A Raffle was held, £5 an envelope which included 15 tickets, there were lots of good prizes and a final draw of £50 for the numbered envelope; this was won by S Tresadern. A big thank you to Tony Dowd.

The food is now provided by the Clubs caterers and is a set fee per head so I now have to be more exact with numbers hence the tickets – last year I ordered 90 meals and 120 plates came out of the kitchen --- I am working on getting it better and cheaper. 

We then had a few words from the Secretary,

“Good afternoon ladies and Gentlemen thank you all for attending this year’s reunion it is nice to see a few new faces -- and of course some old ones


I would like to thank those members of the Waterloo Band of the Rifles along with yourselves, for bringing instruments and gear so that the buglers could make a racket – Oop’s sorry - I mean play a tune for us!

This Band would have been nice - any ideas?


Also Tony for organising and doing the raffle, and the bar staff for last night this afternoon and for what’s to come – 

Not too sure if Tony was doing raffle or playing in the band here ?



It has been bought to my attention that a few people have not been paying there dues..!            So I would like to clarify this matter

The cost of the reunion (you attending) for members – honorary members AND their guest’s is £10 per head – the only exception to this and there aren’t many are only made by the secretary - ME “ and if I am paying so are you”

What you get for your £10

A reunion – food if you order it – an annual newsletter –mostly late and with mistakes – the use of this club with cheaper drinks – a very reasonably priced Hotel next door

And lastly the good fortune of having me stood here rattling on

That said and done, I will be checking and collecting fees/dues right after this

I am finding it harder and harder to get good or bad articles for the Newsletter so please send me your old stories, new stories or even made up ones

Lastly, I ask you all to be upstanding and join me in a toast to all those that have left us since our last meet”


The names of those departed during the year were read out. This was then followed by a buffet/lunch which consisted of Beef Curry, Chicken & Chips, 3 Special Meals and 2 scampi and chips + varied desserts


© RGJ BAND 2021