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Joe Erskine

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Joe Erskine last won the day on December 21 2017

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About Joe Erskine

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    All Round Good Egg
  • Birthday 11/10/1947

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    All things to do with the Falklands. Fly Fishing.

Previous Fields

  • Service in 1982
    Royal Navy
  • Rank / Rating in 1982
    Weapons Engineering Mechanician 1 (CPO)
  • Unit in 1982
    HMS Hydra (Ambulance Ship)

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  1. These Forums

    You may have noticed that the Forums were down for a few days. We appologise but this was due to a glitch beyond the SAMA Office's control. Thanks to the efforts of Mark Griffin, it was up and running again from 2100 this evening.
  2. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year for 2018. I am off on a Cruise around the Solent with Christmas Lunch today from Scumhampton with my wife as guests of The Not Forgotten Association and tomorrow we are off for Christmas on a 7 day River cruise around the canals of Holland and Belgium.

    FIREARMS SURRENDER: 13 -26 November 2017 Police forces are appealing for people to hand in unwanted firearms during a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting on 13 November 2017. This firearms surrender will be taking place in England and Wales. The firearms surrender will not be taking place in Scotland. Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities. The surrender gives people the chance to dispose of firearms or ammunition by simply taking them to a local police station and handing them over. Surrendering unwanted, unlicensed firearms avoids the risk of them becoming involved in criminality and means that members of the community can dispose of firearms in a safe place. During the surrender period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession of a firearm at the point of surrender of the firearm to lawful authority and they can remain anonymous. Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered at any civilian police station but anyone handing in a firearm, ammunition or any other weapon during the surrender is advised to check the opening times of their station by calling 101 or visiting the police website. If you know of people involved in illegal firearms, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
  4. Chris Welch, Joe Erskine.

    Had a nice day thanks. Memorial Service and Lunch at HMS Excellent, Whale Island in Portsmouth and my Masonic meeting and Festive Board in the evening.
  5. Veteran search

    Would Peter Imrie know his whereabouts?
  6. Steve Butterworth

    Welcome Steve Butterworth Visit often and post if you wish
  7. Discussion Board working again

    The Discussion Baird had been down for some time for which we appologise. It was due to a glitch on the server which has now been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  8. F25 07 P2 216

    Wee Billy Sutherland. SAMA Rep for Scotland and Ireland sadly crossed the bar. I miss you, my old friend from our Minesweeper days together.
  9. The VOICE study

    This is still ongoing. They still need volunteers, if you have not yet taken part. Please consider it. You get shopping vouchers
  10. Updated Discussion Board

    Well Mark has arranged for the Discussion Board to be updated by Invision, the people who host it. It will take a bit of getting used to. If you have any problems just contact an Admin who will (try) and sort it out for you.
  11. VETERANS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU ARE AWAITING A JOINT REPLACEMENT As a Veteran, you can ask for a referral to a specialist Orthopaedic Clinic at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital where there is a specialist Veterans Clinic run by Lt Col Carl Meyer. In one case a colleague applied for a referral on 16 March, and on 3 May had a hip replacement, a total wait of just over 6 weeks. If you don't mind a few days away from the family, he assures us that it is more like a hotel than a hospital, with really good food. If you have a long wait ahead of you at your local hospital, this might be the quickest way to achieve a result. What is it? A service for Military Veterans to have their hip or knee arthritis assessed and, if appropriate, have joint replacement surgery, a service that is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, who specialises in such areas. Lt Col Meyer is an Army Reserve officer who has been on three tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with 16 Medical Regiment, 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital. It is a service available for anyone who has been in regular military service, including national service. The service is centred on The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG. A centre of orthopaedic excellence specialising in lower limb replacement surgery. Outpatients clinics are held fortnightly, normally on a Wednesday. HOW TO ACCESS IT:- You must ask your GP to refer you to the VETERANS HIP & KNEE SURGERY SERVICE at Oswestry making sure that he specifically mentions Lt Col Meyer and ask your GP to include the NHS Issue code for military veterans AND your service number in the referral letter. Your records at your GP need to be annotated with the NHS issued codes for military/veterans, take photocopies of your discharges book/certificate, you will be asked for proof that you are a Veteran. Military Medical Codes: 13J1 Military Veteran 13JY History relating to Military Service 13qo History relating to Army Service 13q1 History relating to RN Service 13q2 History relating to RAF Service 13q3 Served in the Armed Forces Contact Information: E-mail: rebecca.ann.jones@rjah.nhs.uk Fax: 01691 404067 Tel: 01691 404344 IMPORTANT:- You should all apply to the MOD under the Freedom of Information Act for your FULL Military Service Records (and, in the Comments Box, ask to include your Medical Records). You should have done this as soon as you were discharged. It is a FREE service. There will be reams of computer print-outs which you then keep in a clip file. https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-mili…/apply-for-your-own-records Lt Col Meyer wants to carry out more operations for Veterans, but he has two problems: 1. Finding the patients and 2. Getting the money from the NHS. However, the more operations he performs, the more money the NHS will give him, which means the more procedures he can perform. If you are members of other military Facebook sites/Websites/Discussion Boards, then please copy this to them and let as many Veterans know about this brilliant service that's just for them. If I post it too many times FB class it as spam and will freeze the post. It's about time we Vets received something back for our years of loyal service.
  12. Important - Discussion Board updates

    and could I also urge you to just use your proper first name (or knickname you are known by) and your surname for your display name, that way everyone knows who is actually posting rather than using cryptic names that no one has a clue who you are. I used to be HydraJoe but changed it to the name I am known by - "Joe Erskine". Thank you.
  13. JohnU

    Welcome JohnU Visit often and post if you wish.
  14. Important - Discussion Board updates

    Unfortunately this update has deleted all the Sub Topic Titles which contained dates of events etc. So in future dates will either have to be posted in the topic title ( which will make it too long) or in the body of the post as the first line. I am sorry if important dates have been post (especially the dates of members crossing the bar in the Condolence Forum).. Perhaps Mark can look at this and see if we can retrieve them.
  15. Important - Discussion Board updates

    Actually I have always encouraged members to use the Same Display Name as their Log in Name. Only one name to remember then. I also suggest that members use their proper name as then everyone knows who is posting.