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Germany AC Reunion Dinner, Sgts' Mess Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld, 20th October 2018.

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Welcome to the Artillery Clerks' Association website.

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Artillery Clerks' Association, which was formed at Woolwich on Saturday 7th March 1998.

Providing a focal point, it is essentially an old comrades association of former Artillery Clerks, either serving or retired, promoting comradeship amongst its members.

The Artillery Clerks' Association is affiliated to and is a branch of the Royal Artillery Association (RAA). All members of the Artillery Clerks' Association are granted life membership of the RAA on acceptance.

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Notices

2018 Germany Reunion Dinner Calling Notice Letter

Germany Reunion - 20th October 2018

Sgts' Mess Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld

The Germany Reunion dinner (organised by Ron Holmes) will be held in Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld on the 20th October 2018. The dinner will be hosted by the RSM BFG WO1 (RSM) Si Nicholson RA and the guest of honour is the Commander BFG Brig Richard Clements, former CO 39 Regt RA.

This will be a historic occasion as the Sgts' Mess has become the collective of JHQ and Garrison Messes and is full of BFG History. The Barracks start to close down 2019, so you are encouraged to take the opportunity to get over to Germany for a last hoorah with a proper AC Germany dinner with all the trimmings.

The whole weekend would cost about 45 Euro. The Mess bar is the cheapest in what is left of NATO in Germany. See the calling letter attached which has all the details. Ten ACs have already booked to come so check your diaries and book your place at the table.

Please contact Ron at crossedquills@gmail.com or direct via our Facebook if yo require further details.

Message from the Chairman – Increase in Annual Subscription

As we all know voluntary membership to any organisation carries with it individual obligations and responsibilities. These range from commitment of time and resources by active members to simply adhering to minimum membership guiding principles by all enrolled members.

It is my duty to inform you that a motion to increase the Association’s annual subscription from £10 to £15 with effect from 1st January 2019 was formally proposed, seconded and carried by Members at the AGM held on 9th June 2018.

The financial well-being of our Association relies on the payment of the annual subscriptions on time. The preferred route is by Direct Debit – once set up with your bank you can then enjoy peace of mind that your annual subscription will be paid on time, in one convenient payment. In addition, there is an opportunity to increase Association funds by committing to the Gift Aid scheme.

I know that following the AGM some Members have already adjusted their annual subscription - the onus is now on those Members already paying by Direct Debit to instruct their bank to adjust the fee payable to £15 with effect 1st January 2019.

Paul Corker, our Treasurer, joins me in encouraging those Members who have outstanding subscriptions due, to commit to the Gift Aid scheme and to the Direct Debit payment method.

I would ask all Members to give this their kind consideration and action soonest. All action taken by you would greatly benefit the Association.

I know I can rely on your continued support.

With every best wish.

Joe Falzon
Chairman

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The 2018 Association Reunion Weekend and Dinner

The Artillery Clerks' Association Reunion was held at Larkhill over the weekend 8th - 10th June 2018 with the Reunion dinner taking place on Saturday 9th June 2018.

The weekend was a great success and this is down to the hard work and effort by the committee over the past year, especially the Reunion Secretary who has much to organise.

This weekend was made extra special as we were hosted by 34 (Seringerpatam) Battery of 14 Regiment RA who went to great lengths to assist the Association's weekend activities in various ways. One noteable surprise was an equipment display on the Saturday. Association members found this interesting and got a chance to see the latest Artillery equipment along with the old field guns and get a chance to talk to other members of the field battery. The Association is truly greatful for 34 Battery's help and assisstance over the weekend.

The Reunion Dinner this year had a very special guest-of-honour - The Master Gunner, St James's Park: Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB.

The Larkhill Reunion Weekend 2018 webpage is now setup and the images available so far are displayed.

The 21st Association Weekend and Dinner has provisionally been booked for the 7th - 9th June 2019. Get this date in your diary and get to the reunion. For those members that do not attend because they have transport problems please contact your Area Secretary. As the event is a year in advance the Area Secretary has plenty of time to assist. Likewise, anyone who will be attending and has spare seats and would like to help out with transport to-and-from the reunion please contact your Area Secretary who will try and coordinate lifts.