News 2016

Whilst the September commemorations are now completed and we can all congratulate ourselves that the membership continues to increase, we need to ensure that what we do meets the needs of the members and therefore if you not already contacted us, can you let us know what you think and how we can improve and change what we do for future events.

The Fellowship break an important milestone! Membership before the commemoration weekend stood at 510 and after the weekend at 542. I think this goes to show that the Fellowship is heading in the right direction and we have the highest number of members since forming and breaking records all the time!

Newsletter issue 32 has recently been sent out and includes information on the 72nd commemoration. If you did not get this newsletter or are unsure of anything please contact the Hon Secretary.

Information was included in the July 2016 newsletter on the programme for September. If you did not get this newsletter or are unsure of anything please contact the Hon Secretary.

Pompey Paras (Airborne forces day & 10 Para reunion) 9th July.
The Fellowship had a small stand at the event, selling a few items and generally raising awareness of the Fellowship’s activities. Happily we signed up some new members and met some existing members during the day. Thanks go to David Locke, John Howes and Graham Francis.

2nd July saw 21 members visit “Airborne Assault” at IWM Duxford.The visit was hosted by Bob Hilton and members had the opportunity to see behind the scenes and get to handle various items from the collection. (Further details in the next newsletter)

On the 12th June a small number of members attended the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop, for an informal walk around.

Details were sent on 11th April 2016 to members of how to obtain a copy of a long awaited book called Desert Rise – Arnhem Descent on the 10th Parachute Battalion.  A limited edition and a fair number of orders received already! Update around 350 of the 400 now sold! If you want a copy please order soon!

The IWM Duxford trip has been arranged for Saturday 2nd July 2016. All members have been notified and the list is now closed.

News has been received in the last few weeks of the death of three Arnhem veterans – Tony Constable, Reg Curtis and Harry Rice. Our sympathies go out to their family and friends. Posted on 12/02/2016.