Royal Artillery Officers’ Association and 103rd Lancashire Artillery Volunteers annual dinner
PUBLISHED: 00:00 27 January 2019
Saluting St Barbara
St Barbara annual dinner
Musician Stephen Curtis sounds the Officers� Mess Dinner Call
Major Gerry Stubbs, Mrs Christine Kelly, Major Roger Kelly and Major Kevin Wilson
Captain Dave Powell and Captain Tony Wade
Maj Darren Rawcliffe, 2Lt Mikhail Smethurst, Lieutenant Colonel Lindsey Forbes, 2Lt Will Walker
Major Roy Bevan and Mr Ronald Muirhead
Lieutenant Alan White, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gornall, Major Fred Doyle, Lieutenant David Fielding
The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band
Drum Major Bombardier Chris Baxter with the President and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Reade presenting a regimental coin to mark the Drum Major�s retirement
Brigadier William Kingdon, Colonel Tom Lloyd, Lieutenant Colonel Lindsey Forbes, Mr Paul Griffiths, Major General Rob Weighill, Lieutenant General Professor Sir Edmund Burton, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Reade, Lieutenant Colonel Alex Forbes, Dame Lorna Muirhead, Mr Robert Owen, Mrs Patti Owen, Colonel Martin Aml�t. Mrs Jean Wotherspoon, Colonel Mike Taylor
Brigadier William Kingdon and Lieutenant Colonel Lindsey Forbes
The Royal Artillery Officers’ Association and 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment RA held their annual dinner in honour of their patron saint, St Barbara, at Brigadier Philip Toosey Army Reserve Centre, Aigburth.
Lieut Gen Professor Sir Edmund Burton presided and principal guests included Maj Gen Rob Weighill, who gave his perspective on the present state of the regiment and proposed the traditional toast, Mr Robert Owen, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside; Mr Paul Griffiths Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and Brig William Kingdon, Honorary Colonel. Lieut Col Tim Reade, Commanding Officer, read the loyal message to The Queen. The programme of music was provided by The Band of the Lancashire Artillery Volunteers, directed by Capt Guy Booth and by The Pipes and Drums of the Regiment, led by Drum Major, Bombardier Chris Baxter.
He was awarded a Commanding Officer’s coin on his retirement from the Reserve forces.