Monday, 24 December 2012

AFA (Cape) Christmas Dinner 2012

The Christmas dinner was held at "Tony' Hideaway" on Saturday, 15th December.

The main meal being a 'sheep on a spit', salads and delicious desserts and more importantly the company of those that we had served together which resulted, as per normal, in a lot of leg pulling and good fun.

One of the highlights of the evening was that Ken de Goveia arranged for a barman, Raymond, from the Cape to Cuba Restaurant to look after the thirsty. Raymond was kept busy making cocktails and other drinks. Raymond hails from Umtali.

Trisha and I along with daughter Denise (out from Canada) attended 

Tony Cowell and André Sely provided the photographs, not in any order, and apologies for any errors with names.

The AFA (Cape) Special Red Wine

Back of Johnny Ness - Roger Watt - Back of Dawn Watt - Penny ("Blondie") Ness and Dick Randall

Tokklie (Rose in the middle) and the Honeywill twins

Eddy Norris - Ken de Goveia

Cath and Dennis Croukamp - Tess du Toit - Ernie and Mrs. de Goveia - Denise Taylor

Marlene Micklewood - Shirley Simpson - Unknown - Brian Daykin - Allan Ferguson - Geoff Simpson 
Dezi Ferguson - Mrs. Kavanagh - Pam Cowell

John Bulpitt - Mark Jackson - Mrs. Bulpitt

Mrs. Bullpitt -John Bulpitt - Rich Palmer - Johnny Ness - Tokkie and I think Conrad Honeywill

Mrs de Goveia - Ken de Goveia  Tess du Toit - Marlene Micklewood - Trisha Norris - Denise Taylor
Pete Micklewwood - Kath and Dennis Croukamp - Ernie de Goveia.

Other table
Dick Randall - Eddy (hard of hearing) Norris and one of the Honeywill boys.

Geoff (with the finger) Simpson - Allan and Dezi Ferguson - Mrs and Paddy Kavanagh

Backs of Allan and Dezi Ferguson - Mrs. and Paddy  Kavanagh - Tony Cowell - Shirley Simpson
Unknown - Brian Daykin

Shirley Simpson - Marlene and Pete Micklewood - Tannie and Richard Palmer and Tony Cowell

Unknown - Dezi Ferguson - Mrs. and Paddy  Kavanagh - Pam Cowell

Cathy and Denise Croukamp

Tokkie Honeywill - John Bulpitt - Rich Palmer

Roger and Dawn Watt - Dick and Caretha Randall - Back of one of the Honeywill boys.

Pam Cowell - Shirley Simpson - Mrs.  Kavanagh


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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Wallace-Joss and Manser Reunion in Vilancoulos

By Bob Manser

Left to right, Wally Wallace 17 course, Mick Joss 15 course and Bob Manser 16 course at Vilancoulos, Mozambique,  (5/12/2012 ) , in practice for our 50th intake reunion in January 2014.
Bob - Wally and Mick

 Viva 15/16/17 LAR


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Monday, 3 December 2012

Gauteng "All Forces Bash" December 2012

By Rob Sweeting

Photographs taken at the "Gauteng All Forces Bash" which was held on December 01, 2012.
Event was organised by Carol Doughty and held at Dickie Fritz Shellhole in Edenvale

Thanks to all that attended.

Some of the ladies that attended
 From the left; Sandy Barnard, Linda Court, Elaine Sweeting, Ann Turner, Wendy Charles

From the left Pat Gallamore,Terry Perkins,Clive Chard,Roland Charles ,Steve Turner,(Army TF 133 intake) Ted Barnard.

Some of the Blue Jobs Team at the all Forces bash Held on Sunday
From the left ; Clive Chard, Ted Barnard, Rob Sweeting, Terry Perkins, Pat Gallamore. Bruce Harrison, Roland Charles, Clive Dutton, Darrel S --- ?
Well done for keeping our flag flying

Keep the brown  stuff flowing,
 See the bodies aren't quite what they used to be !!! 
 As Clive Dutton always says ,we are here for a good time not long time!!!

Terry Perkins , Darrel ? And Bruce Harrison having a good chat
while they wait for their turn at the Braai's

Ted Barnard getting ready to Burn some meat on the Braai. Wifes Starving
Oops heard that before guys ,haha.(joking)

Pat Galleymore and Clive Dutton enjoying the a quit jug or two

Lt Col Pat Hill, enjoying his lunch, one of the organisers and true followers of the all forces get together . Also part of the team who puts the remembrance day activities in order along with Bruce Harrison who does his part for the Blue jobs . 
Well done that is all I can add.

Bruce Upton, brother to Mike of the Blues and RLI Brother in arms 

Best of friends forever ,Rob Sweeting And Roland Charles

Bruce Upton and RLI Brother in arms .
For those of you who know Mike Upton who was with us in the Air force, also served in the RLI .

Mike your brother is holding the fort up.

Poor picture but ,left: Elaine Sweeting: Mia Barrd , John Barrd. Supporting and holding up the pub whilstI Rob S do my turn in the engine room (bub) with Wally Ferreira. 


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