somerset Branch and Secretary and Vice Chairman at Cyprus . Michael was also the Mayor of Christchurch in
There are a few Members still owing subs so please can you all pay
Cusack as soon as possible.
The Junior Leaders Regiment has had a memorial cairn in the area of the old church within what was Old Park Barracks in
Over the years the memorial has been vandalised and spoilt. The JLRRE has - with the help of the Corps Colonel and the RSM
of 1 RSME Regiment - designed a new cairn which will be sited in the garden by
the Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess
Brompton Barracks. The new cairn will be unveiled on the Re-Union
weekend in October 2016. The cost which is £2400 has been met by the Junior
Leaders Branch of the REA which has left the branch short of funds. So, if any ex Junior Leaders wish to make a
donation to the new cairn costs please speak to our Chairman Allan Grover who
has details of where to send donations. Dover
SW GROUP EVENTS 2016
on 4th September
FORECAST OF NATIONAL EVENTS 2016
29-31 July Minley Weekend* closes 24th June
16-18 September Corps Memorial Weekend*
8 October REA AGM and Annual Dinner*
9 October Sapper Sunday at
10 November Field of Remembrance
13 November Remembrance Day*
*National Events Booking Details Available from the Branch Secretary
Branch Welfare Officer Please ContactPeter Piggott