Falklands 25 years on – List of Reunions

List of events for 2007.  If you were on HMS Penelope contact me or Email: lewie@hms-penelope.com
September 21st / 22nd in Plymouth

What’s on –

Sunday 13th May 2007
25th Anniversay Parade
Commencing: 12.00pm
Place: Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes
The gates to Bletchley Park open at 9.30am. The parade will start at 12pm and finish at 2.30pm at TS Invincible in Bletchley Park, where there will be tea and buns.
Tickets: Tickets are required, but are free of charge for the parade
Email: dave.moth@btinternet.com
Tel: 07732 325728


Wednesday 16th May 2007
‘The Falklands’ Exhibition
Commencing: 10.00AM – 6.00PM
Place: Imperial War Museum London
The Falklands 25th Anniversary Exhibition 16 May 2007 – 6 January 2008. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, Imperial War Museum London is launching ‘The Falklands’, a new special exhibition that explores the people behind the most recent invasion of a British territory since the Second World War. Featuring material on public display for the first time, the exhibition tells the story of the war through the unique first-hand accounts and personal memorabilia of those involved. The exhibition explores the remarkable stories of British and Argentinian service personnel through personal items and memorabilia. Among the previously unseen items on display are the joystick of the helicopter flown by Lieutenant Richard Nunn and Sergeant Bill Belcher. As part of the two-man crew of a Scout helicopter supporting 2 Para in the battle to capture Goose Green, Nunn and Belcher were shot down on their way to pick up Lieutenant Colonel ‘H’ Jones, the mortally wounded Paras’ commanding officer who was later awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. The exhibition will also display the diary and medals of Royal Navy Surgeon Commander Rick Jolly who established and ran the British field hospital at Ajax Bay which became known as the ‘Red and Green Life Machine’. Wounded from both sides were treated by Jolly’s medical teams and he was honoured by Britain and Argentina for his humanitarian work – a unique distinction in modern conflict. From Argentina, and on public display in the United Kingdom for the first time, is the crucifix belonging to Capitan de Fragata (Commander) Nestor Cenci. Cenci was on board the cruiser General Belgrano when she was torpedoed and sunk by HM Submarine Conqueror on 2 May 1982 in the most controversial act of the war. The exhibition will also explore how the war affected the lives of civilians both at home and on the Falkland Islands. A piece of shrapnel that narrowly missed Falkland Islander Tim Miller will be displayed with an essay written by Lisa Pole-Evans who, aged nine, describes what it was like to be visited by four men of the Special Boat Service. A letter written by Lieutenant Colonel ‘H’ Jones to his wife Sara and the handwritten news despatch from Goose Green belonging to BBC Correspondent Robert Fox reveal how news of the war reached those at home. Artistic responses to the war will be illustrated by a selection of sketches made by Official War Artist Linda Kitson and original drawings by Raymond Briggs for his book The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman. Falklands veteran and military historian, Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE, who commanded 3 Commando Brigade in the initial landings and subsequent land fighting, has acted as a historical adviser to the exhibition. In association with the Imperial War Museum, Ebury Press will publish, Forgotten Voices of the Falklands, written by Falklands veteran Hugh McManners with an introduction by Sir Max Hastings to coincide with the exhibition. The Big Lottery Fund has supported the audio visual and online elements of this exhibition as part of Their Past Your Future. The exhibition will be accompanied by a website and an online interactive timeline www.iwm.org.uk/Falklands Launch date: May 2007
Tickets: Free Exhibition
Link: www.iwm.org.uk/Falklands


Thursday 17th May 2007
Falklands Lecture
Commencing: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Place: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Lecture by Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of war Studies and Vice Principal (Research) King’s College London. First lecture of a four week course
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50
Link: www.nmm.ac.uk/learning
Email: bookings@nmm.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8312 8560


Friday 18th May 2007
HMS AMBUSCADE (F172) 25th Reunion Weekend
Place: Crewe, Cheshire
HMS AMBUSCADE (F172) 25th Reunion Weekend-Informal meeting on Friday 18th of May leading up to reunion event on Saturday 19th of May. 18/05/07-19/06/07.Please see website for more details.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.ambuscade.org


Friday 18th May 2007
Falklands 25: The Naval Experience Dinner & Conference
Commencing: TBC
Place: HMS Victory and Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
Falklands 25: the Naval Experience Dinner and one-day conference Join us on board Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory for dinner with some special guests then attend a one-day conference the following day presented by well-known guest speakers. Programme TBC.
Tickets: TBC
Link: www.royalnavalmuseum.org/TaskForceSouthFalklands25ExhibitionandEventsRoyalNavalMuseumPortsmouth.htm
Email: melanie.simpson@royalnavalmuseum.org
Tel: 02392 727584


Saturday 19th May 2007
Entertaiment Evening and Charity Auction
Place: Southwick Park Golf Club, Fareham
Entertainment evening and charity aution in conjunction with ‘clubline promotions’ in support of the FVF. Further details to be announced Feb ’07.
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: mribs@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 023 9221 7556


Saturday 19th May 2007
HMS Bristol Associaton AGM/Reunion and Commemoration Service
Place: Bristol
HMS Bristol Association are pleased to announce their 2007 AGM and Reunion is to be held in the City of Bristol on Saturday 19th May 2007. A Commemoration/Memorial service to remember the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict will be held in Bristol Cathedral on Sunday 20th May. All currently serving and former ships company members and families are invited to attend.
Tickets: Tickets Required
Link: www.hmsbristol.co.uk
Email: peter.featherstone-williams@astrium.eads.net / bungy@ntlworld.com
Tel: 07801 874 811


Sunday 20th May 2007
The Kings Stone Drive Past / Salute
Place: Monument on B2149 between Rolands Castle and Horndean, Hampshire
Falkland Veterans and their families are invited to attend and to be part of (can be placed in various military vehicles) the Drive Past organised by the ‘Solent Overload Executive.’ Senior Falkland veteran Officer taking the salute.Especially welcome are those who seved aboard HMS ARDENT, HMS ANTELOPE and HMS COVENTRY. All other veterans welcome.
Tickets: are not required
Email: jand.whiting@ntlworld.com
Tel: 023 9235 3635


Sunday 20th May 2007
Commemorative Parade
Place: Princes Park
Southport Royal Naval Association Falkland War 25th Commemorative Parade, wreath laying ceremony and event in Princes Park.
Tickets: are not required


Sunday 20th May 2007
Commemorative Parade
Commencing: 1100 – 1200
Place: Exmouth
The Exmouth Branch RMA has organised a parade to celebrate Operation Corporate. The parade will form up at the Imperial Road car park at 1045 and move off at 1100. Marching via Imperial Road to the Exmouth War Memorial Strand gardens for a Service of Remembrance. Following the service the Salute will be taken. On completion of the parade a reception will be held within the RAFA Club, Imperial Road, Exmouth. All Military and Civilian organisations families and friends are welcome to attend the march, service and reception. A small fee will be requested for the buffet.
Tickets: Not required
Link: www.exmouthrma.org.uk


Sunday 20th May 2007
Destroyer HMS Exeter Open Day
Commencing: 10.00PM
Place: HMS EXETER
25 – DESTROYER HMS EXETER OPEN TO VISITORS The destroyer HMS EXETER will be visiting London 19-21 May to mark the San Carlos landings as part of the Falklands 25 commemorations. She is the last remaining serving warship from the Falklands conflict will be open to visitors on Sunday 20th May from 10am to 5pm. The ship will be moored alongside HMS BELFAST and will be open to entry on production of a valid HMS BELFAST ticket or production of an RN ID card.
Tickets: HMS BELFAST TICKET OR RN ID CARD


Wednesday 23rd May 2007
Royal Marines V Parachute Regiment Football Match
Commencing: Gates Open; 6:00PM Kick Off; 7:30PM
Place: Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park Stadium, Sandy Park Lane, Exeter, Devon
The Royal Marines and Parachute Regiment fought side by side during this conflict. They already compete against each other at Rugby League and Golf. In this anniversary year, the Inaugural football match takes place. Event starts at 1800hrs, with the match kicking of at 1930 hrs, more detail will be released closer to the date.
Tickets: £1.00 entry all procedes to charity
Link: www.royalmarinesfootball.co.uk
Email: ctcrm-dso@a.dii.mod.uk
Tel: 01392414020


Thursday 24th May 2007
Falklands Lecture
Commencing: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Place: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Lecture by Dr Nicola Miller, Reader in Latin American History at University College London
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50
Link: www.nmm.ac.uk/learning
Email: bookings@nmm.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8312 8560


Friday 25th May 2007
25th Anniverary Commemorative Dinner & Evening Entertainment
Commencing: 1900 – 0100
Place: HMS SULTAN Gosport Hants
A 25th Commemorative Dinner & Evening Entertainment in support of the Falklands Veterans Foundation (FVF). The event will be held in the main hangar of HMS SULTAN and is perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Falkland Veterans, Families and Friends to attend this evening planned for 600 persons. ALL guests and supporters also welcome subject to space and availability of tickets. Subject to health, Baroness Thatcher will be in attendance as will other dignatories associated with 1982 and cabaret style entertainment provided throughout the dinner followed by a disco.
Tickets: £500.00 per table of 10 / £50.00 per ticket
Link: www.fvf.org.uk
Email: les@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Friday 25th May 2007
SAMA (SE) Dinner
Commencing: 1900-1930
Place: Wellshurst Golf and Country Club
Hi All On the 25th May the South East Section of the South Atlantic Medal Association are having a black tie dinner to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the conflict. This is to be held at Wellshurst Golf and Country club 12 miles north of Eastbourne the cost will be about £27, the dinner is open to all holders of the south atlantic medal whether members of sama or not and their partners/spouses. Anyone interested please email se.sama82@btinternet.com to register and a proforma will be sent to you hope to see you there eon
Tickets: tbc
Link: http://uk.geocities.com/se.sama82@btinternet.com/
Email: se.sama82@btinternet.com
Tel: 07958295410


Friday 25th May 2007
HMS Coventry Reunion
Commencing: From 7:30PM 25th onwards
Place: Royal Sailors Home Club, Portsmouth.
The 2007 “unofficial” HMS Coventry Reunion will take place on the Weekend 25/27 May at the Royal Sailor’s Home Club, Portsmouth. The reunion will be very informal: we don’t have a meal/buffet, there isnt a band and we don’t wear formal dress, this is in line with people’s wishes. It will be friendly informal drink and chat over old times with friends, to remember our shipmates no longer with us and a very happy ship. Taking place in the Home Club on Friday evening, from 19:30 onwards, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening from 19:30 onwards. Families and friends welcome. On Sunday 27 May, we will meet at the Falkland Islands War Memorial in Old Portsmouth to lay a wreath, and to hold a two minute silence for our fallen comrades. Afterwards we retire to the Still and West. Further details can be had by emailing Jim (Rocky) Hudson, Email below.
Tickets: No tickets required
Email: jimahudson@tiscali.co.uk
Tel: 0191 5126420


Saturday 26th May 2007
63 Squadron RAF Regiment ‘Black Eagle’ Reunion
Commencing: 12.00pm
Place: Union Jack Club, London
63 Squadron RAF Regiment’Black Eagle’ Reunion. Former squadron members welcome especially those having served in the Falklands during 1982. The reunion will start as an afternoon gathering. This should allow us all time to get together and ideally show off some photo’s, whilst swinging the Tilley and pulling up the odd Sandbag or two. You are all strongly encouraged to bring some of your old photo’s albums etc or indeed scan a few old pictures for the displays at the event. One or two of those attending are keen to publish individual’s pictures in forthcoming books, you never know, you may become famous after all. There will also be tables set out concentrating on individual displays and stalls. If you have a particular interest in this area and want to promote your wears please let me know. I will also be selling raffle tickets with all profits going to the Royal British Legion (RBL); the prize is a fantastic RBL Beer Presentation Pack. At 4.30pm we will break to allow the room to be set up for dinner. We will be able to continue the meet and greet in the upstairs bar area/lounge. After which the formal evening dinner will be served. I plan to have an official photograph taken pre dinner and as a polite reminder you may wish to bring your own camera’s to help remember this auspicious occasion. We will then wine and dine in a more formal atmosphere. Once complete we will continue with the meet and greet all over again. Individuals requiring any special dietary needs for the formal Dinner should inform me ASAP, I will endeavour to arrange an alternate menu. I kindly request your attire for the meet and greet remain smart and casual. However, dress for the formal dinner should be jacket and tie. The UJ Club has sort permission to “up” the formal dinner seating plan from 100 to 120. Attendance will be “first come, first served”. In order to confirm your attendance please forward your cheques ASAP. Tickets are priced at £33.50 each. You are kindly requested to forward a cheque to me payable to: RAF HONINGTON Convenience Fund For the sum of £33.50 (Would you please annotate the following on the reverse of your cheque) Account Number 203106 Postal addresses for cheques: Mr A Wanbon, 9 Bittern Close, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3HP. or FS A Wanbon, Stn Regt Flt, RAF Honington, Honington,
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.ujclub.co.uk
Email: wanbons@aol.com
Tel: 01359 237607


Saturday 26th May 2007
‘Overlord 2007’ South’s Premier Military Vehicle Spectacular
Place: Five Heads Road (Jct 2 off A3M), Horndean, Hampshire
Overlord 2007 offers the public the opportunity to see a wide range of historic and modern military vehicles. 26/05/06-29/05/06.Organised by the ‘Solent Overlord Executive’ supporting the FVF and financial donors of 2005/06.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.solentoverlord.co.uk


Saturday 26th May 2007
HMS Drake Remembrance Service
Commencing: 1500
Place: HMS Drake
A service of remembrance will be held in HMS Drake, Plymouth by the HMS Ardent Association. This will be followed by a reunion in the Senior Rates Mess HMS Drake at 1900. Details will be given in January’s newsletter with ticket application forms.
Tickets: required
Link: www.hmsardent.org.uk
Email: pete@hmsardent.org.uk
Tel: 01326 319481


Saturday 26th May 2007
Rememberance Service, HMS Drake
Commencing: 1500
Place: St Nicholas Church, HMS Drake, Plymouth
Remembrance service in St Nicholas Church, HMS Drake, Plymouth for all members of Hms Ardent Association and family and friends. Evening social in Senior rates mess at 1900. Other unofficial events over weekend as promulgated in Association newsletter.
Tickets: Ticketed


Wednesday 30th May 2007
Cadets Sponsored Yomp
Commencing: 9.00am
Place: North Yorkshire Moors
Sixteen Adventure Cadets from TS Bacchante will take part in a Sponsored Yomp on the Yorkshire Moors to commemorate this historic event when British troops yomped across the Falklands. Sponsorship from companies, organisations and individuals is welcomed and all proceeds will be used for the cadets to purchase desperately required Army tents and camping equipment. To make a donation or sponsor a cadet please send a cheque made payable to “ADVENTURE CADETS” to Commanding Officer, LT CDR G Goodman(ADV), 34 Beavans Court, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0QS
Tickets: Not Required
Email: jonesanne99@aol.com
Tel: 01493 652761


Thursday 31st May 2007
Falklands Lecture
Commencing: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Place: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Lecture by Commodore Michael Clapp and Lieutenant-Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour. The Falkland Campaign: Amphibious and Naval Inshore Support Operations by Commodore Michael Clapp: This lecture will cover the problems of mounting the amphibious operation for which there had been no contingency planning and the difficulties that resulted from a small staff that was not complemented for an operation of the scale and type envisaged. The rapid sailing, equipping and training of an ad-hoc task group of Royal Naval, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Merchant Naval ships; the planning of the landings and their execution; the follow up operations with 5 Brigade and the inshore and logistic problems in support of the military as they moved towards Stanley and final victory. Michael Clapp is the son of a regular Army officer. He was educated at Marlborough College and joined the Royal Navy in 1950. He first saw action in 1952 off Korea as a midshipman. Later he was the boarding officer of the only Caique caught running guns into Cyprus. He was then selected to be an Observer in the Fleet Air Arm where he flew in a large variety of aircraft. He carried out pre-service flight trials on the Buccaneer and served in the first operational squadron as the senior observer developing operational techniques in the Far East. In 1964 he took command of HMS Puncheston during the Indonesian Confrontation and was mentioned in dispatches. In 1966 he commanded the first operational Buccaneer Mk2 Squadron and again took it out to the Far East for trials and development. On his return he lectured on naval air support at the Joint Warfare Establishment before returning to sea in command of HMS Jaguar which he sailed around the world. Then followed two tours in the MoD on the Naval Staff, another sea command, HMS Leander, a stint as Naval Director of the Joint Maritime Operational Training Staff and finally, in 1981, he was appointed Commodore Amphibious Warfare. Commodore Clapp commanded the Falkland’s Amphibious Task Group (CTG 317.0). Brigadier Thompson, his Landing Force Commander, and he jointly planned the landing of 3 Commando Brigade in San Carlos Water while Clapp was responsible for its execution. Clapp later landed the Divisional Headquarters and the Army 5 Brigade and was responsible for most inshore operations and much of the logistic support of the military. Beachcombing by Lieutenant- Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour: Beachcombing is the expression used for covert beach intelligence undertaken by people like me when ‘on holiday’ and which is then forwarded to DI4 – undertaken, seemingly by an innocent ‘tourist’ without obvious equipment for, say, measuring the stability of sand surface or underwater gradients. In 1978, Ewen Southby-Tailour was an officer commanding a small Royal Marines detachment in the Falkland Islands. On his own initiative he sailed around and extensively chartered the waters and compiled a notebook filled with data on harbours, inlets and landing spots. Even today it is still the most comprehensive sailing guide to the area. After the Argentine forces invaded, the British Forces asked for his book but he refused unless assigned as ‘staff officer without portfolio.’ He was made the navigation adviser to the command as well as commander of the Task Force Landing Craft Squadron. Major Ewen Southby-Tailour joined the Royal Marines in 1960, served in 42, 43 and 45 (twice) Cdos and numerous UK, US and French ships as a Landing Craft Officer. He was seconded to the Sultan of Muscat’s Armed Forces from 1966-68 as a Company Commander and was awarded the Sultan’s Bravery Medal for operations during the Dhofar War. He commanded naval party 8901 in the Falklands 1978-79 – (surveyed beaches for own use) then returned in 1982 as the Amphibious and Navigational Adviser and as CO of the specially formed Task Force Landing Craft Squadron. He invented, formed then commanded for 4 years 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines before retiring in 1992 when he became an author of military biographies and built yachts for high-latitude exploring and surveying.
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50
Link: www.nmm.ac.uk/learning
Email: bookings@nmm.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8312 8560


Friday 01st June 2007
HMS FEARLESS (L10) 25th Reunion
Place: Royal Sailors Home Club, Portsmouth
All ex-1982 crew and COMAW staff and 846 Naval Air Squadron members and families welcome to attend. See website for purchase of CD in support of the FVF.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.hmsfearless.com
Email: ray.metcalfe@tesco.net
Tel: 023 9252 8302


Saturday 02nd June 2007
Service, Parade & March Past
Commencing: 10.00
Place: Newcastle upon Tyne
Commemorating Veterans of all three Services including those who served in the 1982 conflict. On behalf of the Tyne and Wear Region, Newcastle City Council is organising a Service at St Thomas’s Church (by invitation) followed by a parade and march past. Veterans and their modern day Service counterparts will march through the centre of Newcastle. The march past, led by HM Royal Marines Band Scotland, will be visible at St Mary’s Place, Percy Street past the Cenotaph to Grey’s Monument for a salute, returning via Northumberland Street to the Civic Centre. Organised by Newcastle City Council.
Tickets: Tickets are not required.


Saturday 02nd June 2007
’25th Commemorative Concert’
Place: Sports Fields, HMS SULTAN, Gosport
Hi All, Here are the links to Download the Application Form for the “Falklands25 Tribute Festival” Concert/SAMA & Falklands Veterans Reunion Day on 2nd June and The Drumhead Service and Freedom of the Borough March through Gosport on Sunday 3rd June, where Margaret Thatcher and Rex Hunt will take the salute (subject to health). Remember, you are all Freemen of the Borough, and Gosport is the only town in the country to have commemorated our losses at every major anniversary up until now, please give them your support. Any Falklands Veteran who has not got a Freedom of Gosport Borough Certificate can have one by sending an A4 sized Stamped addressed envelope including a cheque for £5 made out to “The FVF” to; The Falklands Veterans Foundation 167 Stoke Road Gosport Hampshire PO12 1SE Tel: 02392 511582 Email: info@fvf.org.uk Please bring your Family and Friends. Everyone is welcome, they do not have to be Falkland Veterans to apply for tickets. An Accommodation list is attached. There will also be a Campsite available on site at HMS Sultan Polo Field especially for this event – so bring your Caravan, Mobile Home or Tent and tick the relevant box on the Application Form to reserve your pitch. Application Form in PDF:- [attachmentid=1328] Application Form in Word:- [attachmentid=1329] Accommodation Lists:- Gosport and Lee on the Solent – http://www.discovergosport.co.uk/Where_to_Stay.html Portsmouth and Southsea- [attachmentid=1330] Please be aware that Accommodation in Portsmouth and Southsea may be a lot easier to use than some Gosport and Lee on Solent accommodation which are remote from HMS Sultan both for distance and Bus/Taxis availability at weekends. Further Information; www.fvf.org.uk Kind Regards Smokey Cole Tel: 02392 511582 Email: info@fvf.org.uk Please bring your Family and Friends. Everyone is welcome, they do not have to be Falkland Veterans to apply for tickets. An Accommodation list is attached. There will also be a Campsite available on site at HMS Sultan Polo Field especially for this event – so bring your Caravan, Mobile Home or Tent and tick the relevant box on the Application Form to reserve your pitch. Application Form in PDF:- [attachmentid=1328] Application Form in Word:- [attachmentid=1329] Accommodation Lists:- Gosport and Lee on the Solent – http://www.discovergosport.co.uk/Where_to_Stay.html Portsmouth and Southsea- [attachmentid=1330] Please be aware that Accommodation in Portsmouth and Southsea may be a lot easier to use than some Gosport and Lee on Solent accommodation which are remote from HMS Sultan both for distance and Bus / Taxis availability at weekends. Further Information:- http://www.fvf.org.uk/ Kind Regards Smokey Cole
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: info@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Saturday 02nd June 2007
SAMA82 25th Reunion, HMS SULTAN
Place: Gosport
SAMA 82 25th Reunion, HMS SULTAN, Gosport.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.sama82.org/


Sunday 03rd June 2007
’25th Commemorative Remembrance Sunday Service and March Past’
Place: Falkland Gardens, Gosport
Veterans and Families are invited to attend. In conjunction with Gosport Borough Council (GBC) the FVF is excercising its right to the ‘Freedom of the Borough’ to march through the town followed by ‘Up Spirits’.
Tickets: are not required
Email: info@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Sunday 03rd June 2007
RBL Cornwall County Festival of Commemoration
Commencing: 1200
Place: Boconnoc Estate, Middle Taphouse, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
RBL Cornwall County Festival of Commemoration. A military tattoo which is honouring Veterans from the Korea, Aden and Falkland campaigns. Guest of Honour is the Duke of Kent and Veterans from these campaigns will be invited to lunch receptions to meet the Duke, the Lord Lieutenant and Service Heads from the Falklands Campaign. In addition to the normal Bands, military vehicles and fly-pasts the Red Devils will also be dropping in!
Tickets: From Lt Cdr K Naylor RN, RBL County Secretary, 66 Lemon St, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2PN
Link: www.rblcornwall.co.uk
Email: knaylor@britishlegion.org.uk
Tel: 01872 225129


Wednesday 06th June 2007
Falklands Lecture
Commencing: 6.30pm
Place: Victory Services Club
Major General Julian Thompson,CB, OBE is presenting a lecture on the Falklands War. As Commander of 3 Commando Brigade,General Thompson, was at the heart of the planning and conduct of the War. Under his direct command had been the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment who conducted the lion’s share of the fighting. No-one therefore is better qualified to tell the extraordinary story of there-taking of the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians.
Tickets: £5.00 VSC members £7.50 non-members
Link: www.vsc.co.uk
Email: marketing@vsc.co.uk
Tel: 020 7616 8340


Thursday 07th June 2007
Falklands 25th Anniversary Spectacular
Commencing: 7.30pm
Place: The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
The Falklands 25th Anniversary Spectacular. Auditorium Book Online, Book Offline, Add to Calendar, Send to a Friend! Featuring JANE MCDONALD and The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Scotland. In support of Seafarers UK, renowned singing star Jane McDonald, accompanied by the wonderfully versatile musicians of the Royal Marines, has a treat in store for you! Light classical music, music from the shows, exquisite solo pieces on a range of instruments and a guest appearance by Pipers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland combine to make this concert into a spectacular tribute to those who fought in the Falklands War of 1982! If you have never before attended a concert by the Royal Marine Band you can be assured of a musical feast and a spectacular evening to remember! In addition you will have the added satisfaction of knowing that you will be supporting Seafarers UK which is the primary fundraising organisation for all maritime charities serving fishermen, merchant navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. Proceeds to: Seafarers UK (King George’s Fund for Sailors)- www.seafarers-uk.org Programme Details Featuring: Jane McDonald – Vocals The Royal Regiment of Scotland. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY | Tel : © MMVII GCE Ltd | Legal Information
Tickets: Tickets: £17, £15. £2 Internet Booking Charge per ticket.Concessions: t
Link: www.grch.com/grch/index.cfm
Email: www.grch.com/grch/index.cfm?&pid=1000&EvNum=49939
Tel: 0141 353 8000


Thursday 07th June 2007
Falklands Lecture
Commencing: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Place: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Lecture by Major General Julian Thompson: During the war his brigade carried out the initial landings and fought the majority of battles to re-take the islands. He is now visiting professor at Kings College London and works in the media.
Tickets: £7.50/£5.50
Link: www.nmm.ac.uk/learning
Email: bookings@nmm.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8312 8560


Friday 08th June 2007
HMS GLAMORGAN 25th Reunion Weekend
Place: Lakeside, Hayling Island
HMS GLAMORGAN (D80) 25th Reunion. All Ex-1982 crew and families welcome to attend. 08/06/07-11/06/07
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.hmsglamorgan.co.uk
Email: alyn.bradley@ntlworld.co.uk
Tel: 01329 311527


Friday 08th June 2007
42 Cdo RM Falklands 25 Re-Union
Commencing: 1300hrs
Place: Commando Training Centre
42 Cdo RM Falklands 25 Re-Union Weekend 8/9/10 June 2007. CTCRM at 1330hrs for the 42 Cdo RM Falklands Veterans Endurance Course. Individual sponsorship event. Details for the main reunion event can be found on www.bootneck.co.uk
Tickets: are not required


Friday 08th June 2007
CDO LOG REGT RM – Falklands Conflict 25th Anniversary Veterans Open Day
Commencing: 11:00AM
Place: Cdo Lo Regt, RM Chivenor
CDO LOG REGT RM – FALKLANDS CONFLICT 25TH ANNIVERSARY To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Ajax Bay Day and to celebrate the return of the Regiment from Afghanistan, RMB Chivenor will host an Open Day for veterans and families of serving members on Friday 8 June 2007. The day’s events will commence with a Parade and Drumhead Service at 11.30am during which time Op HERRICK medals will be presented. After an all-ranks buffet lunch each Squadron will host visitors during the afternoon with displays depicting the various roles and reflecting their time in Afghanistan. The day’s programme will finish at 4.30pm. In the evening an Op HERRICK Regimental Dinner will be held in the Officers Mess with a number of places for veterans only (not partners or families), and an Informal Supper will be held in the Sgt’s Mess (veterans partners most welcome). Those keen to attend should make that known with their application. Veterans of the Regiment are most welcome to attend with partners and families and should apply for entry passes to Miss Jayne Nicholson, on 01271 857446, by e-mail to rmchivenor-aobaseadmin@a.dii.mod.uk, or by post to AO Base Admin, Cdo Log Regt RM, RMB Chivenor, BARNSTAPLE, EX31 1AZ. Jayne will need to know the following: Name(s) of veteran and those in party and ages of any children, Connection with the Regiment(role at the time), Car Details (Make, Model, VRN), Dietary/Mobility Restrictions, Address and Contact Tel No. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer accommodation on camp, but those who intend to make a weekend of it and enjoy North Devon’s fantastic coastline should also make that known and we will try to help with local B&B/Hotel information and rates.
Tickets: N/A


Friday 08th June 2007
RFA Memorial Service
Commencing: 4.30PM
Place: Marchwood Memorial
RFA Memorial Service to commemmorate the loss of RFA’s SIR GALAHAD and SIR TRISTRAM, and those RFA personnel killed on board ATLANTIC CONVEYOR.
Tickets: not required
Link: philipjeremy roberts@ntlworld.com


Friday 08th June 2007
RFA 25th Anniversary Mess Dinner
Commencing: 7.00PM for 8.00PM
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney
25th Anniversary Mess Dinner of the RFA SIR GALAHAD Officers Association (1982)
Tickets: By invitation
Link: philipjeremy roberts@ntlworld.com


Saturday 09th June 2007
HMS GLAMORGAN 25th Reunion
Commencing: 1830
Place: Royal Sailors Home Club, Portsmouth
HNS GLAMORGAN 25th Reunion Gala Dinner HMS GLAMORGAN (D80) 25th Reunion. All Ex-1982 crew and families welcome. Please note this event replaces the earlier entry for 8th June 2007 at Lakeside, Hayling Island.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.hmsglamorgan.co.uk
Email: alyn.bradley@ntlworld.co.uk
Tel: 01329 311527


Saturday 09th June 2007
40 Commando Royal Marines, Op Corporate Reunion
Commencing: 1500
Place: Norton Manor Camp, Taunton
Tickets: Not Required
Link: www.quartercenturylater.co.uk
Email: quartercenturylater@hotmail.co.uk


Saturday 09th June 2007
RFA Commemorative Dinner
Commencing: 1900
Place: Quality Hotel, Plymouth
Plymouth and District Branch, RFA Association, Falklands 25 commemorative dinner. All service veterans who served or were operating with RFAs in 1982 are welcome.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.rfaaplymouth.org
Email: plymouth@rfa-association.org
Tel: 01752 407411


Sunday 10th June 2007
HMS GLAMORGAN Service of Remembrance
Place: Portsmouth Cathedral
HMS GLAMORGAN Service of remembrance
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.hmsglamorgan.co.uk
Email: aly.bradley@ntlworld.com
Tel: 01329 311527


Sunday 10th June 2007
Remembrance Service
Commencing: 11.00
Place: Weymouth Esplanade
The 2007 Veterans Awarness Week will be held from Saturday 9th until Friday 15th June 2007. At 11 am on Sunday 10th June, a Service of Remembrance will take place at the British Cenotaph on Weymouth Esplanade to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Falkland Islands Campaign. This will be followed by a parade of all veterans along the Weymouth Seafront to commemorate all those involved with the conflict 25 years ago.
Tickets: Free
Link: www.weymouth.gov.uk
Email: tourism@weymouth.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 838558


Sunday 10th June 2007
Drumhead Service, March Past & Reception
Commencing: 11:30 AM
Place: Aldershot
Aldershot Branch of The Parachute Regimental Association (PRA)are holding a Drumhead Service at Aldershot Military Cemetery (Falklands Plot), where 18 members of The Parachute Regiment who died in the conflict are buried. After the Service there will be a March Pass by Veterans/PRA Members at Princes Hall Aldershot in front of the Mayor Rushmoor and other High Profile Guests. The March Pass will be followed by a reception in the Prince Hall (there will be a cash bar/food). Catering for this event will be very difficult in terms of numbers attending, it would be appreciated if people attending would register their intent.
Tickets: None
Email: pete@rushmoor.fsworld.co.uk
Tel: 01252 312 967


Wednesday 13th June 2007
Gunner Officers Reunion Dinner
Commencing: 1930 for 2000hrs
Place: Royal School of Artillery Officer Mess
FALKLANDS WAR 25TH ANNIVERSARY GUNNER OFFICERS REUNION DINNER A Falkland Gunners Officers’ Reunion Dinner will be held at the Officers Mess in Larkhill on Wed 13 June 2007. The dinner which marks the 25th anniversary of the surrender of Argentinean forces on the Falklands on 14 June 1982, is open to all officers and those who are now of commissioned rank (past and present) who served in the Falklands War. The point of contact for the reunion is Lt Col Peter Bates. Those officers who wish to attend and have not yet received an invitation should get in touch with Lt Col Bates (SO1 ASLS, HQ ARTD, Upavon, Wiltshire, SN9 6BE. Tel: 01980 618825. Email: rm1-ipt@artd.mod.uk ) to pass on their contact details.
Tickets: Contact Lt Col Bates
Email: rm1-ipt@artd.mod.uk
Tel: 01980 618825


Wednesday 13th June 2007
HMS Ark Royal Open Day
Commencing: 1.00PM – 5.00PM
Place: Greenwich, London
The aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL will be visiting Greenwich 13-18 June as part of the Falklands 25 Commemorations. She is moored outside Greenwich and will be open for vistors from 1pm-5pm. More details will be available prior to the day.
Tickets: N/A


Thursday 14th June 2007
Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication
This is an offical event
Commencing: 11.30am
Place: Pangbourne Chapel, Reading, Berkshire
Service of Commemoration and Remembrance at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, Pangbourne College. The Chapel was built to commemorate the lives and sacrifice of all those who died in the South Atlantic in 1982. It stands as a permanent and ‘living’ memorial to remember them, and the courage of the thousands of Servicemen and women who served with them to protect the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. The chapel is not large, and all 600 places have been allocated to those who attend the service regularly, this includes veterans and members of their families; however the service will be shown live on BBC television, and will be preceded by a flypast of Harriers. After the service Her Majesty The Queen will lay a stone on the Cairn. The stone from the Falkland Islands will be dedicated during the service in memory of the people who died serving their country. The memorial cairn follows a Scottish tradition commemorating those who failed to return from battle. Afterwards Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will join the garden party to meet some of the congregation, before withdrawing for lunch in the School House. OFFICIAL EVENT
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.falklands-chapel.org.uk


Thursday 14th June 2007
Falkland Islands Government Reception
Place: Lincolns Inn, London
Falkland Islands Government Reception, for friends of the Falkland Islands Government and other VIP’s. INVITATION EVENT
Tickets: Ticketed


Thursday 14th June 2007
Heroes Dinner
This is an offical event
Place: Painted Hall, Greenwich
The Heroes Dinner will take place on the 25th Anniversary of the liberation of Port Stanley. The majority of those invited will be veterans from the Conflict who were awarded medals for their gallantry. It is the intention for those medal winners who are no longer with us to be represented by one or more of their families to ensure that they are acknowledged at this historic event. Current and former political leaders will also be invited, along with the Service Chiefs and representatives of other groups, especially the merchant navy, who played vital roles in the conflict, and members of the Royal Family. This will be preceded by a Service of Remembrance and Commemoration in the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul at Greenwich.
Tickets: By invitation only.


Thursday 14th June 2007
Commemorative Service
Commencing: 10:30AM
Place: St Barts, Yeovilton
A service of commemoration at the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church at Yeovilton.
Tickets: By invitation only.


Thursday 14th June 2007
Coffee Morning
Commencing: 10:30am till 12:30pm
Place: Clowne Community Centre, Derbyshire
A coffee and egg banjos morning with raffle, aution of memorabilia, exhibition and demonstrations etc, and laying of wreaths and crosses at the War Memorial in Clowne at 11:15am
Tickets: £1 admission includes a brew
Link: www.thebigbrew.co.uk
Email: john@thebigbrew.o.uk
Tel: 01246819579


Thursday 14th June 2007
Memorial Service and Parade
Commencing: 4:30PM
Place: Edinburgh Castle
Wreath laying ceremony at the Scottish National War Memorial followed by parade down the High Street to St Giles Cathedral for a memorial service. Main organiser Royal British Legion Scotland. Any SAMA member who served with the task force or involved in UK support interested in attending please contact me using the details below.
Tickets: No ticket required
Email: williamsutherland@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 0131 315 4465 / 07803 892 507


Thursday 14th June 2007
Remembrance Parade
Commencing: 10.30AM
Place: Carlisle
A Remembrance Parade will take place in Carlisle at the War Memorial. It will be attended by Civic Dignitaries, Armed Forces Reps as well as a Piper or Pipe Band. Depending on numbers Muster time will be 10.30 at the memorial or if there are a large amount of Veterans then we will be march on Parade from the Cathedral.
Tickets: not required
Email: iwinter@toucansurf.com


Friday 15th June 2007
45 Commando Group (1982) ‘Operation Corporate 25th Reunion’
Place: RM Condor, Arbroath
See the website or contact the organiser for full details.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.geocities.com/rm45cdo82/index.htm
Email: rm45cdo82@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 00357 25963948


Friday 15th June 2007
Merchant Navy Wreath Laying and Sunset Ceremony
This is an offical event
Place: Trinity Square, Tower of London
A wreath laying ceremony and sunset ceremony will take place at the Merchant Navy Falklands War Memorial, which was unveiled on 4 September 2005, in Trinity Gardens, Tower Hill. This will be a Merchant Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary act of remembrance for those who died in 1982, recognising the contribution made by the Merchant Navy in the Falklands Conflict. They will also remember the many civilians who helped to put the Task Force together, for example the dock yard workers who were refitting Canberra and QE2, and those civilian crew members who volunteered to stay at their posts and travelled south with the Task Force. The event will be attended by veterans and their families, senior members of the Merchant Navy, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and members of the Royal Family.
Tickets: Tickets Required
Email: mna4@sail-mail.net


Friday 15th June 2007
Falkland Islands Banquet
This is an offical event
Place: Guildhall, London
The Falkland Islands Banquet is being hosted by the Corporation of London. It will be attended by up to 500 people, including senior military and government representatives, and members of the Royal Family. Senior military veterans who attended a liberation dinner at Downing Street in October 1982, hosted by Margaret Thatcher to commemorate the end of the Conflict, and their modern day counter parts, will also be present.
Tickets: By invitation only.


Friday 15th June 2007
RNAS Yeovilton Divisions
Commencing: TBC
Place: RNAS Yeovilton
The Air Station will be holding a full Divisions to commemorate Falklands 25.
Tickets: By invitation only.


Friday 15th June 2007
Formal Evening
Commencing: 7.30pm-11.45pm
Place: Highfield WMC, Darwen, Lancs
A formal evening in the presence of the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen B.C.arranged by Darwen branch of the Royal British Legion, with music for dancing, a buffet supper and a caberet artist. A raffle will be held with some first day stamp covers from the Falkland Islands among the prizes. Proceeds to be donated to the Armed Forces Memorial at Alrewas
Tickets: £6?
Email: bryanthebrewer@aol.com
Tel: 01254260981


Friday 15th June 2007
‘Falklands 25’ Event
Commencing: 2PM – 4PM
Place: Vivary Park, Taunton
The Royal British Legion Somerset County with support from Somerset County Council are holding a “Falklands 25” event at Vivary Park Taunton on Friday 15th June 2007 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War. This will be a significant event in the County Town of the County that provided such considerable input in terms of personnel, material and equipment to the campaign. It will run from 1400 to 1600 and will consist of a Drumhead Service followed by three speeches interspersed with musical pieces. The speakers will be Major General Julian Thompson, Mrs Sara Jones and Lieutenant General Sir Hew Pike, all of whom were intimately involved with the conflict. The Red Devils (Parachute Regiment Free Fall Team) will give a display and the Wessex Military Band will Beat Retreat to close the event. Stalls will be laid out representing several Service organisations and charities. Local schoolchildren will be involved and several VIP’s both civic and military have been invited. Entry is free and there is ample public parking opposite the entrance to Vivary Park.
Tickets: Free
Email: jprior@britishlegion.org.uk
Tel: 01278 428457


Friday 15th June 2007
RAF Odiham Commemorative Dinner
Commencing: 2.00PM
Place: RAF Odiham
All 18 Sqn personnel and those associated with 18 Sqn during OP Corporate are invited to attend a commemoration dinner night at the Officers’ Mess RAF Odiham. It is intended to be an all ranks Ladies Guest night and 18 Sqn intend to host all guests during the afternoon prior to the event. If you wish to attend please contact us using the details below.
Tickets: Invitation Only
Email: odi18sqn-ocfqhi11@odiham.raf.mod.uk
Tel: 01256702134 ext7653


Saturday 16th June 2007
Falklands Task Force Rugby XV versus Penguin International RFC
Place: Harlequins, Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Middlesex
All proceeds in support of SAMA82-See website for full information and details. Band of HM Royal Marines and Queens Colour Squadron RAF Regiment
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.falklandstaskforcerugby.co.uk


Saturday 16th June 2007
SAMA82 (Wales) – Cruise on the SS Elizabethan
Place: River Thames, London
Hosting the Falklands Families Association. Tickets £10 on sale January 2007 are limited to 200.
Tickets: Tickets £10 on sale January 2007
Email: samawales@btinternet.com
Tel: 01874 625125


Saturday 16th June 2007
Evening BBQ hosted by the Sgt’s Mess 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Place: Wellington Barracks, London
Open to SAMA 82 (Wales) members and their families only.
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: samawales@btinternet.com
Tel: 01874 625125


Saturday 16th June 2007
Falklands Families Service
Place: St Paul’s Crypt Chapel, London
Falklands Family Service PRIVATE SERVICE
Tickets: are not required


Saturday 16th June 2007
2nd Battalion Reunion Dinner
Commencing: TBC
Place: London Scottish Drill Hall, Horseferry Road, Victoria, London.
2nd Battalion (Falklands) Reunion Dinner. Open to 2SG Falklands veterans (plus attached personnel) and Rear Party only.
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: general@rhqscotsguards.co.uk
Tel: 020-7414-3439


Saturday 16th June 2007
Colchester Military Festival
Commencing: 9.30AM
Place: Abbey Field, Colchester Garrison
Arena attractions will include the Red Devils Parachute Display Team, Bold Dog Lings Motorcycle Display Team, and military bands with battle re-enactments from Event Plan. The day will culminate in a grand finale supported by massed bands, a gun salute, and a helicopter flypast. This years event will coincide with the national 25th Aniversary Falklands Commemorations. The 2007 event will feature a live music road show from 6pm to 8pm and a dedicated music arena hosting a wide range of musical acts throughout the day. The event will be staged on Abbey Field which at the heart of Colchester Garrison and within walking distance of the town centre. Gates open 9.30am. Main arena events begin at 10am. The charities benefiting from the proceeds of this year’s event will be The Army Benevolent Fund, The Mayor’s Charities and The Garrison Welfare Fund. Tickets will be available from Colchester Visitor Centre, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, Clacton on Sea Tourist Information Centre and Harwich Tourist Information Centre from mid April. Ticket Prices On the day – £8 per adult, £5 for people over 60 or under 16. A family ticket will be available at £22 (2 adults and 3 children). Under 5’s go free. Discounted tickets purchased in advance – £7 per adult, £4 per person over 60 or under 16, £20 for a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children)- 01206 815127. Free admission to Falklands Veterans, call 01206 815127 or 815154. 3 PARA Op CORPORATE veterans are invited to dinner on the night of 15th June with accommodation and breakfast for £15, Bn point of contact: OC Sp Coy 3 PARA, tel: 01206 783248/3249)
Tickets: Required
Link: www.armyopenday.co.uk


Saturday 16th June 2007
Picnic in the Park Reunion
Commencing: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: Hyde Park (Grassy area by Speakers Corner)
A group of Civil Servants who have worked on operational tours in the Falklands are meeting for a re-union ‘Picnic in the Park’on Sat 16th June 1700 to 2000hrs. Any other person who is connected in any way with this Theatre is invited to join us and bring along any photos etc to share.
Tickets: are not required
Email: thebentings@yahoo.com
Tel: 01952242855


Sunday 17th June 2007
National Commemorative Event
This is an offical event
Commencing: 2:30 PM
Place: Horse Guards Parade, London
OFFICIAL EVENT – This will be a high impact visual event on Horse Guards Parade involving a live link up with the Falkland Islands. Central to the event will be the personal recollections of veterans and Islanders as they tell their stories in their own words. This event includes a Mall march and flypast, and will be shown live on BBC Television. The flypast will represent aircraft and squadrons that took part in the Falklands campaign Organised by the MOD. Veterans wishing to March, please apply using the link below. Click Here for ticketing information
Tickets: Tickets required for access to Horse Guards Parade
Link: www.veteransagency.mod.uk/falklands25/falklands25.html


Sunday 17th June 2007
Tri Service and Veterans’ March Past and Tri Service Flypast
This is an offical event
Commencing: 16:15 PM
Place: The Mall, Buckingham Palace, London
OFFICIAL EVENT – Falklands veterans and their modern day service counterparts will march up the Mall to Buckingham Palace to witness a fly past of aircraft from the Falklands era as well as some of those flown by the same squadrons today. The flypast and march past will be visible from the Mall for those who do not manage to get tickets for the event on Horse Guards Parade. Organised by the MOD.
Tickets: are not required


Sunday 17th June 2007
Thanksgiving Service
Commencing: 18.30
Place: St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, S.Wales
A Service of Thanksgiving for the 25th Anniversary of the end of the Conflict
Tickets: No Tickets needed
Email: marksoady@onetel.com
Tel: 01633 212077


Sunday 17th June 2007
Falklands Commemorative Eucharist
Commencing: 10.30am
Place: St. Mary’s Church, Bathwick
A Sung Eucharist to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict, to be attended by the Mayor of Bath and other dignitaries.
Tickets: Not required.
Email: office@bathwickparishes.org.uk
Tel: 01225-447450


Friday 22nd June 2007
29 Cdo Regt RA FI25 Anniversary Weekend
Commencing: Various
Place: 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, The Royal Citadel, Plymouth
A FI25 Anniversary Weekend will be held at the Royal Citadel, Plymouth over the period 22,23 & 24 June 2007. The event is open to all Falkland Veterans (any rank, any cap badge both past and present) who served with ’29 Cdo Regt RA Group’ during the 1982 campaign. In summary, the weekend events will start on Friday 22 June at 1900hrs in the Fisherman’s Arms, Barbican, Plymouth, for meet,greet and drinks. Saturday 23 June at 1300hrs, WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess, The Royal Citadel, various events with a BBQ at 1600hrs (small cost). Sunday 24 June a Campaign Memorial church service at 1100hrs in St Kathering-Upon-The-Hoe, followed by a curry lunch in WOs’ & Sgts’Mess (small cost), bar closes at 1800hrs.
Tickets: no tickets required


Saturday 23rd June 2007
Falklands Day
Commencing: 11 am to 6 pm
Place: Cheltenham Racecourse
Full day arena events, with such things as, dog team displays, Navy gun run, bomb disposal, cutlass display, Marine cadets PT display, flying display by Royal Navy Sea King Helicopters, six bands led by the band of H.M. Lifeguards, & much much more, including static exhibitions, a Parade of Standards, a service to remember those who didn’t return and ceremonial evening colours.
Tickets: £10 adults – £5 child& oap’s
Email: tonysmith74@hotmail.com
Tel: 01452 728660.


Sunday 24th June 2007
Isle-Of-Sheppey Falklands Remembrance
Commencing: 02.30 PM
Place: Sheerness
Sheppey will remember the Falklands conflict with a Parade, Church Service and March Past.
Tickets: Please register
Email: sheppey.div@ssafa.org.uk


Monday 25th June 2007
Falklands Talk
Commencing: 7.30pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Portsmouth
Talk – General Julian Thompson 3rd Commando Brigade Royal Marines in the Falklands War 1982
Tickets: £8.00 (U18 £1)
Link: www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk
Email: festivities@pgs.org.uk
Tel: 023 9282 6722


Tuesday 26th June 2007
Talk – The Battle of the Falklands
Commencing: 7.30pm
Place: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Talk – Brian Hanrahan ‘I counted them all out, and I counted them all back’: The Battle for the Falklands
Tickets: £8.00
Link: www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk
Email: festivities@pgs.org.uk
Tel: 023 9282 6722


Friday 29th June 2007
Organised Visits
Place: Various
Falklands veterans and families are invited to visit RAF Scampton, Lincoln Cathedral and RAF Coningsby.
Tickets: are not required
Email: petercobbs@fsmail.net


Friday 29th June 2007
Commemorative Dinner
Commencing: 07:00pm for 07:30pm sit down
Place: Officers’ Mess Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote, Nr Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Commemorative 3 course Dinner with speeches and a raffle.
Tickets: £50
Email: amallett@britishlegion.org.uk
Tel: 02476 316533


Friday 29th June 2007
Anniversary Dinner
Commencing: 1900hrs
Place: Officers Mess, 30 Signal Regiment, Gamecock Barracks, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Anniversary Dinner to mark the end of the Falklands campaign. There will be a three course meal, speaches and a raffle
Tickets: £50 each booked in advance
Email: amallett@britishlegion.org
Tel: 02476 316533


Saturday 30th June 2007
Drum Head Service, Wreath Laying Ceremony, March Past and Air Show
Commencing: 11:15AM
Place: RAF Waddington, Lincoln
The Drum Head Service and Act of Remembrance, will now take place on Saturday 30th June 2007 inside Hangar 3. The service will last approx 45 minutes. At 12.00 noon there will be a 2 minutes silence for our fallen, followed by a wreath laying ceremony, on Gazelle XX411 – anyone attending is welcome to lay a wreath. The dress for this service is preferably suit or blazer, with medals, and head dress optional. The main Falklands 1982 exhibition will be in Hangar 3. In the area between Hangars 2 and 3, there will be a Sea Harrier, GR3 Harrier, a Wessex 5, Gazelle XX411, a Scout, a Wasp, an Argentine Huey, and Pucara, both captured during the conflict, as well as other captured equipment. Complimentary tickets are available for this event for SAMA82 members on the basis of one per member plus one for a guest. Further guest tickets will need to be purchased via the Waddington Airshow application form from their website below. Application forms for Complimentary Tickets are available on the SAMA82 website click here . Further information on the show can be obtained from the Waddington Airshow website – see below. SAMA82 will have an entertainment tent which will be shared with 44 Sqn RAF. Access to this tent will be on production of SAMA82 Membership ID Cards only. Inside the tent will be a pay bar and cafeteria, with seating to watch the Airshow. The gates at Waddington open from 8:30am; it is suggested that arrival before 9:00am will ensure that there is time to park and reach Hangar 3 in time for the service. There will be places to purchase tea, coffee and food for those wanting refreshments. There is also a bar at Hangar 3. For those wishing to camp, we have a special arrangement with local farmer Keith Mason, he has agreed for us to have our own area of the campsite. For those who have not booked you need to be booking in now, this site will be fully booked before long. Click here for the campsite booking form, please state you are a member of SAMA82, so he knows to include you in “The SAMA82 Coral.” There will be a number of us there from 1000 on Wednesday 27th, so please feel free to join us.
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk
Email: petercobbs@fsmail.net


Saturday 30th June 2007
Royal Signals Association annual reunion.
Commencing: 0900 Sat to 1200 Sun
Place: Blandford Camp, Dorset
Anyone who served in the Corps may attend. The event will have a ‘Falklands theme’, including a March Past by Campaign veterans.
Tickets: No
Link: www.army.mod.uk/royalsignals/rsa
Email: rsa@royalsignals.mod.uk
Tel: 01258-482090


Saturday 30th June 2007
Commemorative Concert
Commencing: 1900hrs
Place: Burton upon Trent
Royal British Legion Burton on Trent Branch Concert to commemorate the 25th Anniversay of the Falklands Campaign. Taking place at Burton on Trent Town Hall at 7pm on the evening of Saturday 30 June 2007, this will be a ‘Last Night of the Prioms’ style event. Bar facilities will be available
Tickets: please contact organiser
Email: compo-vicarage@supanet.com
Tel: 01283 510855


Saturday 30th June 2007
Welsh Guards Falklands Association Memorial Service
Commencing: 11:00
Place: Church of St Giles Wrexham
Welsh Guards Falklands association hold an annual memorial service for those who gave their lives on that fatefull day 8th June 1982 on the Sir Galahad. The service this year is being held on Saturday 30th June, brief details are; service at Church of St Giles at 11:00hrs followed by a wreath laying service and prayers at the falklands memorial in Bodhyfryd. Then refreshments at the Wrexham War memorial club. Full details regarding lunch tickets and a fuller itinerary will be posted soon. All ex vets and families are more than welcome
Tickets: are not required


Sunday 01st July 2007
The British 10k London Run (Approx 5 miles)
Place: London
Six volunteers required to run/walk and obtain sponsorship in support of the FVF-able to complete the course in 2 hours.
Tickets: are not required
Email: les@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Sunday 01st July 2007
Anniversary Church Service & Parade
Commencing: 1430 hrs
Place: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
25th Anniversary of the Falklands Campaign Church Service and Parade, organised by Burton on Trent Branch of the Royal British Legion. Starting from Burton Town Hall at 2.30pm and marching to St Modwen’s Church for Church service at 3pm. This will be followed by Wreath laying at the War Memorial and return march to Town Hall for buffet reception
Tickets: Please contact organiser
Email: compo-vicarage@supanet.com
Tel: 01283 510855


Saturday 07th July 2007
Airbourne Forces Day South ‘Pompey Para Spectacular’
Place: Southsea Common, Portsmouth
An action packed free fun day for the family with parachute jumps by various groups including the ‘red devils’. No 1 platoon will be Falkland Veterans-irrespective of para’s or not. Volunteers required to be part of the platoon and march past.07/07/07-08/
Tickets: are not required
Link: www.pompeyparas.org
Email: les@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Saturday 07th July 2007
Yeovilton International Air Day
Commencing: 0900-1700
Place: RNAS Yeovilton
The Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day will be celebrating the ‘Fly Navy’ theme and will reflect the Royal Navy, and in particular, the Fleet Air Arm’s role in the ‘Falklands to the Future’. A fantastic flying and static display will showcase aircraft and equipment used in the conflict and how they have evolved into today’s frontline force. You will have the chance to meet and see today’s Royal Navy in action. The show will attract over 30,000 people and will be supported by the RAF and British Army. Discounts are available for UK Armed Forces Veterans, UK Merchant Seafarers Veterans and Falkland’s War Veterans, for more information and application forms Click here
Tickets: Advance Adult £16, Senior £14, Child £3
Link: www.yeoviltonairday.co.uk
Email: airday@ahagb.co.uk
Tel: 0870 800 4030


Saturday 07th July 2007
Falklands Warship Cruise
Commencing: TBC
Place: Royal Naval Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Falklands Warships by Water Harbour Cruise Take to the water to view Portsmouth’s surviving Falklands Warships up close. The cruise will take in HMS Fearless, HMS Intrepid, HMS Bristol, HMS Cardiff and HMS Glasgow with a full commentary by veterans who served on them.
Tickets: TBC
Link: www.royalnavalmuseum.org/visit_temp_exhibitions.htm
Email: melanie.simpson@royalnavalmuseum.org
Tel: 02392 727584


Friday 13th July 2007
The Royal Star & Garter Homes Charity Concert
Commencing: 7.00PM – 9.30PM
Place: Ferneham Hall, Fareham
A charity concert presented by The Royal Star and Garter Homes for Disabled ex-Service Men and Women. A Falklands Tribute. The Royal Air Force Squadronaires in concert (Swing and Big Band music) plus guest speaker – Falklands Veteran, Simon Weston OBE who will talk about his life in the aftermath of the Falklands Campaign.
Tickets: £10


Saturday 14th July 2007
Manchester Military Tattoo
Manchester Military Tattoo. Falklands 25 is the theme of this one day show.
Tickets: Ticketed


Saturday 14th July 2007
Veterans Weekend
Commencing: 10.00am
Place: Plymouth Hoe
Veterans Weekend on Plymouth Hoe. Fun day on the 14th followed on the 15th with a church service at St Andrews Church for a service of remembrance in add of all service personnel involved in wars and conflicts around the world. Being the 25th year since the Falklands conflict the main theme will be centred around the Falklands.
Tickets: Free
Link: www.plymfed.co.uk
Email: plymfed@fsmail.net
Tel: 01752816288


Sunday 15th July 2007
Veterans Weekend
Commencing: 11:00AM & 8:00PM
Place: Llandudno, North Wales
The Veterans weekend in N Wales starts in Caernafon on Saturday 14 July with Sunday being devoted to commemorating the Falklands Campaign. There will be a Parade in Llandudno in the morning followed in the evening by ‘A Night to Remember’ to be held at Venue Cymru, where the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will perform with other invited guests including the Male Voice Choir ‘Y Fron’.
Tickets: Required for Concert


Sunday 15th July 2007
Veterans Parade & Band of the Royal Marines Concert
Commencing: Morning
Place: Llandudno, Wales
There will be a March/Parade in Llandudno in the morning led by the band of HM Royal Marines and the march will include veterans from all of the armed services and their respective organisations, Cadets and other youth groups. The day will be completed by a ‘Night to Remember’ to be held at Venue Cymru where the band of HM Royal Marines will perform along with other invited guests. This event is to celebrate the role played by so many Welsh troops in the relieving of the Falkland Islands. For further information please contact Kevin Forbes, The Royal British Legion, kforbes@britishlegion.org.uk 07876476790
Tickets: tbc


Saturday 21st July 2007
‘Classic Vehicles Show’
Place: Five Heads Road (Jct 2 off A3M), Horndean
Vintage and Classic Vehicles, displays, collections etc.Supporting the FVF.
Tickets: Ticketed £4.00 Adults/£2.00 Children under 16
Link: www.doublellclub.co.uk
Email: events@doublellclub.co.uk
Tel: 01243 553 445


Sunday 22nd July 2007
Band of HM Royal Marines Commemorative Concert
Commencing: 2pm – 5.15pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum
Feel the Pride – Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth. An afternoon of outstanding musical entertainment from the Band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth. To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.
Tickets: Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Email: info@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Saturday 18th August 2007
HMS ARGONAUT 25th Reunion
Place: Royal Fleet Club, Devonport
All Ex-1982 and crew and partners welcome to attend.
Tickets: £16 each
Email: contact@hmsargonaut.co.uk


Saturday 22nd September 2007
HMS Penelope Reunion
Commencing: 19.00
Place: Royal Fleet Club, Plymouth
25th Reunion for HMS Penelope crew, being held in the City of Plymouth 21st & 22nd Sept 07. If you served on F127 during Falklands 82 and have not done so already, contact me asap.
Tickets: full details contact Lewie Armstrong
Email: lewie@hms-penelope.com


Saturday 22nd September 2007
Portland Ships Flights Reunion
Commencing: TBA
Place: Weymouth Golf Club
Portland Ships Flights. Informal reunion, of those members of 737, 815 and 829 squadrons, both aircrew and ground crew, who served on ships involved in the Falklands conflict. As numbers may be limited, priority will in the first instance be given to frigate and DLG flights. Contact is, Dave McCaughey, ex-SMR, HMS Yarmouth.
Tickets: Approx £15 TBC
Email: shipsflights25@aol.com


Sunday 30th September 2007
Drum Head Service and March Past for the erection and official opening of a new Welsh National Monument (1982)
Place: Cardiff
Funded and co-organised by SAMA82 (Wales) in conjunction with The National Welsh Assembly and Cardiff County Council. All veterans and families welcome to attend. Full details to be announced via the website.
Tickets: are not required
Link: www.sama82.org/regions/wales/myweb/index.htm


Saturday 06th October 2007
HMS ANTRIM (D18) 25th Reunion
Place: Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
All Ex-1982 and crew and partners welcome to attend.
Tickets: are not required
Link: www.hmsantrim.org.uk/


Friday 12th October 2007
Commemorative Concert
Commencing: 7.30PM
Place: Hereford Cathedral
The Army Benevolent Fund is commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War with a magnificent and unique concert featuring Jennifer Bate and the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Elgar’s birth, a piece of his will also be played.
Tickets: Tickets at £10 and £5 are available at Outback, Church Street, Hereford or by post from Major James Hereford, The Sufton Estate Office, Larport Farm, Mordiford, Hereford, HR1 4EW. Tel. 01432 870268
Link: www.armybenfund.org


Saturday 27th October 2007
Survey Ships Association – AGM and Reunion
Place: Britannia Coventry Hotel, Coventry
Members and partners welcome, see the website or email for details. Falklands Veterans who were casevaced to Montevideo in HMS HECLA, HERALD and HYDRA are especially welcome to join the Association as Honorary Members. Please e-mail secretary@surveyships.org.uk for ticket information
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.surveyships.org.uk
Email: secretary@surveyships.org.uk
Tel: 023 9279 1258


Saturday 27th October 2007
Rally & Commemorative Service
Commencing: Midday- Evening
Place: WORCESTER
As part of Annual Trafalgar Week Events,(21st-27th October) Rally of Falklands Veterans, Reservists, T.A. Cadets, City Parade, to be followed by Cathedral Service of Commemoration. Evening Dinner in Guildhall. Distinguished Guests, Soloists and Massed Choirs Band of Royal Marines together with other Military Bands. Special Week-end Hotel rates for Veterans. Other special offers, attractions T.B.A. Come to a lovely City in heart of England and meet up with old friends and comrades.
Tickets: T.B.A.
Link: Under construction
Email: dishonour2000@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01905 354448 / 01905 722001


Friday 09th November 2007
Remembrance Weekend ‘The 255 Black Tie Dinner’
Place: Thorngate Hall, Gosport
A fundraising evening with entertainment in support of the FVF and to honour and remember the 255 servicemen who were killed in 1982-details to be announced by April 2007.
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: les@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Thursday 22nd November 2007
Falklands Commemorative Weekend
Commencing: Weekend event
Place: 17 P&M Regiment RLC
17 Port and Maritime RLC are commemorating the sacrifices made by those who took part in the Falklands Campaign from 17 Regiment RCT, Solent Station and the RFA. The weekend will commence Friday with a combined Offrs and Sgts Mess veterans dinner kindly hosted by the RSM, WOs and SNCOs of the Regiment. On Saturday families and veterans will enjoy displays and activities in the Sea Mounting Centre and in the evening the Cpls’ Mess will host a families BBQ. On Sunday members of the Regiment will join the congregation of St John’s Church Marchwood at 1000hrs for their ecumenical service followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the RFA Falklands Memorial by the Church. Following Church respective messes will be open for lunch under the arrangements of PMCs.
Tickets: By invitation


Saturday 24th November 2007
Birmingham Tattoo
Commencing: 6pm (24th), 2pm (25th)
Place: National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
The Birmingham Tattoo is one of the largest annual events of its type in the UK, featuring massed bands, spectacular displays and parade of massed standards. With hundreds of performers, bands from across the world and a wealth of other displays, the event attracts an audience from across the country to its two performances. The 2007 Birmingham Tattoo will feature a special tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign.
Tickets: Tickets from £9.50 to £17.50
Link: www.birminghamtattoo.co.uk
Email: spectacular@birminghamtattoo.co.uk
Tel: 0870 909 4144


What’s been on –

Friday 16th February 2007
HMS PENELOPE (Cruiser and F127) AGM and Reunion
Place: Stretton Hotel, Blackpool
HMS PENELOPE AGM and reunion, all veterans and partners welcome. 16/02/07 – 18/02/07
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: homepage.ntlworld.com/mike.bee/penelope_association.htm
Email: mike.bee@ntlworld.com


Saturday 24th February 2007
Charity ‘RN Style’ Horse Race Evening
Place: Warrant Officers & Senior Rates SNCO’s Mess HMS SULTAN, Gosport
Horse race evening ‘RN Style’, all proceeds in support of the FVF.
Tickets: Tickets £5.00 per person
Email: les@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Saturday 10th March 2007
General Knowledge Team Quiz
Place: Southwick Park Golf Club, Fareham
General Knowledge Team Quiz-In support of the FVF. Maximun 6 to a team. Hot food included in entry fee. Prizes for winners and runners-up. Falkland veteran teams welcome to participate.
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: mribs@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 023 9221 7556


Friday 16th March 2007
Commemorative Dinner
Place: HMS Drake, Devonport
Commemorative Dinner for all crews of Devonport based ships involved in the conflict. Further details tba
Tickets: Ticketed


Friday 16th March 2007
HMS BRILLIANT (F90) 25th Reunion
Place: The Belgrave Hotel, Torquay
HMS BRILLIANT (F90) 25TH reunion, all ex-1982 crew and families welcome to attend.16/03/07-18/03/07
Tickets: are not required
Email: regandmary.briers@virgin.net
Tel: 01337 842580


Saturday 17th March 2007
NP8901 members 1981-1982 and HMS Endurance Reunion
Commencing: tbc
Place: tbc
NP8901 members 1981-1982 and HMS Endurance at the time of the Argentine invasion are having an annual reunion. I have managed to contact numerous friends from that time but would like to contact more. A regimental style dinner has been organised and details can be obtained as below.
Tickets: £35
Email: ray.bloye@blueyonder.co.uk
Tel: 07714 600736


Friday 23rd March 2007
Safety Equipment and Survival Reunion Weekend
Place: The Royal Court Hotel, Keresley, Coventry
All veterans and partners welcome. See the website or contact the secretary for further details. 23/03/07 – 25/03/07
Tickets: Ticketed
Link: www.faasurvivalassociation.co.uk
Email: gordon.parkes@ntlworld.com
Tel: 01483 823181


Sunday 25th March 2007
South Atlantic Medal Association (1982) – AGM, Lunch and Service
Place: National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs
Dedication of memorial bench and plaque-SAMA82 members are invited to attend – contact the organiser for full details.
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: john.erskine1@ntlworld.com
Tel: 023 9279 1258


Wednesday 28th March 2007
FVF Exercise of Freedom Rights – Commemoration of the Military Withdrawl from Royal Hospital Haslar
Place: Gosport
Veterans can be part of what will be of historical significance, marking the closure of GB’s last military hospital. As a ‘Freeman’ please volunteer to be in the FVF’s contingent to excercise your right to honour 250 years of military hospitals and be part of this unique march past.
Tickets: are not required
Email: info@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 023 9251 1582


Thursday 29th March 2007
HMS HERMES Reunion Dinner
Place: Royal Fleet Club, Plymouth
HMS HERMES Reunion dinner for all those who served onboard-Falklands veterans especially welcome. 29/03/07 – 02/04/07
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: richard.tipping@blueyonder.co.uk
Tel: 01752 787697


Saturday 31st March 2007
Ship Show
Commencing: 10.30 – 16.00
Place: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
A ship show with the theme of Falklands 25. Lots of exhibiters and sales stands.
Tickets: are not required
Link: www.drcollectables.co.uk


Saturday 31st March 2007
Exhibition
Commencing: 10am-5.30pm
Place: Felixstowe Museum
Exhibition of artefacts and photographs from members of Armed Forces and Merchant Navy units from this region involved in the Falklands conflict. Exhibition continues throughout Summer 2007
Tickets: £1 at the door
Link: www.freewebs.com/myfelixstowe
Email: felmuseum@tesco.net
Tel: 01394 674355


Saturday 31st March 2007
Falklands Exhibition
Commencing: Museum opening hours
Place: Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
Task Force South: The Royal Navy and the Falklands War An exhibition at the Royal Naval Museum from 31st March 2007. The new exhibition at the Royal Naval Museum will focus on the Navy’s vital role in the War. Men and women from the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Queen Alexandra Royal Navy Nursing Service and the Merchant Navy all played a key part, but often had very different experiences of the War. The exhibition will tell the history of the War through the words of some of the 18,000 people from the naval services who sailed in the Falklands Task Force of over 100 ships. Using artefacts, models, sound and film footage the exhibition will look at key events such as the sinking of the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano, the Exocet strike on HMS Sheffield and the landings in San Carlos Bay. The War and its events were controversial at the time, the exhibition will examine the legacy of the Conflict and also offer visitors the chance to contribute their own opinions, thoughts and memories.
Tickets: Free with valid attraction ticket
Link: www.royalnavalmuseum.org/visit_temp_exhibitions.htm
Email: melanie.simpson@royalnavalmuseum.org
Tel: (+44) 02392 727584


Monday 02nd April 2007
‘Task Force Falklands’ Exhibition
Commencing: 3:00PM
Place: The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London
See the Falklands War in photographs on the 25th anniversary of the Argentine invasion, ‘perhaps the least expected war in history.’ The exhibition documents, in photographs, memories and media, the development of the war from the initial invasion of South Georgia to the taskforce sailing, the Para assault on Goose Green and the long trek across the island to liberate Port Stanley. It incorporates many familiar images of the conflict as well as some previously unseen and unpublished images that have been brought to light in more recent times.
Tickets: Free Entry
Link: www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/


Wednesday 04th April 2007
Falklands Exhibition
Commencing: 1.30PM
Place: Yorkshire Air Museum
To mark this milestone we have put together a new exhibition featuring iconic aircraft and artefacts of the conflict. The exhibition will be launched on the 4th April and will provide a rare opportunity to talk to Vulcan and Harrier pilots, book signings and chance to look in one of the few surviving Falklands aircraft, the Victor. Falklands Veterans will receive free entry on the 4th April. The display continues throughout the summer.
Tickets: Free entry to Falklands Veterans. Normal entry place applies
Link: www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk
Email: museum@yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 01904 608595


Wednesday 04th April 2007
Falklands Comando Action Skills Workshop – San Carlos Landings
Commencing: 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm -3pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Southsea
Falklands Commando Action Skills – San Carlos Landings. Find out what the landing involved and if you could cut it as a coxswain. Drop in activities run from 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Ideal for children aged 7-12 years old. Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply (no booking required).
Tickets: Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/events
Email: info@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Thursday 05th April 2007
Falklands Comando Action Skills Workshop – The Other Side of the World
Commencing: 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Southsea
Falklands Commando Action Skills – the Other Side of the World. Could you carry out your mission miles from support? And co-ordinate missions on the other side of the world? Drop in activities run from 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Ideal for children aged 7-12 years old. Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply (no booking required).
Tickets: Normal Museum Admission Prices
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/events
Email: info@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Tuesday 10th April 2007
Falklands Comando Action Skills Workshop – Camouflage & Hiding
Commencing: 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm.
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Southsea
Falklands Commando Action Skills – Camouflage and hiding. Come in and learn all about hiding and camouflage – we’ll even paint your face like a real Commando! Drop in activities run from 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Ideal for children aged 7-12 years old. Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply (no booking required).
Tickets: Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Email: info@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Wednesday 11th April 2007
Falklands Comando Action Skills Workshop – The Yomp
Commencing: 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Southsea
Falklands Commando Action Skills – the Yomp. Discover what an epic journey the famous Falklands Yomp was, and see what challenges they faced in our yomping activity. Drop in activities run from 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Ideal for children aged 7-12 years old. Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply (no booking required).
Tickets: Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply


Thursday 12th April 2007
Falklands Comando Action Skills Workshop – Night Attack
Commencing: 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum, Southsea
Falklands Commando Action Skills – Night Attack. To operate at night you need skill, intelligence and bravery. Are you up to the challenge? Drop in activities run from 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Ideal for children aged 7-12 years old. Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply (no booking required).
Tickets: Normal Museum Admission Prices Apply
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/events
Email: info@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Saturday 14th April 2007
Veterans Parade, Reception & Concert
Place: Pontypridd
SAMA Wales are pleased to announce that a parade/reception and concert will be held in Pontypridd on Saturday April 14th 2007, for more concise details please visit www.samawales.co.uk
Tickets: Required
Link: www.samawales.co.uk
Email: jeannette.cook@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk


Sunday 15th April 2007
Royal Marines Exhibition
Commencing: 11am – 4.30pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum
An opportunity to see at first hand some of the equipment used by the Royal Marines during the Falklands Campaign – ranging from a Landing Craft, helicopter, to small arms, weapons and equipment. This event will take place in the Museum and its grounds.
Tickets: Normal Museum admission prices apply
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/events
Email: michelle.rickman@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Saturday 21st April 2007
Royal Marine Band Concert CTC
Commencing: 19:30
Place: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. CTC Band Charity Concert. Falklands 25. (Red White and Blue Ensigns). Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Tickets: Box Office 0151 7093789
Email: p.brown387@ntlworld.com
Tel: 01515137462.


Saturday 21st April 2007
824 Squadron “A” Flight Falklands Reunion
Place: Quality Hotel, Plymouth
824 Squadron “A” Flight Falklands Reunion at the Quality Hotel, Plymouth. For cost of Hotel Accomodation and Venue contact Jan Cox.
Tickets: are not required
Email: jancox1@msn.com
Tel: 01935 477575


Saturday 21st April 2007
“Sustaining an Invasion” Day of Talks
Commencing: 0930-1700
Place: Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey
The Falklands War is a familiar part of our history, but the incredible logistic effort behind it is less well known. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, a day of lectures will examine the logistics that sustained the invasion and enabled the recapture of the Falklands. Speakers include Major General (Retd) Julian Thompson CB OBE who commanded 3 Commando Brigade during the war. Former officers and soldiers who planned movements, established the Army War Graves Service and kept the supply chain working will also recount their stories. The event will be supported by an exhibition of artefacts, photographs, original sketches and war paintings.
Tickets: Ticket price of £25 includes lunch and refreshments.
Link: www.RLCMuseumFriends.com
Email: communications@rlcmuseumfriends.com
Tel: 01252 833371


Sunday 22nd April 2007
Drumhead Service within the Anglican Cathedral Liverpool
Commencing: 10:30
Place: Anglican Cathedral Liverpool
Drumhead Service within the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool,plus Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Band CTC . Falklands 25. (Red white and Blue Ensigns) 10.30a.m. ALL WELCOME, no tickets required. We are looking for South Atlantic Medal Holders or Families from the Conclict to contact Pamela Brown IN WRITING so as they can have seating reserved. Mrs P A Brown MBE JP 35 Winston Drive Noctorum, Birkenhead Wirral CH49RU
Tickets: Reserved seating available via written request for Falkland Families or South Atlantic Medal holders ONLY
Email: p.brown387@ntlworld.com
Tel: 01515137462


Sunday 22nd April 2007
Falklands Parade
Commencing: 11:45AM
Place: Chorley, Lancashire
Annual parade to remember the fallen from the Falklands war approx 25 standards will be on parade along with local MP l. hoyle, the Mayor of Chorley, members of Chorley Bourgh Council, local T.A. units mounted Police, local ex-service personel, the band of the Royal Artillery (T.A. Bolton) expecting approx 250 people on parade. for further details contact: Jim Mc Auley on 01257234793 or Mick Finan on 07724598207
Tickets: are not required
Email: jimimacmcauley@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01257 234 793 / 07724 598 207


Wednesday 25th April 2007
Military Author Talk
Commencing: 17.30PM
Place: Army Library, Aldershot
Hugh McManners talks about his new book “Forgotten Voices of the Falklands War”.
Tickets: Seats must be booked.
Email: pcllibrs@alibs.detsa.co.uk
Tel: 01252 349381


Friday 27th April 2007
Talk; The Falklands War: A Reappraisal.
Commencing: 12:45PM – 02:30PM
Place: Birkbeck College, Clore Management Centre, 27-29 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL
Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice Principal (Research), King’s College London, will give a talk entitled The Falklands War: A Reappraisal. The event is organised by the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, with the kind support of the British Academy.
Tickets: Entry Free
Link: www.americas.sas.ac.uk/events/events.php
Email: americas@sas.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7862 8871


Saturday 28th April 2007
Plymouth Scale Modellers Exhibition
Commencing: 10am – 4.30pm
Place: Plymouth
Plymouth Scale Modellers are holding an Exhibition in the Guildhall which will include a 24 foot display of various models to commenorate the conflict. It is hoped that there will also be an outside display by 29 Cdo Battery.
Tickets: Adults £2, Children/OAP £1, Family £5


Sunday 29th April 2007
‘Remembering the Falklands’
Place: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport
A special afternoon of reflection and remembrance in Museum’s conference hall. All Falklands Veterans, family and friends are invited to an informal get together to mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. Tickets are free but advance booking is preferred with free entry to the museum for veterans. Members of the public also welcome.
Tickets: Tickets are free but advanced booking is preferred.
Link: www.exlosion.org.uk
Email: mfarrance@explosion.org.uk
Tel: 023 9250 5603


Friday 04th May 2007
HMS SHEFFIELD (D80) Reunion Weekend
Place: Sheffield
HMS SHEFFIELD (D80) 25TH Reunion weekend, all ex-1982 crew and families welcome to attend. 04/05/07-07/07/07
Tickets: Ticketed
Email: sheffield.reunion@ntlworld.com
Tel: 023 9278 6416


Sunday 06th May 2007
HMS Alacrity & Atlantic Conveyor Re-Union
Commencing: 1000
Place: Plymouth
Re-union for those who served on HMS ALACRITY and ATLANTIC CONVEYOR down south in 82. Run ashore in Plymouth on Saturday evening 5 May 07. Then church service in HMS DRAKE at 1030 (tbc) Sunday 6 May 07 then on to the Fleet Club for 1200 for buffet lunch and bar until closing time!
Tickets: Contact Mr Stephen Parker
Link: mrsdparker@hotmail.co.uk
Email: mrsdparker@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01752 348385


Wednesday 09th May 2007
‘Falklands Remembered’ Evening
Commencing: 7pm – 9pm
Place: Royal Marines Museum
We Were There – Falklands Remembered Evening The evening will provide an unrivalled opportunity to hear some of the stories first hand, from a number of different perspectives – Special Forces, the Band Service and those men who made the epic journey across East Falkland Island to re-take the Falkland Islands from the Argentine Forces.
Tickets: £7.50 per person, no concessions
Link: www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk/events
Email: bookings@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Tel: 023 9281 9385


Thursday 10th May 2007
Falklands ‘Canberra’ Talk
Commencing: 7.30pm
Place: Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EE
Rosie Zaniewski will give an illustrated talk about her experiences as a P&O nurse on board Canberra during the Falkland’s Conflict. The price is £10 per person and refreshments are included. To book please contact Sarum College on 01722 424800 or email; hospitality@sarum.ac.uk. A pre-lecture supper is also available (booking essential), £10 per person.
Tickets: £10 each, including refreshments
Link: www.sarum.ac.uk
Email: hospitality@sarum.ac.uk
Tel: 01722 424800


Saturday 12th May 2007
HMS Collingwood Freedom Parade
Commencing: TBC
Place: Fareham Hampshire
HMS Collingwood Freedom Parade. Falklands Veterans are invited to attend and take part in the parade and witness the unveiling of the Falklands Arch and attend a small reception on completion
Tickets: Not required
Email: info@fvf.org.uk
Tel: 02392 511582


Saturday 12th May 2007
Falklands Presentation
Commencing: 11.00AM
Place: Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
Group Presentation on behalf of SSAFA chaired by Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE (Commander 3 Commando Brigade RM), supported by Major Richard Clifford MBE RM (MoD Special Forces Cell)- repossession of South Georgia; Captain Christopher Wreford-Brown DSO RN – submarine operations and attack on GENERAL BELGRANO; Cdre Neill Thomas CBE DSC – the air war; Vice Admiral Sir John Coward KCB DSO – naval operations in general; and Captain Michael Clapp CB RN – landings, establishment of forces ashore and defence of logistic base.
Tickets: £18.00 each from The Hon Secretary, Friends of SSAFA Somerset, 5 Woodbarton, Milverton, TA4 1LU