Province:Cape Western Provincial Dugout
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How did our Shellhole get its name?
The Shellhole was founded in 2005 in Saldanha on the west coast. It was inaugurated on 29th May 2005 by the Cape Midlands Executive. Founder members and the first executive Old Bill Ken Meyer, DOB Koos De Goede, Adjutant Dave Rankin and Paybill Andre Venter were dully sworn in. Because we are located on the west coast of South Africa which was basically discovered and settled by Portuguese sailors / navigators, we combined the two into Weskus (Afrikaans for “west coast”) and Quartel which is Portuguese for barracks or soldiers living quarters….hence Weskus Quartel.
TOP TABLE WESKUS QUARTEL
2009 / 2010 Executive,,,Sgt Maj.”Mac” Beets , Adjutant Dave Rankin, DOB Winston Gultig, Pay bill Lawrence Van den Berg and Old Bill “Koos” De Goede
Old Bill….Ken Meyer….2005 to March 2006. Koos De Goede. April 2006 to August 2010. Lawrence Van den Berg…September 2010 to August 2011. Piet Kok…September 2011 to August 2014. Errol Hey…August 2014 to July 2016.
DOB….Koos De Goede 2005 to April 2006, Anthoney de Reuck….May 2006 to February 2007. Derek Gordon-Davies February 2007 to June 2008. Graham Venter…July 2008 to May 2009. Winston Gultig…July 2009 to December 2011. Frank Robins…January 2012 to July 2013. Errol Hey…August 2013 to July 2014.
Adjutant…..Dave Rankin inception 2005 to July 2014. Verna Prinsloo August 2014 to July 2016.
Paybill…. Andre Venter 2005 to August 2006. Nic Strydom…August 2006 to August 2009. . Alfie Randall…September 2010 to July 2011. Lawrence Van den berg…July 2011 to date.
Sunset Call list
(Roll of honour)
Moth Christo Truter December 2006, Moth Jap Venter September 2007, Moth Piet Snyders June 2010, Moth Andrew McLaughlin July 2011, Moth Koos De Goede June 2013, Moth Freddie Swart and Moth Nigel Smith August 2013, June 2015, Moth Deryck Gordon-Davis, Moth Vernon Hulatt and Moth Brian Du Plessis 2015, Mothwa Lynn Gultig July 2015, Moth Freddy Goosen July 2016…
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
A wheelchair for an original Moth Deryck Gordon-Davis handed over by Frankie Robins. Our GUN.
Weskus Quartel water table at Langebaan marathon 2015 and Border Boys 201
Any special awards the Shellhole or members have received.
The first Golf day was held at Vredenburg Golf club on the 11 April 2015
Fund Raising Hamburger Braai at St Helena Bay. (Herman, Errol & Antoinette)
POTJIEKOS November 2014 at Juffroushoogte
Potjiekos November 2015
VISDERBY 19 DECEMBER 2015
Shellhole 10th Birthday Bash at Juffroushoogte
AGM July 2016 INDUCTION OF NEW RECRUITS
At the Waterhole after AGM July 2016
DUGOUT 28 AUGUST OLD BILLS
Back row [from l to r]: Moths Cerneels Uys [Staaldak], Kenneth Steyl [Bomb Alley], Servaas van Breda [Admiral Halifax], Leon Rosser [Langeberg No 9], Deon van den Berg [Blaauwberg Cuca], Bart van Oort [Tommy Rendle VC], Schalk Bruwer [Komesho], Willie Smith [Majozi DCM], Mark Bester [Red Barn / ToTS] and Herman Coetzee [Weskus Quartel]
Front row [from l to r]: Moths Peter Malan [Dawn Patrol], Trevor Floyd [Seagull], Dave Revell [POB], Philip McLachlan [Marshal Smuts and Provincial Adjutant], Leon Robertson [DPOB], Kevin Love [Provincial Paybill] and Ricky de Wet [Battledress]