|Posted on May 26, 2017 at 5:40 AM|
A splendid day in Portsmouth with superb weather made for a memorable coach trip to the Historic Dock Yard and later to the Spinnaker Tower. Organiser Tony Achison could not have hoped for a better combination as 40 of us had a memorable social occasion.
The Historic Naval Dock Yard has multiple attractions including HMS Victory which is undergoing a complete refit with the top masts having been removed being an outward sign of the work, but the main target of our visit was to the Mary...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 9, 2017 at 2:25 PM|
The President of the Ladies' Probus Club of Basingstoke, Mrs Joan Mussellwhite, was the guest of honour at the Spring Ladies lunch held at the Test Valley Golf Club. Forty guests, members and their wives/partners and some friends enjoyed a splendid lunch and all appeared to receive their menu selection they had chosen when placing their oder some weeks ago.
It was good to see our newer members attending this annual affair that was once again superbly organised by Alan & ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2017 at 6:05 AM|
“Prince Harry trained to be an Apache helicopter pilot here.” John Essery, a Brighton Hill resident who was on Warden Duty, told us the day of our visit to the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop. He had the unusual service record of flying helicopters in the Army Air Corps as a Major and when his service came to an end he joined the RAF as a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2017 at 6:25 AM|
Roger Shaw, a member of Henley Probus, gave a talk to the Probus Club of Basingstoke, about the history of the Oregon Trail. He had lived in America for seven years and together with his wife had driven the entire 3,000 miles route in 2013 and 2015.
The American government encouraged immigrants to resettle westwards as the east coast had been swamped by the influx o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 20, 2017 at 6:25 AM|
Retired RAF Squadron Leader Chris Perkins MVO, from Kempshott, is himself a member of the Probus Club of Basingstoke the social organisation for retired professional and business managers. He gave a presentation to members about his recent activity tracing his old squadron's role in supporting the Allied Forces in their campaign to free Belgium ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 15, 2016 at 7:25 AM|
Once again, it was time for the Probus Club Christmas Dinner which took place at the Test Valley Golf Club on Wednesday 14 December. Organised with their usual high skill and aplomb by Alan and Liliane May and hosted by President Fred Locke and his wife Sue, the event was well supported as can be seen from the following photographs. It was heartening to see some widows and equ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 1, 2016 at 10:50 AM|