02 Aug Coldstream Guards Association – Shropshire Branch
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, together with her newly appointed cadets were delighted to attend a lunch at the Wroxeter Hotel hosted by the Coldstream Guards Association.
Garrison Sgt Major Stokes was at the lunch and the cadets had chance to meet him and other members of the Coldstream Guards.
Andrew ‘Vern’ Stokes appealed for former Guardsmen of the regiment, and those with a connection to it, to attend a meeting of the Shropshire Branch of the Coldstream Guards Association on Saturday (August 5).
The association, which has an ageing membership, is keen to attract new members and will hold its next meeting at Dawley Royal British Legion Club, Station Road, Dawley, from 12pm noon.
The meeting will see the election of a new chairman – to replace the outgoing Clive Blakeway – plus branch officials and committee members.
GSM Stokes will also talk to the association about ceremonial events of the last 16 months, including Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and the coronation of King Charles III.
Guardsman A Jeffery, Lt Col Tom Radcliffe President – Shropshire Branch, Coldstream Guards Association, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire, Anna Turner JP, Garrison Sergeant Major Vern Stokes OBE MVO, Guardsman S McShane.
Photo Credit – Shropshire Star