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June Meeting Branch Meeting - The Branch meeting for June will take place on Friday the 1st June at the TA Centre, Church Place, Swindon Wilts, at 1900hrs for a 1930hrs start

REA Branch Dinner 2018 - This year the REA Swindon Dinner is being held at the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel, Swindon and we want your support by getting family and friends to attend. We are holding costs to £30 per person. A deposit of £5 per head is required. Attendance forms are at the end of this newsletter and should be returned to Tony Busson or Bob Tapping.

Annual Dinner - Back by popular demand, this is planned for Friday, November 23rd. We are holding the costs to &ppound30 per person, and we want your support by getting family and friends to come along. The menu can be found at the end of this newsletter. Bob is once again willing to take early payments if you would like to spread the cost over the year. Please fill out the form at the end of this newsletter

Group Standard Bearers Competition - The next Standard Bearers’ event will be tied into the BBQ on Sat 7 Jul 18 timings and details will be distributed in May 2018. Only 30% of the SW Gp branches attended in 2017, for the event to continue it must be better supported. It was discussed that due to the poor attendance, rather than have a formal competition, we change the activity to a Group training event; whereby a selected individual will go forward to the national event and represent the Group

Armed Forces Day - ARMED Forces Day celebrations will be held in Swindon next month. Faringdon Road Park will be packed with stalls, food and entertainment on Saturday June 23 from 11am to 5pm. Organisers promise a marching band, military history displays, a fairground, plenty of music and dance, and more throughout the day. Something special is also in the pipeline to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

Portsmouth - We are also looking to have a trip to Portsmouth Dockyard where we can look around the Victory, Mary Rose, Warrior, and Museums. This trip we will arranged for a date in the summer. Names of those interested to the Secretary. The more people that go the cheaper the cost, This trip will be open to Families. Date and more details to follow

Chatham - We are also planning a trip to Chatham in July. Names of those interested to the Secretary please.

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