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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter June 2019


What we have been doing

Mr Bruce Duncan was our speaker in May and he spoke about his time as “A Loan Soldier.”  He gave a very interesting talk about the many Middle Eastern countries which he served in, and the difficult times that he and his young family lived through. As a serving member of the British Armed forces he was “loaned” to other countries to help train their own troops.  He was never “in charge” and always sub-ordinate to their chiefs.

In May we had our visit to the Isle of Man and also a trip to Hereford Cathedral.  More about these in next month’s report.  Here is a taster of the Isle of Man.

This is a picture taken at the top of Snaefell.







Future dates

Our next meeting is Tuesday 11th June.

This will be our summer meeting when we will have a cream tea and entertainment.


  • June: Seaside visit to Hastings

Cost will be £23.50 for members and £25.50 for non-members.

  • July: Newbury Races

Cost will be £31 for members and £33 for non-members.

If you are interested in going on any of the trips, please contact Graham Collett on 01235 555187 or Diane Shaw on 07926192127   our trips are open to all but members have priority.


Isle of Wight  November 2019

This is a Tinsel and Turkey break. The Hotel is the Royal Pier Hotel Sandown.

It has all the usual facilities with a lift to all main floors. There is live entertainment every evening.

One day will be a visit to Osborne House, which will be decorated as it was in Queen Victoria’s time, included in the price of the holiday.  Another day will be free to use your bus pass!!!

The cost of the holiday will be £320. There is no single supplement.

 Deposits are now due.

Newquay:  May 2020

Staying at The Eliot Hotel in Sandown, 4 nights’ bed and breakfast and entertainment each evening.  There will be two full day excursions one to Mevagissey and Heligan and the other to the Eden Project.

Cost will be £300 pp with a single supplement of £30.

Deposit of  £50 in September 2019.

Eastbourne:   November 2020

This is a Tinsel and Turkey break.  Staying at the Queens Hotel in Eastbourne for 4 night’s bed and breakfast with entertainment each evening.  There will be a full day shopping excursion and a half day excursion.

Cost will be £245 with no single supplement.

Deposit of £50 in June 2020.

All holidays are open to family and friends so if you are interested in our holidays please contact Chris Gasson on 01235 526377

Malta:  March 2020

Seashells resort at Suncrest Hotel.  Travelling with Air Malta from Gatwick.

The cost of this holiday is £749pp all inclusive.

If you are interested in this  holiday to Malta next year please contact Judith on Ab 531001


Jenny Jones

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