Events 2018

2 May

There are a number of events coming up over the summer months – please visit the News & Event pages on the home page for further details.

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Memorial Service for Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire GCB DFC AFC DSc FRAeS to be held on 1st June 2018

11 Apr

A memorial service for the life and work of Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire GCB DFC AFC DSc FRAeS, will be held at the RAF Church of St Clement Danes, Strand, London, WC2R 1DH at 11.30am on Friday 1st June 2018.

Dress for the occasion will be full ceremonial day dress (no sword) for Serving Officers, morning dress or lounge suit for civilians.  (Medals may be worn).

Those wishing to attend are asked to apply for tickets by post (stating their connection to Sir Peter Squire) to

Mrs M Small, SO3 RAF Ceremonial Events, RAF Ceremonial Office, RAF Northolt, Ruislip, HA4 6NG

no later than Friday 27th April 2018.

Please mark your postal envelope "Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire" and please enclose a stamped addressed return envelope for the tickets to be posted back to you.

Each applicant must provide their full name, home address, date and place of birth, as well as either a passport or driving licence number.

SAMA 82 welcomes a new Trustee to the Board

11 Apr

We are delighted to announce that SAMA 82 has welcomed a new addition to the Board of Trustees.

Chris Jones was voted to join the Board at the SAMA 82 AGM on 7th April 2018.

We wish him every success in his new role whilst also continuing in his very active role as Coordinator for the members of Devon and Cornwall.

SAMA 82 welcomes two new Life Vice Presidents

11 Apr

We are thrilled to announce that Jane Adams and her husband Steve, have been awarded the honour of becoming Life Vice Presidents of SAMA 82.

Jane has recently retired from the SAMA 82 office after almost 10 years of hard work and dedication in the role and is still very much missed by the whole team and Association members.

Latest SAMA 82 Newsletter due for delivery from 1st March 2018

26 Feb

The latest SAMA 82 newsletter – edition number 19 (March 2018) is due to be delivered to all members from Thursday 1st March.

This edition will include the voting forms for the upcoming AGM in April.  If you do not receive your copy by Wednesday 14th March, please inform the office and we will arrange to send you a copy of the voting forms by email.

Also, we kindly ask that if you have recently moved home and not yet informed the SAMA office, please do so asap by email.  So we can update your membership record. Thank You.

Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly OBE

15 Jan

South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 [SAMA (82)] have been informed of the death of Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly OBE.

Co-founder and Honorary Life Vice President of SAMA (82), Rick was the power behind the Red and Green Life Machine at Ajax Bay which saved so many lives during the Falklands Campaign in 1982.

Rick died peacefully on 13/01/18 at his home in Torpoint, Cornwall.

It has been requested, Condolence cards are to be posted to the SAMA 82 Office. The office address can be found on the website.

The Times and The Telegraph have printed an obituary for Rick in todays editions (15.01.2018)

Deadline Date for articles – March 2018 Newsletter

5 Dec

Please ensure that any reports/articles/photographs etc., that you wish to include in the March 2018 edition is emailed to either:-

SAMA Office – secretary@sama82.org.uk

Dave Kidd – david.kidd1@ntlworld.com

no later than Monday 15th January 2018

Thank You