Sheldon
Branch Meetings

Sheldon branch meeting & social is held on the last Thursday of every month.
The venue is :The Onward Club, 107 Helmswood Drive, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham. B37 7NS
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Position
Email address
Telephone number
President:
Capt Frank Young MBE
Vice President:
Mark Brayson
Chairman:
Mr Jerry Creighton
0798 6776552
Vice Chairman:
David Bromhall
07568381718
Hon Secretary and Welfare Officer:
Mr Neil Gregory
0121748 3007
Asst Secretary:
Mrs Beck Creighton

0794 1737772

Treasurer:
Mrs Bonnie Gregory
0121 748 3007
Entertainments Officer:
Allan Oakley
07779624432
Membership Secretary:
Vernon Lyndon
07742977409

Sheldon Branch was founded in 1982 at Barrows Lane and opened by Sir Jeremy Reilly K.C.B D.S.O.
What we do.
For the last 38 years we have held our Annual dinner at Barrows Lane. The last one being in 2019, 2020 was cancelled because of Covid. In 2019 our Guest of Honour was Colonel of the Regiment Major General Paul Nanson C.B.E. Over the years we have had many distinguished guests including the late Enoch Powell, who was himself an ex Royal Warwick.
We meet on the last Thursday of every month at The Onward Club, 107 Helmswood Drive, Chelmsley Wood B37 7NS at 8 pm. A buffet is always provided. We are the most active of all the 8 branches within the Warwickshire area. Our last Battlefield tour was to Arnhem and others include two trips to Normandy, Fortress of Europe, All out on the Western front, Passchendaele , Ypres, Battle of the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Dunkirk and very many more. We also spent two weeks in Cyprus with the 2nd Battalion for an association weekend. We have also been to Germany and Auschwitz . We have had many trips to Belgium, Bruges and France for social trips. We also have many day trips, Canal Boat trips, 40' weekends, the list is endless, we do so much.
Our members are mainly 2nd Battalion and 5 RRF. Membership is £10.00 a year payable at the A.G.M in November. Method of payment,bank transfer, Account name, Fusilier Association Royal Warwickshire Sheldon Branch Sort Code : 60-19-14 Account number : 0559 2410. Cheque payable to the above accountand sent to Neil Gregory, Branch Secretary, 7 Beavons Close, Water Orton, Birmingham B46 1PL.


I hope this newsletter finds you all well and safe.
I would like to thank all of those who have renewed their membership.
I know during these difficult times for us all and with us not being able to hold our A.G.M
it proved difficult for some, so thank you.

I would also like to say thank you to those who have made recent donations to our new standard.
Harry Morton, Alan Sanders and Lisa Wright, Once again much appreciated during these difficult days.
The fund now stands at a healthy £1,400.00. When restrictions are lifted we are hoping to organise
some fund raising events such as sponsored walks and raffles etc We will get there.

I heard from the council yesterday who have said that it might be May
until the club re opens. obviously if it is any earlier i will let you know.

I would like to wish a warm welcome to new member Marck Kibilski.
Look forward to meeting you at the meetings soon.

Captain Jason Rollins, the PASO at Barrows lane is very keen for us to get involved
with A Coy socially. Hopefully once things improve we can once again
have our dinner at Barrows Lane in October, if that is still not possible this year maybe a get together.
Many things hinge on the virus situation, Normandy Day parade, Brummie Blinders in Broad Street
the canal boat trip, Warwick Church Parade the A.G.M, our hoped for Battlefield Tour
and much more.
We must stay strong and keep the Association going through these tough times,
and the way to do that is by keeping in touch.
Our last meeting and social was on October 29th 2020 when we took time to remember
those we lost last year, Ian Bounds, Val Page, Tony Yapp, Vernon Lyndon, Andy Dalton
Keiron Dooley, Les Mason. Our sympathies to their families.

So keep in touch, stay strong, stay safe and keep looking forward to better times, they are in sight now.

My best regards as always

Neil

2020

Sheldon branch forecast of events 2020.

April 23rd
St George's Day , Square Peg, Birmingham City Centre.
April 25th
Annual General Meeting, Warwick.
2nd May
St George's day dinner, Barrows Lane, invite from A Company to Association members, details to follow.
6th June
Normandy Day Parade. Nuneaton.
27th/28th June
Air Show in Weston- Super- mare.
August
Canal Boat trip Date to be confirmed.
15th August
V.J Day in Warwick.
3rd October
Brummie Blinder, O'Neil's Broad Street.
4th October
Afghanistan Day Warwick.
24th October
Sheldon branch Annual dinner. Barrows Lane.
8th November
Remembrance Day, Birmingham.
11th November
Remembrance Day, Bedworth.
26th November
Sheldon Branch Annual General Meeting.
19th December
The Hornet Pub, Christmas get together.