Armed Forces Reunions

#4
And I thought that's what Regimental Associations were for.
 

oldbaldy

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#5
And I thought that's what Regimental Associations were for.
Me thinks they are in it for a profit unlike the Regt Association, where most reunions are subsidised.
 
#6
Me thinks they are in it for a profit unlike the Regt Association, where most reunions are subsidised.
Mmm, every now and then I get the sensation that I suffer from a surfeit of subtlety. What say you?
 

oldbaldy

LE
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#7
I'd rather use a pickaxe handle!
 
#9
Looks professional as fvck, I'm signing up and so are all my friends, relatives and companion animals. Wouldn't miss out on an opportunity like this.
 
#10
3 things happen at reunions, someone gets amusingly dropped, some fat bastard turns up assuming the rank he was when he left in 1990 and the token gronk of a pads wife ends up shoeless and dishevelled before being dragged to the awaiting duty clutch in a cacophony of screeches and cries.

I'd rather invite the token few top blokes to mine and fill them full of steak and Smirnoff before going into town.
 
#12
3 things happen at reunions, someone gets amusingly dropped, some fat bastard turns up assuming the rank he was when he left in 1990 and the token gronk of a pads wife ends up shoeless and dishevelled before being dragged to the awaiting duty clutch in a cacophony of screeches and cries.

Isn't that the point, though?

(I suppose we had to make our own entertainment in those days.)
 
#13
Because if people are bone enough they'll clean up nicely, they will charge for the location, the grub, any additional ceremony stuff, the door staff, the bar staff, the waiting on staff, the ale and if they are clever enough they'll have a couple of shiny minibuses to ferry everyone away for a fair price too and on top of that is the heavily subsidised photography fee, maybe the suit hire, could go on and on, more chance of getting the Hindenburg airborne again IMHO.
 
#14
Because if people are bone enough they'll clean up nicely, they will charge for the location, the grub, any additional ceremony stuff, the door staff, the bar staff, the waiting on staff, the ale and if they are clever enough they'll have a couple of shiny minibuses to ferry everyone away for a fair price too and on top of that is the heavily subsidised photography fee, maybe the suit hire, could go on and on, more chance of getting the Hindenburg airborne again IMHO.
Love all the idea's, and believe me it will be a fair price!! Why would we try to rip off the people we possibly served with? Like others have mentioned a short small reunion with a Pub Crawl after could be just as successful. An individual asking for a reduction on cost for a particular venue or event doesn't have much sway with things these days. However, a company such as www.ArmedForcesReunions.co.uk will have a lot more leverage and bargaining power.

We are under no illusions that there will be ways of improving the website, and maybe our events, we look forward to receiving your opinions and suggestions. Our success relies on you to pass the message around.

FYI, Currently we don't have advertisements running on the site nor do we have sponsorship. This venture is funded by two ex military personnel with input from friends from all three services. The service is restricted to personnel with service numbers only so spam shouldn't be a problem.

We hope you like it, spread the word.
Regards
The ArmedForcesReunions Team :thumright:
 
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Tremaine

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#15
They all mean well, least they're trying. Bless.
OP ..am I blind or f+@#*g stupid but your website tells me nothing. Shoulda gone to moonfruit.
 
#17
Just looked at this site.

Steer clear.

No terms:

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No privacy policy:

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No doubt some of regulars will be able to track down the bona-fides if any of the registrant:

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#18
Love all the idea's
I'm a businessman first, then civvy, then an ex soldier.

Not slating what you've done so far but you need to be absolutely 100% watertight. Event management is a ball breaker and a cruel mistress. If you're not prepped for every eventuality someones party could go drastically wrong. It's not a bad idea you've had but unless you are sat on a six figure war chest to use whilst you stay afloat, i wouldn't put your house on it though.
Plus potential clientele on this site are tricky ******* and will pick you to bits :) If I were you I'd lasso every aspect of the planned events and be the sole supplier from napkins to door staff, 3 to 4 events a week should yield a decent return until you take off.
If you need security/door or events types in the interim drop me a pm.

(just seen the post above mine, you'll get absolutely nowhere unless your paperwork is in order, seven 'P's remember!?)
 
#20
I suppose you've asked the site owners about the free advertising on here?
Actually, We haven't and you are probably right we should have. We hadn't really seen this as advertising, but now maybe we can see that it could look this way. So appologise to the site owners, not intentially done. We had seen it as a good discussion point and more to gain feedback on the idea. Which seems to be mixed at the moment.

If you believe it to be advertising and think that it shouldn't be posted on here then please mark the post so the site admins can remove it.
 

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