Archive | April, 2016

Red, White & Blue Day 2016 – Get pupils to build a battleship and remember the Battle of Jutland

27 Apr

Register today for your Welcome Pack

One hundred years ago in May on the cold North Sea, one of the biggest naval battles in history took place. Pitting the might of the Royal Navy against the German High Seas Fleet, 250 dreadnoughts, battleships, destroyers and cruisers fought the most pivotal sea battle of the First World War, the Battle of Jutland.

To remember all those that took part, and the many thousands who sacrificed their lives, this year Red, White and Blue Day is asking pupils across the country to make their own paper battleships and set the sails for the seven seas*.

This fun activity will teach the pupils about the Battle of Jutland and challenge their creative skills. To find out more visit

We would love to see your creations. Email your photos so we can share them on our website, social media or in the press.

Be part of the commemorations

We’d really like to make a splash with your pupils’ designs. If you submit your favourite ships to us by post before the 20th May, they may appear as part of the wider national commemorations! Visit the Red, White & Blue Day website for more details.

Take part on the day
Sign up to this year’s Red, White and Blue Day to receive a welcome pack and learn more about other military events which shaped 1916, including the famous Battle of the Somme.

Red, White and Blue Day takes place every October when schools nationwide raise vital funds to support the work of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. On Friday 14th October, we’re asking school children to dress in red, white and blue for one day, and donate just £1 to support the work of the UK’s three leading military charities.

BBC 1–The Day I Met the Queen

19 Apr

This program aired this morning (watch it on catch up) featured the Falklands Conflict featuring many of our members and a recent interview with SAMA member, George Birkett.

Veterans Funerals UK Ltd

14 Apr

Veterans Funerals UK Ltd, is a one stop organisation that helps and supports all those who have served our Country in times of War and Peace and for their families.

They work with ex-service organisations and associations across the UK to ensure that those who are currently serving and those who have served, receive the best possible funeral care and support at the best possible price.

They work with independent funeral directors across the UK who have agreed to offer affordable funerals to all those who have served in the Armed Forces.  They will make the contact on your behalf.

They are also the custodians of the Veterans Funeral Funds which has been created to ensure that those personnel who have neither family or sufficient funds are afforded a dignified funeral in recognition of their service to this country.

They offer a Veterans Funeral Plan which is designed by veterans for veterans and a method of paying for a funeral in advance, giving peace of mind to all concerned.

For further information please contact them either:-

By Telephone: 0345 222 1525

or by visiting their website:

ADLS River Cruise – 3rd Sept

14 Apr

Reminder to all those who are interested in attending this event to get your name into the office.  Priority will be given to those who have not attended previously, but open to all veterans to apply.

names to office soonest please.

Should you wish to have a look at history of the Little Ships etc, please visit their website:


4 Apr

A reminder that the SAMA AGM will take place this Saturday 9th April at the Holiday Inn Doncaster, commencing at 3.00 pm.

Hope to see you there