02 September 2021
1st September; HMS WESTMINSTER departing the Free and Hanseatic Port of Hamburg, en route for the River Maas in Belgium.
Photo taken from nearby his appartment fronting the River Elbe by TCA Member Kapitan zur See Hans Andresen, German Naval Reserve
White Rose Branch held a meeting in the Longboat bar of the Premier Inn, York on Saturday 11th September.
Present were New W R Member Phil Pallent, Clive Dennison, Pincher Martin, Stan McLellan, Terry Foreman, Trevor Dixon, John Rogers and myself.
Unfortunately we could not entertain our Ladies to a meal afterwards as the Longboat were having staffing issues.
I updated on recent correspondence and my telephone call from TCA stalwart Pancho Brett, who is experiencing ongoing health problems. The most recent being a fracture in his back.
Discussed sitrep from Bill Pollington on TCA inventory. I will be contacting him today.
Terry and Clive are waiting until the New Year before trying to organise a weekend away. Although a visit to TRINCOMALEE in Hartlepool was mentioned.
A proposal for the AGM was discussed which I will forward separately.
Date for next meeting. Saturday 15th of January 2022. Hopefully with a meal afterwards. Venue to be confirmed.