The AGM will be held on Friday 15th September and the Fellowship walk will take place that afternoon. As usual we welcome the Arnhem veterans into the marque on Ginkel Heath on the Saturday. Full details in the September newsletter.
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A new milestone has been reached this month with over 300 life members having now joined. If you not yet a member and would like to join please go to the membership section. The first newsletter of 2017 or number 35 was sent out to members on 21st February. If you did not receive a copy and think you are a member please contact the Hon Secretary.
A warm welcome to 2017 and thank you to the numerous annual members who have already renewed! We have now had enough volunteers to roll out the scheme of 'adopt a veteran' so that now members of the AVC not on email will be sent copies of Fellwoship newsletters by their sponsor. Thank you to the members who volunteered to help!
Whilst the September commemorations are now completed and we can all congratulate ourselves that the membership continues to increase, we need to ensure that what we do meets the needs of the members and therefore if you not already contacted us, can you let us know what you think and how we can improve and change what we do for future firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fellowship break an important milestone! Membership before the commemoration weekend stood at 510 and after the weekend at 542. I think this goes to show that the Fellowship is heading in the right direction and we have the highest number of members since forming and breaking records all the time!
Newsletter issue 32 has recently been sent out and includes information on the 72nd commemoration. If you did not get this newsletter or are unsure of anything please contact the Hon Secretary.
Information was included in the July 2016 newsletter on the programme for September. If you did not get this newsletter or are unsure of anything please contact the Hon Secretary.
Pompey Paras (Airborne forces day & 10 Para reunion) 9th July.
The Fellowship had a small stand at the event, selling a few items and generally raising awareness of the Fellowship's activities. Happily we signed up some new members and met some existing members during the day. Thanks go to David Locke, John Howes and Graham Francis.
2nd July saw 21 members visit "Airborne Assault" at IWM Duxford.
The visit was hosted by Bob Hilton and members had the opportunity to see behind the scenes and get to handle various items from the collection. (Further details in the next newsletter)
On the 12th June a small number of members attended the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop, for an informal walk around.
Details were sent on 11th April 2016 to members of how to obtain a copy of a long awaited book called Desert Rise - Arnhem Descent on the 10th Parachute Battalion. A limited edition and a fair number of orders received already! Update around 350 of the 400 now sold! If you want a copy please order soon!
The IWM Duxford trip has been arranged for Saturday 2nd July 2016. All members have been notified and the list is now closed.
News has been received in the last few weeks of the death of three Arnhem veterans - Tony Constable, Reg Curtis and Harry Rice. Our sympathies go out to their family and friends. Posted on 12/02/2016.
The last newsletter of 2015 - issue number 28 was emailed out to members on 10th December. If you did not get a copy and think you should have done please contact the Hon Secretary.
A note for the Annual members - your membership expires on 31st December 2015 and so don't forget to renew!
MEMBERSHIP FEES 2016
Annual membership £8 or €11
Life membership £56 or €75
Memorial Wall updated and newsletters added.
The dates for the 72nd Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem has been sent to the membership via a newsflash.
On Saturday 17th October a plaque to the memmory of the 156 Parachute Battalion was unveiled at Melton Mowbray - their home before going to Arnhem in September 1944. A report and photos will be included in the December 2015 newsletter.
The programme for the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem has already been sent to the membership, but if any member has any questions please contact the Hon Secretary.
The final 5 newsletters added
21/06/2015 The third newsletter of 2015 has been completed and will be sent out on my return from two Arnhem tours on 30/06/2015. Information was included in the April newsletter on events for the 71st Commeomration and so if anyone has any questions in the first instance please refer to the newsletter. If you still have a question please contact the Hon Secretary.
A dvd was recently offered to members called 'Last Words' but now all sold, but if you get the chance to buy one do so it is well worth it.
The Fellowship website has been given a new look!
Take a look round and don't forget to renew your membership!
The Fellowship now has Twitter!
Follow us @Arnhem70 for our latest news and information.
Who knows, maybe you'll get a retweet!
Thank you to all those who have re-joined for 2015. We are always welcoming new members, so for more information, click here.
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