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Scottish                        Region

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










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133.  Apologies

Mr Stuart Milne, Mr Mike Plowman, Mr Ian Robb, Mr Bryan Neave  


134.   Welcome    

The Chairman asked for a minutes silence in Remembrance of past members. He also thanked them for their attendance.


135. Minutes

Minutes of the last meeting held on 14th June 2018 are a True record.


Proposed by    Mr Dave Cowie


Seconded by   Mr Sandy Quin



136.Matters Arising          Nil


137.Chairman’s Report


A vote of thanks for all those who attended the Armed Forces Veterans Parade a special thanks to Mr Ian Leslie for those unable To march were driven by the Veteran Vehicles.  


138.Secretary’s Report


The following members will attend the London Cenotaph Parade Mr Sandy Main, Mr Ian Robb and Mr John Gall. Tickets and  Allowances will be reimbursed by Head Quarters.


The Chairman And secretary went through the format of the 50th Dinner Night.

43 members along with guests will attend. The Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen Barney Crocket, Lt Col Jonathan Knowles RASC/RCT Association secretary Headquarters, Mr Duncan Forbes ChairmanScottish Regional RSC/RCT Association, Major T Teague QM RLC Aberdeen Universities’Officers Training Corps  


139.Treasurers’ Report


The Treasurer intimated to the Branch that the balance is healthy.





Proposed by Mr Sandy Main,

Seconded by Mr Kenny Napier


That a ticket costing £15 per head to hold a Ladies Night in the

RUA Social Club on Friday 30th November.  




Mr John Young Vice-chairman intimated that he has to stand down due to ill health, the post will remain vacant until we have a replacement.


The Mini-Bus trip to be discussed at thenext meeting. A vote of thanks to Mr W Barney on receiving his Imperial Medal for long service as a civil servant.  




11th October 7.45pm Twenty Two Club.  


142.Meeting closed at 2030.



Mr Jim ClarkSecretaryOriginal copy signed James Clark


Mr John CunninghamChairmanOriginal copy signed John Cunningham