Dinner Dance 25th April 2009.
Once again the Annual Dinner Dance was held at Buile Hill Park.
With a really good turn out some 111 sat down to another
fabulous meal. Are guest from the Battalion was
Capt. Andrew keeley ex RSM himself a Mancunian along with his wife
Samantha. he brought us up-to date with the Battalions activities and their
forth coming deployment to Afghanistan. also present as guest's was
David Gartland and his lovely wife Joanne. Presentations were made to
Mr Ivor Williams as a small recognition and appreciation of his work
for the Branch. Over the last fifteen years or more. He was presented with
A pair of Crown Green bowling shoes and bowling bag. His wife Norma
was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
Mrs Shelia Pugh was presented with the Inkerman Cup in recognition
of all the work she has done supporting the Branch, Selling raffle tickets.
serving on the stall on numerous Grenadier Days. Sheila was also presented
with a bouquet of flowers. As was Capt Keeley's wife Samantha. The raffle
and envelope draw raised £482.00. Thanks to everyone who attended
for their support.
AGM 5TH MAY 2009.
Thank you to all who attended the AGM.
the committee were re-elected for another year.
As stated by the Chairman we could do with some
assistance on the Committee anybody who can attend
the meetings, the last Tues of every month please let
any member of the Committee know.
GRENADIER DAY 2009.
The coach left Rochdale at 09.30 on Saturday 20th June.
With pick ups at Kearsley, Manchester, Stockport.
Our journey down to the Copethorne Hotel at Slough,
was a very pleasant one with just one stop off
for our packed lunch. On Saturday evening we enjoyed
the hospitality of the Grenadier Club at Windsor.
A good night was had by all. On Sunday morning after
a hearty breakfast we made our way down to London, arriving
at Wellington Barracks in time for the Guard Mount by the Grenadier.
Memories are made of this ! During the afternoon buissness was
brisk on our stall with both the Branch goods and the K Swiss
Designer gear. Takings talaled £1400. The weather was good
the band and Corps of Drums were on top form. It was great to
talk to many young soldiers, we were all impressed with their demina
and confidence for the coming deployment. We wish them well
and a safe return.
Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2009.
There was a reasonable turnout from the Household Division, with 18 Grenadier Guards on parade.
We were fortunate to have L/Cpl with us for the third year on the run,
he was on leave from No 2 Company in Afghanistan.
The Grenadier and the Irish guards recruiting Sgts helped
to add a bit of panash along with the pipe and drumsof the Scots Guards association.
Brigadier Ross was in good voice as always, his commands being crisps and clear.
The after event at the Town Hall was spoilt by people who had been on parade being refused entry
due to having no tickets that previosley
were not needed or asked for. This will not happen again to the Manchester Branch.