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Hello and welcome to the September 2021 Chairman’s chat. Yes, September indeed! I’m conscious as we move forward the Covid restriction have been removed but – the virus is still out there, so please take the appropriate precautions and stay safe.
Celebrating 50 Years of Marriage – Elizabeth and Graham Meacher
On the 28th of August 1971, Elizabeth and Graham were married, belated Happy Golden Wedding anniversary to you both.
A plea!! If you’ve changed address, telephone, email or contact details, PLEASE DO let our Secretary know (Larry Peacock) as soon as possible so we can update your centrally-held records.
Please be considerate and careful when photographing or filming others, particularly if you intend to reproduce any such imagery on social media outlets etc. The law is very clear, so please:
Never assume that taking someone’s image without their consent is acceptable.
Respect the wishes of individuals
Publicising and/or sharing such images should only be with the full consent of the individual(s).
Consent should always be sought, whether taking images of individuals, groups or events.
In Memory of Deceased PCS Members
In memory of those PCS members that died in the month of August. Information obtained from the Book of Remembrance.
Spr Bert Wright (WW1) 3 August 1916
Cpl Frederick Boreland (WW1) 5 August 1918
Capt Joe Kelly 5 August 2014
QMS Albert Browning (WW1) 8 August 1916
LCpl Terry Chadwick 9 August 2016
Cpl George (Geordie) Ord 9 August 2016
Cpl Herbert (Taff) Lockwood 10 August 2017
Brig Jack Bridge 13 August 1993
Pte Lesley Lobban WARC 14 August 1973
WO2 Andy Ingram 14 August 2012
Maj John Corrigan MBE 14 August 2016
Sgt Christine Fellows WRAC 17 August 1989
Pte Ina Hanson (Nee Rodgers) WRAC 17 August 2019
LCpl Micky Robbins 17 August 1988
WO1 John Pickford 18 August 2011
Spr Ian Blakey 19 August 2015
Pte Cath Barr (Nee Brannan) WRAC 19 August 2016
Sgt Jack Kennington 22 August 1996
Pte Joyce Tunnicliff (Nee Demaine) WRAC 23 August 2003
Spr Jim Greer (WW1) 23 August 2015
Capt Jim Furley-Smith ERD 27 August 2013
Spr Ronald Murray 30 August 2020
August MG TF run
I managed to get the MG TF out in August with a trip to Kleder water, then onto Hawick stopping at the Born in the Borders for tea and cake, which was most enjoyable before moving onto Kelso. It was then onto Woller, Rothbury, Elsdon before returning back to Otterburn, a great day out.
Well take care, stay safe, and follow any guidance and/or rules – Covid is still out there.
It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Bryan Ash. No other information is available at this time.
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…]