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Welcome to the June 2021 Chairman’s chat as we continue to head towards the end of Covid lockdown activities. Hopefully, your families and friends continue to be well and in good health as we progress. It appears that the June 21st ‘all clear’ date will be reviewed by Government Ministers on 14th June next. Let’s keep our fingers crossed then!
In relation to the latest announcements and previous roadmap (see April 2021 newsletter) we are now heading for Step 3 on the 21st of June. So I’m finally delighted this month to have only one traffic light for you:
Hopefully, we will actually progress safely to Step 3, even with the ‘India variant’ in circulation. Like many, I am fortunate to have had two jabs now.
Just a Reminder…..Have you booked for the PCS Branch Reunion Dinner at the Village Hotel Liverpool, which has now been postponed until Saturday 2 April 2022. The change of date follows feedback from members. It also avoids the Grand National and Easter, both of which attract premium room rates.
A group rate has been arranged with a standard double room at £90.00 B&B (£80.00 single occupancy) Please contact Victoria Proven, Director of Sales, on 01925 247 712 to book in on the PCS block booking.
The cost of the Gala Dinner is £25.00 (paid separately to the Branch Treasurer). Please also advise Larry Peacock of your booking at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For those who have booked the meal with Larry Peacock already, he will carry those details on for the new April date.
- For those who have booked meals and wish to cancel, please inform Larry Peacock and he will arrange a refund.
Those who have booked rail travel should contact the relevant Train Operating Company to amend their bookings.
If anyone has a problem with the new or old arrangements, then please contact Larry and he will try and sort them out.
Take care, stay safe, and follow the rules.
Catch up soon….sincerest wishes,
It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Flora McIntyre / Gosden – wife of Jack Gosden.
Our condolences to the family.
RIP and REspect
It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Patricia Holt / Symes
Our condolences to 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…]