Annual Report published in the Gazette 1988 Issue No. 11

PRESIDENT: Captain J.W.H. Buxton

CHAIRMAN: K.A. Jones Esq.,

SECRETARY: J. Roach Esq.

MEETINGS: General and Half Yearly at Kingswood and Hanam Royal British Legion, Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol. As notified. Committee meetings Third Monday of each month.

ONCE again the year has come full circle, and time for me to submit my annual report for 1987. The years started with the Branch annual General Meeting and re-election of the Committee and Principal officers. All were willing to continue with their utmost support and were duly re-elected.

Shortly after this meeting we were tinged with sadness, with the death of Vice-President Major Reginald Buckley, who will be sadly missed by those who knew him, a letter of sympathy was sent to his family.

On a happier note, we held a Farewell Social and Buffet at the Army Apprentice College, Chepstow to say goodbye to RSM "Sandy' Sandison' on his promotion to MT Officer in the 2nd Battalion. We wish him well in his new appointment.

Saturday 9th May saw the Branch being challenged to a Skittles Match by the Bath Branch at the Non Academic Recreational Centre within Bath University. The event was well attended by both Branches and our thanks go to Jack Sharman for his invitation.

On Saturday 14th November 1987 the Branch held its Annual Dinner & Dance, at the Unicorn Hotel, Bristol, attended by 105 members and friends. Our Principal Guest for the evening was Major General B.C. Gordon Lennox, CB., MBE, who was accompanied by his wife. He proved to be a formidable speaker. Lieutenant Colonel A.C. McMather, MBE, accompanied by his wife represented the Regiment. He gave a very explicit account of the movement of the Battalions and a report on the Association. During the evening a presentation was made of the Wigram Cup to Keith Jones our Chairman, for being the best shot. Our President also presented the Skittles Shield for the highest average score to Graham George, who received it on behalf of Ron Farquharson who was unable to attend. Many representatives of other Regiments in the Household Brigade, also serving members from the 1st and 2nd Battalions and the Guards Depot all helped to make it an enjoyable evening, with dancing to the early hours.

It is with deep regret that we report the death of 2621062 V.A. Robbins who died suddenly. To his family we send our heartfelt sympathy.

Finally our sincere thanks to the President, Chairman and Committee for their continuous backup over the year.