Well done Tony,
I'm glad that somebody made the effort ! Tell me, did anybody do a head count and tell the blind lads how many were there or did they have to guess according to how loud it was ? I know I'm a mean, nasty bastard, but we were all squaddies and I hope nobody has lost our sense of humour. I should hate to be politically correct
Your suggestion that there should be such a club in every town is a bit of a kick in the teeth for the RBL who are supposed to be filling exactly that role. Having been chairman of the Berlin branch though, I can understand why some are looking for alternatives. In my experience the RBL has become over-regulated and so can hardly do what it used to do - just help ex-squaddies, without doing tons of paperwork and accounting many times for every penny and asking the committee, then London and the taxman to approve it all.
Well done also to Peter for passing the word around. I should take care with mentioning bacon butties though, certain types could think that your are all racists and trying to exclude 'others' oink, oink