grenadier guards association Manchester




The 2007 AGM held on Tuesday 1st of May.

 at the Royal British Legion Lower Broughton 

 the following appointments were made. 


 Mr I Williams appointed  Vice President and Chairman.

R.A Fallon appointed Secretary.

Tony Jennings re appointed as Treasurer.

Haydon Hooper re appointed as Social Secretary.

Jack Dummer  re appointed Welfare Officer.

Harry Cooper re appointed to Committee.

Geoff Mills  re appointed to Committee.

Mick Cottrell  newly appointed to Committee.

We wish them all well in the coming year.





We  regret to announce the death of

  2624088 W.Preston  ( D.Sgt) died on the 13/05/07.

He served in the 1 - 2 - 3 Battalions, was Queens Company CSM

 and served as an  instructor at Sandhurst.

His funeral will take place at St. Marys Church, Church Ave,

  Penwortham, Preston at 13.00 on Thursday 24th May 2007. 

 Followed by the committal at Lytham Crematorium at 15.00.

The Battalion will return from Afghanistan  in September  2007.

  God willing without any further casualties.

A Memorial Service will be held for the Grenadier Guards,

 who have lost their lives  during the conflict,

  on  18th October  2007.

At the Aldershot Garrison

Presentation 4th Sept 2007.

To mark the retirement of Mr. Ivor Williams  on 10 years

 as Secretary of the Manchester Branch.

The Regiment presented a Certificate signed by HRH Prince Phillip, to mark the occasion.

This was presented by the current Secretary

Mr. Bob Fallon at the monthly meeting on behalf of the Regiment and Association.

Your Pledges are needed

I have a request to all who have come on the web site.

Please sponsor or a make a pledge to David in his attempt to raise £5000

see his letter below.


I live in Manchester and am currenly serving with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards,

have recenly returned from a tour of Afganistan,  As you know, we lost two Grenadiers from Manchester and a number of Grenadiers were seriously injured.

 I am taking part in the Flora London Marathon on 13th April 2008, in full kit and carrying 35lbs to raise money for the Charity "Help the Hero's " which gives practical help to servicemen and women injured in Iraq and Afhanistan.


 If any of your member's  would like to sponsor me, I would be very grateful,


      Your support is needed for this worthwhile cause.


You can send or give cheques to the Treasurer of the Branch Mr Tony Jennings,  or make a pledge directly to 






TICKETS £15.00. 




                     At Sale Excelsior W.M.C.

                   Friday 17th October 2008 7.30pm.

         In Aid of Grenadier Guards Wounded In recent Conflicts.

                              All Proceeds to

                  The Colonels Welfare Fund Grenadier Guards.


               Top Class International

                    Cabaret Acts

                   Live Backing

                  Dave Coupe DUO.


                         Bar Snacks will be available.

                           Tickets Donation  £10.00

                      Contact Capt. Alan Buckland 07966134171

Tickets will also be available at the October Meeting. Tues 7th Oct. 08.

Or ring Tony 0161 487 4062.

Raffle Tickets £2.50 Book of 5.

Prizes includes.

Signed Man Utd F.C. Pendant.

Executive Hospitality Day for 4 at M.C.F.C.

A Weekend Holiday for two (Fri to Mon ) At a WAShearings Hotel.

A Signed Lancashire County Cricket Bat.

A Signed Sale Sharks R.U.F.C. Rugby Football.

Raffle tickets can be bought at the next meeting.





We are sorry to announce the death of Harry Cooper.

Harry has been a stalwart of the Branch for  many years.

His dedication to  Broughton House and the Grenadier cadets was unstinting.

Our last farewell to  Harry will be at

Rochdale Crematorium on Tuesday 25th November at 14.20hrs.

Rochdale Crematorium, Rochdale Cemetery, Bury Road, Rochdale OL11 4DG  Tel: 01706 645219

The First Battaloin  will be presented with new colours

 by Her Majesty the Queen  at Buckingham Palace on

Tuesday the 11th Of May 2010  Parade is 11.00hrs.

Contact J Ellinghim RHQ.

Hurricane Films is a Liverpool based Production Company. 

 We are currently involved in a project in conjunction with FACT

(Foundation for Art and Creative Technology),

creating content for their new multimedia ‘My War’ exhibition.

We are looking for contributors who would like to share their experiences of war,

 this could include serving in any war or suffering from its effects. 

The contributor must be willing to talk about their experiences and memories in front of a camera.

  The footage will be used within the exhibition and might also be used

  for possible radio/ television

projects in the future. 

We will be filming in Manchester are from Monday 6th April until Friday 9th April.


If you know any one who would be willing and able to take part,


or if you would like to any further information, please contact me by email at

Many thanks and we hope to hear from you soon,