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Future Events

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Due to Coronavirus be aware of postponements and cancellations - Unless told otherwise assume the following events will still happen

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Northern Commando Gunner Regroup Banyan  (29th Jul - 2nd Aug 2021)

The Northern Commando Gunner Regroup Banyan  will take place over the weekend 30th Jul - 2nd Aug 2021. —–––––––––––Facebook Event : HERE For those wanting to go–––––––––––––––––

All are more than welcome from Thursday 29th onwards to Mon 3rd

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One request is for any Volunteers to help Brian set this venue up?

Showers, ablutions and power hook up available at Brian's Paddock (1 Low Forge, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DN).

There will also be a Live Band/Music some Volley Ball/Sports and of course a BBQ with lots of flowing Beer. (Bring plenty)

Merchandise will be available at cost price in various colours, T shirts, Hoodies, Fleeces etc..

Sunday is the optional Church gathering to reflect on fallen comrades etc..

It has been a Great success and well attended in the past, So Come and spin some dits with our Commando Brother's and not forgetting the Lasses.

Brian Haigh ( mob: 07721 045850 ) is the Main contact

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Regroup Yomp (10th Anniversary) 28th - 29th Aug 2021

(Click for Event HERE)

The Regroup Yomp is penciled in for the 28th - 29th Aug 2021 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

It is intended to go ahead with the North to South Dartmoor Yomp this year over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Sponsorship forms will soon be available for you to down load from both the Website and Facebook Group. As we have had little or no opportunity to raise money for our two chosen charities this year it would be very Appreciated if we could have a good turnout for this event.

It’s two days of fun and laughter with a bit of walking thrown in with it, not to mention the great food and entertainment at the prince of Wales pub were we will be bunking overnight on the Saturday

Day One

A coach will collect you on the Saturday morning 0830hrs and transport you to Okehampton camp, then its a little Yomping over the North Moor to Princetown where we will stay overnight.

Day Two

We leave Princetown, then have an early Breakfast at the Scout Hut, then its up over Gutter tour for another little Yomp and back to the citadel via shaugh prior, coypool and the embankment.

We will stop and muster at the lockyers Quay pub to regroup before walking over the barbican bridge and up to the Royal Citadel together.

There will be a quick photo at the memorial and then its down for a pint or three at the West Hoe Pub.

There is then a period of time for people to sort out there admin before we party in the evening at the west Hoe pub where entertainment and food will be provided.

Sponsorship Form for the Regroup Yomp can be downloaded HERE

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7 (Sphinx) Cdo Bty Reunion Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Sep 2021

The 7 Bty Reunion will take  place in Plymouth over the Weekend of Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Sep 2021

Gents, everything is now in place, please see the attached admin instruction (Click Here for Download)

for details of the reunion and how to pay for the weekend.

There is the option to buy extra coins - or even buy one if you can't be with us in person.

Deadline for returns is 14th July 2021 so we can get everything ordered in good time.

See you in September!

From: Paul David Horne

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8 (Alma) Cdo Bty Weekend Fri 10th - Sun 12th Sep 2021

This is due to take place over the weekend of Fri 10th - Sun 12th Sep 2021, at Croft Farm Waterpark, Tewkesbury.

We are in the meadow so if you’re camping  choose a random non-elec pitch (you are at liberty to book anywhere on site - up to you)

It should be £44 per couple for the two nights in a tent/camper on the meadow

Give them this easy to remember reference: ALMA

The cider festival is an extra cost - TBC

This is an informal get together for all former and serving  and attached - all ranks - given the year we have gone through this is extended to friends, family and pets  

Bring food, beverages, instruments  watercraft, head torches and a pledge to enjoy yourself

An event has also been created by Grant Evatt

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289 Cdo Bty Reunion Oct 2021 date tbc

289 Cdo will hold a Battery Reunion sometime in October. Mick Holland or Barry Exley Will be Organising this and I will update when I have more info

 


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Remembrance Sunday 14th Nov 2021

As usual Remembrance Sunday will be held all over the UK.

Going on past experience - The Regiment will be involved in the Main Remembrance at the Cenotaph on the Hoe. (There is also An opportunity for some Old boys to March and show their respect, contact Jerry Josee for more info).

Usually at the same time the Regiment will hold a service In St Katherine-upon-the-Hoe church, within the Royal Citadel.

Immediately afterwards there will be a reading of the Roll Of Honour at the Commando Memorial outside the Citadel Gates.

Then as always the Remembrance carries on throughout the Day in various pubs across Plymouth, and other parts of the Country and indeed the world.

(Pass the Port, We will Remember Them)

Remember wear Beret and Medals with pride on this day of Remembrance.

NOTE:

This is just generic info for now

Detailed Info to follow



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SESTRIERE 2022 Ski Holiday 27th  Feb - 6h  Mar 2022

This Years Skiing Holiday to Sestriere was cancelled because of COVID-19

Hopefully we will get a big Group to go in 2022.

An Event has been created HERE for those interested.

(So bring Wives / Husbands / Girlfriends / Boyfriends or friends), a few single rooms are also available for solo Skiers if not wanting to share.

So the Ball is in your Court if you would like to give it a go as a few of us are all going again.

Dates will be Sun 27th Feb 2022 for 1 week (1 week after Half term for Schools). We will be going to Sestriere in Italy again with Crystal Ski (TUI) (Link HERE)  (As it offers Great resort level skiing with guaranteed snow, Resort height is over 2000 meters)

We are booking the Du Col Hotel again this Year which is a Half Board, Ski in Ski out hotel with secure heated ski/boots lockers, offering excellent food (Served with free Red and White wine) and has its own popular Bar (open to the Public) with Entertainment Nightly.

However there are lots of Hotels around and not just for Crystal Ski as Inghams, Neilsons etc.. do similar packages to the same location or everything can be booked separately (Equipment hire and passes are priced reasonably).

We are going back to Sestriere again next year as it offers lots of skiing in the various resorts, and has some very good slopes for all types of skiers. The Area pass gives access to all of the Milky way and also one Day in France (Mongenevre).

(See the above piste Map for the Milky way Area).

Sestriere is in the Middle of the Milky Way which offers 400km of slopes linked by lifts to other ski resorts including: Sauze d'Oulx, Sansicario, Claviere and Mongenevre in France, So for the Experienced, We can visit the other resorts with the Area passes.

Summary:

Any questions just give me a message on FaceBook or email me at markwalker29cdo@hotmail.com.

Mark Walker


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60th Anniversary 2022 Commando Gunners (May 1962 - May 2022)

Dates - Fri 13th - Sun 15th May 2022

Facebook Event can be seen HERE

Download Admin letter with returns HERE

The 60th Anniversary of the Commando Gunners will be held in Plymouth over the weekend of the 13th - 15th of May 2022. The event is open to all ranks (including attached arms) who served from the formation until the current day. Those who wish to attend are requested to complete the attached Performa and return it promptly to allow for forward planning. The outline format of the weekend is as follows:


NOTE: Entrance to the Royal Citadel, you and your guests will require a wristband to gain entry on Saturday and Sunday, the wristbands can be collected Friday night or Saturday morning from a member of the committee.


Friday 13th May 2022

This will be a meet and greet social event around the Barbican with a Curry or a Hog Roast at a cost of £5 per head. Note: YOU CANNOT pay on the night numbers and payment are required, in advance (Payment details further below)

Timings TBC


Saturday 14th May 2022

AM, Freedom of the City Parade with the serving Regiment. Following a similar route to that of the Commando 50th Parade.

The preferred dress (not essential) for participants would be Blazer with Beret and Medals, Slacks, Collar and Tie.

It is particularly important to have you there, so if you don’t have the aforementioned attire, you will still be welcome to join the Parade.


Commando Gunner Regroup Annual General Meeting

Immediately after the Freedom of the City Parade the AGM will be held in the Spean Bridge Club (NAAFI), and it is important that as many of you as possible attend to discuss the future of the organization. An agenda will be circulated nearer the time but please note that the current committee will be standing down from their positions after three years and will not be re-standing for election, the CGR needs your support. Those of you who willing and able to serve on the committee for the next two years are requested to notify either the current Chairman or Secretary of your interest by email to:

 1. billpinter829@yahoo.com

2. jwj8993@hotmail.co.uk


The available posts (Job Descriptions and Roles and Responsibilities are on the CGR Website) to be filled are:

Vice President

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Secretary

Treasurer

Welfare Representative

Entertainments Representative

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Saturday 14th May 2022


PM. Post AGM there will be Lunch Break during which you can get refreshments from the Marquee on the Regimental Square where there will also be a display of current Equipment and individual Battery History stands.

There will also be a ‘family themed’ fun day until 1600hrs.

From that point on there will be refreshments and entertainment which will run from 1600hrs until 2130hrs, this timing will allow the Regiment to clear the camp and lock it down for security reasons. Those who wish are free to continue the motion down at the Barbican


Sunday 15th May 2022


1100hrs (TBC) A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Regimental Memorial, dress again is as for the Parade but not essential whereas your attendance is. This will be followed by a Curry Lunch with further refreshments inside the Citadel.


Dispersal

The Citadel must be cleared of all attendees by early evening for security reasons, again those whose livers are still functioning, are free to carry on down at the Barbican.


Payment details:


As for payment reference use:  Your name and initial

Account Name:     Commando Gunner Regroup

Sort Code:     20-68-15

Account Number:    83114007




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Falklands 40th Anniversary

A 40th Anniversary reunion of the Falkland Islands Campaign will take place in 2022 - Dates as of yet (tbc)

It is appreciated that many of our members worked with other units and detachments during the conflict and will probably wish to attend said units detachments services either in there areas or elsewhere on the 14th of June

However It is intended to hold an event here in Plymouth dates to be confirmed I say this because The 14th of June 2022 falls on a Tuesday so decisions have to be made as to the benefits of holding the event on the weekend prior or on the date of the surrender its a wait out at this moment in time I am afraid


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Events in other areas

Let us know and all information will be published here.