Help: Kids want to write to squaddies in sandy places.

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by Stainmaster, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. A friend who is a school teacher has a letter writing a project on the go, part of which is to send a letter to a serving soldier in afghanistan, kids very keen. It is a junior school, the kids are 9 years old.

    If you are a member of a unit who would like some mail, or you know who I could contact to arrange this, please reply. It would probably be good if the letters could go altogether to a unit/ location.

    I am not a terrorist/journo/peado, but an infanrty ex-stab (not sure if that's better or worse than the previous three options). I've been posting on here for a while.

    Please help.
     
  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Timing is all: if I recall, HERRICK 11 is about to finish, suggest you look for a Unit which is about to deploy rather than one which is currently in theatre.

    33 Fd Hospital RAMC are due to return in the next month or so....how about contacting the rear party of their replacement unit ?

    just a thought. PM me if you need a poc.

    Lee Shaver
     
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    Here's a list of who's going in April. Maybe there is a unit local to you;

    * Headquarters, 6 (UK) Division
    * 4th Mechanised Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (204)
    * Elements of 52 Infantry Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (258)
    * Headquarters, 101 Logistic Brigade
    * Headquarters, 102 Logistic Brigade
    * Elements of 845 Naval Air Squadron
    * Elements of 846 Naval Air Squadron
    * Elements of 857 Naval Air Squadron
    * 40 Commando Royal Marines
    * The Royal Dragoon Guards
    * The Queen’s Royal Lancers
    * 4th Regiment Royal Artillery
    * 21 Engineer Regime
    * 1st Battalion The Scots Guard
    * The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    * 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
    * 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment
    * 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles
    * 3 Medical Regiment
    * 34 Field Hospital
    * 1 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    * 101 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
    * Elements of 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
    * Elements of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery
    * Elements of 16th Regiment Royal Artillery
    * Elements of 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery
    * Elements of 39th Regiment Royal Artillery
    * Elements of 47th Regiment Royal Artillery
    * Elements of 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
    * Elements of 39 Engineer Regiment (Air Support)
    * Elements of 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic)
    * Elements of 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group
    * Elements of 2 Signal Regiment
    * Elements of 10th Signal Regiment
    * Elements of 14th Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare)
    * Elements of 16 Signal Regiment
    * Elements of 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support)
    * Elements of 5th Battalion The Rifles
    * Elements of 1 Regiment, Army Air Corps
    * Elements of 4 Regiment, Army Air Corps
    * Elements of 9 Regiment, Army Air Corps
    * Elements of 6 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 7 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 8 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 12 Logistic Support Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 23 Pioneer Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 24 Postal Courier and Movement Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 27 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 29 Postal Courier and Movement Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps
    * Elements of 5th Regiment Royal Military Police
    * 101 Provost Company Royal Military Police
    * 150 Provost Company Royal Military Police
    * Elements of 105 Military Working Dog Support Unit
    * Elements of 1 Military Intelligence Brigade
    * Elements of the Military Stabilisation Support Group
    * Elements of The Honourable Artillery Company
    * Elements of 100 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 101 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 106 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 4th Battalion The Duke Of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border) (Volunteers)
    * Elements of The London Regiment (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 150 Transport Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 159 Supply Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 160 Transport Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers)
    * Elements of 148 Expeditionary Force Institute Squadron (Volunteers), The Royal Logistic Corps
     
  4. Stainmaster, check PMs. (I can do sand, but not the sunshine!). :D
     
  5. Cheers Lee

    I will pass that idea on. The fact that they are medics should get some great questions from the kids!
    I will probably PM you soon.
     
  6. It's great to see young people getting involved in supporting the troops.

    The above list however, has blown me away. I had no idea how many were involved in 1 rotation/deployment, ot whatever it's called. It is simply mind-blowing!!! and has certainly given me a better appreciation of what is involved. I hope they all keep safe.

    Thanks for posting.