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Joe Erskine

Location:
United Kingdom


posted: 16.01.2009 00:20

Many ships and units that were involved in the Falklands War have formed Asssociations which is great. SAMA (82) is an Association for ALL holders of the SAM and have a FALKLAND VETERANS PLATOON that march every year at the Cenotaph to represent ALL those that were lost in 82. Within that platoon there are groups from units and ships involved. It is good that we all march together as we were all in the Conflict together and it prompts the \"All of One Company\" that SAMA (82) is today. I would like to invite your Association to promote SAMA (82) and encourage your members to join - and then as a group, within the SAMA (82) FALKLAND VETERANS PLATOON, march at the Cenotaph, lay a wreath for your lost shipmates and return to the UJC for lunch and a few beers.

Joe Erskine (HMS Hydra in 82)
SAMA (82) Executive Committee
Sam MacFarlane

Location:
United Kingdom


posted: 15.01.2009 11:05

Doc, despite the hiccups of last year I provided all of the detail of the individual in the RBL to arrange an Association to parade at the Cenotaph.

If we are no further with this can I ask for some info on what is the current standing of the Association? Who are the committee members and exactly how many signed up and paid up members are there? Sorry but someone has to ask the question.

Stay safe, Sam
Chris Howe MBE

Location:
United Kingdom


posted: 15.01.2009 09:27

Thanks Doc, I look forward to hearing the status of the association to date and what is being arranged to march in November.

I have to say that I am a little surprised that nothing appears to have been done since you voted for this formal way ahead last May.

Leave it with you then, take care.

Chris Howe - PO Golly
Doc Savage

Location:
United Kingdom


posted: 14.01.2009 19:49

Yes Chris, we did form a very lose knit association last year, which was voted on by those there.As to the things you want to know, I have had a telephone conversation with Rocky and he is sorting out the bank account and the appication forms for the association.
We are also trying to track down thought several routes the actual name and address for the Gent we need to talk to about getting tickects to enable us to march this year.
I hope that either Rocky or myself will be able to tell everyone exactly where we are in the coming weeks.
So all being well I will see everyone during the weekend of the 29th. If you have any questions or concern please get in touch with me or Rocky.
Until then calm seas and safe journy\'s.
Doc.
Chris Howe MBE

Location:
United Kingdom


posted: 07.01.2009 10:17

Hi Shipmates, Happy New Year to you all. Question for those it may concern or able to answer.

Since the unpleasantness last year re the debate on the start of a formal Cov organisation and the subsequent vote, I note you have gone ahead and formed it anyway. So, many months on can anyone tell me what has been done about Cov ships company marching in our own platoon at the Rememberance Sunday parade in London each November. Surely this must be one of the most important things such an organisation should be doing? I respectfully ask where we are with this and what has the committee done to make it happen?

I do know that Sam passed on all relevant details of the RBL to the \'elected\' committee in order that arrangements could be made for Cov to march, so by now would have expected at least some news on the issue.

I look forward to hearing some news, meanwhile take care shipmates and all and the very best for 2009. I will try to make the reunion this year.

Yrs Aye