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Remembrance Day event at the Club

Armistice Commemoration

At 11am on Remembrance Sunday 2018, the club paid a poignant tribute to its members who were killed in the First World War.

Our two predecessor clubs, which rowed the same stretch of river – the Taff and the Cardiff Rowing Clubs – lost 18 members during the course of that war.

We joined rowing clubs the length and breadth of the country to commemorate them by holding a club blade for each member lost during the Great War.

Their names are commemorated on the memorial boards in our clubhouse and are listed below.

During the short ceremony, we read out their names and Megan Leitch read ‘In Flanders Fields’ by the Canadian poet, John McCrae.

We then observed the two minutes silence.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them”

From ‘For the Fallen’, Laurence Binyon

Our War Dead

TAFF CLUB

R. A. Mitchell, Club Captain, 1908-13

E. Gallon, Club Captain, 1905

N. Holden, Club Secretary, 1908-10

A. E. Osborne, Club Secretary, 1911

F. Gummer

CARDIFF CLUB

Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, MP, Lieutenant-Colonel, Welsh Regt (Club President 1908-14)

Joseph Armstrong, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery

E. F. Bracher, Major, Welsh Regt

J. H. C. Evans, Private, Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

W. St Martin Gibbon, Captain, Welsh Regt

S. C. Hopkins, Private, Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

E. V. Jenkins, Corporal, Honourable Artillery Company

W. M. Jotcham, Second Lieutenant, Worcestershire Regt

George E Long, Private, Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

W. D. Morgan, Second Lieut, Royal Engineers

S. E. Richards, Second Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regt

W G Walsh, Private, London Scottish

Alex F Whitley, Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery

Remembrance Sunday : WW1 100th anniversary

Remembrance Sunday this year has a particular poignancy as it is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Eighteen members of our predecessor clubs, the Taff and Cardiff Rowing Clubs, were killed in the course of that conflict. Their names can be seen on the commemorative Boards at our Club House.

Following a request from the Thames region, all clubs in the UK are being asked to join with them in an act of remembrance at 11am on 11th November called ‘Blades of Remembrance’. Members will be standing in front of the club and will display a club blade to commemorate each member lost to war, before the 2 minutes silence.

‘When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today’

John Maxwell Edmunds, 1916

Entries still open for Splash and Dash!

If you’re interested in trying rowing, there’s still time to sign up for our Splash and Dash regatta.  Full details and an entry form are available here

For any queries, contact comms@llandaffrc.com

14 Llandaff athletes selected to represent Wales!

Congratulations to all 64 rowers selected to represent Wales in Cork at the Home International Regatta on 21 July!  We’re particularly proud of the following 14 Llandaff athletes, and 2 former Llandaff athletes who have been selected:

Junior Women’s Squad:  Talia Gould, Angharad Broughton, Caitlan Wright, Manon Jenkins

Junior Men’s Squad:  George Cowley, Robert Davies, John Davies, and Megan Joyce

Senior Women’s Squad:  Emily Brace, Suzie Erith, Alison Boyes, Richard Summers, Hetty Palmer (Bath University BC)

Senior Men’s Squad: Matt Virden, Stefan Evans, Stephen Cox (Leander)

 

 

 

 

Final Regatta and Sprint Regatta Draws available now

Please visit our Regatta page for the final draws and updated safety information for the upcoming weekend of racing!