Minutes of The 4th AGM and Reunion
TSGK Sports Club, Königslutter
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
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
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.
14 January 2017