Langeleben Reunion Association


Minutes of The 4th AGM and Reunion
Held at TSGK Sports Club, Königslutter
Saturday 21st June 1997
A minutes silence preceded the AGM for 6 members who passed away in the last year.
Taff Summers, John (Jock) Green, John Freestone, Joe Barton, Rod Dunning & John Green (ACC).

The meeting was opened at 1115hrs by the acting Chairman Jim Husband.

The apologies were summarised as the amount of members not present would have lengthened the AGM.

The minutes of the 1996 reunion were read and approved.

Our president Major General Peter Baldwin addressed the assembled members and spoke briefly about the task of the Royal Corps of Signals in its world-wide roll in the late 90's.

The AGM was addressed by the Bürgermeister of Königslutter, Arnulf Baumann, who welcomed us to the annual Schutzen Fest. Herr Baumann presented us with a souvenir plaque of Königslutter and General Baldwin returned the gesture with a presentation of a Royal Signals shield.

The treasurer's report was read out, giving the financial state of the branch, which was quite healthy. A lot of profit coming from the sale of branch ties.

The present committee had agreed to stand again for re-election, unless any member wished to stand for the committee, as no one wished to stand the present committee were re-elected unanimously. This was proposed by Gerry Davies and seconded by Jock Stirling.

The arrangements for the1998 reunion were read out and this will take place at the BURLEIGH COURT, Loughborough on June 26/27 Langeleben day. The final details will be sent to members later in the year with the annual letter.

The question of the branch flag was raised again. The Secretary told members that he was making enquiries with a company in Kettering about the cost and design of a branch flag. John Rosson again offered to help with the cost of the flag. The Secretary told members about the offer from Steve Anthony in Canada, to put all our photographs onto computer discs, but not a lot of interest was shown. It was agreed to hold the 1999 reunion in Königslutter, as some members suggested we wait until the millennium, but the majority wanted to hold the 2000 reunion back in the United Kingdom.

The meeting closed at1215hrs.

The AGM was held at the TSGK Sports Club by kind permission of Dave Twigg.
After the AGM a splendid meal was laid on by Dave Twigg and his family so a special vote of thanks to Dave and Gisela. John Richardson organised a raffle which raised funds for the branch, many thanks to John. Last but not least thanks to Sid Hicken for all his invaluable help in fixing up accommodation in Königslutter for members. My own thanks to all three, who made my job so much easier.

Last updated 14 January 2017