The Federation Of Plymouth And District Ex-Services Associations
Please find attached details of the Exeter Flotilla's Trafalgar Service on 25 October. All members are welcome, but I'd appreciate notice of numbers planning to attend so that seating can be reserved.
Cdr Trevor Waddington
Trafalgar Service Secretary
EXETER FLOTILLA - TRAFALGAR SERVICE 2015
This year's Service (the Flotilla's 42nd) to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 will be held at 1130 on Sunday 25 October 2015 in Exeter Cathedral. The event will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, the High Sheriff of Devon, the Lord Mayor of Exeter, and a number of serving and retired senior RN and RM officers. The Address will be given by former RN chaplain the Ven John Rawlings, and music will be provided by the band of HM Royal Marines, Lympstone. Medals should be worn.
Peter Clark of the Korean Veterans has asked me to inform you of this funeral at Western Mill on Monday the 21st at 1300. Standard are requested to muster at 1230. Vic was one of the leading member of the Korean Vets so Peter would like to give him a good send off. Best Regards
There are several events later in the month so I have listed them below so that you can remind your Standard bearers and Veterans.
SEPT Sun 20 1100. 75TH anniversary BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY Memorial Service, Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth.
The Standard of the Burma Star Association will be “Laid Up” after the Service. STANDARDS REQUESTED: ASSEMBLE 1030
Wed23 17:30 Act of Remembrance at the US Army D-Day Memorial Saltash Passage, St Budeuax, Plymouth.
STANDARDS REQUESTED: ASSEMBLE 1600 As many standards as possible are asked to attend and any Veterans who can make it. There will be a buffet afterwards for Standard Bearers and Veterans
VJ Day Commemoration Service
Saturday 15th August 2015
St. Andrews Minster Church, Plymouth – A memorial service is taking place to remember all of the Military and Civilian Far East Prisoners Of War held captive in Japan, a time to remember those who lost their lives on “Hellships” and for those who did return but came back broken.
Open to all members of the Public. Please be seated no later than 10:45a.m
Tickets available till Tuesday 4th August 2015
GOLF TOURNAMENT IN AID OF THE FEDERATION OF PLYMOUTH AND DISTRICT EX-SERVICES ASSOCIATIONS
To be held on the Tuesday the 15th September at Staddon Heights Golf Club starting at 1200 Individual Stapleford Competition full handicaps Nearest the pin
Sleeve of three balls for each 2 on any hole
Fish and Chips, sweet and coffee afterwards
Price £30 per individual for golf and meal, 2s extra
Please send entry with cheque, names and Handicaps to:
Richard Walker, 123 Underlane, Plymstock,
Plymouth PL9 9LD.
Cheques payable to “FEDERATION OF PLYMOUTH AND DISTRICT EX-SERVICES ASSOCIATIONS”
Please find an invitation attached to the unveiling of a Commemorative Slab dedicated to Alfred Joseph Richards VC this Saturday 20th June at 1.30pm.
This is part of a national scheme led by the Department for Communities and Local Government that will see every VC recipient of the First World War commemorated with a paving stone between now and 2018.
We hope you will be able to attend. Please feel free to forward the invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested too.
If you cannot attend but would like to nominate a representative please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Marketing & Communications Officer
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
FAR EAST PRISONERS OFWAR PLYMOUTH GROUP REPLACE ROWAN TREE
Wednesday 25th February , a mild but wet morning here in Plymouth saw the replacement of the Rowan Tree sited in the grounds of the St Andrew’s Minster Church. The original tree, planted in 1985 as a living memorial to all who died or suffered at the hands of the Japanese in the Far East between 1941 and 1945, had come to the end of it’s life.
The Rowan Tree , a symbol of Peace and the accepted memorial by many branches of the FEPOW Association has an expected life of 30 years as was shown when the old tree was taken down by the degree of rot in the trunk. The new tree was purchased from and planted by Plymouth City Council and paid for from a donation granted by the Plymouth Federation of Ex Service Associations which is funded by the generosity of the people of Plymouth.
The last spade of fresh earth was laid by our chairman Mr Arie Den Hollander himself a child POW in Java. The Reverend Marcus Nelson, Curate of St Andrews Minster Church finished with a short service of dedication concluding with the FEPOW prayer. The main service of Dedication will follow at a later date.