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Our Branch

President : Colonel Lance C A  Ranson TD.
Chairman : David Errington. Telephone Number 07572811972
Honorary Secretary : Colin J Knight. Telephone Number 01594 530154

Social Secretary:

Welfare Officer:

Treasurer:

 

Peter T Jones Telephone Number 01452 863398

Vacant

Elaine Knight. Telephone Number 01594 530154

 

Honorary membership may be applied for by anyone who has not served in the forces and who would like to join us. All applications will be considered by the committee then put to a General Meeting for the members to decide if an application for Honorary Membership should be accepted.

Members of the Household Division are invited as Associate Members. We encourage members of the Household Division to consider joining us.

Many and varied events are organised each year which include Attending Wellington Barracks for Regimental Remembrance Day, attending the annual Grenadier Day, Informal Lunch in the Spring and a Formal Luncheon, usually in the Autumn. A Christmas Social normally concludes the year.

 Occasionally extra items and events are added from time to time, for example a visit to a Stately Home or other places of interest.

The Branch runs a 50 Club with four draws held per year. Entry is £30.00 for the season.

The branch does not ask for any fees or subscriptions.   Any profits generated go to welfare and assisting in the running of the branch.

However new members are invited to make a nominal Fve Pounds donation as a joining fee. Thereafter there are no other fees or subscriptions to be paid.

The Annual General Meeting is held on the last Thursday of March.

Members Meetings are held on the last Thursday of January. March, May, July, September and November. All held at the Victory Club, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham commencing at 19:30 hours.   Plenty of car parking.   Complimentary hot pies are served during the interval.    Occasional we have a Guest Speaker or a presentation of some kind.

For many years this branch has prided itself on its approach to welfare. Over time countless acts of kindness and consideration have been made.

Anyone knowing of any member who may be in hospital, down at heel or just plain lonely, then please make contact us.

If anyone has an idea or suggestion as to a future event, please make contact with the Social Secretary Alan Holford. We are always on the look out for suggestions.

Meetings are all held at the Victory Club, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham commencing at 19:30 hours.

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the months of January, March (AGM) May, July, September & November.

ALL MEMERS OF THE BRANCH ARE WELCOME.

Committee Meetings are called as and when required.

Our members now reach far and wide with one in Spain, three in France, one in the Middle East.

MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF:-

Grenadiers.

Coldstream

Scots

Welsh

Horse Guards

Life Guards

Honorable Artillery

Medical Corps

RAPC

Gloucesters

RMP

Royal Gurkha Rifles

REME

Royal Navy

RAF

French Army

Honorary Members

Widows.

 Our Annual Events are as follows:-

  • Informal Lunch.
  • Regimental Remembrance Day.
  • Garden Party
  • Grenadier Day.
  • Walk
  • Formal Luncheon.
  • Christmas Draw & Social Evening.

Extra Events are added from time to time.

The picture is of Norman Mitchell, former 6th Battalion, a branch member now resident in the Royal Hospital, Chelsea

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