grenadier guards association Manchester

Dinner Dance

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.




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


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.