Friday night: braai at Kens place (Cullompton)
Saturday 2nd September
2023 – 11am
Meet at the Skydive Buzz Skydiving Club, Dunkeswell Airfield, Devon, EX14 4LG for the ‘meet and greet’. The Aviator will be open for those feeling hungry or thirsty. Anyone wishing to do a Tandem Skydive please book online at https://www.skydiveulltd.com/book . Details and prices are on-line.
Visit the Dunkeswell Airfield Heritage Centre. Entrance is free but they do request a donation to assist with the upkeep of the project.
Gather to remember those who lost their lives on 5th and 6thSeptember 1979, during Op Uric. Welcome, apologies, and words of thanks. A brief overview of the Op will be given, followed by reading out the names of those who lost their lives. Toasts to the fallen, absent friends, those in attendance and to the Battalion. Before dismissal – a short Prayer for our Fallen will be given.
Depart to Lakeside Manor Honiton EX14 4SH for lunch. Before lunch is served Carol Doughty will be setting up a 'Bric-a-Brac' table and proceeds from the sale will be donated to the RLI welfare fund. A raffle will also be held. Please support.
Dress: Casual: Please wear commando or association T shirt if you have one.
Ken Struthers: mobile – +447706527451
Alan Strachan: mobile +44 7548279581
25 delegates and 2 dogs attended our birthday celebration on Saturday the 3rd Feb. old friendships were rekindled, a few cold ones shared, and a clock raffled. Well done to Alan Strachan and all that attended.
First photo left to right: Dave and Mel Scales, Gletwynne and Tom Douglas, Carol and Allan Strachan, Jimmy Beggs.
Second photo has John O’Kelly past RSM of RIR standing between Mel and Tom.
Congratulations to those members including the last serving RSM Ken Reed for attending and marching to the service and wreath laying at the Bedford War Memorial then marched to the Town Hall to be reviewed by the Mayor, deputy Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and the Sheriff. Customary eyes right at the Boer War memorial en route.
Remembrance Sunday - Bedford - 2022