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ricky30091
10-28-09, 02:49 PM
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending our inaugural annual general meeting of the RM Association at the Globe and Laurel restaurant in Quantico. This is a first which goes to show our strength of being brothers throughout the world.
Our day started with a guided tour of the USMC museum, just up the road, which was totally awesome.
Thanks Pete and all who gave us the first-hand knowledge of those wars; even had my wife listening........
The photo shows our Commandant General RM, guest speaker, and
Col Brown RM looking on as Neil Pennington, RMA Ontario, presents David Lowe, RMA-USA, with a Corps plaque.
Oh, and the wine was pretty good too.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l88/ricky30091/USMC%20museum%20and%20RMA/USMCmuseumandRMA015.jpg

Rob Parry
10-30-09, 01:03 PM
Well done Ricky. Good to see the boss getting out and about. Who is the chap with the beard, his ugly mug is familiar..... or am I getting that old?

ricky30091
10-30-09, 01:11 PM
Hi Rob,

That ugly Irishman is Paul Meagher; served on Royal yacht before HMS Nelson.

Now which came first?

Ricky

royalmarine378
10-30-09, 01:35 PM
Hi Ricky,
When was Paul Meagher on the Royal Yacht? Was he a Bootie?...good to see you about again Rob.
Dan Archer

ricky30091
10-30-09, 01:43 PM
Hi Dan,
Mid to late 60's and yes, he wore the green lid.
Ricky

RMSEC
11-03-09, 03:41 PM
Hello guys,

I'm the secretary of Corps Football (Soccer).

We are planning to come over to Quantico next year in July or September for a few games and some socialising have you any ideas?

We will be in Washington during our stay as DC Utd have shown an interest in playing a match.

Open to suggestions of other good opponents?

Rob Parry
11-03-09, 03:48 PM
Well, if I may be a tad forward here..... no pun intended.... you will definitely need a few old pharts to carry bags, run on with pain relieving oranges etc. I'm open to offers and cold beer. Will travel anywhere for free food, drink and accommodation, no expenses chit too small. :D

RMSEC
11-03-09, 03:54 PM
Rob,

Would love to accomodate but your pasty would stop e. lol

ricky30091
11-03-09, 05:05 PM
Sorry I'm 8 hours away from Quantico otherwise you could have played my grandson's team of 5 year old killers!!
I'll pass on your intentions to our secretary, John Topping, so he may be able to assist.
Regards
Ricky

RMSEC
11-03-09, 05:26 PM
Thanks very much for the offer Ricky, but i think your 5yr olds would most likely sort us out good and proper.

We havent got a solid itinery so we are open to offers at the moment.

Dutchy

dclrrm
11-10-09, 01:07 PM
Happy 245th Birthday USMC. Semper Fi!

I need to write to Neil Pennington to thank him for presenting me (OOps, it is Rowe, not Lowe!) with the plaque in the photo but I do not have an address. Can any of the older brethren send this to me by email (for security - caliari@infionline.net ?

ricky30091
11-10-09, 04:08 PM
Sorry about the typo David.

I think it's 234 years of USMC.

dclrrm
11-10-09, 11:54 PM
Ricky- 15 all!

Royal Marine
12-04-09, 07:44 AM
Good Day
Myself and oppo Curly Elstow are coming to the west coast area in September 2010 visiting from the Falkland Islands where we now live, we are hiring a couple of Harleys and intend a two and a half week tour, we was thinking of fetching a Falkland Islands RMA plaque with us to try to get passed on to your RMA any contact that we could meet to swing a lamp and swap a few dits with but to pass on the plaque to would be gratefull.
Regards
Gary Clement (Porky)

ricky30091
12-04-09, 11:09 AM
Wow! That would be great for our RMA; I'll let our secretary know.
Unfortunately I'll be riding in Indianapolis for the Labour Day weekend; later that month and I'll come down.
Regards
Ricky