Archive | September, 2011

Increase in Indulgence Fares

28 Sep

The cost of the Southbound fare has been raised by £15.oo to £180.

This is a decision of the MOD and not SAMA.

Any information regarding the Northbound fare increase (if any) will be posted shortly.

HMS Sheffield Reunion 2012

23 Sep

Please note that there is an error in the Newsletter regarding who to contact for information regarding this event.

If you require further details please e mail Tug Wilson

Or contact the SAMA office for telephone contact details.

Problems with Server

14 Sep

If you are trying to access the Discussion Forum or Garden of Remembrance, we apologise but there are problems with the Server that allows access to these sites.

The Server Team are working to resolve this problem and normal service should be resumed shortly

E Mail Problems

7 Sep

If you have sent an E mail to the SAMA Office in the past 24 hours and not received a reply, please wait a day or so and then resend it.

The office has ‘lost’ it’s link.  This is being worked on and hopefully we will be back up and running smoothly soon.

In the meantime, for urgent matters, you can e mail:

Blue Badge Holders

5 Sep

If you hold a valid Blue Badge in the European Economic Area, you’re eligible to register for a 100 per cent discount, even if you don’t own a vehicle or drive.

You can register up to two vehicles that you would normally use to travel within the charging zone.  This could be your own vehicle, or one you travel in.

If you go to the link below, there is a form you can fill in to register and further information.

Please remember that until you get a confirmation letter you will still have to pay the charge.

Will Writing Service

2 Sep

SAMA Member Mark Hagyard is a partner ins Waddington Webber Solicitor, based in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

He is a SAMA Member having served with 42 CDO RM, leaving the services in 1986 and qualifying as a solicitor.  The firm has a specialist Will department.

He states:  “ Everyone should have a will and we are offering a discounted rate for your members (SAMA) of £75 plus VAT of which we will pay £5.00 to a registered charity of your choice.

If you don’t make a will your property in fact goes to your family or relatives in a descending order of priority fixed by law.  If you have no family or relatives it could well go to the government!

By making a will you can be certain that:

  • your property passes to the people of your choice
  • you decide who will be responsible for dealing with your property when you die.  Such persons are known as executors and you can name them in your will.  If you don’t make a will, any number of relatives or family members can apply to deal with your property
  • your property is dealt with in a tax advantageous way.  You can avoid or minimise inheritance tax by making a tax efficient will. 
  • Nursing home charges can be minimised”.

For further information, contact Mark on 01535 662644

Visit to Highgrove House and Luncheon – 12th October 2011

2 Sep

The Not Forgotten Association have kindly invited 2 of our members to join them on Wednesday 12th October 2011, on a visit to the garden at Highgrove House.

There will be a 3 course lunch at the Horse Guards Pub, Brokenborough starting at 12 midday and then coach transport will be provided to and from Highgrove.

The tour of the garden will last 11/2 hours and guests will be required to walk just under 2 miles at a very easy pace.  Wheelchair users are welcome provided they are able to get on and off the coach.  Male guests will be required to wear jackets and ties.

Please contact the office for more information regarding this trip.