The Grenadier Guards Comrades Association report for Summer 1935

At the Annual General Meeting held at Wellington Barracks on 5th April, we were able to welcome back our President, Major-General Lord Loch, after his prolonged illness and subsequent tour abroad.

We are pleased to say that his lordship is now apparently restored to good health.

The meeting, which was well attended, was followed by a concert given by the Band of the Regiment, assisted by several artistes.

The last dinner of the season was that of the London Branch, which was held at the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street. Three hundred and fifty-one dined, which was ten more than in 1934. The Right Honourable Winston Churchill was the guest of the evening, who in a most excellent manner proposed the toast of "The Regiment."

On the following day, Regimental Remembrance Day was observed, when the usual parade and service in the Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks, was held. About six hundred were on parade, companies being commanded by officer members of the Association, all holding high rank. The service followed by a march to the Horse Guards Parade, where a wreath was on the Guards Divisional Memorial by the President, Major-General Lord Loch. His Royal Highness the Colonel, Field Marshall the Duke of Connaught, was present at the service and inspected the parade before moving off.

The shoot for the Boyton Cup was held at Aldershot on 7th July, and resulted in the Association losing the cup to the 1st Battalion. This is the first occasion on which the 1st Battalion have been the winners.

The scores were: -

1st Battalion................... 636

Comrades Association.... 628

Deport and Headquarters 619

2nd Battalion .................. 602

 

 

The Grenadier Guards Comrades Association report for Winter 1935

Before this appears in print it is hoped that the Annual Report for 1935 will have been received by all members, who will no doubt be extremely gratified to learn of the great progress made by the Association during the past twelve months.

 

A new branch ha just been formed at Kingston-on-Thames under the presidency of J.L. Campbell Esq. The Branch is commencing with a membership of 38, which we hope will be considerably increased after the inaugural dinner which is being held early in December.

 

The Association recently disposed of the property at Ashampstead which was presented by the late Major Morrison. From the income which will be realized by the investment of the proceeds of the sale it is intended to form a small pensions scheme on the lines of the Prince of Wales Fund. A sub-committee has been formed and branches will shortly be asked to submit names of deserving members to enable the Committee to make a selection.

 

The social season is now about to commence, and we ask all members to support their Branch in its social efforts whether they be dances, dinners, whist-drives or concerts and help  them to be the great success they should be and generally are.

 

The following Branch Dinners have already been arranged: -

 

Bristol ......................... 8th November

Cardiff......................... 16th November

Burton-on-Trent .......... 31st January

Kingston-on-Thames ... 4th December

London ....................... 23rd May

Newark ...................... 8th February

Northampton .............. 29th November

North Staffs ................ 19th March

Reading ...................... 29th February

Shropshire .................. 26th October

Windsor ..................... 25th January

Worcester .................. 22nd February

 

 

 

 

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