Bulletin: 23rd September 2015

Corps Memorial Weekend (CMW) and

Radio Branch REA Annual General Meeting 2015

Branch Standard with Presidents Award

The branch management made a pilgrimage to the corps memorial weekend at Brompton Barracks on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of September.

On the Friday evening Regimental Sergeant Major Crossen, 1RSME his senior NCOs, Soldiers and Civilian Mess staff made REA Members from all over the UK most welcome in the WO’s and Sgt’s mess.

The evening had an air of excellence about it as the Band of the Medway Branch entertained us for the evening with a very professional and well played concert.

The weekend had a full and varied program of events.

One of the main purposes of attending the CMW was to hold our AGM and for Tom Milne to parade the branch standard at the memorial service.

Branch Annual General Meeting

At the AGM we were both delighted and surprised to be joined by Dave Barker, who normally lives in Florida.  Dave is a founder member of the branch and while serving started the RE Radio Society.

Dave Barker, Spike Bernard and Tom Milne

Dave Barker, Spike Bernard and Tom Milne

Dave provided the photographs for this bulletin.  A full set of minutes for the meeting are posted here

Presidents Award

The photo below shows the presidents award being presented to Stuart Dixon, the branch secretary for his work re-designing the website and transforming the branch.

SAMSUNGStuart Said “It was an honour to receive this award, there were very few people who had received it during its lifetime.  I look forward to seeing it presented again in a year, perhaps to a newer member of the branch.”

During the AGM a vote of thanks was given to Maj M Bernard BEM RE.  Spike has done an excellent job of raising the branch and keeping it going for well over a decade.

Photo:  Stuart Dixon with Spike Bernard


Sapper 300 (1716 – 2016)

RE300LogoDuring the weekend we also picked up details of the celebrations for 300 years of the Corps of Royal Engineers and a list of venues, dates and open days where this will be celebrated is tagged onto the minutes of the AGM – for planning purposes.





See you on air?  de Stu

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