IN today's world, success and failure in most organisations are measured by the soul destroying system, MBO…Management by Objectives, a method, I believe, that was first introduced to us by our American cousins, around 50 years ago.

Love it or loathe it, I thought I'd take a look to see how TRM measures up.

Targets/Objectives...To bring you a mix of memories, light hearted nonsense, interesting old snaps, and, occasionally, act as a readers' go-between.

Also to include topical pieces of information which are of local interest.

This week's Achievements.

Under the ‘readers' liaison’ category, there was this email.

"Hello Jeff, my name is Adrian Welham, and I am the son of Derek Welham, whom you featured in your TRM section of the Sept 21 issue.

“It was very heart-warming to read the piece that was submitted by Mr Ken Goldspink while vacationing back in Neyland, and I would very much like to contact him.

“Thank you for your kind words, I look forward to hearing from you."

Action taken. I decided that the best thing to do was to forward Adrian's email to Ken in Canada, so I did, and Ken replied straight away.

"Hi Jeff...thank you so very much for passing this along to me, and I will certainly be getting in touch with Adrian."

There. Job done. Time to move on to the next category…’topics of local interest’.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, and I know there will be various events taking place to mark this historic occasion.

There is also a local book coming out, called We will remember them, which will be launched on September 7 at the British Legion, and I received this email from Anthony Williams, who continues to research for even more information.

"Hello Jeff...the book is coming close to completion, but I am having difficulty obtaining information about local women who served abroad as nurses.

“Could you mention it in your column, to see if anything comes up?"

If any of our readers can help Anthony, please get in touch.

And to get us in WW1 mood, here are a couple of snaps which should do the trick. A German U-boat in the Docks, and a collection of WW1 coppers, all looking neat and dapper.

Surely that puts a big tick in the local interest box, but if that's not enough, now it's time to return to the Army Cadet Force memories of Lt Col Doug Joyce.

I must admit that I'm enjoying Doug's reflections, not least because there are so many local names he mentions that are familiar to me.

We've reached 1947, and Doug has been called up for the Army.

"After my training was completed, I joined my Regiment on Singapore Island.

“I moved around Malaysia until March 1949, when I returned home to Milford Haven and civvy life. I met quite a few Milford ex-cadets in Singapore…George Max, Gerry Weymouth, John Hannaford, George Forrest…also Norman Jones from Haverfordwest, an ex-cadet, whose dad drove one of the Green's buses.

“Once again time moves on…to 1957. Now married with a family I met Capt Jack Evans of the Pembs ACF, who persuaded me to join the ACF and this was the beginning of 36 wonderful years of my life. Helping to train and produce good citizens for our town and county. And if any of the cadets wished to enter the Army, their training stood them in good stead.

“Of course, National Service was still in being at this time and most Cadet units had very good numbers, so those who were called up, were already well trained and knew what was to come.

“I started in the Neyland detachment, under Major Bert Morgan, who turned out to be one of my great friends. He had joined in 1946 and served until 1976.

“Also serving with him was the Neyland chemist, David Edwards. I cannot recall many names of cadets at Neyland, but two come to mind. Both were Cadet Sergeants…Owen Picton and John Preece.

“I remember us holding dances in our hut, every so often, and Police Sgt John Savage would keep an eye out, in case of any trouble...but there was hardly any.

“I almost forgot an officer who left just before I arrived. Lieut. Gordon Parry, in later years to become Lord Gordon of Neyland.

“At Neyland I was commissioned into the TAVR as a 2nd Lieut."

We'll have to leave it there. Next time will include Doug's move from Neyland to take over control of the Milford Haven attachment.

Time for teasers. Aim…to keep our brain cells dancing.

Last week's answer was...DOOR…and those stepping through it were…Tony Hesslegrave, Hoppy Atkinson, Royston Holman, Marie Parr, Joyce Layton, Les Haynes, Joan Earles, Anne and Jets Llewellyn, Margaret Jones, Gerry Thomas, Elinor Jones, Tommy G, Ken Davies and Larry Robinson. Thanks to all.

Here's another one from Les Haynes.

How many times does the minute hand move round the clock face in a day?

And that, folks, is all for this week. I hope that the MBO Inspectors, when they get back from the pub, if they can still see clearly, will give our TRM the thumbs up…but, most of all, I hope you do, too.