The Ayrshire Veterans Breakfast Club like all Breakfast Clubs is a brilliant place to meet up for not only a laugh at, but with, like minded people. If you have a problem then someone will be able to help or point you in the right direction. Since I have become a Breakfasteer I have made many friends that I can rely on and call on should the need arise.
My first breakfast in August and was really good, met old comrades from 44 years ago and new ex Staffordshire Regiment .I have been to the Kings a few times in the last couple of years, just love the place.
I served for 25 years and really missed the banter. I found out about my nearest BC which was with Dereck Hardman in Hull. I suddenly had loads of friends! It's not just about the banter, if you have a problem then there will be someone that can advise and help or they will know someone who can. It's a fantastic network, you just need to plug in (and play).
Having just set this club up and had our first meeting I can honestly say they work, our location is The George and Dragon Pub Flint. The manager Lynda Leigh totally gets what the Breakfast Club is about and the banter and hospitality is second to none, we have all the links if anyone needs help as the Breakfast Club has more links than most, love the fact it’s none profit as that means it’s all about the people not money.
X Army joined in the 70,s and did 18 years a friend is part of the Bourne team so as that's the nearest one to where I live
I joined the WRAC back in 1989. The Breakfast club is a great place for swapping war stories and re- living some of that special Army banter .. Sausage there is good too
Having been a member of this club almost since the beginning I have to say its the nicest bunch of misfits you will ever find! If you miss the banter, if you want to talk over your problems, if you want to have a laugh or want to take part in social activities with other ex service folks this is the place to be! The members vary in age and the breakfast chat is always interesting, we have our own WW2 vet who I could listen to for hours. Elaine and the other members of the committee go out of there way to make newcomers fell welcome and they don't do a bad job of organising the odd social event :) So whatever your circumstances come along and join the fun!
I really struggled after being made redundant from the Army, my sense of purpose just wasn't there anymore. It wasn't til a friend of mine (also ex forces) mentioned the armed forces and veterans breakfast club so I started to look into it to find there was one less than a mile away so applied to join was asked a couple of questions and was accepted within days. Just from going to the Club (breakfast and banter) my sense of purpose has returned and I'm a lot happier thanks to the Club.
Sunday mornings, too much chat, too many sausages, too much tea, too much fun....
What an absolutely brilliant idea, not only for meeting old and new friends. Also it's a very good way to help each other if in need. Also raised funds for charity.