107th Annual Dinner
Friday, 8th January, 2016

  • Our Annual Dinner was once again held at the Greenhead Masonic Lodge, Huddersfield.
  • The guests were the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Paul Kane, and the Mayoress Mrs Susan Bedford.
  • After inspecting the gaurd of honour the Mayoral party proceeded into the dining hall to be greeted by our President, Captain I. Fillan, T.D.
  • Members of the top table having taken their places and Veterans being seated, Major S. Armitage, T.D. proceeded to read out apologies for absences, which included Brigadier Mundell, O.B.E. Th names of the nine veterans who had passed away in 2016 and the nine new members were read out.
  • After a minutes silence was observed our Chaplain, Rev. S. Henry, said grace with his usual reverance.
  • Following the meal the Loyal Toast was proposed by the Honorary Secretary, Mr. C. Ford and Major J Wakley numbered off.
    In his speech of welcome Major Armitage spoke of the Mayor's charitable work and thanked him for all the work he does.
    In his reply to the Mayor congratulated the Veterans on their smart turnout and also praised the Association for the assistance given to the Veterans. 
  • A vote of thanks was proposed by Veteran G. Senior, who thanked the Committee for all the work carried out for the welfare and wellbeing of the Veterans.
  • Entertainment was provided by the Barnhowler from Uppermill.
  • Once again it was a most enjoyable evening and many thanks go to the caterers and staff of the Masonic Lodge for the excellent meal and service, both at the tables and the bar.

  • Mr C. Ford,
    Honorary Secretary

Social Meetings, 2017

The venue and time for our Social Meetings is the T.A. Centre, St. Paul's Street, Huddersfield at 13.00 for 13.30.

Our Christmas lunch for 2017 will be held on Thursday, 7th December - 12.00 noon for 12.30 pm.

The first social of 2018 will take place on Thursday, 15th March.


Socials and Guest Speakers, 2017

Date Speaker
Thursday, 16th March Mr S. Flaving
"First Battle of Ypres"
Thursday, 11th May Major S. Armitage
"Sights of India"
Wednesday, 13th September Mr R. Sugden
"In Search of Polar Bears"

119th Annual Outing, Tuesday 28th June 2016


After much deliberation, and at short notice, it was decided that this year's trip would be to Scarborough.

Once again we assembled at Huddersfield Bus Station for the inspection and heads to be counted before we boarded our coach and made our way to the Ham and Cheese Inn for a comfort stop and coffee.

Much to everyone's surprise our able scrounger was presented with two bottles of wine to be auctioned for our trip to Ypres.

Proceeding on our way we arrived at the Palm Court Hotel, South Cliffe, Scarborough, our headquarters for the day, where lunch was served.

After taking in the delights of Scarborough it was time to say farewell and make our way to the Pike Hills Golf Club for the excellent food expertly served. I am sure these two venues will be used again.

Arriving back in Huddersfield about 9:00 pm the Veterans had time to reach home before darkness descended.

48 Committee Members and Veterans attended.

Officers and Committee Members attending were: Major S. Armitage, Major J. Wakley, Captain T. Bradley, Canon S. Henry, Mr. S. Ashby, Mr. B. Spencer and Mr. C. Ford.

Mr C. Ford, Honorary Secretary

Social Events, 2016

The socials last year were very well attended and our speakers covered many diverse subjects from "H&DAVA"  to a very interesting talk by MrJ. R. Sugden entitled "Travels in South Afica" All were informative and enjoyable.

Once again we were invited by Brighouse Lions to their concerts. Thanks go to Veteran R. W. Taylor for arranging this visit.