Rhodesian Combined Services - Remembrance Sunday 2012

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Parade Order:

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Sunday 11th November 2012 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Last year we had in excess of 70 people marching from Combined Services, this year we would like to swell the numbers to 200. Contact Martyn Hudson, RAFA Club tel 01234 350107 for details etc.
MEET UP FOR MARCH 10.00 am at RAFA Club. More details to follow.
There will be a Lunch in the Ravidass Hall (behind RAFA Club)
Lunch £15.00 each
Band entertainment all afternoon
Late licence

I will list nearby hotels later should you require accommodation.
Any further queries on any of the forthcoming events please contact Martyn Hudson, Bedford RAFA Club tel. 01234 359107
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Extract from RLIRA-UK newsletter

Notes:

1. Copies of the new book: "RLI : Africa's Commandos" will be available on the day.

2. Be sure to visit the RLI & Rhodesian Collection (can't call it a museum apparently) upstairs at the Bedford RAFA.
 
#3
The additional detail as promised:

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The signs are looking good and we are fortunate that Ian Buttenshaw (from the Oman), Charlie Aust (UK) and Mark Adams (from South Africa) will be joining us this year for the march.

We will also have the BOOK LAUNCH for “Africa’s Commandos” and author Mark Adams will give a short presentation (to hopefully entice you to pull out your plastic and buy a copy).

Our programme of events will be as follows:


SUNDAY.11TH NOVEMBER,2012 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
THE MARCH : 10.30AM START (PARADE FORMS UP 9.30 AM)

THOSE WISHING TO MARCH SHOULD BE AT THE MARCH START POINT ON THE EMBANKMENT OF THE RIVER OUSE, CORNER OF BUSHMEAD AVENUE BY NICHOLLS RESTAURANT, BEDFORD BY 9.30am prompt.

There will be a Mini Bus taking folks from RAFA Club 93 Ashburnham Road, Bedford MK40 1EA down to Start Point for the March The trip will cost £3.00 per person. Glenn Seymour Hall will be in charge. Please be at RAFA Club NO LATER than 8.30am. The earlier the better !!! Loose change essential no change given.

The Parade will proceed along the Embankment to the War Memorial where a Service of Remembrance will take place with Wreath Laying then proceed to Harper Square pausing at the South African War memorial for further Wreath Laying and finally finish and Parade dismissed in the Harper Square.

There is a ten minute walk back from Harper Square to RAFA Club and RAVIDASS HALL where lunch will be served between 1pm until 3pm allowing everyone time to meet friends. Lunch Tickets £15.00 and the entertainment will continue into the night.

Tickets from Martyn Hudson, Tel: 01234 350107 or mobile 07788788095
Cover charge £5.00 admission if not having lunch. Tickets will be required for admission to RAVIDASS HALL and will be available at the door.

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from the supplementary newsletter from the RLIRA - UK
 
#6
Yes to both possible questions... ;)

There is the opportunity for the compiler/author Mark Adams to address interested groups/associations if the potential is there to create awareness of the book and possibly stimulate sales in the two weeks after the 11th. Message me if there is any interest.
 
#9
Now back in stifling hot Durban. We had 80 odd on the Bedford march. Good to form-up and march again to a band with old friends. The lunch was a full house and again a chance to share memories with the 'old and bold'. Outstanding organization once again. Had a number of 'born too late for the war' Rhodesian youngsters who formed up wearing a dizzying array of Brit medals earned from Brit military service in the 80's and onwards. So proud of them. A wonderful day...

If you want a book call Martyn Hudson at the Bedford RAFA Club - during club hours, after 11h00 on +441234350107 and put the plastic to work.
 

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