We held our AGM last evening with many members attending. We said goodbye and thank you to our President of 6 years Jacqui, who now deserves a rest from official duties and welcomed our new President Eileen. We all look forward to her term in office.
After a glass of wine our speaker enthralled us with his talk “The Christmas Truse” by Sir Andrew Hamilton who has an astonishing personal link to the First World War and the Christmas Truce in 1914.
Sir Andrew’s grandfather, Captain Robert Hamilton, was an officer in the first battalion in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. During his service he kept a diary which is how Sir Andrew learnt of his grandfather’s role in the truce.
Captain Hamilton and the Royal Warwicks were in the trenches by Plugstreet Wood in Belgium facing the Germans across No Man’s Land on Christmas Eve.