Archive | June, 2011

SAMA Office is Moving

30 Jun

The Local Authority from whom the office is rented have given notice to all occupants of the Business Centre that they wish to acquire the premises for their own occupancy.

The SAMA Office is therefore on the move. We will be moving to another Business Centre a few miles away sometime in July and this will mean a change of telephone number. We will notify everyone of the change as soon as we have the details.

In the meantime, we are using up the merchandise stocks that we have and will not re-order until we have moved. So please bear with us if the item you want is out of stock, we will endeavour to get it to you as soon as we can.

We will keep you updated.

Falkland Islander wins 1st Prize in SAMA 82 30th Anniversary National Raffle

30 Jun

The draw was carried out by Commodore A J G Miller CBE on Saturday 25th June 2011at Armed Forces Day in Cardiff.

The results were as follows:

1st Prize £300 Ticket Number 04233 won by C Stevens, Stanley, Falkland Islands

2nd Prize £200 Ticket Number 33730 won by Karl Trenchard, Swansea

3rd Prize £100 Ticket Number 28128 won by M Masters, Lindford, Hampshire

Congratulations to the above and a big Thank You to all who bought and sold tickets

Memorial Service, Towcester Road Cemetary, Northampton, 26th June at 11 am

20 Jun

The Northampton Branch of the RBL have invited members of SAMA to join them for the Memorial Service. During this service, the names of all service personnel from Northamptonshire who have died since 1945 will be read out

These will include:

Staff Sergeant John Ivan Baker

Private Gerald Bull

Lt. Commander John Eyton-Jones

Private Craig Jones

Craftsman Alexander Shaw

Corporal Paul Steven Sullivan

Free Tickets for Troops, Veterans and Families

16 Jun

Armed Forces Day and Edinburgh Festival present HELL AND BACK AGAIN. A gripping war film premiere, the likes of which you’ve never seen before.

Saturday 25th June at 1950 hrs and Sunday 26th June at 1600 hrs at the George Square Theatre, Edinburgh.

Call the Box Office for tickets on 0131 623 8030 and say you are a member of the Armed Forces.

Film maker Danfung Dennis was embedded with US Marines Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, as they launched a major assault on Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. The film follows Sergeant Nathan Harris as he leads him men in regular contact, and as they reach out to displaced villagers. When Harris is injured, he returns home to his wife and becomes addicted to medication.

The film is extraordinary on several levels. Dennis built for himself a flexible, fully portable wearable camera and sound rig, allowing him to keep pace with the fast moving troops, maintaining position at the center of the action and battles. He doesn’t offer an opinion on the conflict but allows the audience to make up their own minds.

Each screening will be followed by panel discussions with the film’s director Danfung Dennis; ex-army captain and founder of the Frontline Club, Vaughan Smith; Former Major-General Andrew Mackay who commanded the Helmand Task Force; Lucy Abraham, clinical psychologist for Veterans First Point; and Jess Search CEO of Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation.

E Mail Addresses

3 Jun

We have recently tried to send e mails to many of our Members who live in Scotland. However, 90% of them ‘bounced back’ as undelivered. PLEASE, if you have changed your e mail address, let us know in the office so that we can update our records.

If there is an event local to your area, we try and let as many members know either from the office or via your Area Representative. So please help us keep you informed.