Néry, Eagles and Friends
George Foster - 4 Measham Close, Norton, Stockton on Tees, Cleveland TS20 1RS 01642 644645 / 07951241870
The thirtieth reunion for former members of Nèry, Eagles and Friends will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday and Saturday, 23rd and 24th August 2019. Friends include members of 2nd Field Regiment OCA. The venue is the Barnard Castle Rugby Club premises in Birch Road for both nights. For early arrivals on Friday 23rd there will be a pie and pea supper and background music in the Rugby Club from about 1930. On the Saturday morning there will be a short walk along the River Tees for those who feel the urge, about three miles to Egglestone Abbey and back along the River. Meet at the Blue Bell pub at the bottom of The Bank at 1000 am.
Saturday evening from 1930 until midnight dance to Andrew and his disco, buffet and raffle.
There is a list of accommodation in the Barnard Castle area on the reverse of this letter and again I would remind you that the town gets busy over the bank holiday period and therefore it is a good idea to book early. Please note the changes in telephone numbers for some accommodation and as I haven’t been able to check every B&B on the list, it’s worth a call to ensure your accommodation is still available.
Many thanks to those who contribute a raffle prize and donate a little extra which helps to keep the price of tickets down
Donation Even though the 2018 reunion was not as well attended and therefore the revenue was down we did give a donation to Brian Smith towards his hand bike and hopefully it will help towards his fight for fitness and against his illness.
Dates for your Diary - 2019
17th to 20th May – RAA Assembly – Norbreck Hotel Blackpool
18th May – RAA AGM (Elections) Blackpool
6th June 75th Anniversary of The D Day Landings
29th June – Armed Forces day - Nationwide
6th July – RA Service of Remembrance –NMA Alrewas
Further details on all the above events and more can be obtained from RAA RHQ on 01980 845233 or visit the RAA web site at http://www.theraa.co.uk/
The Serving Battery
The Battery is now established at Albemarle barracks Northumberland as part of 3rd Regiment RHA.
RAA Charitable Fund The welfare secretary is pleased to receive calls for assistance from the serving and retired regiment at any time. If you know of anyone who needs assistance they can contact him on 01980 634309.
Royal British Legion - Helpline 0808 802 8080 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week
2nd Fd Regt Reunion – Many of you will know by now that sadly the regimental reunion will no longer take place and Ray Campbell will make an announcement at the reunion in Barnard Castle.
Reunion Tickets Its starting to get to the norm for people to pay for their tickets on the night and in the past this has been a few. However last year a number of members agreed to come and pay on the night and failed to come. This means I arrange a buffet for x number and have to meet the cost from a reduced income. I would therefore be grateful if members can either pay by cheque or by bank transfer. For the latter a message through messenger with an address for tickets would be ideal. The OCA bank account is on the return slip. I would like to keep the price of tickets as they are. I would also appreciate not having to chase members for ticket money. Thank you for your help with this. This year in particular we may get a number of members who could not go to Scarborough and therefore I would like numbers to be as accurate as possible.