Reunion update 11/01/2016 

Well we are into 2016. I am delighted to inform you that the Barnstaple Hotel in now booked and all the rooms are reserved for our reunion.  There are sixty rooms only in the Hotel so book early to avoid disappointment. Our dates are from Thursday 20 October to 23 October 2016. So you may book NOW on 01271376221 and quote Wagon Trail 16. You must remember that you can bring two guests to this reunion. Therefore accommodation will go extremely quick.  The Hotel will use its sister hotel for the over spill. The cost of the rooms has increased to £120 for a double with dinner and breakfast. Single is £80 with dinner and
breakfast. Dinner only on the Saturday night is £25 per head and must be paid for at the time if booking. Your entertainment is free and also the bowling on the Friday morning. There shall be more information on entertainment later in the year. If you have any problems I am just a call away. 


For our next reunion Wagon Trail 16 the dates are 20 October to 23 October 2016.  The committee as agreed that each amphibious association member might bring two guests to the reunion.  If you will be inviting guests please ensure that our dress standards are maintained for our dinner on the Saturday night.  As tenpin bowling was very popular in 2014 we have decided to give it another shot at that again in 2016.  Your entertainment for the dinner night is not confirmed but will be of a very good standard.  Of course there will be our AGM on the Friday afternoon.

Hi Everyone.  At last I can now give you all an outline of the reunion for 2016. Its called Wagon Trial 16.  As in my previous notes you may bring two guests for the weekend. Which will run from Friday 21 October to Sunday 23October 2016.  The hotel will take bookings from 11 January 2016.  Please quote Wagon Trial 16.  The telephone number for the Barnstaple Hotel is 01271376221. 

 Friday 21 October from1030hrs Tenpin bowling. AGM 1500hrs.  Dinner 1900hrs followed by a Singer Guitarist from 2030hrs in the Arlington Room.  Dress NO JEANS PLEASE Yes you can dance to this act. He was recommended and I did hear him during the WOs SNCOs weekend.Saturday 22 October Dinner will be early 1830hrs for 1900hrs. Normal standard of dress please. Entertainment for the night will commence with the Barnstaple Male Voice Choir follow by a Lady singer.  I shall be inviting the Corps President Major General CEG Carrington CB CBE to the reunion. I shall confirm his acceptance at a later date.  There is no punctuation in this entry as the site does not except any punctuation. 


While pressing the keys today I can inform that the committee has approved that we open our doors to ex Corps personnel joining the Branch. This of course will keep our numbers up as we are all getting older and falling off the perch. On all the Friday night dinners in the past there has been a number of guest who served at Borden and Taunton who would I am sure love to join our branch.  The total number of members in our both Corps Association at present is just over five thousand worldwide.  But once again as time passes by we will get smaller. So while we can. Lets enjoy our friendship with other Corps personnel.  A full admin instruction for Wagon Trail 16 will follow once all admin is in place.  In the mean time stay well you DUKW Lads and stay safe.


For a preview of our reunion Saturday night entertainer click the link below.



 The Royal Army Service Corps & Royal Corps of Transport Association

National Amphibious Branch

President Lt Col (Retd) D G Pepperell


Opening by Chairman.  Stand in silence for passed members who were,
Vic Roberts, Tony Hoyland, Peter Walkington, Phillip Butler, Peter Reader, Jack
McKee, Danny Chandler and Norman Thomas.


1         Minutes of the last AGM/Committee Meeting was       

Approved by-  Pro Don Turner Sec Alan Cookman.  CARRIED


2         report on outgoing  officers/Committee by The President.  As the President was returning from holiday
the Chairman thanked the committee for their support.


Statement of accounts was read by the chairman.


a/c statement acceptance   pro by George Webb sec by
John Michael that the sum of £800.76 was held.




            ( the officers and committee stand down)


3         election of chairperson.  Mike Ross would continue for a further year
and then seek to stand down


4        election of committee.  John Routledge Secretary, Members, Alan
Cookman, David McNamara, Don Turner, George Webb and John Michael



5         proposals.


Next year’s reunion  13 -15th October 2017.


Honorary Social  Membership for windows Siblings
of passed members. Pro by Peter Osborne Sec Geoff King. Carried


6         any other business. To included next years meeting             Saturday 15 Oct 2017


The Chairman and members would like to thank John
Routledge for his upkeep on our web site. A first class job over the passed two
years.  Many of you may know that John is
not very well at present but is making progress.


There was also a vote of thanks proposed by Gordon
Harris and seconded by Geoff King thanking Mike Ross for his hard work over the
passed two years as Chairman and his leadership of the branch.


        meeting closed at: 1620hrs





M ROSS. Acting Secretary: Alan Cookman


Friday 22nd October 2016.



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