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Gazette Donations Update

by Ivan Hayward - 10/11/2012

Have sent a cheque to Dick Lloyd for £1000.00 to help finance the next Gazette, made up as follows;

Scarborough Reunion Fund (Ganges-SCC Support Fund) 

£648.00

Car Stickers £177.00

Donation from the late Ben  Fountain family £30.00

Profit from expected sale of Ganges Pin Badges £100.00

My Donation £45.00                                                                     

Total    1000.00

Today I have received a large donation of £200.00, as soon as I can get it banked another Cheque will be on its way to Dick.

I still have 70 Ganges pin badges left to sell in order to recover my cost, £2.00 each including postage. Orders and payment to me; Ivan Hayward.

A big hand to all of you who contributed, the "Ganges Spirit" is well and truly alive, and our great  Association is going from strength to strength.

"Up Spirits" hands to "Make & Mend"

Ivan Hayward

 


Scarborough Weekend Wash-Up (2012)

The Ganges spirit (emotional, lively and liquid..!) is well and truly alive and well.  110 faces, old and new, enjoyed another great weekend of good food, camaraderie, lamp swinging, banter and rollicking - get your names down now if you don’t want to miss out on next years run ashore.

Sheppo got the weekend off to a good start on the Friday night in his usual manner, and at the Saturday mornings meeting took centre stage again and enlightened members on the state of play with the association - appreciated by members not having (or wanting) internet access.   A vote was taken on apportioning the monies raised over the year. As you all know, The Ganges-Scarborough weekend has always supported the Sea Cadets and, following the demise of T.S. Ganges Boating Station, has donated directly to units applying for funds.  This year was no different; however, a portion of the monies raised (see below) has been set aside for the main association for use by Dick Lloyd in helping to finance the next Gazette – long awaited by many. 

Of the £1,048 raised in the current year, £100 was donated to each of the 4 SCC units applying (Wigan, Newborough, Derby & Burton). The balance, bolstered by Ivan in selling car stickers, should amount to around a £1,000 (TBC).

Over this current weekend £1,276 was raised for distribution next year – thanks to all your donated raffle prizes, and generosity in buying them all back..!

Saturday night’s gala dinner was superb - The Red Lea hotel certainly know how to look after us.  Rum Bosun’s Dave Poyser & Robbie Robson (both looking like the crew from Drayton Manor Theme Park) dished out the Grog. Presentation of the National Uckers shield was made to the new champions ‘The Rothesay Rascals’ - following a dice rattling, counter snapping, mixi-blob bashing encounter during the morning’s knockout competition, Florrie Ford and his missus finishing gallant runners up.

Long service and ‘good conduct’ certificates were presented to two ‘lads’ from the East York’s division - Alan Ewer 60 years and Gordon Walker 70 years.

The ‘young’ lads who ‘tour’ under the name of Rothesay Rascals presented Ivan (their Sea Dad) with a mounted picture of said ship.  Ivan confided that he needs to get Barbara out of the way so that he can knock a nail in the lounge wall to hang it..!! (He’s got no chance).

Check out the pictures on the site – add your own and enjoy. 

Over the next few weeks, as time permits, the site will be reviewed and updated to allow SCC units to submit requests for funding and to update you on projects completed.

 


 

Ivan Hayward
13 Moor Ley
Birdwell
Barnsley
South Yorks
S70 5RP
Tel; 01226 283384
Mobile; 07814 294405
Email i.hayward384@btinternet.com

 

27th ANNUAL SCARBOROUGH WEEKEND


At the Red Lea Hotel Scarborough
Friday 19th - Monday 22nd November 2010


Dear Shipmates,
This year we will be returning to the Red Lea Hotel a bit later than our usual weekend, it was the only one left available due to the hotels popularity. The good news is prices have been held the same as last year.  


Weekend Tariffs;
Friday to Monday (3 nights) £130.00 per person
Friday to Sunday  (2 nights) £105.00 per person
This includes: -, Half Board – Breakfast & Evening Meals.


Gala Dinner on Saturday with Traditional Rum issue & wine served with the meal.
Entertainment  Friday & Saturday evenings, Sunday evening with Shep Woolley.


The deposit is due to be paid 16th March 2010 so we would appreciate a prompt reply if you are attending. Please complete the attached booking form and send it with a deposit of £30.00 per person made payable to Scarborough Reunion at the above address as soon as possible. Please include a S.A.E. for a receipt. It is advisable to take out your own Holiday Insurance, as we cannot guarantee any refunds once monies have been paid to the Hotel.


Being later in the year than normal we shall be having a Tinsel & Turkey Weekend a full programme will be available closer to the day, you can keep up with events on this website.

HMS GANGES SCARBOROUGH REUNION BOOKING FORM 2010
RED LEA HOTEL Friday 19th to Monday 22nd November:

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T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)
S.C.T.C.  National Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead,
Anglesey,North Wales, LL65 1YB ' 01                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                         
 20th Annual General Meeting                                                  
 28th November 2009
 The Annual General Meeting of the Support Group of T.S.Ganges

Members attending ; President Stewart Wallace  D,Poyser(Chairman) , J.M.Waddington, M Randall, C Randall,  A Marshal, M Poyser,(Minute Sec) D Percival, D, Mellors, I Shaw & M ShawG Shaw, (Boat Station Superintendent) I Hayward.(Secretary & Treasurer)

  • 1. Apoligies for absence; D Scrimshire, K Balfour, M Knight  

  • 2. Chairmans Opening Remarks; Welcomed all to the AGM, Particularly our President Stewart Wallace, the Chairman remarked what a sad day it was that this was the last AGM of the support group and the closing of a fine Boating Station and sorry to say that this is my last seat as Chairman , and hoped that we can go forward from here and that something good will come out of it. I will still be supporting whatever we do and that the reunions at Scarborough will still carry on. This year’s reunion was particularly good, and thanks to Barbara and Ivan for a well organised weekend.

  • 3. Matters arising from previous AGM, no matters of any consequence .

The minutes of previous AGM were accepted as a true record.

  • 4. Secretaries report; Ivan concurred with the Chairman that this is a sad day , but in retrospect we can look back over the years to see what has been achieved , and we can feel very proud ,we struggled in the beginning, but many cadets have passed through our books ,and they have made many friends throughout the country, and that is the sad part, but we have done our bit  and have nothing to be ashamed of  and we can still in some small way look to the future Ivan thanked every one for their commitment over the years. The Secretary asked for any comments, the Chairman remarked one nice thing has come out of it his own unit at Newark had received Ganges ASC boat one which was off loaded to us by Area., Martin mentioned that his unit had also received an ASC boat two. There had been some good times here to during Geoff’s term of Office , to arrive here and see the Harbour full of boats and Cadets enjoying themselves, only to be followed by the prize giving on the Friday night, and see all the cadets with T.S.Ganges cap tallies on and being a ships company, having only known each other a week all friends.

  • 5. Treasurer’s Report;  please read  attached financial statement, upto October 2009 , plus the liabilities for this weekend . later on we will decide what path we are going to take in the future. there is to be a donation to Pembroke House this this was requested by Shep Woolley in lieu of his fee for the Scarborough reunion, it was decided to donate £200-00. The Chairman said he was sad he could not attend tomorrows final Dinner, due to work commitments. The Treasurers account was accepted as a true record duly proposed and seconded. The Chairman is to contact the Treasurer of the Main Association with a view to maintaining the Reg Fisk Fund.

The Chairman thanked Ivan for his work as treasurer and secretary  and remarked that 
had been friends for a long time and had seen T.S.Ganges grow and grow, there had been some bad times but mostly it was always good, and we had reached the end, and had decommissioned T.S.Ganges Boating  Station. And the MSSC had lost a top notch Boating Station for the lack of foresight of a minority of  People, in Holyhead.

  • 6. Address by Ltcdr (SCC) Geof Shaw RNR, Boating Superintendent; As we are aware the MSSC brought the closure forward from March 2010 to December 09,so the Staff have a busy period ahead of them bringing the site to closure. The Prince of Wales unit proposed building programme (whatever that is ) so Geoff was asked to clear the site ASAP, we agreed to this request and the site will  be clear to hand over by the 2nd of December, and the Bert Jellico block will be clear the following week, this building is owned by Regular Forces Cadet Association (RFCA for short), and it is believed it will become a diving school.

The Prince of Wales Unit committee have been asked about Trophies owned by T.S.Ganges but there has been no response as yet. Geof has promised not to hand over the keys until we have the trophies. The  Hierarchy of the Western Area will be here and also MSSC will be here to see the handover on the 6th of December.That is all Geof can do except to close the accounts and send the balance to MSSC.  Geoff was thanked by all the Committee for his stirling work and that of his Staff. Geoff said that tonight there is a disco and buffet at the Conservative Club tonight were many ex cadets who are mostly instructors of there units  and the Staff will be there.


T,S,Ganges any other business;

(a)  President , Stewart Wallace, stated that we had fought a good fight but we lave lost the Station,
that many letters had been sent out to Senior Officers of the corps some had not replied including
two letters to Prince Andrew.

The President apologised  that he thought we had not done enough, (which was not true), but at least we had been honest , open and above board, and he was also sad we had lost a possible venue along the coast. Stewart said he would remain in post if it will serve a purpose but as future meetings could be away from Holyhead, but his position could remain under review until a suitable candidate could take over. All agreed to this .

(b) Dave Percival said that he would like to put an article in the local paper in the way of an obituary informing the people of Holyhead of the vital source of income they had lost, all were in favour.

( c ),  the proposal for the future , is continue raising funds for sea cadet units and allocate funds out  raised, to chosen units who had put in a bid , it is not aimed at large donations, but to help out units that are in need. It was proposed that we would rename , and the group would call themselves;  

“Ganges SCC Support Group”.
A new committee would be formed,
Barbara Hayward Treasurer
Ivan Hayward   Secretary
Dave Percival    Vice Chairman
Dave Poyser    Chairman
A new mandate will be set up.
At this point the  Annual General meeting was closed . future meetings will be arranged.


 

T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)
S.C.T.C.  National Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey. LL65 1YB (01407 763666
Registered Charity No.306141
                                                    
T.S.GangesSupportGroup                                                                                         

Hon. Secretary Ivan Hayward                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                              
To: All Support Group Members

From. Ivan Hayward                                                                                                                                    

Friday 30th Oct 2009
The final A.G.M. of the Support Group will be held at TS Ganges on Saturday 28th November 2009   commencing at 1100 at TS Ganges Holyhead. All members are requested to attend.

AGENDA

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
  2. CHAIRMANS OPENING
  3. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
  4. SECRETARY’S REPORT
  5. TREASURER’S REPORT
  6. ADDRESS BY LT. Cdr. (SCC) GEOFF SHAW RNR
  7. DEBATE ON PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE

 

Email received from Patrick Balfour, Chief of Staff MSSC

Dear Ivan

As you will be all too well aware, we have with great reluctance decided that we have to close SCTC Holyhead, due to Holyhead Unit’s unwillingness to agree with us a lease for our continued use of the buildings which they own, and which have housed the Training Centre’s accommodation and workshops etc.   The Centre will close finally on 31 March 2010, with the last training taking place this month.  I hope that the site will be cleared ready for return to the Unit by Christmas, leaving the staff free in the New Year to look for new jobs.

I believe the Sea Cadets as a whole will be the poorer for loss of the Training Centre, which enjoys among the best training water in the country, with excellent alternative facilities close at hand when weather prevents cadets from going afloat, and with a small, hardworking and well motivated staff, all of whom we will almost certainly lose.

One of the notable features which have contributed in no small way to the success of the Training Centre has been the generous and effective support it has enjoyed from the GANGES Association.  I am of course enormously grateful for all you have done over the years for TS Ganges.  Would it be too presumptuous of me to ask if your members may consider transferring their support of the Training Centre at Holyhead to its nearest equivalent operation, at Port Edgar, South Queensferry, in Scotland?

Port Edgar Boat Station is, like Holyhead, a nationally run and funded boat work Training Centre; unlike Holyhead, it has a parent Training Centre, SCTC HMS CALEDONIA (which is situated in Rosyth, on the other side of the Forth).  It currently does not have a TS name, but we are considering renaming it TS Ganges to perpetuate Holyhead’s name association.  As you know, there is another TS Ganges, the Cambridge Unit; you may well be considering transferring your support to them.  The case for Port Edgar compared to Cambridge is that it is, like SCTC Holyhead, a National facility, manned by paid employees of the MSSC, and offering high quality boat work training to anyone in the Corps.  Last year it delivered 2743 trainee days (making it slightly smaller than Holyhead which delivered 2902 in the same period.  It operates in old Admiralty buildings which used to be part of HMS LOCHINVAR, the former Mine Countermeasures Vessel base.  The whole site is owned by Edinburgh Leisure, which is part of Edinburgh Borough Council.  There has for years been talk of them redeveloping the site, the plans for this include provision for our Boat Station remaining on site in new buildings.  However Edinburgh Leisure has had long running difficulties with funding this redevelopment and no start date has been announced.  Despite this element of uncertainty, the future of Port Edgar as our National Boat Station in Scotland looks assured.

I would be most grateful if you could put this suggestion to your members for consideration.  The loss of Holyhead makes it all the more important that we do all we can to protect our remaining two National Boat work Training Centres, of which Port Edgar is one.  Any assistance and support you and your members can offer in this endeavour would be most gratefully received.

If you want any further information on Port Edgar, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Yours sincerely

Patrick Balfour
Chief of Staff

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Secretary’s reply

Tuesday 27th October 2009

Dear Patrick,

Many thanks for your email of 7th October regarding the closure of TS Ganges. This was discussed at our recent fund raising weekend in Scarborough with great sadness and disappointment. After a very heart wrenching debate, consideration was given to transferring our support to the Port Edger Boat Station, many of us myself included having worked out of HMS Lochinvar during our naval careers. After a long discussion it was deemed not practical due to the distances involved. Cambridge was also considered but it was felt to be more of a local issue when we have always been a national concern.

One idea put forward to the meeting, that was acceptable by most, was to form a National SCC Support Fund from which all units could apply to for grants once a year, for consideration by the Support Group. This motion will be put to the members at the last TS Ganges Support Group A.G.M. to be held on Saturday 28th November 2009 at TS Ganges. It was also put forward to retain Lt/Cdr. Geoff Shaw as the Liaison Officer between the fund and Units.

Please feel free to attend the A.G.M. or put forward any comments.

Yours Sincerely

 

Ivan Hayward
TS Ganges Support Group Secretary

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MSSC Response;

Ivan

Thank you very much for your response to my suggestion about your adopting Port Edgar, and I quite understand the geographical difficulty of adopting a Boat Station in Scotland.

Your generous proposal to establish some sort of Sea Cadets Support fund is very welcome, I will have to get the idea discussed up here in HQ, but one of the things we are generally better at is accepting advantageous good ideas when they are offered!

I will see if I can make it to your AGM in November, by which time I certainly should be able to give the meeting our response to your offer.

Yours

Patrick

 


 

H.M.S. GANGES ASSOCIATION

26th ANNUAL SCARBOROUGH WEEKEND
AT THE
RED LEA HOTEL
Prince of Wales Terrace, South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2AJ
Tel: - 01723 362431
                                                       Weekend Information
Friday 16th October 2009
Bar open from Lunchtime
1200 – 1700 Tea, Coffee, and Sandwiches may be purchased at the bar
Rooms available for check in from 1400
Dinner served 1900
Evening Entertainment Dave Pinkney

Saturday 17th
Breakfast 0830 - 0930
1100 National Uckers Knock out Competition in the Bar.
Bar open from Lunchtime
1200 – 1400 Tea, Coffee, and Sandwiches may be purchased at the bar
1830 "Up Spirits" Hands muster for Rum (Sherry provided as an alternative) in the Rowntree Room
1900 Gala Dinner Lounge Suits or Blazers & Flannels (medals optional).
Wine provided with Dinner
Evening Entertainment Adam North (comedy/vocal)

Sunday 18th
Breakfast 0830 – 0930
Free day to explore Scarborough and surrounding areas
Bar open from Lunchtime
 Sunday Lunch Available 1230 – 1330 price £10.00 per person (Book on Arrival)
Dinner served 1900
Evening Entertainment Shep Woolley

Monday 29th September
Breakfast 0830 – 0930
You are requested to vacate your rooms by 1000

 

Notes Scarborough has plenty to offer, good shopping facilities, restaurants and coffee shops. Nice cliff walks and gardens to wander around, just up from the hotel is the location of the building used in the Yorkshire TV series "The Royal" For the more adventurous why not visit the North Yorkshire Moors and Railway (Heartbeat Country) or Whitby, York, Pickering, Castle Howard, Beverley, Flamborough Head, or walk down memory lane with a visit to Eden Camp just off the A64 at Malton, and relive the War Years you can even have a meal in the NAAFI for old times sake.

Throughout the weekend we shall as usual be fund raising. A Tombola stall will be held through the day on Saturday, and in the evening a Grand Raffle will be run, so Tombola and Raffle prizes would be appreciated.  

All Entertainment will take place in the Restaurant, so you are requested to please stick to the seating plan.

National Uckers Knock out Competition, Teams please register with Dave Poyser on Friday night.

P.T.O.

Parking is on the street using Disc Zones and is free providing you obtain a disc from reception and display it on your dashboard. Look out for one-way streets!

Directions from York/A1/M1/A64
Follow A64 signposted Scarborough. On approaching Scarborough, follow Town Centre signs along Seamer Road turn right at the mini round-about just past B&Q on to Queen Margaret’s  Road (B1427) At the  Junction with Filey Road (A165) turn right and then take the immediate left on to Avenue Victoria. At the T-junction turn left on to Esplanade and take the third left on to Prince of Wales Terrace - the Red Lea is on the right.
Directions from Teesside/A171
Follow A171 signposted Scarborough. On approaching Scarborough, follow Town Centre signs along Scalby Road. At 1st roundabout go straight over, at 2nd roundabout turn left into Falsgrave Road, keeping in the left-hand lane for the first two sets of lights. At the 3rd set of traffic lights (railway station on your right), turn right keeping in the middle lane. At the next set of lights, continue over Valley Bridge and take your 1st left then immediate right into Belmont Road. Following the road round into the Esplanade take your 3rd right into Prince of Wales Terrace. The Red Lea Hotel is on your right.
Directions from Hull/A165
Follow A165 signposted Scarborough. On approaching Scarborough follow Town Centre signs along Filey Road, take a right turn on to Avenue Victoria. At the T-junction turn left on to Esplanade and take the third left on to Prince of Wales Terrace - the Red Lea is on the right.
By Train or Coach
The train and coach stations are located approximately 1.5 miles from the hotel. Either take a Taxi from the station or alternatively a service bus to the Ramshill Shopping Centre, and then a few minutes walk to the hotel.

Weekend Organisers Ivan & Barbara Hayward, 13 Moor Ley, Birdwell, Barnsley, South Yorks, S70 5RP.
(01226 283384 Mobile 07814 294405 -  e-mail i.hayward384@btinternet.com


T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)
S.C.T.C.  National Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey. LL65 1YB (01407 763666
Registered Charity No.306141

Email: i.hayward384@btinternet.com
Home 01226 283384 Mobile 07814 294405   

   
TS GANGES SPONSOR WEEKS 2009

To all Sponsors,
Most of you have probably heard about the threatened closure of TS Ganges due to the problem of not being able to secure a long term lease on the buildings that we use. I can now state that we have won a reprieve until the end of this year, so are now able to accept bookings for this year.
The dates for this year Sponsor Weeks are: - Week 1. 30th May – 6th June and Week 2. 6th – 13th June, price is held the same as last year £75.00 per cadet per week. Sponsorship is invited from all Associations, Groups, or Individuals. When payment is received Enrolment Forms will be sent to the Units Sponsored. If you require any additional information do not hesitate to contact me.

Download the Booking Form Word doc. Here

Download the Booking Form PDF Here                                                                                                


26th ANNUAL SCARBOROUGH WEEKEND

         Ivan Hayward 13 Moor LeyBirdwellBarnsleySouth Yorks
S70 5RPTel; 01226 283384 Mobile; 07814 294405
       Email i.hayward384@btinternet.com


In Aid Of T.S. Ganges

At the Red Lea Hotel Scarborough
Friday 16th - Monday 19th October 2009


Dear Shipmates,
The next Scarborough Weekend will be held on the above dates. Barbara and Ivan extend a warm welcome to one and all, to come along and enjoy an excellent run ashore meeting old and new shipmates.
Weekend Tariffs;
Friday to Monday (3 nights) £130.00 per person
Friday to Sunday  (2 nights) £105.00 per person
This includes: -, Half Board – Breakfast & Evening Meals.
Gala Dinner on Saturday with Traditional Rum issue & wine served with the meal.
Entertainment Saturday & Sunday nights.


The deposit is due to be paid 16th March 2009 so we would appreciate a prompt reply if you are attending. Please complete the attached booking form and send it with a deposit of £30.00 per person made payable to Scarborough Reunion at the above address as soon as possible. Please include a S.A.E. for a receipt.

It is advisable to take out your own Holiday Insurance, as we cannot guarantee any refunds once monies have been paid to the Hotel.


A full programme for the weekend will be available closer to the day, or keep up with events on the TS Ganges and Scarborough Weekend website at www.hmsganges.org.uk

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HMS GANGES SCARBOROUGH REUNION BOOKING FORM 2009


RED LEA HOTEL Friday 16th to Monday 19th October

WHY A CHANGE OF HOTEL?
Because Shearings have put up the price of the New Southlands Hotel by £100.00 for the 3 day weekend.

WHERE IS THE RED LEA HOTEL?
On The Prince of Wales Terrace, just down the road from the New Southlands Hotel, nearer to the cliff lift and sea front.

HAS ANYONE BEEN TO LOOK AT IT?
Yes Barbara, Ivan & Sandra & David Killelay have stayed for the weekend and had a guided tour of the hotel and all the different types of bedrooms etc. The Dinning Room including the entertainment in the same room is lovely (like Corner Ballroom style).

WHY A LATER DATE?
Because this was the only weekend available at the Red Lea. 

ANY QUESTIONS?
Don’t hesitate to give us a ring Barbara & Ivan 01226 283384

ITINERY WILL INCLUDE;
Saturday Forenoon Grand Uckers Knockout Competition
Evening ‘Up Spirits’, Gala Dinner, wine served with meal, and entertained by Adam North (comedy vocalist).
Sunday Evening Shep Woolley.


H.M.S. GANGES ASSOCIATION

25th ANNUAL SCARBOROUGH WEEKEND

  Friday 26th September  – Monday 29th October 2008
AT The New Southlands Hotel, West Street, South Cliff, Scarborough. YO11 2QW
Tel: - 01723 361461 -

Weekend Information:

Friday 26th September 2008
Bar open from 1200 till late
Bar snacks available 1200 – 1400
Rooms available for check in from 1500
Dinner served 1830 – 2000

Saturday 27th September
Breakfast 0830 - 1000
1100 National Uckers Knock out Competition in the Bar.
Bar open from1100 till late
Bar snacks available 1200 – 1400
1830 "Up Spirits" Hands to Rum (Sherry provided as an alternative)
1900 “Hands to Dinner” Lounge Suits or Blazers & Flannels (medals optional).
Wine provided with Dinner

Sunday 28th September
Breakfast 0830 – 1000
Free day to explore Scarborough and surrounds
Bar open from1800 till late
Dinner served 1830 – 2000

Monday 29th September
Breakfast 0800 – 0930
You are requested to vacate your rooms by 1000
Hope you enjoy your stay

Notes Scarborough has plenty to offer, good shopping facilities, restaurants and coffee shops. Nice cliff walks and gardens to wander around, just up from the hotel is the location of the building used in the Yorkshire TV series "The Royal" For the more adventurous why not visit the North Yorkshire Moors and Railway (Heartbeat Country) or Whitby, York, Pickering, Castle Howard, Beverley, Flamborough Head, or walk down memory lane with a visit to Eden Camp just off the A64 at Malton, and relive the War Years you can even have a meal in the NAAFI for old times sake.
 Throughout the weekend we shall as usual be fund raising for TS Ganges a very worthy cause. A Grand Raffle will be run on the Saturday night. Nightly entertainment will take place in the bar, so chill out, join in and have a good time. Please note this programme is subject to change at short notice.
Tombola and Raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.
Weekend Organisers Ivan & Barbara Hayward, 13 Moor Ley, Birdwell, Barnsley, South Yorks, S70 5RP. (01226 283384
 Mobile 07814 294405 -  e-mail i.hayward384@btinternet.com


To. All Sponsors TS Ganges Sponsor Weeks 2008 Results

From. Ivan Hayward .

T.S. Ganges Sponsor Weeks 2008

Dear Sponsors

 Please find enclosed this years results, the cadets log books will be following on by post, they will give you some idea of their training and achievements whilst at TS Ganges. here are the full results for both weeks.
On week 1. 29 cadets and 15 volunteer staff attended, and the following awards were made:

  • Monty Banks Memorial Shield for the Best Cadet went to Jenny Kerchy from Plymouth.
  • John Miles Memorial Shield for Smartness went to Chantelle Jones from Long Eaton.
  • Ted Sewell Memorial Shield for Effort went to Harrison Mellor from Lincoln.

On week 2.  32 cadets and 17 volunteer staff attended, and the following awards were made:

  • Monty Banks Memorial Shield for the Best Cadet went to Emmie-Lou Foster from Hull.
  • John Miles Memorial Shield for Smartness went to Liam Boddington from Derby.
  • Ted Sewell Memorial Shield for Effort went to Anton Wiltshire from Ipswich.

Numbers were up this year, and we had two excellent weeks, the weather was very kind to us and the sun shone nearly every day, The cadets gelled together very well and worked hard to achieve their results. A presentation night along with disco & buffet followed at the end of each week allowing the cadets to let their hair down and enjoy themselves.

A big thanks to you all our sponsors for making the two weeks possible, and giving the cadets a very enjoyable and life lasting experience.

Ivan Hayward
Secretary T.S. Ganges Support Group

T.S. GANGES SPONSOR WEEKS 2008
1st WEEK 31st May – 7th JUNE

                                                   RESULTS

 

NAME

RATE

AGE

UNIT

Level Gained

1.

Jade Haw

O/C

12

Filey

YSS Stg 1

2.

Charlotte Brown

O/C

13

Filey

YSS Stg 2

3.

Jade Parker

CDT.

12

Filey

YSS Stg 1

4.

Natasha Jackman

CDT.

12

Filey

PBS Level 2

5.

Lorna Holmes

CDT.

12

Filey

N/C

6.

Lauren Johnson

CDT.

12

Sefton

YSS Stg 1

7.

Mathew Hamilton

CDT.

14

Sefton

PBS Level 2

8.

Peter McCubbin

O/C

13

Sefton

PBS Level 2

9.

Alan Campbell

CDT.

13

Sefton

PBS Level 2

10.

Kris Prentice

L/CDT

17

Enfield

PBS Level 2

11.

Chujan Sivathasan

O/C

13

Enfield

YSS Stg 1

12.

Chantelle Jones

CDT

12

Long Eaton

YSS Stg 1

13.

Ebony Redgate

CDT

12

Long Eaton

YSS Stg 1

14.

Alex Hodgkinson

A/B

14

Plymouth

PBS Level 2

15.

Jenny Kerchey

A/B

14

Plymouth

YSS Stg 3

16.

Michael Watson

O/C

14

Huddersfield

NSS Level 2

17.

Luke Dyson

A/B

15

Huddersfield

PBS Level 2

18.

Nicola Kennedy

CDT.

12

Clacton-on-Sea

YSS Stg 1

19.

Nicola Woodards

O/C

14

Clacton-on-Sea

PBS Level 2

20.

Michael Holden

CDT.

12

Stretford & Urms

PBS Level 2

21.

Ben Robertson

O/C

15

Lincoln

PBS Level 2

22.

Sam Ward

CDT

13

Lincoln

YSS Stg 1

23.

Oliver Brighten

CDT

13

Lincoln

PBS Level 2

24.

Harrison Mellor

CDT

13

Lincoln

YSS Stg 1

25.

Kieran Richards

CDT

12

Lincoln

YSS Stg 1

26.

Reece Charlton

CDT

12

Bradford

YSS Stg 1

27.

John Daly

L/C

11

Bradford

YSS Stg 1

28.

Cheryl Kennedy

 

 

Bradford

N/C

29.

Peter Wood

CDT

12

Bradford

YSS Stg 1

AWARDS

Ted Sewell for Effort

Harrison Mellor

Lincoln

John Miles for Smartness

Chantelle Jones

Long Eaton

Monty Banks – Best Cadet

Jenny Kerchy

Plymouth

 

T.S. GANGES SPONSOR WEEKS 2008
2nd WEEK    7th – 14th JUNE

                                                RESULTS

 

NAME

RATE

AGE

UNIT

Level Gained

1.

Jodie Coombes

CDT

 

Newark

YSS Stg 2

2.

Madaline Woodford

CDT

 

Newark

YSS Stg 3

3.

Daimion Filbee

CDT

 

Newark

PBS Level 2

4.

Joe Peck

CDT

 

Newark

NSS Level 2

5.

Lucy Williams

O/C

12

Stretford

YSS Stg 3

6.

Jenny Yoksha

CDT

12

Stretford

PBS Level 2

7.

Jaymes Goldsmith

A/C

14

Ashford

Seamanship Skills

8.

Andrew Minshaw

A/C

13

Ashford

Spinnaker Sailing

9.

Laura Duck

CDT

14

Trowbridge

YSS Stg 2

10.

Leanne Brimson

O/C

13

Trowbridge

YSS Stg 2 

11.

William Cornwell

A/C

15

Kings Lynn

NSS Level 2

12.

Chelsea Ward

O/C

13

Kings Lynn

YSS Stg 2

13.

Daniel Clark

O/C

12

Dudley

NSS Level 2

14.

Kelly Hardwick

CDT

12

Dudley

YSS Stg 2

15.

Abby Masters

CDT

15

Ipswich

NSS Level 2

16.

Gemma Waters

CDT

12

Ipswich

YSS Stg 2

17.

Luke Humbles

CDT

12

Ipswich

YSS Stg 2

18.

James Sincair

CDT

12

Ipswich

YSS Stg 4

19.

Damon Ashlee

CDT

13

Ipswich

PBS Level 2

20.

Charlie Welham

CDT

13

Ipswich

NSS Level 1

21.

Anton Wiltshire

CDT

13

Ipswich

NSS Level 1

22.

Elizabeth Everett

CDT

12

Ipswich

YSS Stg 2

13.

Emmie-Lou Foster

O/C

14

Hull

PBS Level 2

24.

Jordan Platten

A/C

13

Hull

PBS Level2

25.

Liam Boddington

 

 

Derby

YSS Stg 3

26.

Amy Fuller

 

 

Derby

YSS Stg 4

27.

David Orton

 

 

Derby

PBS Level2

28.

Zac Harrison

 

 

Derby

PBS Level 2

29.

Nathan Davies

A/C

14

Mansfield

Seamanship Skills

30.

Adam Cotterell

A/C

14

Mansfield

N/C

31.

Charles Adams

O/C

12

Colchester

YSS Stg 2

32.

David Branton

 

 

Doncaster

PBS Level 2

AWARDS


Ted Sewell for Effort

Anton Wiltshire

Ipswich

John Miles for Smartness

Liam Boddington

Derby

Monty Banks – Best Cadet

Emmie-Lou Foster

Hull


T.S. Ganges
By Ivan Hayward

For the benefit of new members TS Ganges is a Sea Cadet Training Centre situated in the stunning harbour of Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales, with its exciting combination of coastal cliffs, and islands and variety of sea conditions TS Ganges is perfectly situated for outdoor adventures both on and off the water offering a diverse range of activities. These include sailing, powerboats, canoeing, hill walking, rock climbing and abseiling to name but a few.
Initially this was a small struggling Boating Station on the verge of closing down through lack of support and investment. The Association got involved in the early eighties raising funds and helping out wherever we could with maintenance of buildings and boats, some of us even trained as civilian instructors and gave our time out on the water training the cadets. Slowly with the support of this Association and the dedicated unit staff TS Ganges gradually got turned around and flourished into what it is today an accredited Sea Cadet Training Centre (RYA Approved) training young people, giving them the confidence and skills to help them succeed in life.

 A Support Group was formed at the beginning and continues to work raising funds for TS Ganges organising events throughout the year. Details of two of the major events are as follows.

Sponsor Weeks.
The first two weeks of June are the Annual Sponsor Weeks when divisions, individuals or any other associations can sponsor cadets from their area to attend TS Ganges for boating courses, this years details are as follows: Week 1. Saturday 31st May – Saturday 7th June. and Week 2. Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th June. Prices are £75.00 per cadet per week. Please note that due to the dedication of the Ganges Memorial at the National Arboretum on Saturday 7th of June, we have changed the TS Ganges Open Weekend. To the last week end (13th – 15th June) with the A.G.M. at 1100 on Saturday 14th June, every one is welcome to attend.

Scarborough Weekend

The last Scarborough Weekend was another great success; a grand total of £1,007.00 was raised for TS Ganges, thanks all our helpers for all their hard work, not forgetting all those who attended and gave so generously. The National Uckers Knockout Competition was a close fought contest right to the bitter end, the final was played out by last years champions Michael Knight & Barry Manley, against man & wife team Pauline and Dave Tate, after a cliff hanging game Pauline & Dave emerged the victors. This year will be the 25th Annual Scarborough Weekend and will take place Friday 26th – Monday 29th September at the New Southlands Hotel, £110.00 per person. For further information or Booking Forms for Sponsor Weeks or Scarborough Weekend please contact me or down load them from Here. Hope to see some of you at Blackpool.


Sign up now :

Number 10 Downing Street has approved a petition that was launched requesting a new Public Holiday falling on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday in November each year. To be known as the National Remembrance Holiday, it’s got three aims:

  1. To emphasise the remembrance of those servicemen and women who have given, and continue to give, their lives for Britain.
  2. To remind people of the importance of protecting our Nation and what it stands for;
  3. To break that 3 month period between the August Public Holiday and Christmas when there are no long weekends, especially as the UK has fewer public holidays than most European Countries.

If you agree to the idea, please sign up to the petition – it doesn’t take long – and it would be great if you were to forward the link to other people as well. If you are not interested, just hit the delete key. This is not just about another bank holiday, but more importantly about having a designated day to remember all those people that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

 

THIS IS A NOTABLE PETITION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAVE ASKED FOR PLEASE SIGN IF YOU WANT AN EXTRA BANK HOLIDAY.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/remembermonday/


REUNION 2008 – SITREP

The organisation of the Reunion is coming along splendidly.  It promises to be a fantastic occasion.  Here are some points of interest.

SODS Opera – Friday evening – Entries for this world-beating, televised occasion are pouring in.  Where’s yours?  Don’t be shy – the competition is so awful yours is be bound to be a winner!  Pancho Brett has volunteered to act as MC under the guidance of the greatest impresario  in the western hemisphere, George Maxfield.  Top quality acts are being signed up every day so hurry to get your piece in with a little outline to enable the management team to understand what it is you intend to do.   At present we have a mix of serious comedy acts, musical skits and semi-professional singers (that’s what they tell us, anyway).  If you can sing, recite a piece from Shakespeare or even Gunga Din for that matter, perform some magic, saw your wife in half (that must be a first) or tell a ditty you can compete for the first prize of a round the world cruise.  Let’s have some responses please from all those who can talk big when they’re in the bar – show us your …. and prove it.  Contact Pancho direct at Pancho.brett@talkatalk.net

Grand Draw and Table Raffle –  Grand Draw tickets have sold well under the control of Dick Binch.  The Grand Draw tickets will be selected by our guest celebrity at the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening so get them sold now.  At £5 per book of 5 they’re excellent value for money.  Send in the money to Dick with the counterfoils – his address is on the back page of the book.  The first prize is a fantastic weekend in London - top hotel, see a show and have tea at the Ritz.  What a fabulous gift or Christmas present to someone if you cannot partake yourself.  The tickets will be available for 12 months so it’s up to you to choose what, when and where.  Finally, on this topic, a cash alternative of £400 is offered for those who don’t wish to accept the actual prize itself.  The second prize is the decanter with 1 litre of rum on an oak base from HMS Victory.  For the Third Prize we have organised a weekend break for two in any of the Britannia Groups 33 hotels.  That must be a winner.  Finally, Mansfield Division have donated an HMS Ganges engraved crystal Decanter and glasses to remind you of the occasion.  Get in quick as tickets are limited. 

The Table Raffle is again run by Dick and will be drawn as usual during Church Parade on Sunday.  Donations and gifts (unwanted Christmas presents, books in good condition, bottles of bubbly or whatever) should be notified to Dick and brought along to Reunion.  Help may be required to label the prizes so any volunteers should contact Dick in good time beforehand.  Tell Dick of the prizes you can offer so that there will be tons of money to go to the chosen good causes. Dick’s contact address is: rf.binch@btinternet.com

The Ladies have their own specially organised outing on the Saturday morning though non-member males may also clock in if they fancy a ride out.  In the afternoon, the Ladies will be having an organised Health & Beauty demonstration in the hotel.  See the separate notice under Reunions for full details.  Contact is Kathy: Thipthorpe@btconnect.com who would like to have an indication of numbers a s a p.

Gala Dinner –  Saturday evening - This promises to be an extra special occasion.  We will be hosting the Mayor & Mayoress of Blackpool, Commodore Williams (Ganges boy 1964) and his wife Annette, and Captain Steve Jackson (Ganges boy 1973).  Lot’s of formality, wine reception, (bag) piper to pipe us into dinner, colours, speeches, sunset, followed by Certificate presentation and then entertainment.   Dress will be as formal as we can make it.  Cocked hats & cloaks, for those who have them, swords and medals for those who don’t.  Dinner Jackets, Uniform (blazer and flannels) or lounge suits.   Please, no T-shirts or jeans!  The guest speaker is Yeoman Warder Jo David, Town Crier H.M. Tower of London plus our special celebrity guest who will entertain us before drawing the fantastic raffle prizes.  Any questions regarding the Gala Dinner your contact is Carl Jackson VP at: carl.jackson@clarityonline.co.uk


H.M.S. GANGES ASSOCIATION     
25th ANNUAL SCARBOROUGH WEEKEND              

Ivan Hayward
13 Moor Ley
Birdwell , Barnsley
South Yorks , S70 5RP
Tel; 01226 283384
Mobile; 07814 294405  Email i.hayward384@btinternet.com

25th ANNUAL SCARBOROUGH WEEKEND
In Aid Of T.S. Ganges
At the New Southlands Hotel Scarborough
Friday 26th September  - Monday 29th September 2008
Dear Shipmates,

After numerous letters and phone calls with Shearings we have decided to return to the New Southlands Hotel for our 25th Scarborough Week End. Shearings have apologised for any inconvenience and stress caused by the lift breaking down on our last week end with them. To show their goodwill they have given us £200 in vouchers for use with our next booking. Taking into account that the hotel staff were brilliant, that the problem with the lift could happen anywhere, and finding another hotel that we can have exclusive is very difficult, we have decided to give them another chance.

The next Scarborough Weekend will be the 25th anniversary, and as such we would like to invite all old friends and new to help us celebrate this milestone. The price for the weekend has been held the same as last year,
Weekend Tariffs;
Friday to Monday (3 nights) £110.00 per person
Friday to Sunday  (2 nights) £90.00 per person
This includes: -, Half Board – Breakfast & Evening Meals.
Gala Dinner on Saturday with Traditional Rum issue & wine served with the meal.
Entertainment every night.
The deposit is due to be paid to Shearings by the 2nd January 2008, so we would appreciate a prompt reply if you are attending. Please complete the attached booking form and send it with a deposit of £25.00 per person to I & B Hayward at the above address as soon as possible. Please include A.S.A.E. for a receipt. It is advisable to take out your own Holiday Insurance, as we cannot guarantee any refunds once monies have been paid to Shearings.
A full programme for the weekend will be available closer to the day, or keep up with events on the TS Ganges and Scarborough Weekend website at www.hmsganges.org.uk 

HMS GANGES SCARBOROUGH REUNION BOOKING FORM 2008
New Southlands Hotel Friday 26th to Monday 28th September
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T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)


S.C.T.C.  National Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey. LL65 1YB (01407 763666
Registered Charity No.306141

T.S.GangesSupportGroup

Hon. Secretary  Ivan Hayward                                                                                                                     
13 Moor Ley
Birdwell
Barnsley
South York’s

Home  01226 283384
Mobile 07814 294405
E-mail: i.hayward384@btinternet.com

T.S. GANGES SPONSOR WEEKS 2008

Week 1 from 31st May to 7th June          Week 2 from 7th to 14th June
The above dates have been set for TS Ganges Sponsor Weeks 2007. All Naval Associations and other interested groups or individuals are invited to sponsor cadets from their area.

The courses in both sailing, canoeing and powerboats will be held at TS Ganges, the North West Area National Sea Cadet Training Centre, situated at Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey. We can accommodate up to 40 cadets each week at a cost of £75.00 per cadet per week, this includes full board & instruction for the week, RYA certificates for all cadets who reach the required RYA standard, TS Ganges cap tallie, and end of course disco. It does not include travel to and from Holyhead, or pocket money. The Superintendent Lt. Cdr. (SCC) Geoff  Shaw RNR and his staff, run the courses along with any suitably qualified volunteer instructors.

Over the years the courses have been very popular and many cadets have been given the opportunity to learn from scratch or improve their boating skills working as a team with other cadets from all over the British Isles, instilling in them character and leadership qualities.

To support the Sponsor Weeks contact your local Sea Cadet Unit and discuss it with the Officer in Charge, who will be only too delighted to help you choose the cadets. Then fill in the enclosed Booking Form and send it back to me, along with the appropriate payment. The relevant administration forms will then be forwarded to the unit being sponsored. Please include a Stamped Envelope Addressed to the unit. If you are unable to sponsor anyone, a donation to TS Ganges would be most welcome. An official receipt will be issued for all payments.

Please note the choice of week 1 or 2 will be on a strict first come first served basis, in the event of no vacancies being left on the chosen week the booking will be switched to the alternative week. To avoid disappointment please book early.

A TS Ganges open weekend will be held at the end of week 1. 6th – 8th June so you can come along meet the cadets and staff, and see the activities. A presentation & social evening will be held on the Friday and the TS Ganges AGM on the Saturday morning 7th June. All are welcome to attend; any persons interested please contact me for full details and accommodation.

IVAN HAYWARD Secretary TS Ganges Support Group, Course Administrator

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After I returned home from the Scarborough W/end,
I, as apparently did others, sent an email to the New Southland's Hotel,
mine being mainly about the non working lift.
I was not too concerned about myself as fortunately I always use the stairs,
but there were quite a few people among us with mobility problems,
who I was concerned about. I have just received a reply from the
customer care coordinator for Shearings holidays, which I have attached.
I thought it may be of interest:
Best regards. Bill Lott.
(Sent to us by Bill & posted here 14/11/07)
....................................................................................................................

Re:  Holiday Code – CCSCAD3      Departure Date – 28th September 2007

Thank you for writing to us following your recent stay at the New Southlands Hotel.

As you may be aware, we have also received correspondence from other members of your party. As the issues raised in each of your letters are very similar, my response to each of you is the same.

Having read and carefully noted all your comments, I am obviously sorry to hear about the problems you encountered during your stay at the New Southlands Hotel and I would like to begin by apologising for any upset or inconvenience that you and your party were caused.

As a company, we are committed to providing acceptable standards throughout our entire operation and we are always concerned with any aspect that reduces the pleasure of a holiday.  However, mechanical faults can occur at any time, without prior warning and it is not always possible to rectify them immediately.

Having said that, in such situations, it is always our intention to ensure as little disruption as possible for our customers and every effort is made to carry out the necessary repairs as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately, in the case of the New Southlands Hotel, the lift developed a major technical fault and the lift engineers who visited the hotel on several occasions, were unable to carry out the repairs.

Apparently, the fault proved very difficult to identify and it took several attempts at repair, before the cause was established.  I am informed that this matter has now been referred to specialist engineers, however, the parts that are needed will take several weeks to arrive and once they are delivered, the maintenance work on the lift could take up to 10 days. 

Whilst I can assure you that this situation was a very unusual one, I hope you can appreciate that the breakdown of the lift was beyond our direct control and under the circumstances, I can only offer my regrets if this overshadowed the overall enjoyment of your break.

I have spoken to the General Manager about the problems with the central heating and hot water supply and I can advise you that due to the fact that a new water boiler was being fitted at the hotel, there were periods when it was necessary to use the central heating boiler to heat the water. Consequently, there were times when central heating was unavailable.

I am informed that as the weather overall was quite mild, this did not appear to be a problem although portable heaters were made available to anyone requiring additional heating.  At times, the hotel did feel cold and it was then that the central heating was switched on, but this did mean that during these periods hot water was unavailable.

It is acknowledged that this is a far from ideal situation and we do apologise for any discomfort that it may have caused you.  However, please accept my assurance that this was an isolated incident and that it was certainly not typical of the standards normally afforded in our hotels.

We are obviously concerned that you do not allow this incident to deter your group from booking with us again and therefore, as a gesture of goodwill, we have arranged for holiday vouchers to be sent to the Group Organiser, which can be used to discount your 2008 reunion.

In closing, I would like to thank you for taking the time and trouble to write and for making your views known, as they are important to us.   I trust your disappointing experience on this occasion will not deter you from travelling with us again and that you will continue to consider us in all your future reunion plans.

Yours sincerely
Sam Croston - Customer Care Co-ordinator


SCARBOROUGH 2007 WASHUP

Another great weekend with 107 in attendance, the weather was good to us with plenty of sunshine, which was an added bonus. The majority enjoyed the occasion despite the hotel lift not working, and the heating being on the blink (complaint lodged with Shearings) nearly every one true to naval tradition had a drip and a whinge and then got on with the weekend.
The National Uckers Knockout Competition was a close fought contest right to the bitter end, the final was played out by last years champions Michael Knight & Barry Manley, against man & wife team Pauline and Dave Tate, after a cliff hanging game Pauline & Dave emerged the victors.
Over the weekend our new rum tub was commissioned in memory of Joe Hawkwood & Mike Hallett and other absent friends. On the Saturday night we had the Gala dinner, Filey Sea Cadets Piped “Up Spirits” & “Hands to Dinner” Well done to Cadet Jade Haw (a collection for them raised £99.58). In addition we have the money to send Jade to TS Ganges next year. The evening entertainment was excellent including an impromptu performance from our very own Shep Woolley, thank you Shep.
The Tombola stall, quizzes, raffles, and Ivan not singing over the weekend, made a grand total of £1,007.00 for TS Ganges. Thank you to Connie & Barbara and all the other helpers, but most of all, to you wonderful generous weekenders who dug deep into your pockets and gave most generously, Thank you so very much.


T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)


S.C.T.C.  National Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales, LL65 1YB ' 01                    

18th   Annual General Meeting 9th  June 2007
The Annual General Meeting of the Support Group of T.S.Ganges

  Members attending ; D,Poyser(Chairman) M Knight, J.M.Waddington, K Balfour,       
D Mellors   M Randle, M Poyser,(Minute Sec) Wallace,(President)        
G Shaw,(boat Station Superintendant) I Hayward.(Secretary & Treasurer)

  1. Apoligies for absence; D Percival, A Marshall, D Scrimshire, I & M Shaw.

 

  1. Chairmans Opening Remarks; he said what good week the cadets had had, And that the presentation disco and buffet was enjoyed by all, The chair was particularly proud to be able to present the special awards , as two out of the three went to cadets from his own unit ,Newark Sea Cadets , the third going to Lincoln unit. So no bias there would I gloat. The cadets overall had done particularly well and the Staff both permanent and Volunteer are to be commended.

Matters arising from previous AGM, there were none. And the minutes were approved.

  1. Secretaries report; the secretary thanked all for the hard work over the last year and

another successful year as far as T.S.Ganges  were concerned. After the last meeting a large flat screen was purchased for showing educational dvds on  this is up and running. The

  1. 1st sponsor week had good weather and the cadets were on the water all week. Things at the boating station are on an even keel, with no problems , secretary stated that it was a pleasure to be part of T.S.Ganges.
  2. Treasurer’s report;  A statement was passed to all at the meeting, we had not received the “Reg Fisk Account” monies from the main Association as yet ,several donations had been given from families who relatives had crossed the bar,

Of which the Unit are grateful. To wit we are on a sound footing.
Chairman thanked the Treasurer for his report, proposed accepted by Mick Knight,
Seconded by Dot Mellors.

  1. Holyhead Carnival;  28th & 28TH July , A slight anomaly had arisen which would

            negate our attendance at the Festival, the agm at the Ganges reunion had broken   
down and was suspended, because appalling actions of some of the members
which led to an EGM, which was during the weekend of the festival , so we had to
cancel the stall. The trouble at the main Association will not affect the boating                        
station, as we have a strong following, it was a bit sad that we could attend the
festival.
(7)        T,S,Ganges update;    Geof thanked the S.G. for the purchase of the screen, a
cracking bit of kit. Great for doing lectures on, also used for entertainment in the
evening for the cadets.
T.S.Prince of Wales UMC,had a meeting on the 30th of June, no
news from that as yet, the boating station superintendent is waiting for a meeting with the Area training officer and the Area commander He is also waiting for a decision from SCCHQ about the mini bus funding. The president asked what the meeting was about ,this was to discuss the future of the main building and satellite buildings and projected moves, Which could affect us all..
Bookings ; not as many as he would have liked, this has come about by units going on District camps ,and unfortunately cannot afford both, however some units have booked for Next year. The chair said having attended National camp at Portsmouth and a District camp at Plymouth , there were no funds for Ganges , however Newark had secured a grant to able to attend Ganges and are hoping to fill in a blank at Ganges, at the end of August.
Boats; a new laser pico had arrived , one of the ribs had to have new cables fitted the original cables hadn’t lasted as long as thought.
Geof was thanked for his report.
(8)          Nominations and elections; the committee was voted enbloc.
(9)          before the question forum, the Chair asked a moment of silence in honour of
CPO (SCC) Chris Block RNR, who was a regular volunteer instructor down at 
Ganges and had sadly lost his life in road accident , he will be sadly missed.

  1. Geof said that a plaque is to placed in his honour in the dining hall , a memorial service was held here on the water , and the local life boat had attended.
  2. T.S. Ganges web site,www.hmsganges.org.uk  this is now up and running the Aministrator is Martin Randle, but his son and grandson will produce it.  

Martin gave a brief outline of the web, which would give an insight to T.S.Ganges, however there were safeguards and blocs on spam and politices from the main ganges association web site , as it is open to cadets nationwide
Shep has allowed some of his songs to be used as background to the site, there is an off button.
( c )           A proposal was put forward last year to the best cadet on the John Jerwood as a
prize, but it has been decided that it would be better to offer a free week here
at Ganges. This will start in 2008.
The AGM closed, no other business , date of the next meeting is the 3-11-07


T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)

T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)
S.C.T.C. Nationa1 Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey. LL65 1YB 801407 763666
www.hmsganges.org.uk Registered Charity No.306141

T.S. Ganges Support Group

Hon. Secretary
Ivan Hayward
13 Moor Ley
Birdwell
Barnsley
South York's
• Home 01226283384
Mobile 07814 294405

To. All Sponsors TS Ganges
Sponsor Weeks 2007 Results
From. Ivan Hayward

T.S. Ganges Sponsor Weeks 2007

Dear Sponsors
Please find enclosed cadets course logbooks; the cadets fill these in daily to give
you some idea of their training and achievements whilst at TS Ganges. Also enclosed are the full
results for both weeks.
On week 1. 24 cadets and 8 volunteer staff attended, and the following awards were made:


Though the numbers were down this year, we still had two very enjoyable weeks, the first week
had the best of the weather the sun shone every day, wl:lilst it was a bit unsettled for the second
week. The cadets worked very hard to achieve their results. A presentation night along with disco
& buffet followed at the end of each week allowing the cadets to let their hair down and enjoy
themselves.
A big thanks to you all who made the two weeks possible, and gave all the kids a very enjoyable
and memorial experience.
We now have our own website www.hmsganges.org.uk details of all activities along with pictures
of TS Ganges and the fund raising Scarborough Weekend available to surf.
Ivan Hayward
Secretary T.S. Ganges Support Group

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T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)

T.S. GANGES (HOLYHEAD)
S.C.T.C. Nationa1 Boating Station - R.Y.A. Approved
Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey. LL65 1YB 801407 763666
www.hmsganges.org.uk Registered Charity No.306141


Chairman
Dave Poyser
Home 01623 822079
Mobile 07749255987
Committee meeting held at T. S. Ganges on 14th April 2007, time, 1120

Apologies, from President, , Mr and Mrs Knight. Kate Balfour,Dot Mellors

Attendance, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, Superintendent boating station, Mary,
Doreen. Mary,& Ivor, Dave, Kate, Janet. Alan
Minutes oflast meeting, approved as a true record.
No matters arising.

Chairman's report, welcomed all to the meeting, the rum tub was on view (no rum) it had
been christened at Hayling Island reunion,and it worked it has a stainless steel insert, and has
room underneath for bits and pieces, will hold about 5 Htres of rum. News from main
association at the meeting before the AGM it was decided on a vote of 7 to 1 that Blackpool
is to be the next venue for the 2008 reunion, there was further upset at the meeting but that
can left in abeyance till after the Assoc,AGM. In a letter from the Chainnan Tony Thipthorpe
he said that the new Committee was forward looking and he hoped to be part of it they also
mentioned T.S Ganges SCC, which is Cambridge Sea Cadets, and is well known to us, and it
was intended to pass the bucket round at the reunion, and send a donation. Cambridge comes
under the Carobs and Beds District of the eastern Area and the District Officer is well known
to me as we served together on HMS Eagle in the mid sixties.

Secretaries report after a lot of hard work over the winter the boats at the station look in
fme condition for the coming season the staff are to' be commended on their hard work, the
boating Station is on a firm footing, and ready for the season ahead~

Financial statement; for the support group, cash in bank £5403.19 liabilities £2800.00
sponsor weeks, cash available £2603.19. Ivan thanked the S.G. for their hard work over the
year. There were some additional expenses to Ivan who had to have a new lid made for the
rum barrel,plus brass furniture, this came to £82-00 of which £28-00 was for the new oak lid
base, Ivan was thanked for his report
.
Scarborough weekend , now fully booked and everyone was looking forward to the
weekend.

Holyhead festival; This takes place over the 27th to the 29th July, we are to have a stall
there, with the advertising hoardings and possibly our Roger!, can come down. Kate is on the
Committee of the Festival so we should have a stall in the Marquee.

Superintendent report; Geof stated that much money had been spent on getting the boats
ready for season, this had depleted his funds somewhat, however the deposit for the sponsor
weeks of £2000-00 is going to help. He had applied for monies from MSSC HQ and had
received some but was hoping that more was on its to help buy a further Mini bus. This was
badly needed for transferring cadets to and from the Station Geof also has asked for a large
flat screen this is to be bought by the SG. Bookings are up to the usual mark for the season.
Geofwas thanked for his report.

A.O.B Dave Percival asked about the Norbreck and was given a comprehensive report by the
Chairman about its renovations and how it would suit the main reunion, at least no need to
put on a raincoat to go to breakfast or any other meal for that fact , and they can
accommodate and serve the gala dinner.
c.p.a. (scc)Chris BlockRNR~ it was sad to hear that Chris who was a stalwart at T.S.
Ganges, during the years had passed away quite suddenly, and his funeral is to take place on
Friday near Derby, a plaque is to be placed in honour in the Galley alongside Ted Sewell's.
The Chairman is to give a report on T.S.Ganges at the main reunion.
As this was the last meeting before our own AGM the Chairman asked if all were willing to
stand, all were, which shorten the AGM considerably.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 1300.

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T.S. GANGES SUPPORT GROUP FUND
STATEMENT FOR PERIOD 1st JUNE 2006 - 31st MAY 2007

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