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We welcomed the following to the Shooters Hill Golf Clubhouse for the 28th Reunion of the Royal Arsenal Association on the 1st October 2010. In all 58 people sat down to the luncheon, of which eight were ex- arsenal attending for the first time:   (Names in blue were Coed Bel residents) 


David Aldous and guest Mrs D Aldous    Sir Sidney Bacon    Peter Baigent, and guests Mrs P. Baigent and Harold Hook

Ronald Bird                                                Bruce Blackney            Dennis Burch

David Brighton, and guests Mrs D. Brighton,  Brig. K. Timbers, P. Clarke and Ms P Clarke

Martin Cox                                                  Norman Crichton         Roy Cuthbert and guest Mrs R. Cuthbert

David Cunningham                                     Colin Evans                   Harry Evans and guest Mrs H. Evans

John Firman and guest Ms H. Firman      John Gilbertson and guest Ms A. Grimer

Ron Goldsmith and guest Mrs R Goldsmith    Peter Gray             Alan Gruchy and guest D. Gruchy

Richard Haylett                                           John Hills                     Frank Kirby

Peter Martin                                                Antony Mayell              Peter Maxwell

Donald Millross and guest Mrs D. Millross                               David Morris

Terry Norris                                   Edward Nunn and guest Mrs E. Nunn       Clive Pollard and guest Mrs C. Pollard

David Purl                                       Allen Reynolds            Paul Slate and guest Mrs D. Jones

Sidney Southon                               John Speller                 Derek Sweeting

Alan Tibbs                                       Richard Topping         Roger Tull                        

Ian Van Ryssen                               John Waller                 Michael York

Unfortunately Owen Newman and Pat were indisposed on the day, as was Ian Reuben, long time organiser of this event.  


We are indebted to our President, Sir Sidney Bacon, for the arrangements made

on our behalf at Shooters Hill Golf Club.




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the past year, and which may be of interest to our readers and visitors.

A more detailed history of the Woolwich Historical Society has been added to the RAWHS page



Royal Arsenal Woolwich Historical Society

David Brighton made a plea for help on behalf of the Royal Arsenal Woolwich Historical Society.

A book is being prepared by Brigadier Ken Timbers and material is urgently required.

Anyone who is able to help by supplying any material at all should,

in the first instance, contact Ian Van Ryssen.