The meeting opened at 1100 hrs.
The chairman Jim Husband introduced the committee and civic
guest Arnulf Baumann.
Major General Peter Baldwin spoke of the two members that had
passed away since the last AGM, Brian Garland and Jack Hilton
then gave the dedication and asked for a minute’s silence
The Secretary then read the apologies of members whom for
various reasons where unable to attend the AGM.
The minutes of the 7th AGM where distributed for members to
read, the secretary asked if there where any questions arising
from the 2000 minutes, there where none so the Secretary asked
for a proposal to accept, this was proposed by Ted Tolley and
seconded by Jock Stirling.
The Secretary thanked the membership for a great
attendance, especially the member Steve Anthony who had traveled
all the way from Canada and told the members about the American
servicemen who had contacted him and had been friends of Frank
The Secretary then introduced in order, our President P A C
Baldwin who brought us up to date with the involvement of the
Royal Signals in today’s environment. The Burgermeister of
Konigslutter Arnulf Baumann who made a speech welcoming us to
Königslutter and thanking us for helping to keep the Russian
hoards from the door during the uncertain years of the cold war.
Horst Funke an honorary member from Königslutter gave a short
speech also welcoming us to his home town.
Secretary’s Report: The secretary
gave details of membership (now 363). The Secretary then
introduced the treasurer Gerry Kane.
Treasurers Report: The treasurer gave details of our finances and a
report is in the hands of the committee, he gave details of the
running costs and it was decided that we would retain the option
of asking the members for a one off payment of £5 if required.
Election of officers for the next year:
The committee all agreed to serve for the next 12 months and as
no members put up for election the committee where unanimously
elected for the coming term.
The secretary then reintroduced the Chairman Jim Husband who
made presentations of a Königslutter Mug to Peter Baldwin to
mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the
Reunion 2002: It
was decided that our next reunion would hopefully be held at
Loughborough sometime in May/June next year avoiding the Spec
ops reunion at Barrow-on-sour and the RSA AGM at the end of June
The meeting closed at 1215hrs.