R A S C, R C T , ASSOCATION
MINUTES OF THE MEETING FOR 24th NOVEMBER 2017
Members Attending : 17
APOLOGIES: D Forbes, K Taylor. W Alexander.
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:
OCTOBER 2017 MEETING WAS CANCELLED.
Were read by the Secretary
Matters arising none.
The Chairman thanked the members for coming along in this terrible weather.
The members have had five Remembrance Parades this month and all were well attended by the members.
The Secretary received an Email from Angela Paton of the Action on Hearing Loss Scotland. She wants to come to a meeting and talk about Hearing Loss in the Forces Supporting older Veterans. The Secretary will return the Email and ask her to come to a meeting next February or March.
The Christmas dinner is on the Saturday 9/12/2017 at 7pm–7.30 there are copies of the Menu on the table, and it’s on the web page and face book page. Get in touch with Secretary with your choices. By Tuesday 5th December 2017.
The Treasurer informed the members that the branch account continues to have a healthy balance.
SOCIAL CONVENER’S REPORT
Mr Stirton told the members about the 2018 summer trip, the dates have not been verified yet.
Mr Stirton also told them about the 2017 Christmas Dinner.
On the 12TH November 2017 Mr J Webster ( Webby ) Passed away.
D Pattie told the members about George Aitken, he is keeping fairly well.
D Taylor went to the hospital to see W Alexander and told us that he is improving slowly, and is asking for the branch members.
D Taylor was asked to convey the thanks and gratitude of Mr William Alexander for the prompt first aid administered by Mr Brian Kerr and Mr Tom Cochrane for which Willie and his family are eternally grateful.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS IF YOU KNOW OF ANY
MEMBERS IN HOSPITAL OR ILL AT HOME.
I have a letter from Mr D Forbes, Regional Chairman that I have to read to the members. It is about the remarks on face book about the Cenotaph parade behaviour from some Veterans.
Mr Sam Cochrane apologised for this happening.
Mr Brian Kerr confirmed that Veterans were drinking on parade and smoking, Sam’s jacket had cigarette ash over it this was all done when on parade in the Mall.
Mr Kerr said that the organisation was nil. He suggested that for each section a WO2 or senior rank to keep control of the Parade. He was also embarrassed at being asked what cap badge he had and if he had served.
Mr J Melville was at the Cenotaph but had to come home on the Sunday, Due to a bed becoming available at P R I for his Operation on the Monday.
Mr Melville Proposed that the members who go to represent our branch in London should get a drink as the ones who parade in Perth get one. Seconded by I Munro. This was passed by the members.
Mr D Taylor heard that rumours are being spread about his suitability to stand for the position of Chairman or Vice Chairman.
Mr D Taylor contacted Deepcut for clarification and was informed as per the rule book that as he was attached to the RASC, then RCT and then 153 Regt he is qualified to hold either position.
Mr A Gerard put in a claim for his expenses in for acting as Standard bearer.
Mr S Cochrane told members he was retiring from the branch as he has so much on with the Reservists and his business.
The members told him he was a life member and he can come back any time.
THE NEXT MEETING ON THE 26th JANUARY 2018
This is the Branch AGM.
THE CHAIRMAN CLOSED THE MEETING AT 8.15pm