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Northumbria Branch Activities 2018
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For further Information, please email the Branch Chairman: Tony Nicholls
Members of Northumbria Branch will be notified of Event details by newsletter.
We welcome new members.
Campaign For A Veterans Medal - Click here: to read & print-off the Progress Report and sign the Petition to HMQ's Government (.pdf).  Veterans & their families & friends may wish to consider joining the Campaign by signing the petition - if you have any queries, please email:
    A view of the Coquet valley, Northumberland.Coquet Valley, Northumberland (30Kb)
     Souter Lighthouse, National Trust, seen under a heavy sky, near Sunderland, Tyne & Wear (26Kb)
    Souter Lighthouse, Marsden, South Tyneside, Tyne & Wear.
    View of Swaledale from the Rampsholme Foot Bridge, near Muker, North Yorkshire (39Kb)
    River Swale, North Yorkshire.
    The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne ()
    The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne
    Angel of the North
    'Angel Of The North', Gateshead.
    Tuesday 9th January 2018 - Branch Council Meeting - at 2.30 pm at the Chairman's residence.  All Branch Officers are requested to attend please.
  • Saturday 27th January 2018 - Holocaust Memorial Day - to remember the millions of people who have been murdered, or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition, through persecution by despotic regimes, particularly of millions of Jewish and other people, by the Nazis between 1941 - 1945, and others murdered since then in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Click here to visit the website: Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Thursday 4th January 2018 - Death of Col. (retd) Alex K Johnson MBE, TD, Minst RE, DL. It is with great sadness I have to advise our Membership of the passing of our Branch President, Col. Alex Johnson.  He was a proud and active member of our Society and it was a privilege to have known him.  A private funeral was held on Friday, 19th January 2018, followed later by a Service of Remembrance at Colonel Alex's local church. Click here: to read Colonel Alex's Obituary
  • Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Annual AGM & Luncheon - the re-arranged AGM & Luncheon was held at a Co Durham Hotel commencing at 12.00 (Noon) for a 12.30 pm lunch. The AGM follow lunch. Members are being informed of the result of the AGM.
  • Monday 23rd April 2018 - is St George's Day - our Annual St George's Day Festival Dinner - was celebrated at a Gateshead Hotel at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Dress: Formal (black tie & miniatures). Ladies as appropriate. Members were informed of the details.
  • Monday 26th March 2018 - Branch Council Meeting - all Branch Council members are requested to attend.
    Northumbria Branch RSSG meet bi-monthly to discuss and organise our activities throughout the year but at the moment we are struggling because we do not have a Secretary.
    Recently our current Secretary has had to stand-down due to family and other commitments.
    We are seeking a volunteer from our Branch membership to join us on the Branch Council and take over the role of Secretary please.
    You will be joining a small but friendly experienced team, in an important prestigious role.
  • Monday 22nd May 2018 - Branch Council Meeting - all Branch Council members are requested to attend.
  • Monday 10th September 2018 - Branch Council Meeting - at 2.00 pm at the Branch Chairman's house. All Branch Council members are requested to attend.
  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 - a 'Battle of Britain' Commemoration Luncheon was held in the restaurant of 'The Lambton Worm, Chester-le-Street. It was well supported by the 23 Northumbria Branch members, family & friends attending to enjoy an excellent lunch and good fellowship, while rembering those 'Few' who gave their lives World War 2 in defence of the United Kingdom. 
  • Chairman Tony Nicholls makeCheque donation 100 to MS Society, Darlington.October 2018 - Donation to MS Society Darlington - see the photograph on the right of Mr Tony Nicholls, Chairman Northumbria Branch RSSG, making a £100 cheque donation, on behalf of Northumbria Branch, to his daughter-n-law, Mrs Helen Nicholls who suffers from MS and represents Darlington MS Society, Co Durham.
  • Sunday 21st October 2018 - Standards Service, St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London - Please join us for our annual service at the lovely church of St George in Hanover Square at 11.00 am. We are delighted to be able to call this the Society’s Church, thanks to Fr Roddy Leece, our Chaplain, who is the Parish Priest. We will parade the Society’s Standard, together with branch Standards, and will enjoy a beautiful Sung Eucharist service with a wonderful choir. The address will be given by Fr David Addington SSC, a member of our Fenland branch and an old friend of St George’s Church. We do hope that all branches who own a Society Standard will parade it at this very special service. Following the service, we will have lunch at the Windmill pub, just around the corner. Those of you who have been before will know that they are rightly famous for their pies and we have thoroughly enjoyed their food and their hospitality in recent years. Please book your lunch, at £30 per head for two courses, through the office. We will send out menu choices shortly, but will follow the successful pattern of last year, with a choice of either beef, chicken or fish pie and a selection of desserts. Please call or email Liz on 020 3225 5011 or at to book your place for lunch. Payment may be made by cheque in favour of The Royal Society of St George and sent to P.O. BOX 397, Loughton IG10 9GN. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Saturday 3rd November 2018 - 'War's End' Concert - in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, is being held at 7.00 pm in St Mary's & St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, to celebrate the end of WW1 and remember those who gave their lives for their country in that war.  The Concert is being presented by the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street.  Tickets: £8.50 (Adults), £5 (under 16 years). For full details, click here: to view or print-off of an A5 poster - details & tickets. All proceeds from the Concert will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
  • Saturday 17th November 2018 - a War's End Cabaret Night, to celebrate the Centenary of the end of World War 1, is being held in aid of the ABF the Soldiers' Charity (North East) and SSAFA Tyne & Wear Branch, at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start, at HMS Calliope, Newcastle upon Tyne. Welcome drinks, buffet supper raffle & live auction and live entertainment throughout. Click here to print-off: full details (.pdf). Click here to print-off: an Application for Tickets(.pdf). All proceeds are in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) and The Armed Forces Charity (SSAFA).
  • Friday 7th December 2018 - the RAMC & QARANC Associations are holding their joint Annual Christmas Dinner at the Britannia Hotel, Newcastle Airport, Newcastle upon Tyne, at 1900hrs for 1930 hrs start.  Dress: Lounge suits, Ladies as approproate. Donations of Raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated. Entertainment Music and Dancing. Accommodation available at reduced rate. Click here: to print-off a poster with full details (.pdf).
  • Tuesday 23rd April 2019 - is St George's Day. We shall be celebrating it of course but in the meantime let's try and make it a public holiday.

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