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Wales & West Branch - Inaugural Meeting Oct 2019

Angus Morrison, Gus Hayles, Carl Rhodes, Gary Tickener, Pat Neal, Mick Leather, Arthur Askey, Gerry Bonner, George Firth,
Sandy Reid, Clive Lee and Bert Tate

The inaugural meeting of the new branch of the Wales and West Airborne Engineers Association took place on Saturday the 26th of October 2019.

Twelve interested fellow Airborne Engineers made the journey amid torrential rain and flooding. The meeting started late as transport detours around the floods delayed the proceedings.

The idea to start a new branch had been muted for sometime, but finally took birth from the AGM weekend held in Banbury early October. It was decided to instigate a twelve month form up period to see just what interest is in the area. It has all the makings of a vibrant, well attended branch.

All the office positions are temporary and it was decided on the day not to hold elections until we have a clearer support base. A dozen guys attended some from as far afield as West Wales, Leicester and Shropshire.

We decided on a name 'THE WALES AND WEST BRANCH' and to hold four meetings a year at rotational locations and further special event functions.

The meeting went well, the formal part didn't drag on and we soon found ourselves, should we say socialising in the bar.

The next meeting will be Saturday the 25th January at 2pm in Hereford somewhere, location will be announced nearer the time. If you wish to attend this branch all welcome and please look out for further posts

Gus Hales
Temporary Chairman
Wales and West Airborne Engineers Association.




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