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Upcoming Events

REME Reunion 2024

The Delta Hotel by Marriot, Warwick

19th - 21st April 2024

Corps WOs' and Sgts Mess Spring Guest Dinner Night

Harris MM WOs' and Sgts' Mess

25 April 2024

Corps Dinner Night

HQ Officers' Mess

16 May 2024

REME Junior Officers' Dinner Night

HQ Officers' Mess

13 June 2024

Beating Retreat June 2024

Princess Marina Officers' Mess

20 June 2024

South West Durham Branch

About our branch

South West Durham branch is situated in Newton Aycliffe Co. Durham. We were formed on November 1998.

We are a close knit family branch which meet up once a month in Newton Aycliffe however our meetings are on a formal basis with toasts given and minutes taken.

Our committee consists of a President, Chairman, Secretary and treasurer, we also have a dedicated standard bearer and our members fill in standard bearing when needed.

We also have close ties to both Teesside and Tyneside branches of the Association and meet up every three months for a Tri branch meeting either in Durham city or recently in the Don bar a military museum and pub located in Thornaby.

We have 18 active members at the moment along with 15 family members, as well as our meetings we have both a Facebook account, what’s app group and email to keep in contact with all our members this also includes Tyneside and Teesside branches.

Because 102Bn is located in Newton Aycliffe we have close contact with them and parade with them on Remembrance Sunday every year. the majority of our members are ex 124 recovery Company and were based in newton Aycliffe, we meet up with active members of the battalion whenever possible.

Socially we like to have both a summer and Christmas dinner event, we also take part every year on the veterans parade at Eden camp in Pickering.

We have two standards !  Our branch standard and the northern standard of the Recovery Mechanics branch which is located in Newton Aycliffe, as we are predominately Recy mech’s we parade both standards on Remembrance day and sadly for fallen members of our tri branch.

 

Branch Meetings

Last Wednesday of Month, at the Scout Centre,  Newton Aycliffe DL5 7PW

We meet on the last Wednesday of every month at a local scout hut, at 8 o clock . The scout hut consists of a drill hall and comfortable bar however we will be trialling a rotation of meetings in the new year (2024), involving the Sgt’s mess at the battalion, Scout hut and local leisure centre. Please contact any of the committee for details of the meetings or go to our Facebook site where details will be published prior to the event. Wives and family members are welcome to attend meetings and all our other events.

Along with Eden camp we have trips out and have visited the National Arboretum in the past.

Joining Fees and Annual Subscription

We charge an admin fee of £7a year for full members and £2 a year for family and associate members, we also have a whip around of a pound per meeting to save up for Christmas drinks etc.

Branch Committee

President

Mr Philip Rolfe

O7929412369

philipcrolfe@hotmail.com

Chairman

Mr Steve Robertshaw

O7790495707

robertshaw.steve@yahoo.com

Secretary 

Mr Michael Askew

O7957404470

mickaskew5763@gmail.com

Treasurer

Mr Dave Turner

O7799345127

d.turner5@ntworld.com

Welfare Officer 

Mr Philip Rolfe

O7929412369

philipcrolfe@hotmail.com

Standard Bearers 

Mr Steve Robertshaw

O7790495707

robertshaw.steve@yahoo.com

Mr Ron Absolom

O7765326100

ronabsolom@yahoo.co.uk

Upcoming Events

Monthly meetings last Wednesday of every month, see Facebook or contact the Secretary for details of timings and location.

Please join the Branch Facebook Group to keep up to date with events.

Facebook Group

www.facebook.com/remeswdurham/

Contact Details

Mr Michael Askew

O7957404470

mickaskew5763@gmail.com