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Last Minutes

Royal Marines Association

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen

(Torbay & District)

President: Colonel Peter Clough RM


Branch Secretary: Tom Leighton

Telephone: 01803 605226


Minutes of the meeting held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th March 2012 at the Royal British Legion, Kingsteighton.



Chairman: Colin Maddox  01626 367390

Secretary: Tom Leighton 01803 605226

Treasurer : George Brown    



The meeting opened at 20.00 hrs by Colin Maddox


Apologies:  Apologies were read out at the AGM previously.


Minutes:  The Minutes of the meeting of 22nd February were circulated by post and email.


Matters Arising: There were no matters arising, the minutes were proposed by Arthur Sibley and seconded by Tom Leighton.  






Chairman Colin had previously reported at the AGM


Outgoing Secretary   John reported that there is a Decoration Day on 3rd June at Warnborough Cemetery and they would like our Standard.  Bern said that he would not be available. John asked that if members wished to attend they should now advise Tom Leighton. There is also the Tank Regiment memorial at Slapton Sands on 29th April.  This is the last year that the Tank Regiment will be organising this event. All the events and correspondence were on the Notice Board or in the vicinity. John thanked the members for their support during his four years in office and said that Tom Leighton will be taking over from today.  Tom’s contact number is 01803 605226


Treasurer  & Website:  The Accounts were produced at the AGM and dealt with. No report on the website.


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Welfare/Globe & Laurel: Iain reported that he had a telephone call from Ian Meldrum’s daughter who said that Ian was very poorly and wanted to return home, whether the hospital will let him or not remains to be seen, she asked that if he did return home could some of the members visit him. Iain asked if any member could contact him if they felt they could do this and he would let them know when he returns. Frank Percival is still unwell and has good days and bad days and has given up all his commitments within the Committee.


Committee Meeting  John gave a resume of the Committee meeting held on the 5th March and said that Teignmouth have asked us to their Armed Forces Day. The Fish and Chip evening was discussed and finalised.  The venue for the President’s Dinner was mentioned and it was agreed that Tom, Colin and John would visit the Torquay Football Club although they would have to make sure that we sat down on time. Tom also suggested the Berry Head Hotel and said that he would enquire. Iain suggested the Cockhaven Manor which is a very popular venue but the pillars were a problem when we have a speaker. The Museum trip was still in the pipeline and George would let members know if and when this is organised. Unfortunately Windsor RMA will not be attending now.


Any Other Business  Bern Armer asked about the plaque for the Kingsteighton RBL and Colin confirmed that we could go ahead with purchasing one. John also said that 6 members from Hasler had been invited to the Fish and Chip evening and had accepted.  Bern then said that he had arranged to go up to London in June to represent the Branch at the Beating of the Retreat and is taking the Standard.


At this point Colin welcomed a new member John Keogh to the branch



John would like to thank  members for their support during his term as Secretary


Date of next meeting 23rd May 2012