grenadier guards association Manchester

GRAND NATIONAL DRAW

APRIL 5TH 2008.

 

The draw took place at the Royal British Legion at 11.00

below are the tickets that have drawn a horse good luck all. 

 

 

 NUM      HORSE                  NAME                TICKET

 1  HEDGE HUNTER  BARLETT  7874
 2  HI CLOY  G EDGE  6351
 3  KNOWHERE  J BURIDGE  7341
 4  MR POINTMENT  MRS PENNINGTON  2081
 5  TURKO  M PERCIVAL  1672
 6  MADISON DE PERLARIS M PERCIVAL  1674
 7  SIMON  A LITTLEHALES  4762
 ARDAGHEY  CLOSE  7024
 9  IRON MAN GEK COBERN   6987
 10  FUNDERMENTALIST  ALMOND  7948
 11 BUTLER CABIN   HOOPER  5355
 12  SLIM PICKINGS  A HARRISON  2937
 13  CHELSEA HARBOUR  BUTTERWORTH  2774
 14  VODKA BLEU  H BAUGH 2409 
15   L'ARMI  MCDONALD  6190
 16  SNOWY MORNING  IVOR  1891
 17 BEWELLY BERRY   PHONE NUM  3266
 18  CONTRABAND  P HEATON  6191
 19  MCKELVIE  EUNICE  1665
 20  JOACCI  PENNINGTON  2082
 21  POINT BARROW  B CAVANAGH  5992
 22  D ARGENT  N COOKSON  6951
 23  NO FULL  A BUTTERWORTH  2775
24   BAILY BREEZE  C JACKSON  5125
25   BOB HALL  IVOR  1881
 26  CLOUDY LANE  BROOKS  7493
 27  KING JOHNS CASTLE  HOLT  2327
 28  MON MOME  B CUERDEN  6736
 29  CORNISH SETT  F MANLOW  4668
 30  NAUNTON BROOK   BURGESS  2782
31   TUMBLING DICE  F WHITTLE  3098
 32  BACKBEAT  E HARRISON  5661
 33  COMPLY OR DIE  R WALKER  3227
 34  IDLE TALK  J P WESTON  3147
 35  KELAMI  D HALTON  5790
 36  MILAN DEUX MILLE  F WHITTLE  3099
 37  NADOVER  A HAMILTON  5768
 38  BLACK APALACHI  MICK COTTRELL  6873
 39  PHILSON RUN  D DALEY  6700
 40  DUN DOIRE  G EDGE  6361

HOW THEY FINISHED

 

1 NO 33  COMPLY OR DIE.      R WALKER   £400. 

2 NO 27 KING JOHNS CATLE.  HOLT.           £200

3 NO16 SNOWY MORNING       I WILLIAMS £150

4 NO12 SLIM PICKINGS.          A. HARRISON£100.

 

              BELOW A LIST OF WHERE THEY FINISHED

 

5  BEWLEYS BERRY.

6  CLOUDY LANE.

7  NADOVER.

8  BAILY BREEZE.

9 CHELSEA HARBOUR.

10 MON MOME.

11 HI CLOY.

12 CORNISH SETT.

13 HEDGEHUNTER.

14 IDLE TALK.

15 MILAN DEUX MILLE.

 

 HORSES THAT FELL ARE.

BLACK APALACHIE

BLACKBEAT

L'AMI

ARDAGHEY

FUNDAMENTALIST

NO FULL

MADISON DU BERLAIS

PHILSON RUN

CONTRABAND

JOAACI

BUTLER'S CABIN

TURKO

KNOWHERE.

D'ARGENT

UNSEATED RIDER.

TUMBLING DICE.

IRON MAN

MCKELVEY

SIMON

PULLED UP

VODKA BLEU

POINT BARROW

BOB HALL

NAUNTON BROOK

MR POINTMENT

DUN DOIRE

ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BOUGHT TICKETS IN SUPPORT OF THE BRANCH.

 

 

    

          ANNUAL DINNER DANCE

                  26th April 2008

Once again Buile Hill Park provided a superb meal.

we had the pleasure of the company of Captain P.L. Ashfield

Adjutant of the First Battalion, who brought us up to date on movement,

the structure and deployment within the Battalion.

He really seemed to enjoy himself.

Another guest was L/Cpl David Gartland and his good lady Joanne. 

David was brave enough and daft enough, (sorry Dave )

to complete the London Marathon in full kit and a 35lb pack.

We were able to present him with a cheque for £500 in aid

 of  Help the Heroes Fund.

Dot Hopper was presented with the Inkerman Cup and a bouquet of flowers

  for all the hard work she has done over the years.

 Such as running the stall on Grenadier Day,

selling Raffle tickets either at the dance's or on the coach trips.

The evening was a great success

  with  80 people attending in good cheer and comradship.

Thanks to all who attending,

and those who gave up their time to make it a fantastic

evening, and a big thank you to Hayden

who again organised another fabulous night.

 

REGIMENTAL REMBERANCE SUNDAY 3 DAY TRIP 17/19 MAY.

 

Due to lack of support we were unable to run a coach for this weekend.

Wigan & St Helens had the same problem with numbers,

the obvious thing was to amalgamate.

This we did and a very succesful trip was enjoyed by both branches.

Thanks to the organisation of Sarah, assisted by Amanda.

Saturday we  departed at 10.00hrs stopping at Warwick Services for a picnic lunch.

We arrived at the St Giles Hotel near Heathrow around 15.30hrs.

Saturday evening was spent by some going to the Theatre in Winsor

whilst most of us went to the Winsor Branch where we were made most welcome.

after a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning we departed

from the hotel for Wellington Barracks, the turnout was fantastic,

the whole Battalion was on Paradealong with all us old boys.  

Prince Phillip attended as always.

The dedication of the stained glass window for the lads lost in Afghanistan

was held prior to the service with the Guards Chapel packed, standing room only.

 The weather was kind for the march down to the Guards Memorial at Horse Guards

 with our own Corps of Drums backing up the Band. many old comrades were met

  and a great day was ended about 17.30hrs when wee returned to the hotel.

Monday we departed for home visiting the National Memorial Arboretum at Stafford

on the way. Although well laid out and of great  interest

we were agast that the Regiment has no Memorial at the site,

infact the whole Household Division only has a small plaque attached to a stake,

which was rescued from a ditch. UNBELIVABLE  but true.

A suitable letter has been despatched to

 Brigadier Maddon and Colonel Houstoun

 in an attempt to rectify this matter. 

 

 

 

 

 

GRENADIER DAY 29TH JUNE.

 

How time flies yet another year has passed and our trip

to the Battalion at Aldershot for Grenadier Day arrived once more. 

 On Saturday 28th june we departed for the Copthorne Hotel at Slough,

having a break on route for a  picnic lunch.  Fortunatly the weather was fine.

The Saturday evening saw us visit the Grenadier Club at Windsor a good night was had by all,

 once Tony had managed to retrieve his trunks from the hotel swimming pool,

he never did find his socks, but Mick came to the rescue.

 After an excellent breakfast we made  an early start for the short trip to Aldershot.

 With all hands to the chores we were soon set up and the stall

doing good business on a wide variety of goods sourced by Hayden.

 

 

The ladies as always did a sterling selling job, although a little short of our £1000,

target We had a very successful and enjoyable day thanks to all who participated.

 

Summer Ball

       THE  SUMMER BALL.

The Summer Ball was held on Saturday 19th July at

Rochdale Masonic Hall, in aid of the Colonels Fund.

We wish to Thank Brigadier Maddan for taking time out from his many duties to attend our function.

The music was provided by Dave Egertons 28 Piece Band.

With a disappointing turnout about 80 when we could have catered for 120.

The evening went well, with the Ladies dressing for the occasion and looking stunning in their Ball Gowns.

A mention in dispatches must go to Harry Cooper for orgainising

 and to Mick Cottrell along with Geoff Mills,

 who kicked in £250.00, each towards the cost.

 

We have forwarded  a cheque for £1500. to the Colonels Fund.

Thanks to all who gave their support.

 

Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2008.

 

On the 90th Anniversary of the Armistice,

members of the Household Division paraded in Manchester,

under the command of Brigadier Ross. 

 We were led on Parade by the Pipes and drums

of the Scots Guards Association.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of the Grenadiers,

Coldstreams and Scots guards Associations.