Archive | May, 2013

Association of Dunkirk Little Ships Cruise–7th September

31 May

A reminder to all that there is an invite for veterans to join the above on their Thames River Cruise on Saturday 7th September.

A very enjoyable day, so don’t miss the opportunity to take part.

Reserve your place by contacting the SAMA Office


Job Opportunity–Darwin Falkland Islands

20 May

A versatile couple are required to assist the managers in the operation of a 6 bedroom guest house at Darwin, Falkland Islands.  Duties will include driving guests, taking bookings, waiting on tables, cleaning, odd jobs and maintenance.  At least one person should be able to cook to a good standard, including producing bread, cakes and pastries.  At least one person should have a good level of spoken English.  Both applicants must have a full, clean driving licence, be interested in interacting with guests, be of sober habits and prepared to work in all areas of the business.

We need two people – a couple or two friends that can share a new mobile home.  The job requires reasonable fitness as when busy we are on our feet all day and there is lifting and shifting involved at all times e.g. carrying suitcases, putting away stores, making beds etc.  We think an ex-Forces couple/workmates would be ideal.

This is a full time, permanent appointment involving evenings and weekends, commencing in mid September 2013.  Private accommodation is provided.

For further information, please contact:-

Graham and Fiona Didlick

+500 31313 or E mail:

Sir Rex Hunt–Service of Thanksgiving

17 May

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Clement Danes, the Central Church of the Royal Air Force, Strand, London CW2R 1DH, on Tuesday 11 June 2013 at 2.30 pm.

Admission will be by ticket only which can be obtained from the Hon. Secretary of the Falkland Islands Association.  Application should include the full name(s) of those wishing to attend and a postal address for the tickets, together with a note of your connection to Sir Rex.

Applications can be sent by email to: or by post to:  6 St Anne’s Road, Shrewsbury SY3 6AU.

Closing date for tickets is Friday 31st May 2013

Hull Memorial Service

15 May

On 2nd June at 1 00 pm a service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Hull in which a memorial will be unveiled to the 9 vessels that sailed to the Falklands from Hull. 

Veterans and their families are invited to attend this Service. 

For further details please contact the SAMA Office

Armed Forces Day Parades

7 May

National Armed Forces Day Nottingham. Veterans Parade, Saturday 29th June

North Wales (Dee Side College, Flintshire) Veterans Parade, Saturday 22nd June

If you are interested in marching in either parade, please contact the SAMA Office.

Memorial Service–Captain Mike Barrow CVO DSO RN

2 May

A Memorial Service for Mike Barrow is to be held at 1500 hrs on Tuesday 25th June 2013 at eh Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral.

Association of Dunkirk Little Ships Veterans Cruise

2 May

Following the success of last year’s event the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships have again invited our members to join them for this year’s Veterans Cruise on Saturday 7th September.

The event takes place along the Thames from the Yacht Club alongside Hampton Court down to Richmond via Teddington Lock, then returning to the Yacht Club for a barbeque before departure.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the SAMA Office