Q: Would you use a members club specifically orientated towards ex-service and serving members of the armed forces
The idea stemmed from my frustration with the general attitude of civilians and the total lack of anywhere to go to âswing the lanternâ. In my local area I estimate there to be around 15000 ex and serving members of the tri-services. We have the RBL (as all towns should have) but they do not have regular or a cheap location to hold meeting or functions, there are a number of satellite associations that are again faced with the same problems.
The âclubâ would serve cheap bear and spirits, food and wine. Have an area separate for functions and events. There would not be a committee to interfere with the running of the club. A considerable percentage (3/4) of the membership fee would be distributed between the tri-services benevolent funds and the remainder held so that on remembrance Sunday, food and drink would be free to members and families.
I hope this idea sparks some interest and some constructive feedback. If you have any ideas please leave a personal message.