Minutes of the 11th AGM and Reunion
Burleigh Court Loughborough, 29thMay 2004
The meeting opened at 1115 hours.
The Chairman Jim Husband introduced the committee and civic guests, the
deputy Mayor of Charnwood, Councilor Jack Moore with his
daughter consort and Arnulf Baumann ex Burgermeister and
councilor from Königslutter.
The Chairman then read out a list of 28 members who had died since the
inception of the association.
Our President Major General Peter Baldwin read out the dedication and
led the assembly in a minute's silence.
The Secretary then gave out apologies for those members who for various
reasons could not attend.
The minutes of the 10th AGM where distributed for members to
read, the Secretary asked for any questions arising from the
2003 minutes, there where none, so the secretary asked for a
proposal to accept, proposed by Neil Cooper and seconded by Ted
The secretary thanked the membership for yet again a great attendance
then introduced the President Major General Peter Baldwin who
spoke of the great work being performed by members of the Royal
Signals in all the different fields of engagement from Bosnia
The deputy Mayor of Charnwood Councilor Moore gave an amusing speech
thanking us for the opportunity to address us and giving us a
brief resume of his commercial and civic career and spoke of the
binding association of Loughborough and the Royal Signals.
Our German guests Arnulf Baumann and Horst Funke thanked us for inviting
them to the reunion stressing the importance of our association
with Langeleben and Königslutter and inviting us to join them
again next year in Germany. Horst Funke then made a presentation
of a Mug engraved with an image of the Kaiserdom to the
The Secretary gave details of membership (now 418). then brought
to the attention of the floor a proposal by Clive Inman on the
possibility of a donation to an appeal by the Gurkha Signals
Regiment in view to bringing over to the UK
a party of ex Gurkhas to attend the Remembrance day parade in
November to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The
floor agreed on a donation of £100, proposed by Clive Inman and
seconded by John Rosson.
The secretary then brought to the members attention a book written by
Chris Rundle, an ex voice op from Langeleben 58/9, who in
writing his memoirs used information from our website and in
sending us a presentation signed copy thanked us for assistance
The book has two or three pages dedicated to the camp and to the
importance of the intelligence gathered by our efforts. He gives
us credit in the dedications.
The treasurer Gerry Kane gave details of our finances and
running costs and of the healthy state of our balance. The
report is in the hands of the committee.
The acceptance of the report was proposed by John Rosson and seconded by
Gerry then told the floor of the £100 donation from Renate, widow of
Phil Wyndham Lewis, to be used at the evening social to buy wine
and to toast her late husband.
Election of officers for the coming year: The committee all agree to serve for the next twelve months and as no
members put up for election the committee where unanimously re-elected for the coming term.
It was agreed that the 12th AGM and reunion should be held in
Königslutter in 2005 and we should keep to the May/June
timescale. We will try to suggest to the Schützengilde Meister
that it would be advantageous for the town if they could
possibly return the festival to this date to accommodate us.
The meeting closed at 1235 hours.