The Sheffield Branch meetings are normally held on the first Sunday of every other Month at 1200 in The Grapes, 80 Trippet Lane, Sheffield. S1 4EL.
Our activities include, Memorial Services, Submarine visits, Dinner Dances and other social events with of course the highlight of the year being the Diesel Boat DTS and the Association Annual Reunion. Check on the Events page for the latest information.
Not much has happened in respect of Branch business, but a small number, me included, still have weekly meetings via Skype.
It is intended that face to face Branch meetings will be reinstated this year, starting with the 5/3/23 and every other month thereafter. The January meeting was cancelled due to it being New Year’s Day. I hope that as many of you as possible can attend these meetings.
On Sunday of the DBR weekend, we will continue to hold our branch’s remembrance ceremony by the Plymouth RN memorial. By observing a minute’s silence and partaking of a tot to “Absent Friends” as always, at mid-day.
I would ask that we take note of the following Safety Briefing, which would also apply to any gathering of Submariners, particularly where beer and rum are involved (every gathering!)
Also, the following applies to anyone who is not a Submariner: KEEP AWAY FROM SUBMARINERS, THEY AIN’T NORMAL!
In conclusion, we are actively looking at re-introducing face to face meetings as soon as possible. I’m told that The Grapes is open for business and hopefully we can hold a meeting soon, depending on the Covid-19 situation prevailing at the time of course.
Stay safe and well everyone and I look forward to seeing you all soon.