Sheldon branch Newsletter February 5th 2018.
Apologies received from last meeting and social Friday 26th January
2018. Glen Rock, Mark & Marie Moulding, John Cahill, Tony Yapp,
Albert Page, Lew Skinner, Les Mason, Major Ralph Wooldridge TD, Harry
Many thanks to those who took the time to send their apologies. Still
a good turnout for such a cold night.
Next meeting & social Thursday 22nd February 2018.
St George's day dinner League of Gentlemen club. 21st April 2018.
Being held once again in Rugby at 12.30 pm. Those interested please
contact Frank Young on 0121 789 9614
A Coy 5RRF St George's day dinner at Barrows Lane. 21st or 28th April
The cost is £25.00pp although the date is not yet confirmed. I
will keep members informed.
Regimental Church service & lunch at The Tower of London Sunday
6th May 2018..
I have just heard from Assistant Regimental Secretary Captain Andy Harris
that due to it being the 50th Anniversary this year, and there being
many events going on, this particular event has unfortunately been cancelled.
This is a great shame as this is a popular event supported by Sheldon
Branch every year. I appreciate that 50th Anniversary events take precedence
but it is a shame that the bread & butter events that need supporting
every year, if they are to continue, have to suffer.
Iron bridge WW 2 weekend 26TH/27TH May.
I will have more details of this at the meeting should anyone be interested.
Asiago Reflect, Italy June 15-18 2018.
As broached by Lt Col Malcolm Hill TD at the last meeting, this trip is
for 4 Days at a cost of £350.00. A deposit of £150.00 is required
by 28th February. Please find attached further details. Unfortunately
a few of us have already booked holidays on this date, myself and Bonnie
included, which is a great shame as we wanted to go on this trip.
Bruges, Antwep & Ghent 5 days 26th July 2018.
Monies for this event are due no later than 7th June. Cheques made payable
to N D Gregory or by bank transfer Barclays Bank Acc No : 10395919 Sort
Code : 20-07-84. The balance of £269.00 includes the two canal boat
Annual Bowls competition in Nuneaton.
I am awaiting confirmation of a date from Murray Richards as we need to
bring the cup back to Sheldon branch. I will keep you updated.
Canal boat trip in Birmingham.
Being organized once again by Beck Creighton, date has yet to be confirmed.
50th Anniversary service at the National Memorial Arboretum 14th July
Names of members who wish to attend have been forwarded to Captain Harris
Beating retreat and Tower of London 7th July.
The cost for this is £130.00 which includes some drinks though not
spirits. The tower is to be vacated by 11.30pm.
Warwick Church parade 14th October 2018.
Lunch this year will be held in Shire Hall. The 1st Battalion Colours
will be on parade and transport will be provided thanks to a donation
by Major Peter Richardson TD.
Sheldon branch Annual dinner 27th October 2018.
I am still awaiting confirmation from Jo Wilkins regards the date. Hopefully
we may be able to have the Corps of drums again. The cost will remain
at £25.00 per person.
Remembrance parade Birmingham Sunday 11th November 2018.
Hopefully it will be a better parade this year.
Birmingham Military Tattoo 24th/25th November.
Names for this event to Beck Creighton please.
Sheldon branch A.G.M Thursday 29th November 2018.
This is when your annual subs are due.
Christmas get together at The Hornet Pub Saturday 15th December 2018.
David Pollock's 75th Birthday bash 22nd December 2018.
Being held at The Onward Club in Chelmsley Wood. All members invited.
Safe talk suicide awareness training Tuesday 13th March 2018.
Some will remember that a training session was discussed last year to
ensure that a number in the Regiment and the Association in the Midlands
are able to support our colleagues who may be considering suicide. The
talk is by Rev Andrew Rawding who served in 2 RRF. The date is 13th March
at Barrows Lane. There are Two sessions. Replies are required directly
to Steve Hopkinson by the 5th March. 5RRF-ACoy-HQ-PSAO@mod.uk. Please
see attached information.
Events for 2019.
Birmingham Hippodrome Thursday 17th January 2019. This year Peter Pan.
Please be aware your ticket money of £23.00 is due to Jenny Young
on or before the 1st March.
Severn Valley railway 40's weekend 29th/30th June
Because we were let down with accommodation this year it is my intention
to book early for 2019. I am not sure if it will be Bridgenorth or Bewdley
depending on how many wish to go. Please let me know if you would like
me to book you in for next year, I know it is quite a lot in advance but
I do not want the same problem booking accommodation next year.
Please keep in touch, don't be a stranger.
If you would like to support any of the above events, do please let me
"Fusiliers stronger together