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Branch details

Honorary Presidents

The Mayor of Southampton

The Mayor of Winchester


Chairman - Norman Wheeler

Vice Chair - Gloria Ellerker

Honorary Secretary - Stephen Coltman OBE

Honorary Treasurer - Stephen Coltman OBE

Welfare Officer - Jacquie Brodrick


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 2018 is £5 for all categories of Members.  There is no membership charge for Widows.


There is a Welfare Officer who works with the Blesma Support Officer for the South East (BSO SE), Bill Gillett, to look after Members’ & Widows’ needs.


Looking to 2018, our meetings, which are held at the Totton & Eling Community Centre (with a subsidised buffet and wine/soft drinks), will be on 26th Feb & 26th Mar.  The 26th Mar is the Branch AGM.   Later meetings are: 23rd Apr, 21st May (NB 3rd Monday), 25th Jun, 23rd Jul, 24th Sep, 22nd Oct & 26th Nov.

We hold the following lunches in the course of the year:

  • Spring Lunch
  • Blesma Solent Lunch.  This will be organised by this Branch in 2018 and will take place on 26th July 2018
  • Autumn Lunch
  • Christmas Lunch


We generally have speakers of interest at our Branch meetings.  So far the following have been booked:

  • 26th Feb 18 – Andrew Negus – Journey through Siberia
  • 26th Mar 18 – No Speaker - AGM
  • 23rd Apr – Ian Jones on Prosthetics
  • 21st May – Allan Brindal – Magic Lantern Show

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