By Bob Gelder:
At long last, after the Covid enforced Maintenance Period, the Branch emerged from “Dry Dock” on 1st Sept @ our Home Port of The Falcon Hotel, Bude.
A very healthy attendance included several of our new Branch Members alongside with the tried and trusted.
The Chairman, Steve, eventually got his hands on the gavel in his inauguration as Chair since his quiet February election.
Having opened the Meeting, his first act was to award Life Membership of R.N.A. to S/m Alan Litchfield who, as ex WW2 Royal Marine also qualified by having continuously been a Branch Member for 10 yrs or more. Alan received a framed certificate to authenticate the fact. The Chair then went on to list the 19 new members to the Branch following a little encouragement and recruitment during lockdown. (But we can still find spare chairs!)