President Elizabeth welcomes the guests
Speaker Major Anthony Tate giving his address
PDG Tony Wortman expressing thanks
Guests from Houghton, Wearside and Sunderland
Sergeant at Arms George, John H and wives
Some guests from Houghton, Wearside and Sunderland
We had our annual Club Dinner at the Sea Hotel again, always an enjoyable occasion. The speaker was retired Army Major Anthony Tate talking about royal ceremonial parades.
District Governor Len Burns and his wife Valerie joined us and we had another very enjoyable evening at the Sea Hotel, with good food and service.
Major Tate gave a very interesting presentation on what it was like for a trooper before and during a ceremonial parade, with an insight into all the preparation required. He also explained about the recruitment and training process. He had spent all his career in the Household Cavalry, enlisting as a trooper and retiring as a commissioned officer.
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