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
|2||HI CLOY||G EDGE||6351|
|4||MR POINTMENT||MRS PENNINGTON||2081|
|6||MADISON DE PERLARIS||M PERCIVAL||1674|
|9||IRON MAN||GEK COBERN||6987|
|12||SLIM PICKINGS||A HARRISON||2937|
|14||VODKA BLEU||H BAUGH||2409|
|17||BEWELLY BERRY||PHONE NUM||3266|
|21||POINT BARROW||B CAVANAGH||5992|
|22||D ARGENT||N COOKSON||6951|
|23||NO FULL||A BUTTERWORTH||2775|
|24||BAILY BREEZE||C JACKSON||5125|
|27||KING JOHNS CASTLE||HOLT||2327|
|28||MON MOME||B CUERDEN||6736|
|29||CORNISH SETT||F MANLOW||4668|
|31||TUMBLING DICE||F WHITTLE||3098|
|33||COMPLY OR DIE||R WALKER||3227|
|34||IDLE TALK||J P WESTON||3147|
|36||MILAN DEUX MILLE||F WHITTLE||3099|
|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.
8 BAILY BREEZE.
9 CHELSEA HARBOUR.
10 MON MOME.
11 HI CLOY.
12 CORNISH SETT.
14 IDLE TALK.
15 MILAN DEUX MILLE.
HORSES THAT FELL ARE.
MADISON DU BERLAIS
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.
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.