grenadier guards association Manchester


 28th  APRIL 2007.


Once again the venue being the Banqueting Suite


 Buile Hill Park Salford.


As always an excellent meal was enjoyed by some 80  members and quests. 



   Duo of Melon  served with a fruit Coulis.


  Tomato & Lentil Soup  with herb Croutons

           served with Bread roll & Butter


 Hand Carved Roast Sirloin of Beef 

       served with a peppercorn sauce


 Medley of Seasonal Vegetables Seasonal Potatoes.


  Bread & Butter Pudding  Served with Clotted Cream.


 Tea/Coffee & Mints.


                                     Toast List.


                        Her Majesty the Queen

                         Duke of Lancaster

                       Our Colonel in Chief

                  Proposed by: R.A.Fallon




             His Royal Highness Prince Phillip


                            Our Colonel


                   Proposed by: R.A.Fallon


                        The Regiment


            Proposed by: R.A.Fallon


                     The Association


     Proposed by: Brigadier D.J.H Maddan


                 Regimental Lt.Col.


Regrettably  numbers were down this year but at 20.00 per head with a concession of 15.00

 for OAP's

 who are members of the Branch and served with the regiment represents great value for money. 

 We were privileged to have as our Regimental  Guest Brigadier David Maddan

 who has taken over from Colonel Edward Bolitho. 

 The Brigadier was commissioned to the 2nd Battalion in June 1983.

 He spent 2yrs as Mortar Platoon Officer. 1987 saw him promoted to Adjutant 1st battalion at Munster. 

 1992  Attended Army Staff College became Assistant to inspector General of Doctrine and Training.

1997 Saw his return to Battalion as senior Major. 

  1999  Promoted to Lt. Colonel at Joint Services Staff College.  

 2000  Took Command of 1st Battalions.  2002 Mod as Colonel Director of operations.  

 Currently he is Director of operations in the Defence Intelligence Staff. 

 2007Appointed Regimental Lt Colonel. 

Brigadier Maddan has a wife and four children is a keen runner and an excellent shot.

  We thank him for breaking into his busy schedule to visit and spend time with us.

Unfortunately their was a lack of scarlet tunics this year due to the Regiments Deployment.

  After the meal and Toasts it was time to let your hair down,

and most did, with Jim as DJ playing a good variety of music

 and the bar staff performing well under sustained attack.



































































































Sunday 20th May 

Eight members attended Regimental Rememberance Sunday Parade, 

 Four travelled down on the Saturday and stayed at the Union Jack Club,

  the other four members met up on Sunday at Wellington Barracks. 

 The usual march to Horse Guards Parade .

 The laying of the wreath at the Guards Memorial and the Tab

back  to Wellington Barracks for a well deserved pint for most.

 Sadly, the numbers seem to be less each year

 but still this is a most disappointing turnout for such a large Branch, 

 but many veterans still manage to attend.

Grenadier Day 8th July.

 Saturday saw some thirty of the Branch coach down to the Copthorne Hotel at Windsor.

 With a visit to the Windsor Branch in the evening. 

 Sunday we travelled to Aldershot in glorious sunshine which prevailed for the whole of the day. 

The ladies as usual sold sand to the Arabs,

our stall was completley sold out of garments by 3.30pm, 

 Thank you and well done.

We was treated to some impressive displays by the Band,

The Association Corp of drums,

and a free fall parachute drop by some of the Guards Para's a very successful event.

The sum of 855.00 was banked on Monday from the sale of Branch goods.

  Regretably due to the lack of numbers on the coach,

 the Branch will be some 300.00 in deficite on the cost of transport.






















REMEMBERANCE DAY 11. 11. 2007.

Probably the best parade we have had in a few years. A bright crisp sunny day and a reasonable turnout, including two serving Grenadier's in uniform
 who were on week-end leave.
Bob Fallon paraded the Standard and Tony Jennings laid the wreath which read
" Grenadier Guards 1656 - to present day serving Crown and Country.          "
    Special thoughts for the Five Grenadiers lost in action in Afghanistan 2007.
The two serving soldiers took charge of the wreath laying  party from Grenadier, Coldstream and Scots Guards, and performed will professionalism and panash.
We were led on Parade by the pipes and drums of the Scots Guards Association.

Brigadier Ross was in good voice commanding the Household Division.
 Thanks to all who turned out.

      Saturday  Dec  8th  

                 Christmas Dinner Dance,

 Once again some 120 members and friends enjoyed a fantastic evening at Buile Hill  Park Banqueting Suite,
 the service and meal as always was excellent.  The envelope draw raised 110. the proceeds from the generosity
 of the raffle was 425.

                                                   The Menu.

                                                Duo of Melon
                                              with a fruit coulis

                                       Celery & Stilton Soup
                                 served with Bread Roll & Butter

                        Seared Turkey Escalope with Orange
                                and Grand Marnier Sauce

                                      Seasonal Vegetables

                        Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

                               Tea/Coffee & Mince Pies,

May I take this opportunity on behalf of the Chairman and all the Committee
 to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.