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  1. Merchant Navy Day - Dover Service

    MERCHANT NAVY DAY IN DOVER – Monday, 3 September 2018   SAMA 82 has received an invite for members of the association to attend the annual Merchant Navy Day service at 10.30am on Monday, 3 September, at Dover Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover, to remember those who lost their lives at sea in times of war and peace and also to celebrate the service of sailors who leave from our local ports. Set apart from the Service at Dover Town Hall, there will be an official wreath-laying ceremony at 12 noon at the Dover Merchant Navy War Memorial, Marine Parade, Dover Seafront.  A coach will be provided for wreath-layers and standard bearers to travel from the Town Hall to Dover Seafront.  As this is an outdoor event please have suitable clothing in case of inclement weather and also please be aware that those attending will be standing on grass and require suitable footwear. For your information please note that photographs taken during this event may be used on the Council’s website and in the Council’s publications for promotional purposes, and may also appear in the media.   If you wish to attend the Service, please contact the SAMA office for an application form - email secretary@sama82.org.uk We will also provide you with an itinerary for the Service and Street Map. Closing date for applications Tuesday 7th August 2018.  
  2. Dydd Sadwrn 30 Mehefin Saturday 30 June   Rhaglen   Programme   Ar y Promenâd   On the Promenade 11:00 Gorymdaith yn Dechrau 11:00 Parade Starts 16:30 Beach Raid 16:30 Beach Raid   Arddangosiadau Awyr   Air Displays 12:00 Red Arrows 12:00 Red Arrows 12:25 Hediad Coffa Brwydr Prydain 12:25 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 12:47 Typhoon 12:47 Typhoon   Yn yr Arena   In the Arena 13:00 Cŵn Gwaith Milwrol yr RAF 13:00 RAF Military Working Dogs 13:25 Arddangosfa Brwydr Di-arf RM 13:25 RM Unarmed Combat Display 13:45 Band Cadetiaid y Môr 13:45 Band of the Sea Cadets 14:00 RLC Silver Stars 14:00 RLC Silver Stars 14:15 RN Raiders 14:15 RN Raiders 14:35 Band Cadetiaid y Fyddin 14:35 Band of the Army Cadets 14:50 Dawns Gurkha Khukuri 14:50 Gurkha Khukuri Dance 15:05 Band y Cadetiaid Awyr 15:05 Band of the Air Cadets 15:25 Arddangosfa 4 Milwyr Para 15:25 4 Para Infantry Demo 15:40 Tîm Rali’r Lluoedd Arfog 15:40 Armed Forces Rally Team 15:55 Arddangosfa Brwydr Di-arf RM 15:55 RM Unarmed Combat Display 16:15 RAF Falcons 16:15 RAF Falcons 16:40 Cyngerdd Cerddorol 16:40 Music Concert Gall yr Amseroedd a’r Gweithgareddau hyn newid Activities and Timings may be subject to change Cyrraedd Yno Getting There Mae’r diwrnod bron yma! Gobeithio eich bod yn edrych ymlaen at Ddiwrnod y Lluoedd Arfog, ond rydym am roi rhybudd i chi! Bydd y digwyddiad yn brysur – peidiwch â thanamcangyfrif y nifer o bobl a cheir ar y diwrnod. Rydym yn disgwyl i oddeutu 100,000 o bobl deithio i’r digwyddiad. Ond peidiwch â phoeni! Rydym yn cynnig gwasanaeth parcio a theithio a gwasanaeth parcio a cherdded. Bydd mwy o drafnidiaeth gyhoeddus hefyd, diolch i’n partner teithio Arriva.  The day is nearly upon us! We hope you’re excited for Armed Forces Day, but we wanted to give you a heads up! The event will be busy - don’t underestimate the number of people and cars on the day. We expect around 100,000 people to travel to the event. But don’t worry! We’re offering both park and ride and park and walk services. Public transport will also be increased, thanks to our travel partner Arriva.     Trafnidiaeth Gyhoeddus Public Transport Mae bysus Arriva wedi bod yn rhan o grŵp rheoli traffig ac yn ogystal â bod yn bartner teithio parcio a theithio swyddogol i ni, maent wedi bod yn cynllunio ar gyfer mwy o deithwyr ar eu gwasanaeth arferol yn ardaloedd Llandudno a Chyffordd Llandudno. Arriva buses have been part of a traffic management group and as well as being our official park and ride travel partner they have been planning for a higher volume of commuters on their usual service in the Llandudno and Llandudno Junction area.     Mae Trenau Arriva Cymru hefyd yn rhan o’r peth ac maent wedi trefnu cerbydau ychwanegol er mwyn bod yn hwb i wasanaethau i mewn ac allan o Landudno a Chyffordd Llandudno.  Arriva Trains Wales are also in on the action and have arranged for additional carriages to boost services in and out of Llandudno and Llandudno Junction.      Parcio a Theithio / Cerdded Park and Ride / Walk Bydd ein Partner Teithio, Bysus Arriva yn darparu'r gwasanaeth bws parcio a theithio o safleoedd bws parhaol a dros dro. Our Travel Partner, Arriva Buses will provide the park and ride bus service from existing bus stops and temporary sites.     Bydd y bysus gwennol yn rhedeg rhwng 7am a 9.30pm ar system gylch i mewn ac allan o Landudno. Mae parcio am ddim, ond bydd bysus yn codi £1 y person bob ffordd (plant o dan 5 am ddim). Bydd stiwardiaid ym mhob maes parcio, ond byddwch yn parcio ar eich risg eich hun. The shuttle buses will run from 7am until 9.30pm on a loop system in and out of Llandudno. Parking is free, but buses will charge £1 per person each way (under 5s free). All car parks will be stewarded, but parking is at your own risk.     Anogir ymwelwyr i ddilyn arwyddion i'w maes parcio agosaf gan y bydd yr arwyddion traffig yn cael eu diweddaru fel mae meysydd parcio yn llenwi. Bydd meysydd parcio hygyrch hefyd wedi eu harwyddo’n eglur. Bysus parcio a theithio fydd y ffordd gyflymaf i’r dref os ydych yn teithio mewn car ar y diwrnod. Visitors are encouraged to follow directional signage to their nearest car park as the traffic signage will be updated as car parks fill. Accessible car parks will be clearly signed. Park and ride buses will be the fastest way into town if you’re travelling by car on the day.     Cau Ffyrdd:  bit.ly/DyLlAFfordd Road Closures: bit.ly/AFDRoad     Rhagor o wybodaeth: bit.ly/DyLlALlan More Info: bit.ly/AFDLlan
  3. MN Norland Exhibition - Hull

    Venue:- HULL MARITIME MUSEUM - M.V.Norland exhibition 'All in the same boat' Dates - Opens 7th July and runs for 5 months approx. Free Entry - All Welcome The exhibition has been funded by the lottery commission and Hull City Council and will be on display for 5 months. It's the story of M.V.Norland and her officers and crew during the time she served alongside the armed forces during the Falkland conflict. MV Norland was the troop ship that took the 2nd battalion of the parachute regiment in to San Carlos and later a became prisoner of war ship.
  4. HMS Raleigh Open Day - Torpoint, Cornwall Wednesday 1st August 2018 The Royal Navy’s largest training establishment in the South West will be opening it’s gates to visitors between noon and 5 pm on Wednesday 1 August. Members of the public will be allowed to take a look around the base in Torpoint to see where young recruits are transformed from civilians into sailors. A day out for all the family, the programme will allow visitors to take a look at the specialist training provided at the base, including weapons training, logistics, seamanship and submarine operations. For further information on the event, please visit https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/events/airshows-and-open-days/180801-hms-raleigh-open-day CHRIS JONES AND HIS TEAM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH THE SAMA 82 STALLS AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE AS MANY OF YOU THERE SUPPORTING SAMA 82
  5. Armed Forces Day 2018 - Paignton, Devon Date Sunday 1 July 2018 Location Queens Park, Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AT Torbay Council, the Ministry of Defence, Torbay Veterans and a number of local organisations will be supporting the Armed Forces Day event, at which Britain’s armed forces past, present and future will be honoured. The event will take the form of military themed attractions, military and military association exhibitors, family day and entertainment for both children and adults at Queen's Park with a parade through Paignton Town Centre. There will also be a party to celebrate the Armed Forces Family including live music and entertainment. For more details and timings, watch this space. Time From 10am Cost FREE CHRIS JONES AND HIS TEAM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH THE SAMA 82 STALLS AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE AS MANY OF YOU THERE SUPPORTING SAMA 82 AND AFD.
  6. Armed Forces Day - Plymouth Hoe

    Saturday 30 June 2018 - 9.30am - 10.30pm - Plymouth Hoe CHRIS JONES AND HIS TEAM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE WITH THE SAMA 82 STALLS AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE AS MANY OF YOU THERE SUPPORTING SAMA 82 AND AFD. A spectacular and exciting day of entertainment, with air displays, parades, demonstrations, competitions and activities for the whole family. We are excited to announce for this year's event we will be working closely with the Royal Air Force for the RAF100 celebrations and commemorations, as 2018 marks 100 years of the RAF. During the event the Royal Navy, Army, RAF, Royal Marines and veteran’s organisations, charities and the emergency services will showcase their services in a variety of 'villages' set out across the Hoe. Over 100 exhibitors will be on display with static and interactive activities. The day is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community from currently serving troops to reservists, veterans, cadets and their families.
  7. HMS Collingwood Open Day

    HMS Collingwood will be holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The event incorporates the final of the Royal Navy Gun Competition and a variety of charity and commercial stalls, exciting attractions for all ages and guided tours of the base. Gates open between 0930 and 1700 hrs. Further information on the event including the Ticket Prices and shuttle bus services can be found on their website or by clicking on the following link. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/features/collingwood-open-day If you able to spare a few hours and assist in running the SAMA 82 stall that will be in attendance, please contact George Birkett (SAMA 82 Regional Coordinator) ASAP directly by email georgebirkett@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks
  8. Mickyp

    Welcome Mickyp, Please visit the site often and post if you wish. regards SAMA 82 Office
  9. Portsmouth Mayor Making Ceremony Tuesday 15th May from 9.30am The Lord Mayor Select, Councillor Lee Mason, would like to invite members of SAMA 82 to attend this year’s Mayor Making Ceremony. This will be held on Tuesday 15th May in the Portsmouth Guildhall. The Ceremony will commence at 10.00am and will finish at approximately 11.30am; we ask you to be seated by 9.30am. Following the Ceremony, you are invited for tea and coffee on the first floor of the Guildhall. If you would like to attend, please telephone on 023 9268 8938 or email events@portsmouthcc.gov.uk No later than Friday 20 April 2018. Your ticket(s) will then be sent in the post to you.
  10. Falkland Islands Liberation Day - Wreath Laying Ceremony Chorley, Lancashire – 14th June 2018 Please arrive no later than 10.30am for a 11.00am start with a two minute silence. The ceremony will take place at The War Memorial. Astley Park. Park Road, CHORLEY. Lancashire PR7 1QN Parking is at the local Car Parks. This is a very laid back and family friendly event. (No Marching up and down the Parade ground.) After the service we usually retire to the local Weatherspoon’ - (buy your own drinks) It would be greatly appreciated if as many Veterans could attend.
  11. Emsworth St George's Day Parade

    Emsworth St George's Day Parade The organisers of this Parade will allow 50 Veterans to march this year (including Standard Bearers), due to security restrictions. If you wish to take part, please contact John Measham (Emsworth Parade Commander) to confirm your attendance by email measham@btinternet.com Any Veterans that wish to attend the Parade but does not want to march you are very welcome to join the people of Emsworth lining the Parade route. Alternatively if you wish to be involved in the event as a Veteran volunteer, who would like to assist the Troops in collecting money for SSAFA during the Parade, again please contact John Measham on the above details. The Parade will take place on Monday 23th April 2018. Muster at 10:00hrs by the Pharmacy on Kings Street, marching off at 10:30hrs, behind the Royal Artillery Band and Troops. There will be refreshments at the Kings Head Havant Road afterwards.
  12. Armed Forces Day 2018 – Southsea Common Saturday 30th June 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm There will be commemorative celebrations being held in honour of our Armed Forces Family again this year with an Armed Forces Day Community event on Southsea Common on Saturday 30th June. The event will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will include a parade of all members of the Armed Forces Family, not just veterans this year. If you wish to take part in the Parade, we kindly ask that you make contact via email with:- George Birkett – Area Rep (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Wiltshire) georgebirkett@yahoo.co.uk Alternatively if you wish to volunteer for the day to assist George in running a SAMA 82 stall at the event to raise funds for the Association, please email George directly (details above) to let him know so arrangements can be put into place. Throughout the day the event will include interactive displays, arena demonstrations and performances to entertain the whole family, including an apache helicopter, the Royal Marines Band Portsmouth and the Flying Tigers Free Fall Display Team.
  13. Ron Warwick

    Welcome Ron Warwick Please visit the site often and post if you wish. Regards SAMA 82 Office
  14. James A

    Welcome, James A Please visit the site often and post if you wish. regards SAMA 82 Office
  15. Rob Martin

    Welcome - Rob Martin Please visit the site often and post if you wish. regards SAMA 82 Office
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