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         Secretary’s Notes

                         Welcome to the summer          ACC Association   articles, regardless of if they are big or small. The
                         2022 edition of The Flaming   Executive Council   magazine is printed twice annually, and you are
                         Cauldron. As you are aware,   Chairman & Council   requested to submit to myself by the beginning of
                         I have recently taken over   members elected by   May (summer edition) and October (winter edi-
                         as the Association Secretary   the membership:  tion). There are many varied and interesting articles
                         from Wally Vincent  and  to   Lt Col Nigel Shepherd
                         say that writing this first        Chairman
                                                       Major Erik Crichton   2022 Dates for the diary
                         editorial is daunting, to say the
                                                      Members’ Representative
                         least. I would like to take this                All the dates and events are subject to change:
                                                         Mr Colin Slade
         opportunity to publicly thank Wally, on behalf of               ACC Association:
                                                      Members’ Representative
         the Corps, for the sterling work he has done during   Mr Brian Henderson   Thursday 9th June     Founders day at Chelsea
         his tenure as Secretary. I would also like to thank   Jones                       Hospital
         him personally for the support he has provided, and   Members’ Representative  Tuesday 14th June      Falklands 40 at the National
         continues to provide, during the hand over period   Ex-Officio subsidiary         Memorial Arboretum
         as I continue to bombard him with questions about   ACC organisation   Sunday 3rd July      Corps Sunday at The Royal
         the minutiae of the role. Now that the dreaded   members:                         Garrison Church Aldershot
         COVID restrictions have lifted (finger crossed),   Maj Mark Harris                 followed by lunch at the
         the Association social calendar is in full swing with   ACC Officers’ Club        Holiday Inn Aldershot
         hopefully, no cancellations this year. There are many           Friday 15th July      ACC Association Executive
                                                        Mr Dave Butterill
         events scheduled for 2022, please see the attached                                Council
                                                        ACC & RLC (P&P)
         Diary dates and book accordingly. The first event   Sergeants’ Assn   Saturday 1st October     Ride to the Wall
         of the year was the Officers’ Club Dinner, held in   Representative
                                                                         Thursday 10th November  Opening Ceremony of the
         the Norton Park Hotel, where over 70 attended   Lt Col Tony Monk                  Field of Remembrance at
         with Corps events such as Corps Sunday on 3rd   ACC Golf Society                  Westminster Abbey
         July 2022 and the ACC & RLC Sergeants (P&P)     Representative
                                                                         Sunday 13th November   Cenotaph Parade (tickets
         Association dinner 10th September 2022 to name   Administrative &                 limited to 50 – via the
         but a few.                                    Co-Opted members:                   Secretary) and lunch at the
            This year is also the 40th Anniversary of the   Major Eric Lewis
                                                       Association Secretary               Victory Services Club
         Falklands conflict. The RBL plan to commemorate
                                                       Mr Colin MacDonald   Sunday 13th November   National Memorial Arboretum
         this anniversary at  The National Memorial
                                                       Web Master, Media &                 Remembrance Day Ceremony –
         Arboretum in Staffordshire on 14th June 2022    Communications                     everyone welcome
         and it will be a grand event on the scale, much   Mr Mike Coyle   ACC & RLC Sergeants (P&P) Association
         of it televised. The Corps will be represented by a   167 Catering Support
         number of ACC personnel that served during the   Regiment Liaison   Friday 26 August    Joint ACC Officers Club and
         conflict who will be supported by family members,   Representative                 Past and Present Curry lunch
                                                                                           at the Victory Services Club
         and it is the editor’s intent to write more about
         the event in the  Winter edition of The Flaming                 Saturday 10th September   Sgts Past & Present Members
                                                                                           & Partners Dinner will be in
         Cauldron. Some of you will have served during the
                                                                                           Farnborough at the Masonic
         conflict but many more will remember the events
                                                                                           Centre at a cost of £30 per head
         and may even remember the four ACC soldiers
         who lost their lives during the conflict on Tuesday              ACC Officers’ Club
         8th June 1982:                                                  Wednesday 8th June     Summer outing to Leander
            Lance corporal Barry Charles Bullers                                           Club, Henley on the Thames
            Private Albert Mark Connett                                  Friday 19th August     ACC Officer Club versus
            Private Michael Anthony Jones                                                  Worshipful Company of Cooks
            Private Richard William Middlewick                                             golf match
            I have always looked forward to receiving the                Friday 26 August    Joint ACC Officers Club and
         magazine to keep abreast of the Association activ-                                Past and Present lunch at the
         ities, members exploits and if I am truly honest to                               Victory Services Club
         see if I am the only one ageing at a speedy rate. The           Friday 28 October     Ladies Dinner Night at the
         magazine only survives with articles from you, the                                Aviator Hotel Farnborough
         members, and I ask for your support by submitting

         Front cover: ‘Lull in Battle` by Terence Cuneo
          Editor: Major (Retd) Eric Lewis | Telephone: 01962 88 7767 | Email: | Website:
          ACC Association, RHQ The RLC, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hants SO21 2RG

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