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#73633 Vote for SAMA 82 Trustee - Ann Townsend

Posted by SAMA Office on 19 February 2014 - 11:22 AM

Sunday Mirror People's Choice Award.  


From this weekend until midnight on 20th March you can vote for SAMA (82) Trustee Mrs Anne Townsend by SMS system run by JustGiving.com.


To vote - text SOPC42£1 to 70070 


Note by Joe:-



Ann Townsend, (Grose) lost her son, Neil Grose, on the night of his 18th birthday during the battle on Mount Longdon.  Ann had a tough time over the following months and years, coming to terms with her grief and dealing with the knock on effects that occurred.  For her whole family it was a traumatic time and she worked tirelessly to support hem through the whole period.  She joined the Falklands Families Association, and later SAMA 82.  In 2010 she became a Trustee of SAMA.  


In 2008 she joined a team with RN Psychiatrist, Surg Capt Morgan O'Connell (Falklands Veteran) which set up a Veteran's Outreach Support (VOS) in Portsmouth.  She is valued as one of the key members of this team.  Dr O'Connell has commented particularly on her ability to help people make the decision to come into the Outreach centre when, perhaps, they were unsure if it was right for them.  Ann is a qualified nurse and this background has stood her in good stead to work at the centre.  Initially it dealt with Falklands Veterans, but quickly expanded and now deals with any ex-servicemen and women and indeed family members who suffer from PTSD and who need help.  In her nursing days Ann was responsible for the commissioning of the Accident and Emergency Department at the major hospital in Portsmouth.


Ann also works as a bereavement support counsellor at Rowans Hospice near Portsmouth.


Ann has committed herself to helping others, whilst living with the tragedy of losing her son in such cruel circumstances and at such an early age.  all this is done with never a sign of self-pity.  Ann is a strong candidate for this award but needs your vote.


See the Sunday Mirror this weekend, Sunday 23rd February for full details.

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#75174 New Members

Posted by SAMA Office on 14 November 2014 - 9:46 AM

Thanks to all who took part in parades around the Country last weekend.  


Speaking to other SAM holders on parade has resulted in 10 new members this week.



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#70211 SAMA (82) former Vice Chairman wins Award

Posted by Joe Erskine on 20 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Congratulations to John Phillips DSC, SAMA Member (former Vice Chairman) and former Trustee who has won The South Atlantic Island Award which will be awarded at The 3rd Annual Soldiering on Awards on Saturday 23rd March at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster.


The Awards are designed to raise awareness of the plight of servicemen and women and to raise funds for those injured and the families who tirelessly support our wounded ‘heroes’.


The awards this year will be hosted by Gloria Hunniford and Mike Read, in front of a packed audience with VIP’s from the Armed Forces, Royalty and a host of celebrities including Hailey Mills, Peter Andre, Frank Bruno, Anthony Andrews and Bobby Davro to name but a few.


These Awards aim of to relieve the financial hardship of Service men and women who have served, or whom are presently serving, in the armed forces and who are now suffering from either physical or mental disability making grants available through the various Military charities. Unlike other military Awards, these are designed to acknowledge all commands and conflicts.


Tickets, open to the general public, are now on sale from the Charity website: www.soldieringon.org



Newspaper Article here --> Attached File  Soldiering On JP.pdf   359.17KB   5 downloads

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#79382 Falklands Conflict Commemorative Journals

Posted by jimmyx3 on 08 July 2017 - 9:40 AM

Hi, I'm not sure of the other accounts, but the account describing the battle for Mount Longdon is copied from Jon Cooksey's account which is completely wrong, so if this wrong, are the other accounts in the book wrong, can anyone read the accounts they took part in, and are they correct.

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#79204 Sharkey1961

Posted by Joe Erskine on 30 April 2017 - 6:10 PM

Welcome - Sharkey1961 (Alan Ward)


Visit Often and post if you wish.


[About bloody time shippers!!!   :D  :D  :P ]

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#78811 Falklands 35 Lapel Pins

Posted by SAMA Office on 25 January 2017 - 9:15 AM

Falklands 35 Lapel Pins now available from the office or via the online shop.

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#78726 Bike Tours for the Wounded

Posted by SAMA Office on 15 December 2016 - 9:31 AM

Thanks BigBod for the update.  I just cut and pasted the information I was sent so that wasn't made clear to me at the time.  


Hope others take up the option




Jane - SAMA office

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#78625 35th Anniversary Service - Holy Trinity Church, Hull

Posted by SAMA Office on 13 October 2016 - 8:37 AM

35th Anniversary Service - Holy Trinity Church, Hull
Sunday 28th May 2017

A Service will be held at holy Trinity Church, Hull on Sunday 28th May 2017 to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands.

The Service will start 2.00pm followed by a Parade to the Royal Navy & Merchant Navy Memorial at Hull Pier, which will include a Wreath laying ceremony.

All Welcome

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#78568 Newsletter September 2016

Posted by SAMA Office on 28 September 2016 - 11:12 AM

There has been a slight delay in getting the newsletter out this month due to computer problems.


It should arrive on your doorstep shortly.

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#78426 Hull Veterans Weekend

Posted by david bragg on 29 July 2016 - 6:51 PM

Keith Thompson and I along with our other halves will be manning a SAMA stall in the main marquee.


We look forward to seeing as many Falklands Veterans as possible who are attending the event at East Park this weekend.




Dave Bragg

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#76957 Office Hours

Posted by SAMA Office on 22 July 2015 - 8:03 AM

Over the next few weeks, due to annual leave, there will be reduced opening hours in the SAMA office.


On ringing the telephone, there will be an emergency number to contact if required.


Otherwise, leave a message or e mail the office and be patient please.

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#75451 I'm Back 😀

Posted by mario on 07 January 2015 - 5:17 PM

Hope everyone is best as possible can be. Just sorting out ref the AGM. Daz Staples is helping me again as my admin is in its normal place 😀. Hope to meet you there.

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#74171 Event

Posted by pete mcwatt on 21 May 2014 - 8:01 PM

The Ships Bell from the MV Norland is been return to Hull.


It has been displayed on the pride of England sailing out of Dover. After sailing on and seeing the bell on the Pride of England, Keith Thompson & Peter McWatt ex Falklands veterans and SAMA members have been in correspondence with

P & O and they have agreed to return this bell to Hull.


P & O will be presenting the bell back to Hull at an open day on board the Pride of Hull, in King George Dock Hull, on Saturday 21st June 2014 at approx. 10:15.


We want as many people to welcome it back to it's home City including ex Merchant navy staff, Para's that went south with her to the Falklands but all are welcome.



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#73227 Dave Bragg

Posted by dickie on 20 December 2013 - 5:45 AM

oops sorry Dave.

Many Happy returns for yesterday
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#70221 Bill Armitage & "Mac" MacDonald

Posted by Joe Erskine on 21 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

No one has been here to wish you two a Happy Birthday yet (apart from me) - so have another one each from me :D


Mac :bday:



Bill :bday:

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#69988 Paul Holling

Posted by Joe Erskine on 10 February 2013 - 1:07 AM



Happy Birthday for Monday 11th Shippers.

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#73611 Violet Clarke

Posted by dickie on 16 February 2014 - 5:13 AM

Note to self "read previous posts"
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#72136 Newsletter No. 09 - February 2013

Posted by Joe Erskine on 09 August 2013 - 9:28 AM

Newsletter No. 09 - February 2013 --> Attached File  2013.02 February Newsletter No. 9.pdf   3.51MB   60 downloads

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#71149 Nigel Fielding & DaveII

Posted by Joe Erskine on 22 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

Have a good un you two.



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#70029 MEDICINE MAN & ZX81

Posted by Joe Erskine on 11 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Happy birthday to you both.



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