The Athelings Association 
Founded 1998 
The Athelings Association, Derby Lodge, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, WOKING, Surrey, GU24 0NY 
Tel: 01483 473095 E-mail: AdminOffr@ccrs.co.uk Fax: 01483 797598 
President: Lt Col Rex Goddard Chairman: Lt Col NS Suffield-Jones 
 
 
 
Members Bulletin, June 2017 
 
 
Dear All 
 
It will be known to many of you that, very sadly, Major Simon Fraser MBE died on 27th January. He retired from Derby Lodge on 7th November, and was taken ill, so his wife Ginnie tells me, after a very happy family Christmas. 
Simon’s enormous contribution to Cadet shooting over 24 years is well known. I am delighted to say that this will be recognised in the naming in his memory of the major trophy at the new Cadet Imperial Meeting, a smaller scale taster ‘alongside’ for tyro cadets that was Simon’s idea. This decision was made known to him in his final few days, by which he was very touched. Separately, it has been decided to name the committee room / bar area of Derby Lodge, The Simon Fraser Room in his honour. 
 
 
Welcome 
 
A very warm welcome to all new members of the Association, and in particular to the 2016 Athelings. We hope that the Association will enable you to keep in contact with not only your own former team members but also all the community of ex-Athelings going back over the last 60 years. However, there are still over 400 former Athelings out there somewhere whom we have been unable to trace so far. If you meet or know any of them please ask them to get in touch. 
 
 
Athelings Summer Functions 
 
The details of this year’s functions, to be held on Saturday 15th July, are: 
 
• The Barbecue will be held at Derby Lodge, starting at 7.30. In a change from previous years, the cooking will be done by Taff from Bunhill Lodge, with the 2017 Athelings assisting. For the 18th year we are keeping the price of tickets at £5 per head for members and their guests. 
 
Tickets are to be booked in advance using the attached form, and will be available for collection from the Derby Lodge. As always, early booking and payment would be appreciated so that we know how many to cater for. 
 
• The Colin Grafton Match, formerly the Athelings Association Match, will be on the Saturday afternoon, concurrent with the Daily Telegraph. Claim Cards should be collected from Derby Lodge before the match and returned to the box on the front wall as soon as possible afterwards. The prize-giving will take place that evening during the AGM. 
 
• The (very brief) AGM will be held during the evening, along with the prize-giving. Anyone wishing to place items on the AGM agenda should please let me know in advance through CCRS. 
 
 
2017 Athelings 
 
This year the team will be led by Capt Verna Burrell-Taylor (Charterhouse), with 
UO Alastair Smyth (1 Highlanders Bn ACF) as Adjutant and Capt Alwyn McLean (AR) as Armourer. As always, we wish them every success, both in Canada and in the Rex Goddard 'Home' leg before departure. 
 
I look forward to meeting you during the summer. 
 
With all good wishes 
 
 
Nigel Suffield-Jones 
 
N S Suffield-Jones 
Chairman 
 
Email: nigelsj2@gmailcom 
 
 
NB: Don't forget to keep tabs on The Association - and all CCRS matters - through our web site - www.ccrs.org.uk 
 
 
“The Athelings Association” is an organisation within the Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting, Derby Lodge, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 0NY Registered Charity No 1151650 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Athelings Association 
 
 
 
FROM: ________________________________ Athelings Year: __________ 
 
 
 
1. Barbecue, 7.30pm Saturday 15th July 2017 
 
Please reserve me ____ tickets for the Barbecue at £5 each. I enclose my cheque made payable to 'CCRS'. 
 
(Tickets, which must be paid for in advance, will be available for collection from Derby Lodge. Friends and family are most welcome. Preferred dress for Members is jacket with Athelings tie.) 
 
 
2. The Colin Grafton Match formerly the Athelings Association Match (concurrent with the Daily Telegraph) 
 
I intend to enter this match in Class ___. I am/am not shooting in the Imperial. 
 
(Please remember to collect your special Claim Card from Derby Lodge before the match and return it to the box next to the front door as soon as possible after shooting.) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Derby Lodge 
Bisley Camp, Brookwood 
Woking 
Surrey GU24 0NY 
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