Grand National Draw
APRIL 11th 2010
|01||Madison Du Berlais||3501||P Quinn|
|02||Mon Mome||3550||K Reeves|
|03||Viv Venturi||3620||W Renfrew|
|04||Black Aplachi||4916||N Fish|
|05||Joe Lively||0099||D Roberts|
|06||Don't Push It||4858||J Bullock|
|07||Comply Or Die||0016||Davies|
|08||Tricky Trickster||2831||J Kerr|
|09||Niche Market||4952||D Hudson|
|10||Made In Taipan||1985||E Harrison|
|11||Dream Alliance||4829||J Thompson|
|12||Cloudy Lane||1314||P Critchley|
|13||Nozic||2141||G S Hill|
|15||Pablo Du Charmil||2359||L Ingham|
|18||Beat The Boys||3556||E Reeves|
|19||Priests Leap||3995||J Taylor|
|20||Snowy Morning||3607||JR Middleton|
|21||Can't Buy Time||2539||K Riding|
|22||Big fella Thanks||4217||E D Halliway|
|23||State Of Play||1544||Ivor|
|24||Character Building||2834||J Kerr|
|25||Ellerslie George||2647||Dawn V|
|26||Eric's Charm||2754||V Collins|
|27||Kings Johns Castle||1107||Davies|
|28||Conna Castle||2652||Sam O /N|
|30||Ollie Magern||0921||M Cottrell|
|31||Arbor Supreme||4205||R Walker|
|35||Irish Raptor||2066||A Hamilton|
|36||Mr Pointment||1925||C Hickey|
|37||Palapso De Creek||4023||B Taylor|
|06||4858||Don't Push It||J Bullock||£400|
|04||4916||Black Aplachi||N Fish||£200|
|23||1544||State Of Play||Ivor||£150|
|22||4217||Big Fella Thanks||E D Halliway||£100|
THANKS TO ALL WHO BOUGHT TICKETS
AND YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT.
Annual Dinner Dance
24th April 2010.
The first social event of 2010 was a resounding sucess with 84 of us sitting down to a wonderful meal at
Buile Hill Park Banqueting suite,
we hope that all the other events are as good this year.
Our special thanks to Lt Richard Hutton who at 48hrs notice stepped in as our guest speaker,
giving a very imformative and enlightening account of life on the ground with No 2 Company in Afghanistan.
Jim our DJ turned up even though jet lagged after being stuck in Canada with the flight ban.
As always he gave us a good selection of music to suit all tastes.
we raised £84.00 on the envelope draw which along with a donation from the branch will go to the Colonel's Fund.
£452.00 came from the raffle, thanks to the genorousity of those attending. Again thank you to all.
Eunice was presented with the Inkerman Cup and flowers for her work on the website and the Grenadier day stall.
We now look forward to the Royal Windsor Tattoo and Remberance Sunday on the 15/16th May.
There are still 4 seats on the coach if you wish to join us.
Presentation of new colours 11th of May 2010.
Four of us were fortunate enough to recieve tickets when her Majesty presented
New Colours to the 1st Battalion on the lawns of Buckingham Palace.
Although bitterly cold it stayed dry.
The Battalion marched on to 'Soldiers of the Queen ' from there the parade
just got better and better. both the Arms and Foot drill were, as we would expect
Immacilate, as one would not know these lads had just spent six months in hell.
Congratulations to all on Parade.
The Queen paid tribute to the families of Grenadier Guardsmen killed fighting in Afghanistan
and comrades wounded in action as she presented the regiment with new colours
The Queen steps out of Buckingham Palace before presenting new colours to the Grenadier Guards
in the palace gardens.
She paid tribute to the families of Guardsmen killed fighting in Afghanistan and comrades
wounded in action as she formally handed over the 1st Battalion's symbolic flag.
Windsor Tattoo and Regimental Remembrance Day. 15th - 16th May 2010.
Yet another week-end spent in great company when Thirty Nine boarded
the coach from Rochdale, Manchester, Stockport. for what turned out
to be an eventful trip. After an early meal at the Copthorne Hotel we made
our way to the Royal Windsor Tattoo. Spectacular is the only word to fit the
Military Precision and Proffesionalism we witnessed.
All Three Services were well represented, every Man & Woman appeared
to give 100%.
Without dought the Guncarriage teams stole the show. Her Majesty and Prince Phillip
seemed to enjoy the evening.
Sunday was a trip up to Wellington Barracks and the Guards Chapel for our
Regimental Remembrance Day, which was particulary poinient with the Battalion
having just returned from Afghanistan. Our thoughts are with those killed and
wounded and their families.
Monday having had a hearty breakfast at the Copthorne we embarked for the
National Arboretum in Staffordshire. regretably names are still being added
on almost a daily basis. we are glad to say since our last visit the
new Household division Memorial has been added, and is quite impressive
a Wreath was laid on behalf of the Branch and a donation made.
Thanks to all who supported the event it was a great week-end.
Roll on Grenadier Day Week-end, there are still places available
contact Tony on 0161 236 6720 day. 0161 487 4062 evening.
This was a great disapointment due to the location being miles from anywhere,
hence attendence was down, the grounds and teraine were totally unsuitable for
the infirm. Our takens for the day were some £300.00 down than in the last 10yrs.
Fotunatley the weather was good and we was all able to top up our tan.
Christmas Dinner Dance
Saturday 11th Decenber 2010.
Phew what a relief, our change of venue proved to be a
resouning succes 68 of us sat down to a delicious meal.
The room was superbly laid out and decorations with baloons and crackers,
party hats and novelties all at no extra cost. 24 of us stayed overnight in clean
and comfortable rooms, with full English breakfast on Sunday morning.
Needless to say we have rebooked for December 10th 2011.
There is correction to the quick count on the raffle we raised £324.00.
Thank you all for your generios support.
We would like to wish every one a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New.