Winter Camp 2022
The 438th Routier Winter Camp was a fantastic success, with the men enjoying the beneficent shelter of the Captayne’s Grand Erection in all its wood coloured glory.
Unfortunately the Captayne succumbed to the pox and was replaced by Captayne Shadie. All hail the new Captayne!
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Spring Camp 2021
A small band or dedicated Routier engineers and sappers including Captayne-in-Waiting Alex Gaffikin, ‘CrateBoy’ Damien Phillips and Good Soldier Keith conducted a series of remediation and improvement activities on the Grand Erection under the watchful eye of Captayne Gappsy.
Despite the incredibly inclement weather, great progress was made and the men were eventually given leave by the Captayne to rest beside the life-giving warmth of the cooking fire.
Further sorties are planned over the coming months to ensure the site will be ready for a splendid Winter Camp 2022 over the June long weekend.
Virtual Tavern Night
The Routiers enjoyed a Virtual Tavern Night at the invitation of Captayne-in-Waiting Alex Gaffikin on the evening of Saturday 11 September 2021.
The event enjoyed strong attendance by Routier members and fellow travellers from across this wide brown land (on account of most of us being in lockdown with nothing better to do). Much entertainment was to be had with an attempt by Good Soldier Keith to compere a Trivia Quiz using the arcane technology of the interwebs.
Alas the NBN spirit deserted us and Mr Kelly pronounced the entire endeavour a hastily cobbled together sham. But we persevered by resorting to quill and parchment. There was singing and tall tales and much jollity, notwithstanding the intermittent spectral appearance of Captayne-(soon to be)-past Gappsy, who failed to put a dampener on things, despite his ghastly countenance.