Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly OBE

15 Jan

South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 [SAMA (82)] have been informed of the death of Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly OBE.

Co-founder and Honorary Life Vice President of SAMA (82), Rick was the power behind the Red and Green Life Machine at Ajax Bay which saved so many lives during the Falklands Campaign in 1982.

Rick died peacefully on 13/01/18 at his home in Torpoint, Cornwall.

It has been requested, Condolence cards are to be posted to the SAMA 82 Office. The office address can be found on the website.

The Times and The Telegraph have printed an obituary for Rick in todays editions (15.01.2018)

Deadline Date for articles – March 2018 Newsletter

5 Dec

Please ensure that any reports/articles/photographs etc., that you wish to include in the March 2018 edition is emailed to either:-

SAMA Office –

Dave Kidd –

no later than Monday 15th January 2018

Thank You

2018 SAMA 82 AGM Weekend

22 Nov

Details on the 2018 AGM weekend and all the relevant booking forms are all available to download from the Members Area of the Forums.

Remembrance Parade 2018 –Ticket Applications

22 Nov

If you wish to March in the SAMA (82) Platoon at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London on Remembrance Sunday 2018, you will need to apply for a ticket to Horse Guards by contacting the SAMA 82 office with a written request either by post or email and followed up by  posting a Stamped Self Addressed envelope to the SAMA (82) Office.

Tickets are only available to SAMA (82) members on a one Parade ticket per member and on a ‘first come first serve basis’.

Ticket applications will have to be completed by individuals and you cannot apply on behalf of other veterans or request to block book for a group of veterans.

As with previous years, there will be a security form to complete, which will form part of your application request. These forms will be sent to you to complete around Spring 2018, once we get the information from the RBL.

Parade Tickets are then sent out to applicants, (again on an individual basis) as soon as they are received from the RBL, usually early October.

Details of the After Parade Lunch will be advertised on the website once details have been confirmed.

New Secretary/Office Manager for SAMA 82

11 Oct

The Trustees have appointed a new Office Manager/Association Secretary for SAMA.  She is Joanne Stevens, a local lady who was previously employed as a Maths teacher.

Joanne will start on 1st November – Welcome on board Joanne

SAMA Newsletters – Sept 2017 edition

3 Oct

The September 2017 edition of the SAMA 82 newsletter will be posted to all members over the coming days.

Your newsletter will also include details on the 2018 AGM and all the relevant booking forms.

Should you not receive a copy within the next few weeks, please let us know and we will arrange to send you another copy.

Thank You

Office Manager/Association Secretary Position

15 Sep

SAMA 82 are looking for an Office Manager/Association Secretary based at their  head office in New Inn, Pontypool.  The position is likely to start on 1st November.

Further details, Job Description and Application form are available from the SAMA Office.


Closing date for applications:  Friday 22nd September.