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Branch details

Honorary Presidents

The Mayor of Southampton

The Mayor of Winchester


Chairman Gloria Ellerker

Vice Chair David Rowe

Honorary Secretary Stephen Coltman OBE

Honorary Treasurer Stephen Coltman OBE

Welfare Officer Jacquie Brodrick

Contact Details for the Honorary Secretary

Stephen Coltman OBE

86 East Avenue

Bournemouth BH3 7DD

Tel: 01202 764168



The Branch holds its Monthly meetings at the Totton Community Centre, Totton, generally on the 4th Monday of the month (not August or December). 

Meetings start at 10.00 and finish at 12.00 with a break for coffee.  A buffet luncheon is provided with wine, tea or coffee, or soft drinks.  Guest speakers are invited on subjects relevant to our needs.  Other social events are organized throughout the year.


The subscription for 2019 is £5 for all categories of Members.  There is no membership charge for Widows.


There is a Welfare Officer who works with the BSO (S), Pat Donnachie, to look after Members’ & Widows’ needs.


Looking to 2019, our meetings, which are held at the Totton & Eling Community Centre (with a subsidized buffet and wine/soft drinks), will be on 28th Jan, 25th Feb & 25th Mar.  The 25th Mar is the Branch AGM.   Later meetings are: 29th Apr (NB, 5th Monday), 20th  May (NB 3rd Monday), 24th Jun, 22nd Jul, 23rd Sep, 28th Oct & 25th Nov.

Speakers.  As you know, we try to have speakers of interest at our Branch meetings. So far the following have been booked:

  • 28th January 2019 – Lt Col Neil Stace – a sewing soldier.
  • 25th February 2019 – David Rowe on the Tenacious and the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
  • 25th March – Branch AGM.
  • 29th April - Colin Gethin on Lady Houston, “The Lady who saved the Nation”.

Alison MacGregor.  David Rowe had arranged trips on 26th June and 4th September, leaving at 1400hrs. If you wish to come, please contact David Rowe on 02380 551891 or E-mail:  

Spring Lunch.  This will take place at the Keats Restaurant, near Romsey on 20th March 2019.  If you wish to attend this or any other social function, please contact Caroline Pedrick on 01489 311113, E-Mail or myself on 01202 764168, E-Mail me at Costs are £5 for Members, Widows & Carers and £15 for Honorary Members and their spouses.

We will also be holding the following other lunches in the course of the year:

  • Autumn Lunch
  • Christmas Lunch.

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