2016 Reunion, AGM & Standard Blessing

This years Reunion went off very well with hardly a minute of spare time for anyone. 

Friday night was lamp swinging night in the RMT Main Bar, pictures in the Gallery Section, with a few sore heads at the AGM on Saturday morning at 09.30hrs. Norman Blain took over the reigns of Chairman from Ged Smith, Mark Smith was voted in as Vice Chairman, Mick O'Neil and Simon Hutt also volunteered to join the Committee. Thanks were given to all those who had previously helped out as Committee Members. The Membership fees year was changed to yearly from January 1st to simplify accounting, Members will of had an email from the Secretary explaining.

It was proposed to approach all the ex Skippers to be Vice Presidents, subsequently the Secretary has received acceptances from Commodore Bridges and Commodore Bryant.

There was a display of Jupiter Memorabilia held by the Association and also owned by Members.

The venue for next years Reunion was discussed and Dave Baker took up the challenge to organise, AGM minutes will be available to all Members by email.

At 1300 hrs. the Association moved to St. Anne's Church in the Dockyard for the Standard Blessing Ceremony organised by our Padre Mike Wishart, a very moving short ceremony with the Admiral taking the Lesson, pictures in the Gallery Section. Thanks also to ex GI John Snoddon for organising the Standard Bearer Jan Blain, and the Escorts Mick O'Neil and Simon Hutt into some semblance of Naval Order, BZ again to you all.

This was followed at 1400hrs. by a private visit to HMS Victory, where some of us had a Tour whilst others stayed in the Senior Rates mess for coffee and relaxation, on completion of the Tour by the OOD, CPO MW Gary Burridge, everyone was invited to the Snr. Rates Mess for a Tot of Rum. Thanks to everyone on board for their hospitality, a tribute to the Modern Navy Sailors, BZ. On completion everyone went their own ways and were fully booted and spurred for the Reunion Dinner at 1900hrs. in the RMT Nelson Lounge, after Sherry and Rum, again, we sat down to a great meal and conversation, later on a Raffle and Auction of Tug Wilson's Clocks, an amazing gesture by Tug who also gave generously to the Blind Association and the Jupiter Association from sales over the weekend, many thanks. Loads of photos in the Gallery Section.

Looking forward already to the 2017 Reunion in ????