|Assaye Reunion 2010|
|News - News Archive|
|Written by JimDevine|
|Sunday, 03 October 2010 19:29|
The annual Assaye Reunion was held at Home Headquarters the RHF Museum on Saturday the 2nd of October. Unfortunately Alastair, our Chairman was ill abed with influenza so his rendition of the Battle of Assaye was replaced with a photo montage presentation of events and activities which HLI Association members have attended over the year so far, including: the RHF 50th Anniversary Service at Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow and Clydebank Armed Forces Days, the Homecoming Parades of 2 Scots (The RHF) and the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. and of course, our Standard Dedication Service in the Memorial Chapel of the University of Glasgow, and the VJ Day Parade that followed at Knightswood Cross, to name but a few. We also had a viewing of an edited highlights version of the film of our Standard Dedication Service.
Members get together for chat and refreshments.
The highlight of the day was the formal launch of our spanking new web site, developed as a donation to the Association by our younger member David Taylor, ably assisted by one of our more senior members. I had no idea you were so tech-savvie John! David gave the assembled members a whistle-stop tour of the web site and they all agreed that it looked great and functioned superbly. Thanks again David!
John and David launch the HLI web site as Lord Trenchard looks down (we hope approvingly!)
The Secretary presented David with an HLI tie as a small token of the Association's appreciation.
The Secretary presents an HLI lapel pin to PO Andy Gourlay to mark his successful completion of his leadership course at Brecon.
A conspiratorial gathering if ever I saw one!
Members get familiar with the new Standard.
Frank brought along this fascinating artefact for us to see. The medal on the right was for 25 year's temperance - surely a rare item in the HLI!
The underside of the lid has a WW1 "death penny" fixed to it.
It was great to spend the day together and we all look forward to meeting up again for the Remembrance Service in November!