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Hello and welcome to the December 2021 Chairman’s chat.
Well, storm Arwen was interesting; it left us without power from Friday evening through to Sunday evening…it got mighty cold. I feel for those who are still without power and may not be connected until this coming Friday.
In memory of deceased PCS family members who passed away in November
Sgt Sandie Gardiner
1 June 1949 – 3 November 2014
Spr Chris Turner (WW1)
1880 – 4 November 1914
Cpl Russel Rycroft
2 January 1945 – 6 November 1990
WO1 Geoff Bushell
7 March 1949 – 7 November 2020
LCpl Timothy Dodd
12 October 1961 – 7 November 2018
WO2 George Brett
21 October 1935 – 8 November 2015
Capt Jack Bullen
8 October 1938 – 8 November 2008
17 June 1939 – 10 November 2012
Saul (Naz) Naisarani
11 November 2020
Cpl Tony Quinn
19 September 1952 – 12 November 2005
Capt Steve Barr
November 1943 – 13 November 2016
Capt Darrel Lloyd
1927 – 13 November 2009
Sgt Frank Conlon
16 June 1960 – 14 November 2013
Sgt Gilbert Vero Lloyd (WW1)
1895 – 15 November 1917
Sgt Harry G Hackett
23 November 1923 – 16 November 1988
WO2 Don Hannon
13 October 1927 – 16 November 1999
SSgt Phil Roberts
16 February 1941 – 16 November 1997
LCpl Daz Wilkie
4 March 1965 – 16 November 2014
Cpl FG (Bryn) Edwards
22 January 1942 – 17 November 1999
Capt George Kehoe
14 February 1946 – 17 November 2015
Cpl Samuel Jones
27 July 1929 – 18 November 2019
Cpl Joseph Woodhouse (WW1)
1875 – 18 November 1915
WO1 (RSM) Bob Davidson RE PCS
6 January 1940 – 20 November 2012
Lt Col Howard Hughes
1 January 1955 – 20 November 2002
22 April 1932 – 20 November 1996
SSgt Reginald Peacock
13 May 1934 – 20 November 1996
SSgt Michael Dunn
8 May 1945 – 21 November 2008
SSgt Ray Jennings
1 September 1944 – 22 November 2016
19 June 1979 – 22 November 2000
LCpl C Kostyszyn (nee Maguire) WRAC
12 June 1954 – 22 November 1988
SSgt Joe Norwood
20 January 1941 – 22 November 2011
Sgt Joe Robertson
1946 – 22 November 2004
Spr Fred Webber (WW1)
1877 – 23 November 2016
WO1 Lou Lister RSM 1 PC Regt
6 February 1950 – 25 November 2017
Cpl Les Wilson
27 June 1938 – 25 November 2014
LCpl Marie M Lawson WRAC
1958 – 26 November 2011
Maj Mick Conjoice
16 October 1927 – 28 November 2000
WO2 Nick Cox
1 April 1958 26 November 2021
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
I was searching the web the other day and came across a site that provides those that have hidden disabilities assistance, which I thought might be useful to share with the PCS members. The following has been taken from the Hidden Disabilities website.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard is a discrete way to show that you have some form of disability (that may not be immediately obvious). This could be any condition, impairment, illness, or disability that impacts day-to-day life.
The lanyard has been a great help for people all over the country, as it lets others know that they may need some extra help, support, or even just a bit more time in certain situations. And now, National Highways has announced that Sunflower is here for vehicles.
How the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower will help road users
By putting the Sunflower sticker or magnet on the back of your vehicle, you’re able to let emergency, breakdown and other roadside services know that you have a disability. When someone’s in a vehicle, every disability is hidden, so the vehicle Sunflower is here for everyone that needs it.
If we, or any other roadside service, see the Sunflower, we’ll do what we can to help keep you safe and supported while we get your vehicle fixed.
Importantly, there are no ‘qualifying requirements’ for the Sunflower. If you want to use one on your vehicle, you can. It’s here to help everyone that needs it. You can find out more here.
Postal and Courier Trade
Major Ed Dunlop posted on Facebook the future army lay down. In his article he informs us, Postal and Courier trade will reduce to only 3 regular troops at 29 Regt RLC and all reserve Postal and Courier units will disband by May 2023. It seems the demand for post office functions to support exercises and operations has decreased. A sad day for the trade!!
I hope you have seen the message on the website from Richard Stephens. Richard is looking for anyone that served with his wife in the 90’s Karen Stephens (nee Connor). Karen has a 50th birthday in December and Richard is looking to surprise her with some army buddies. For those that served with Karen, you can contact Richard at email@example.com
Well take care and stay safe, I hope you all have a happy Christmas and a great New Year, catch up soon….sincerest wishes,
WO2 Nick Cox
It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Nick Cox.
Our condolences to Sue and the family.
RIP and REspect
Veterans New Railcard
Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard.
Military veterans to get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends.
Military veterans will get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends, with a new railcard on sale from Armistice Day, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (22 January 2020).
Available from Armistice Day this year, the railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans not covered by existing discounts.
Vetrans’ ID Card
18 February 2019
The launch of a Veterans’ ID Card has been announced.
The delivery is to be rolled out in two tranches:
Phase 1: The Veterans ID Card will be provided to all Service Leavers only, as part of the discharge process with effect from today, and retrospectively to those who left on or after 17 December 2018.
Phase 2: Applications from the wider Veteran Community will be encouraged once the process has been agreed. Information on how to apply will be made available closer to the time, before the end of 2019.
The UK Armed Forces Veteran ID Card
The Ministry of Defence will be launching a new Veterans ID card on 18 February which will enable public and charitable sector services to instantly recognise the service of a Veteran. This card will provide proof that a Veteran has served in HM Armed Forces in line with the Government definition of a Veteran, which is one day’s service.
Currently, there is no way for existing Veterans to easily prove the fact that they have served, and the administrative burden on providers when verifying that a person is a Veteran can be considerable, both in time and cost. This card will allow you to confidentially verify that someone has served in the Armed Forces.
However, this card will not be held by all Veterans as it is being rolled out in tranches and some genuine Veterans in need may not have the capacity to apply for one.
Therefore, please do not take the absence of a Veterans ID card as proof that a person is not a Veteran. Instead continue to use your existing processes to verify their Veteran status.
If you are asked questions about the ID card, please refer Veterans to the Veterans UK helpline number and they will be able to provide the relevant information, details below.
Telephone: 0808 1914 218
Website – www.veterans-uk.info [Read more…]