On the evening of 25 April 2019, a St George and Ladies night dinner was held in the club. Thirty-nine members and guests enjoyed another fine three-course meal, which was followed by cheese, biscuits, coffee and mints, which was prepared by our hard working stewardess Sue and served by her lovely band of ladies, Katie, Lou, Danni and Deon. ‘Pastie’ it seems lent a hand as well, as he appeared later on sporting a very fetching Apron!
After a welcome by our Chairman Paul ‘Riggo’ Richardson, Grace was given by Jim Coyle and the toasts during the evening were, The Ladies given by John Kirtley MBE, The Royal Marines by Helen Moor, and The Queen by our President Col David Storrie OBE.
Our Guest of Honour was Cllr Derek Murphy who gave an interesting and amusing talk about his career, which included his efforts in getting the stone Globe and Laurel, one of two that came from the sides of the main accommodation block for recruits in the old RM Depot, moved to the front gate area of our local Parochial School alongside history information panels. This is now part of the Royal Marines Heritage Trail. (RMHT). We appreciated your attendance Derek, thank you.
The occasion was enjoyed by all, and we give our thanks once again to those involved, and their hard work in making the evening a success.