Newsletter, Jan 2014

Hello Ladies and Shipmates,

First of all may Cathy and I wish you all a Happy New Year! I’m sorry that it is late but after last year, it has taken me some time to get things together.  Finally, i can put 2013 behind me and move forward!

Unfortunately, I need to inform you, that we have lost two of our Old Hermiones who were both Royal Marines. Wallace lived in Leeds and Maxwell Nicholls who lived in Malvern.
Solly McLachlan attended Maxwell’s funeral on behalf of the association but sadly we were not notified about Wally’s until after the event.

If you need the association or the standard to attend functions, please let me know. Arrangements can be made and we can get people there to support.
This year’s reunion will be held over the week-end of the 15th – 18th May 2014.
The venue will be at the

                                      BUCKERELL LODGE HOTEL
                                   Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ
Telephone No  01392 222626       or    0844 855 9112
The dinner will be held on the Saturday 17th May at 1930hrs and the cost of the dinner will be £25.00 per person which needs to be paid to the treasurer on or before.

The cost of the rooms will be £45.00 per person per night including breakfast and single rooms are £60.00 per night. Please note that we have secured 10 doubles and 5 singles. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please note the rooms are on a first come basis!

If you simply want to come for the evening meal again please let me know and we can ensure you are catered for.

Trevor and Janet went to see two other hotels ,the first did not have a lift which is now a requirement and the second was a lot more expensive for what they offered.
I have trawled the west coast from Bristol, Bath, Yeovil and down to the coast at Exmouth. However, they could not accommodate so many of us on the required dates.

We shall try and take in a visit as per normal, as I believe last year’s trip was enjoyed by all.  Whilst on the subject of last year’s reunion, I would to apologise for not attending. I suffered a minor accident at work which set me back somewhat and to date, I am still in some discomfort. However, I have had several reports that you all had a good time and enjoyed a decanter of Rum which had been donated by an ex-Hermione.
Jim Foster our Vice Chairman made our new Chairman Paul Herrington and his wife most welcome, also attending was Joanna Howell.

That’s about it for now, if anyone has any questions or suggestions, please get in touch!

Yours Aye

Steve Brotherton

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