Royal Army Service Corps & Royal Corps of Transport Association

Scottish Region

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Minutes of Aberdeen Branch









8th FEBRUARY 2018 @ 7.45PM






112. Apologies Mr I Leslie


113. Welcome The chairman thanked for a good attendance also Mr McHale the


Scottish Regional Vice-Chairman. The secretary announced the


Passing of Major John Innes ex 154 Regt also National Treasurer


For the RASC/RCT Association (UK). The Chairman asked to stand


For a silent tribute. A Sympathy card was sent to his widow.


114. Minutes Minutes of the last meeting held on 10th February 2017 are a


True record.


Proposed by Mr J Gall


Seconded by Mr D Fraser




115. Matters Arising Nil


116. Chairman’s Report A vote of thanks for all those who attended the following.


Armed Forces/Veterans Parade in June 17, The Regional Function held at Perth in May, Remembrance Services at Kaimhill and Cowdry Hall Aberdeen Council Civic Parade. Some members were


Unable to march but joined up at the 22 Social Club. Look forward to another successful year which will include the 50thevent on the 8th September.


117. Secretary’s Report Scottish Regional Function at Perth 12 May at the Salutation


Hotel for 7pm those wishing to attend names in by the 1 April Tickets are £26 per head also menu choice selected prior.


Armed Forces/Veterans Parade 30th June 2018 as per previous


Years. Aberdeen UOTC will host us at Gordon Barracks Village


Including displays and Beat Retreat by the Massed Bands.


Remembrance Services dates Friday 9th November at


Kaimhill Crematorium, Aberdeen Council Civic Parade


Cowdry Hall Sunday 11th November. Scottish Membership total


Stands at 5,120 Corp Weekend on the 28th July, Move from Deepcut


To Worthdown in the spring 2020, Benevolence in 2017 99 cases


Costing £81,000 + £40,000 nursing home fees, RASC/RCT


Association funds now incorporated with RLC Association Trust


Fund, Scottish Region has become members of the Veterans


Scotland for a yearly fee £70 Mr B McHale gave a general outline,


The Aberdeen Council intend to hold a Anniversary to the RAF in


Reaching 100 years, The Perth Branch are organising a bus trip on


25th June till 2 July Staying a Leeds for 4 nights followed by 3 nights


Blackpool cost £365 per head contact Ally Stirton at Perth Branch.


Recommendations by the committee the following guests be invited


Lt Col Knowles RCT, Lt Col Evans Commanding Officer AUOTC


Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Mr Duncan Forbes Scottish Region Association Chairman, and Cost set at £40 per head, Arrival Drinks


(Preseco). Photo shoot, Meal with Port to toast Queen,


Association, Absent friends, Speeches also presentation.


118. Treasurers’ Report The Treasurer gave a report for the year 2017 and intimated


to the Branch the balance as at last statement £1,489.90.


Proposed by Mr J Young


Seconded by Mr Main




119. Election of Officials Post of President Proposed by Mr S Milne


Seconded by Mr J Gall


That Mr A Main be nominated.




Post of Chairman Proposed by Mr D Fraser


Seconded by Mr G Fenton


That Mr J Cunningham be nominated.




Post of Secretary Proposed by Mr J Cunningham


Seconded by Mr B Neave


That Mr J Clark be nominated.




Post of Treasurer Proposed by Mr J Young


Seconded by Mr A Quin


That Mr J Gordon be nominated.




Mr D Fraser volunteered to assist the treasurer.


120. AOCB Proposed by Mr D Fraser


Seconded by Mr G Fenton


That the cost of a ticket £40per head.




Proposed by Mr D Fraser


Seconded by Mr C Taylor


That Mr J Young will produce the Menu for the 50th event.




A vote of thanks by the Treasurer for Mike Plowan auditing the


Account but suggested the account was in good order possibly


He may have a volunteer to assist with the position? Mr D Fraser


Stepped into the breach.


121. Montage Award 2017 year winner is Mr Tommy Booth presented by the outgoing President Mr D Fraser.


122. NEXT MEETING Thursday 13th April 2017 at 7.45pm Twenty Two Social Club.


123. Meeting closed at 2045. Supper was served


Mr Jim Clark Secretary Original copy signed James Clark


Mr John Cunningham Chairman Original copy signed John Cunningham





12th October 2017 @ 7.45PM









092. Apologies Mr Ian Leslie, Mr John Moore, Mr Ian Strathie


093. Welcome The Chairman asked for a minutes silence in Remembrance of past members.


094. Minutes of the last meeting held on 10th August 2017 are a True record.


Proposed by Mr J Gall


Seconded by Mr W Booth




095. Matters Arising All corrections and omissions were corrected.


Union Street (Union Terrace), Centenary (Anniversary)


Funeral collection (Cornhill Hospital). The vote for to end The Annual Conference was passed by a majority decision At the Conference at Deepcut on 30th September 2017.


096. Chairman’s Report St Andrews Ladies Dinner Night on the 24th November at

Oldmacher Legion we require numbers attending ASAP.


Also a suitable gift for the Ladies will be provided.


097. Secretary’s Report 2016 Benevolence Cases were 99 nationally costing £81 thousand pounds with an average of £80 pounds per case.


In place of the Annual Conference the secretary could attend the Regional Annual General Meeting. The RASC/RCT Association


May be dissolved by a resolution of two thirds of the members


Rule 2.04 applies. Remembrance Services are as follows Friday


10th November at Kaimhill Crematorium 10:30are for 10:1045 hrs.


11th November Aberdeen Football Club 10:30 for 10:1045am.


Remembrance Sunday 12th November Aberdeen Council along With the British Legion Scotland and Aberdeen Councillors at Cowdry Hall Memorial 10:30 for 10:45 am. Standard required at


All services with wreath layer and escort.


098. Treasurers’ Report The Treasurer intimated to the Branch that the balance as at September 2017 statement xxxxxx.


099. AOCB a. Proposed by Mr A Main Seconded by Mr J Gall


That Mr A Quin plays the role of Santa Clause at the Ladies


Dinner Night on 24th November.




b. Colour Party as follows for all services.


Mr Roy Ingram Standard, Mr John Young and Mr John Moore


c. Scottish Regional Annual Dance 2018 will be held at the Salutation


Hotel Perth on Saturday 12th May. Book now for accommodation.


d. We all sang happy birthday for Mr Sandy Main for reaching his


80th year no drinks were forth coming!!!!


e. Mr Bryan Neave our associate member is to have surgery to remove


Three toes in order to save his leg. We all wish him the very best.


f. Mr Stuart Milne gave us a report of the 2017 Annual Conference.


Membership now stands at 5,000 an increase of 1,000 due to the Tank Transport Branch joining the Association this year. Several Branches are to amalgamate due to low numbers. 128 Branches in 1955 almost half have gone by 2017. Corp weekend will be held on


28/29th July 2018 all events to take place in the Aldershot area.


MOD is to reduce Costs by 30% thereby less civilian staff to run the


Day to day running. Many Branches still hold yearly functions with Good attendance. The move to Worthy-Down will be spring 2020.


Lt Colonel Knowles intends to retire with a new man in the chair?


Remembrance Crosses will be supplied by Headquarters this year At the garden of Remembrance in St Paul’s London.


Colonel Will passed away December 2016 he was the Controller of the Association for a number of years.


100. NEXT MEETING Thursday 14th December 2017 at 7.45pm Twenty Two Social Club.


101. Meeting closed at 2030.


Mr Jim Clark Secretary

Original copy signed James Clark


Mr John Cunningham Chairman

Original copy signed John Cunningham