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5iIIflhlIlIIlllIllllIIllllIllllflflUhlIllIllllllllllllllllllJlllIlflhllIlllIflhlllj FRIENDLY WIVES SOUTHSEA


'THE ANNUAL Christmas party was held in the theatre at R.N. Barracks


I on December 9. The Chief decorationshad the scene was very. gay and attractive.


lcd by Mrs. Bruce-Walker on the 'the past year would be doubled. piano: we then had a short pIa.


''Cose ('ottage." presented h' the Fast was to have beer] giseti by the South- (osham (Afternoon) Townswomen down Bus Company. "Britain on Guild. This had an amusing story Wheels_ could not take place owing about two elderly ladies who in tle to the breakdown of the projector. guise of professional knitters., were in 'FIis. however, did not prevent the


The afternoon began with carols expressed a hope that the successes of U nfort un:itcl v. the hI in show which


I what pleasure this gave her and


reality organising brandy smuggling members from enjoying a chat and a across the Channel. We were much


indebted to Mrs. Horstield for making the arrangements. and to the rest of


sidedy the tea committee and ('heir branch, said good-bye to C.P.O.


cup of tea. Bouts of Asian 'flu had ,,,,,w members away from recent


the cast for their excellent perform- plenty to talk about. Mrs. Jones and ance again a delicious tea was pro- helpers served the tea and the South-


meetings and consequently there was down OU ' I'" ' i'"""' " " ''""'


helpers. Mrs. 'Falhot, on behalf of the The raffle of two lovely cushions, given by Mrs. Wichens. was won by


another film in the near future. ,


'l'hompson. the commodore's cox- the hon. treasurer. Mrs. Whitenstall. wiin, and thanked him for all the


help which he has always so cheer- fully given to the branch at our meet-


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a box of crackers; Mrs. Stamp. a box day. December 4. f chocolates; Mrs. Hill, a box of


ings for the past three years. The raffles were won by: Mrs. THE H.M.S. VERNON branch held


R\ON-


Garland. the Christmas cake; Mrs. their annual children's party in the Prescott. a bottle of port: Mrs. Joyce. cinema. H.M.S. Vernon. on Wednes-


The next meeting will he in the ins 10 guests from Services House. conferencc hall, R.N. Barracks on On arrival the children were given


Lady Grantham being presented with floral arrangement by Miss Lynn Cden. Mrs. Casement is on the right


NORTH END BRANCH


THE ANNUAL Christmas bazaar. which was held in the Fisher Hall.


Whale Island. on "fuesday. Decem- ber 3 provided a very, enjoyable after- noon and proved a record success financially. We were delighted to have


Lady Grantham with us for the after- noon. She was welcomed by our chairman. Mrs. Casement, and after she had declared the bazaar open she was presented with a Christmas floral arrangement by Miss Lynne Uden.


We were very pleased to see the chair- men and some members from the Southsea, Vernon and Havant branches, also three members of the


cially pleased that Mrs. Begg was able to come


1952. Christmas Greenery


Fisher Hall looked very Christmassy decorated with trellis work and


Christmas greenery and balloons and the glitter from the large stall of


ready-made Christmas decorations, which sold well.


The oth&r stalls, which were well


laden, were arranged in a rectangle in the centre of the hall and consisted of


gifts, groceries, cakes and brie-a brac, and attached to which was a hat bar


which provided man bargains and much fun.


Also popular was the bottle tombola


run by Cdr. P. R. C. Higham. R.N.. and the Rev. Bricrlcy. R.N., and the


by Mrs. Hastie. During tea a small orchestra provided by the band of


H.M.S. Excellent rendered a very


enjoyable programme of popular tunes until it was time to draw the raffles,


Rogate Women's Institute, and espe- fruit, Mrs. Masters; handbag, Mrs. as she was our chairman in


Outing


bers set out by coach to London for Christmas shopping, after which we all forgathered at the Victoria Palace


and saw the Crazy Gang show, and before leaving London we were driven


On Tuesday, December 10, 41 mem- - ,


up Regent Street and Oxford Street to see the decorations-a most enjoyable, if somewhat exhausting, day. The trip was once again very ably organised by Mrs. Tearreau, to whom our thanks are due.


ATTENTION ALL RN MARRIED MEN Reserve your accommodation for


HOLIDAYS & FAMILY REUNIONS at the


HOTEL FOR THE ROYAL NAVY GREENHILL, WEYMOUTH


(including accommodation for officers) Tel. Weymouth z*8


FIRST-CLASS HOTEL STANDARD CHILDREN PARTICULARLY WELCOMED CLUB LICENCE


Write Now for Brochures or call Personally


it is only 11


able from most of your leading gown shops.


gns., and will be avail-


sales are now well under way and in many large stores throughout the


Talking of dresses, the January


country, bargains are to be found. In most cases, however, onehas to be near


TELEVISION


Address Your Letters to "The Manager"


the front of the queue to get the best. Even if you cannot be at the head of the queue don't despair. It has been


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which Lady Grantham kindly did for us. The lucky winners were: un- cooked dinner on tray, Mrs. Brown; Christmas cake, Mrs. West; basket of


Lee; sherry set, Mrs. Vass. Guessing the n.sme of the doll was won by Mrs. Fayers.


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rolling pennies run by Mrs. Davidson. You could also have your fortune told


THE DELIGHTFUL party dress kindly given by Mrs. Blundell. This After the very enjoyable tea, which


Sale Time


illustrated below is from Berketex Continentals. It really is the latest line


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were dbyBr Christmas cake which h;td.bccn very


was won by Mrs. Finn.


for short evening dresses. The skirt is had been prepared and served by the padded at the back and the hemline tea committee, a programme of films


caught under to give the "harem look." wits shown by Mr. Coombes, These were fol-


the


The price will be a pleasant surprise- Vernon projectionist. lowed by a visit from Father Christ-


mas with presents and balloons for the children.


Prior, C.P.O. Vass (Father Christmas) and Mr. Coombes, for their help in


making the party so successful. Future Events


social afternoon at which one of the members of the Theatre Royal Com-


meeting on February 5 will be a - - pany is coming to talk to us


January 29. Will any members who have not


received their new programmer cards


please inform Mrs. Brooks, the honorary secretary.


A sewing meeting will be held on


with swings and see-saws which had been erected.


During the afternoon raffle tickets About 40 children attended includ-


Home Fleet to Visit


West Indies


1' IS intended that ships of the Home Fleet and units of the Atlantic Fleet


biscuits; Mrs. Mellor, a box of the tea-tables looked most inviting. I biscuits


This had been gaily decorated and Home Fleet's spring cruise pro- .


Monday, January 13, at 2.15, when perhats and, between playing I Mr. Sturgcss is once again coming to organised games. amused themselves give ua "Naval Talk."


f the Royal Canadian Navy shall akc part in joint exercises in the Western Atlantic early this year. The exercises will he part of the


gramme, and while ships are in the Western Atlantic they will visit the West Indies.


carry out individual visits to the fol- [owing British territories: Bermuda.


Sailing from the United Kingdom n January. units of the Fleet will


Tobago, The Bahamas. British Hon- duras. British Guiana, Home Fleet ships taking part in his cruise and exercises will include:


lamaica. Barbados, Leeward Islands. Windward Islands, Trinidad and


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NAVY NEWS


A MISCELLANY FOR THE LADIES


Out of Uniform


A full-length evening dress in Gralton's p a I n t e d cotton, adapted front a cocktail dress


pattern, using nine yards of material. Approximate over-all cost 5 gm


E Third Officer S. Harris, W.R.NS., H.M.S. Victory. iilllllIlIllIIlllllllllllllIlllllllltllllhllllllllhllfllltlllllltl111111t l - HAVANT


kindly left up the decorations from Havant Branch. Mrs. I'. J. Hardie took their dance the previous week. and the chair for the first lime. She said


AT TI-IF November meeting of the :


195$


=


11.M.S. Maidstone. depot ship, wear- ing the flag of the Commander-in- Chief, Admiral Sir William Davis, K.C.B.. D.S.O,.


1I,M.S. Bulwark, aircraft carrier. H.M.S. Ceylon, cruiser. wearing the


Our thanks are due to the Rev. C. H.M.S. Bermuda, cruiser. do.


do. do.


The first meeting in 1958 will be the beetle drive on January 15 The


flag of the Flag Officer Flotillas. Rear-Admiral 1. D. Luce, C.B., D.S.O.*, O.B.E.


H.M.S. Daring, 2nd Destroyer Sqdn. H.M.S. Delight, H.M.S. Dainty, H.M.S. Defender,


do. do,


do,


H.M.S. Camperdown, 3rd Destroyer Sqdn. do,


H.M.S. Barfleur, do,


H.M.S. Turpin, 2nd Submarine Sqdn. H.M.S. Tiptoe, submarine.


Together with H.M.S. Ulster and


H.M.S. Troubridge, frigates of the West Indies Squadron, and Royal Fleet Auxiliaries.


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Her Majesty's ships will then be withdrawn to the Home Ports at the


end of March and early April, H.M.S. Mercury


quite a few years since such a great variety of ladies' wear has been avail-


able at such greatly reduced prices. There is usually something for every-


body even if the first choice has been taken up by someone who has had strength to get to the head of the line.


A W.R.N.S. Motor Transport Driver at H.M. Signal School, near Petersfield


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