Archive | February, 2013

HMS Coventry–Dedication of Tree and Plaque at NMA

15 Feb

The HMS Coventry D118 Association will be holding a short ceremony to dedicate a new Tree and Plaque that has been placed in the Royal Naval Gardens at the NMA. 

It will take place at 12 midday on Sunday 10th March 2013.

Manchester United–Signed Football

15 Feb

Manchester United have kindly donated a signed football, signed by all the first team players,  together with letter of authenticity from Alex Ferguson, which will be auctioned at the AGM Reunion Dinner on Saturday 9th March.

Any sealed bids for this auction must be sent to the SAMA Office by Monday 4th March.

SAMA Member, John Phillips, wins Award

8 Feb

John Phillips DSC, SAMA Member and former Trustee has won The South Atlantic Island Award which will be awarded at The 3rd Annual Soldiering on Awards on Saturday 23rd March at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster.

The Awards are designed to raise awareness of the plight of servicemen and women and to raise funds for those injured and the families who tirelessly support our wounded ‘heroes’.

The awards this year will be hosted by Gloria Hunniford and Mike Read, in front of a packed audience with VIP’s from the Armed Forces, Royalty and a host of celebrities including Hailey Mills, Peter Andre, Frank Bruno, Anthony Andrews and Bobby Davro to name but a few.

These Awards aim of to relieve the financial hardship of Service men and women who have served, or whom are presently serving, in the armed forces and who are now suffering from either physical or mental disability making grants available through the various Military charities.  Unlike other military Awards, these are designed to acknowledge all commands and conflicts.

Tickets, open to the general public, are now on sale from the Charity website:

New SAMA 82 Discussion Board and Forum

6 Feb

Work has commenced on upgrading the Discussion Board for the members area of the website.

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Work is on going so please bear with us if you experience difficulties in accessing it.