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Calling Notice for 7May11 & Minutes of Annual General Meeting 17Apr10

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JSL AGM 7th May 2011


128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY.
(100 yards E of Hyde Park Corner tube or 600 yds W of Green Park- Both Piccadilly Line).

1. A note on the 2011 AGM in the RAF Club on the 7th May 2011, 'release brakes' at 1830, or before if short of fuel.

2. Truncated report on 2010 minutes. Forty attended. Majority happy with the arrangements to be repeated this year, including food.

3. Those 7 (to the best of our knowledge) who 'landed' finally this year would wish us carry on enjoying the JSL and I hope you come and help us do so. They were: Bill Blake 4 Sqn, Dave Watt Eng Wg, Les Swart, from 93 Sqn Jim Bradley, Pete Barrow and Dave Chadwick, and from 118 Sqn its famous CO John Freeborn DFC and Bar and WWII member Wally Milne.

4. Let me just remind you, we welcome the relatives of those who have died, regardless of when. If any relatives come, please do not feel shy, but do help us by introducing yourselves so that we can perhaps find someone who hopefully can chat with you about the days your loved one was at Jever. Even if we can't find someone for you who knew your relative, we will introduce you to a 'regular'.

5. On the lighter side we had an excellent reunion back in Germany in October 2010. A party of 24 were invited back by the German Air Force to take part in the closing down ceremonies for Brockzetel, the old home of 101 Signals. We were also given an excellent tour of GAF Jever and the usual wonderful supper in the Officers' Mess. Their gift to us will be on display at this year's reunion on the 7th.

6. The Club is repeating its choice of one of the following four hot dishes:

1. Steak Kidney and Mushroom Pie with Roast Potatoes & Vegetables - £13.50.

2. Chicken Curry with Rice - £13.50.

3. Sausage & Mash - £13.50.

4. Grilled Minute Steak & Chips - £14.90.

7. If you or anyone in your party wishes to eat then please would you pre-order using the form Mick has appended to this letter. With all that is going on in the club on the evening of the 7th logistics could be a problem unless we know the exact numbers requiring food. Knowing the numbers help with the logistics of serving it upstairs in the Presidents Room. Last year they delivered them all at the same time and there was plenty to go around.

8. When you reply to our Calling Notice please let Mick know if you want food and what your or your party choices are. Please pay for it on the night. If you are staying at the Club give your room number and it will be charged to your account.


9. We have unwittingly clashed with an 8 Squadron (don't know who they are!!) who are also meeting at the club on the 7th. However, Mick still has 3 rooms reserved for anyone who wishes to stay at the Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street - the other side of Hyde Park Corner, (you do not have to be a member of either club), just let Mick know what type of room you would like. The Caledonian Club doubles rooms at the weekend are £135 - they also have singles for £117 which includes breakfast whereas the RAF Club do not include breakfast. You can also go on the waiting list at the RAF Club.

10. The costs at the RAF Club, if you get one from the waiting list, are as follows:

Single room £76

Double room £120

Double Superior room £134


Come to the JSL while years last!

I have the honour to be
Your Almost Obedient Chairman

Pat King

                                                          JEVER STEAM LAUNDRY

                                                                    AGM 2011

To Mick Ryan, Far End, Chipstead Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent Tn13 2RG


                                                          AGM 7 May 2011 1830 hrs

I will/will not be attending.      Accompanied/unaccompanied

I do/do not require accommodation


Please note that we use email letters to all those who have email addresses and ordinary mail to those who do not so please keep us up to date.

FOOD CHOICES ALL. Please enter number of each required:

1. Steak, Kidney & Mushroom Pie - Roast Pots & Vegs £13.50.........
2. Chicken Curry with Rice £13.50........
3. Sausage & Mash £13.50........
4. Grilled Minute Steak & Chips £14.90.......

Updates (Especially email)

Information Comments or Polite (MN) Suggestions

1.  I offer the following suggestions for those who may make a late decision to come and may not be able to gain a room in the Club.

                                                     Alternative Accommodation

2.  Where web sites exist, I leave those of you on the net to look up the details. I have included some basic information on the accommodation for those not on the net so you will be able to contact the organisation of your choice.

3.  Caledonian Club.   The RAF Club has reciprocal arrangements with other clubs both in UK and overseas for RAF Club members only.   The Caledonian Club is one of them and is within easy walking distance of the Club, being at 9 Halkin Street Belgravia.   [See map below}.   The telephone number is: 020 7235 51662 - however, do not deal direct with the Caledonian Club in the first instance.   I suggest you do that through Mick to avoid any booking cockups.   I have included the number so if you are accommodated there you can contact the Caledonian Club about your personal arrangements.

maponly.jpg, 86299 bytes 4.  Direct Hotels London -   Modestly calls itself the most popular Hotels website for cheap hotels in London.   I suggest that if you are not on the net you ask a relative of friend who is, if you can call and see the website.   It would be easy for the person to book online for you.   There is a map showing where the hotels are. Prices vary according to the 'Star' rating.   If you make a sudden late decision to attend call on 0871-200-01718.

5.  Victory Services Club -   The Victory Services Club is a Tri-Service, All Ranks Members' Club for currently serving and retired members of the Armed Forces, ideally located at Marble Arch in the heart of London's West End.   You will need to join (Single membership is £20 per annum through varying other categories to the most expensive Family [joint] £45 per annum).

6.  Even if you are not coming to the AGM, it is worth noting that parents or children of serving or ex-service personnel can join in their own right under one of the membership categories, even though they have not been in any of the armed services. So if you or one of you family take grandchildren (or in our family more accurately termed 'domestic terrorists') to London for treats just once a year you will more than likely break even.   Two visits and you are in the money.    Costs vary: a single room, including breakfast, is £39.50.and at the other end of the scale, a family room en suite with 2 adults plus 1 sprog is £144.50.   If you are not on the net, I suggest you do as I suggested above and ask a relative or friend who is to let you see the website.   You can then do a virtual tour.   It's a really good deal.   Telephone 020-7616-8302.

7.  I hope this information was useful.


1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesRAF Club Room Booking Ref
  1. Pat King - President - 4. Steak & Chips1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOwn booking
  2. Audrey King 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOwn booking
  3. Dickie Barraclough - 4. Steak & Chips1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes£117 Caledonian booked
  4. Michael Collins 1. Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  5. Jenny Collins 1. Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  6. Don Exley - 3. Sausage & mash1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  7. Ron Gray - 1 Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOwn booking
  8. Del Gray - 1 Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOwn booking
  9. Roger Hymans - 1. Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  10. Helen Hymans - 3. Sausage & mash1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  11. Peter Jones - 1. Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  12. David Lockspeiser - 1. Steak Kidney Pie1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  13. Johnny Macknish - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  14. Bill Maish - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  15. Barrie Palmer - 3. Sausage & mash1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes£135 Caledonian booked
  16. Veronica Palmer - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesCaledonian booked
  17. Eric Pigdon - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot Required
  18. Nigel Pigdon - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot Required
  19. Al Pollock - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  20. Gordon Reed - 2. Chicken Curry1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesNot required
  21. Mick Ryan, Web Master - 3. Sausage & Mash       1486400
  22. Jo Ryan - 4. Steak & Chips1px-trans.gif, 43 bytes      1486400
  23. Gordon Talbot1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOwn booking
  24. Sheila Talbot1px-trans.gif, 43 bytesOwn booking
17 + 7 ladies = 24 total

Total Meal choices:

1. Steak Kidney Pie - 7
2. Chicken Curry with Rice - 8
3. Sausage & Mash. - 4
4. Steak & Chips - 3
No food - 2
Total Meals - 22

Apologies for Absence:
  1. George Beaton
  2. Tinkle Bell
  3. Bugs Bendell
  4. Pete Bouch
  5. Fred Butcher
  6. Henry Chambers
  7. Joy Chambers
  8. George Clayton-Jones
  9. Phil Crawshaw
  10. Barry Dale
  11. Sam D'Arcy
  12. Bill Croydon
  13. Vic Dabin
  14. Peter Drummond-Hay
  15. John Farley
  16. Pat Ferguson
  17. Mike Gallafent
  18. Peter Gilpin
  19. Alan Gleadon
  20. Ken Goodwin
  21. Gil Gray
  22. Dick Haynes
  23. Sir Patrick Hine - St Andrews
  24. Bob Holliday
  25. Pete Jarvis
  26. Jeff Jeffrey
  27. Pete Jennings
  28. Richard Knight
  29. Alan Laycock
  30. Ian Madelin
  31. Eric McFee
  32. Paddy Minnis
  33. Keith Payne
  34. AVM John Price
  35. Pete Raeburn
  36. Robbie Roberts
  37. Margaret Rose
  38. Ken Senar
  39. Gerry Shipley
  40. Chris Stone
  41. Sir John Sutton
  42. Tommy Thompson
  43. Brian Thornton
  44. Iain Tite
  45. Barrie Tonkinson
  46. Mike Tyrrell
  47. Philip Westwell
  48. Mike Wraight

Pictures of AGM 2011 at the RAF Club, on 7th May 2011
(Thanks to Eric Pigdon and Ron Gray for them all.)

  1. Michael Collins, Mick Ryan and Barrie Palmer.
  2. Peter Jones, Audrey King back, Bill Maish, Del Gray, Dave Lockspeiser and Don Exley.
  3. Dickie Barraclough, Gordon Reed at rear, Nigel Pigdon at rear and Peter Jones.
  4. Johnny MacKnish, Eric Pigdon, Gordon Reed and Nigel Pigdon.
  5. "...and now for the bad new; I'm low on fuel".   Mick Ryan on the cadge again, fresh from Specsavers.
  6. "...are you all paying attention?".   Mick Ryan trying to explain the picture that was a gift to Jever Steam Laundry from GAF Jever during our visit in October 2010.
  7. Helen Hymans at rear, Jo Ryan talking to David Lockspeiser.
  8. Bill Maish, Al Pollock and Dickie Barraclough.
  9. "I know my place". Pat King in 'umble mode.
  10. "...upside down!". L to R: Foreground Peter Jones, Roger Hymans telling the tale, Jo Ryan, Al Pollock and Mick Ryan.
  11. "..then we were belly up!" L to R: Peter Jones, Roger Hymans and Jo Ryan.
  12. "..what do you mean you're short of fuel - follow me I've got plenty!" L to R: Peter Jones, Del Gray, Roger Hymans and Jo Ryan.
  13. Gordon Reed and Nigel Pigdon.
  14. David Lockspeiser, Bill Maish and Veronica Palmer.
  15. Jenny Collins, Michael Collins and Pat King.
  16. Barry Palmer and Pat King.
  17. Pat King, Barrie Palmer foreground, Jenny Collins and Michael Collins.
  18. Dickie Barraclough, David Lockspeiser, Bill Maish, Audrey King foreground and Veronica Palmer.
  19. Don Exley and Johnny MacKnish.
  20. Veronica Palmer half face, Al Pollock back, Jenny Collins Michael Collins, Audrey King foreground, Pat King and Barrie Palmer.
  21. Gordon Reed and Nigel Pigdon.
  22. Del Gray.
  23. Al Pollock, Mick Ryan, Ron Gray and Peter Jones.   In the background Gordon Reed and Nigel Pigdon.
  24. Al Pollock and Mick Ryan.
  25. Al Pollock and Mick Ryan.
  26. Ron Gray.
  27. Gordon Reed, Nigel Pigdon and Eric Pigdon.
  28. Don Exley.
  29. Dickie Barraclough, Pat King and Audrey King.
  30. Al Pollock and Mick Ryan.
  31. Gordon Reed and Nigel Pigdon.

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