PT BRANCH REUNION 14-16TH OCTOBER 2016
The forthcoming 2016 PT Branch Reunion is fast approaching, so make sure that you have sent in your application form to attend yet another memorable occasion!
The application form has already been sent out to all former PTI’s on our membership list, but if you do not have one , or have any questions, you can contact me (Peter Brown) by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be pleased to help.
The current AIPTRM WO1 Brian Tose RM, has been extremely helpful in planning the PT Reunion in the P& RT Centre at CTCRM so please support us to make this yet another memorable event! Please see his invitation letter as follows:
ROYAL MARINES PHYSICAL TRAINING BRANCH REUNION 2016
Dear Fellow Clubswinger,
It is my great pleasure, as the current AIPTRM, to invite you to the forthcoming Physical Training Branch Reunion, which will take place over the weekend of 14-16 Oct, 2016. The Commanding Officer and RSM have very kindly agreed to let us use the facilities at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.
As always, our weekend will be an informal affair to cement the important business of renewing old friendships, sharing memories and confirming to our partners our physical excellence, despite the arthritic knees, backs and hips etc.…!
The PT Reunion (4-course) dinner and entertainment will be held in the Function Room adjoining the Gymnasium (formerly known as the Saville Room). For the first time since 2008 I have unfortunately had to increase the price slightly to meet increased staff costs and ever increasing food and drink costs so the cost for the evening will be £40.00 per head to cover essential costs.
Please note that the Function Room has a maximum capacity of only 140 people, therefore places will be reserved on a first come-first served basis and your place will only be confirmed upon receipt of the fee. Unfortunately no verbal bookings will be entered into, due to a large number of last minute non-attendances at previous Reunion’s which deny places to others.
CTCRM is, as always, extremely busy and accommodation is very limited, in fact as it stands there is very limited accommodation available in the SNCO’s mess so early enquiries/bookings are highly recommended. The point of contact for the Sergeants Mess is (01392) 414311 and for the Officers Mess (01392) 414104 / 414426 / 414284.
Every one of our reunions is a memorable experience and they remain the envy of all other Branches within the Corps. I urge you all to make the effort to attend this special occasion!
The programme of events, (which is subject to tweaking!) meal menu and proforma for the weekend are enclosed. To ensure that your place is confirmed, please send your remittance to me as soon as possible or no later than Mon 19 Sep 2016 at the latest. You are welcome to invite non-PT guests and please can I ask that the 2016 PT Reunion details are passed as far and wide as possible for maximum attendance. We look forward to seeing you!
B R TOSE WO1 RM
– Get your application form in now!
Aug 29, 2016
2016 winter update
I do hope that this finds you in good health. Having attended several funerals of late I am very much reminded that “health is wealth!”
Very sadly, we have lost several of our PT Branch family over the past couple of years, including Royston Kear, Lesley-John Maker, Geoff Barker, George Kitson, Andy Lucas, John Rae and very recently, Ron Mollins. Like you, I remember them all with great fondness, as though it was yesterday, when they were the epitome of “Mens Sana en Corpore Sano”.
Our PT Branch Standard-bearer, John Farlie, and I (as current Standard-bearer for the City of London RMA Branch) invariably try to attend as many funerals as we can, especially when requested by the family and we are often accompanied by a corps bugler to sound the last post at the Committal. We do this as our small contribution to both the PT Branch and the greater corps family.
This is always greatly appreciated by the family of the deceased. I am always struck by the great importance that the family attach to the deceased having served in the corps. The coffin is invariably draped with a corps flag (or the Union Jack) with the deceased’s green beret and medals on top and the deceased’s time in the service of Queen and country is always a prominent feature of the eulogy during the service. Whatever was achieved afterwards, in Civvy Street, pales in comparison. In the family’s eyes it is service to queen and country that really counts!
Sadly, we are losing a lot of our senior PT Branch members that were an important part of the PT Branch when the PT Reunion Club was formed. As they gradually die off, we are not replacing them with younger members and our numbers are dwindling as a result.
Please help us to change this, otherwise we will not exist in a few years time! If you want us to survive as an organisation, please do all you can to recruit and encourage the younger former PTI’s to join and support us. All you have to do is to send their name, contact email address and year of PT qualification to me and I will add it to the RMPT address list.
Currently, we are the only corps instructor-branch to have such a fine organisation and regular PT Reunions, as well as our communication and support. We are also a bone-fide original “Cyber-branch” of the Royal Marines Association, supporting the greater corps family. We must not throw this away through our complacency! So please give your renewed support to increase our numbers, otherwise as an organisation we will die.
As we are now an official “Cyber-branch” of the RMA it is expected that all those who are in the PT Reunion Club (for which there is no fee) also join the RMA as well. This costs a mere £15 per year and offers many associated benefits . Many of our PT Reunion Club have already joined, but many have not. The process is very simple and can be done online via the RMA website (www.royalmarinesassociation.org.uk) or by tel: 02392 651519. So please join now!
Feb 13, 2016
SOME SPECIAL CORPS EVENTS FOR 2016
SOME SPECIAL CORPS EVENTS FOR 2016:
· 17-18 September 2016 - RMA Reunion at CTCRM
- 14-16 October 2016 – PT Reunion at CTCRM