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President – Mr John White
Chairman Maj.(R) M J Humme MBE
THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Secretary Chichester and District Branch Treasurer
John White Greg Fielder
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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held at the Chichester City Club Weds 13
The meeting opened with a minutes silence for those no longer with us.
1 Apologies: M Franks, G Wheatley, K White, M Bell, D Whittington, N Taggart, J Smith, I Smith, R Smith.
2 Members Present: E Drew, D Tilley, J Bailey, P Cox, T Cox, T Booker, A Arnell, M Bright, F Hill,
D Callen, B Goddings, S Ulrich, R Ulrich, G Fielder, M Stenning, B Morley, J White,
R Lintott, P Budge, M Humme, P Lawler, M Allen, B Hudson.
3 Welfare : G Wheatley is still in a nursing home.
4 Minutes: All present received a copy of the minutes of the previous meeting. There were no matters
arising . It was proposed by Trevor Cox, and seconded by Dave Tilley, that they be accepted
as true Record. This was duly passed.
5 Chairmans Report: Today we commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Quebec in 1759, our main
battle Honour. Our reunion Dinner in Lewes last Saturday was well attended and
it was good to see so many of you there. Next year’s Dinner is to take place on the
of September. However as the overall number of those attending is in decline
and the cost of the Association’s subsidy is rising sharply, next year’s dinner will be
held in the hall were the bar is. Your cost for the event can then remain the same as
this venue is slightly cheaper. For the Reunion Dinner in 2019, Branches will be
asked to canvass their members to see if they prefer a lunch instead of a dinner and /or
a change of venue to see if more Old Comrades will attend. More about this later.
I like to thank you all for turning up this evening and my thanks to Trevor for doing
6 Secretaries Report: Correspondence IN:
a) Received tickets for the Lewes Dinner and Goodwood Race Day from Brian Hudson.
b) Email from Dave Tilley, copy of letter sent to the President Col. Rod Arnold about
forming a funeral volunteer group.
c) Email of the Minutes of the AGM attend by Mike Humme, J White, and Eddie Drew
Before The Lewes Dinner.
a) Minutes to Postal list and email list.
b) Posted tickets for the Goodwood Race day and The Annual Dinner in Lewes to members
that requested them.
7. Treasurers Report : Greg gave out The Branch accounts as follows:-
Current ac - £494.52. Income at a meeting: Raffle. £29.00
Memorial ac - £442.35 Welfare. £20.69
Deposit ac - £1504.25
Total - £2441.12 Total: £49.69
Dave Tilley said that the cost of the Christmas Lunch would be £18.00. He also invited the
Branch Members to join the QRA on their coach trip on the 10
Greg Fielder said that the trip to Priez was attended by his wife Nicole, who did all the translating,
Tony Booker, Allan Arnell. They were made very welcome and were well looked after, and gave
a brief of the weekend activities, including Tony and Allan’s surprise they got beer instead of
wine ,( and their little nap). Tony then presented a plaque to the Mayor of Priez. Greg also said that
next year the French intend to mark the occasion with a special event and that the Branch should
make the effort to attend.
Mike Humme then congratulated Tony and Allan for teaching the French a bit of English culture.
Brian Morley said that his two Korean Veterans enjoyed the Lewes Dinner and he was surprised
that how few Korean veterans attend the dinner.
Roger Lintott asked wether the medals loaned to the Redoubt Museum could be reclaimed. Brian
Hudson replied that not if they were gifted to the museum, only if they loaned.
Brian Hudson mentioned the Field of Remembrance on the 9
of November and those attending need
to forward him their details. Brian said that we have vacated the Redoubt Museum and all items are
packed and in storage in Brighton barracks. It is hoped to get the entire collection digitised within 4
years and have small mobile displays available in prominent places throughout Sussex.
Brian said that seating was laid on for 150 members at Lewes, however mysteriously 175 turned up.?
Belated entry: Nigel Taggart will not be able to attend the meeting on the 11
October, should be
alright for November meeting when I will be able to receive book donations and loan returns.
9 Diary dates: Saturday 23
September 2017 PWRR’s presentation of New Colours in Canterbury.
September 2017 Depart for France , battlefield tour.
November 2017 Field of Remembrance , Westminster Abbey.
November 2017 11:00 hrs Remembrance at Chichester Cross.
November 2017 Remembrance Day Parade timings tbc.
December 2017 Christmas Dinner at City Club.
Next Meeting on Wednesday 11
There being no further business to discuss the meeting closed at 2030 hrs.
Points from AGM: Welfare PWRR dealt with 3 not very serious cases on our behalf during 2016/17.
Museum update: The entire collection is packed and stored in Brighton awaiting to
be digitised, this will take about 4years.
Regimental Dinner the future options Branch members must decide if they want it to stay as it is or opt for
A lunch and venue. This will be voted on in the October meeting.
Commemorating the end of the Great War in 2018: This will probably take place on the 4/5 November in
Order to ensure we are all back in time for the Remembrance commemorations. It was pointed out that there
Will be no centrally organised trip and that Branches would be responsible for their own arrangements.
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