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The 2018 Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel will be held on Sunday 17th     June at 12.00. As always we look forward to welcoming everyone again – SAMA members, families, reunion groups, serving personnel and supporters. Coffee will be available on arrival and after the Service, lunch will be served as usual in Drake Hall.


Tickets are not required this year but please complete a booking form so we know catering numbers. You can download a copy from the Chapel web site:


and send or email it to the Secretary at the address below. As usual there will be a train collection service from Reading station at 11.00 so if you need this service please ‘tick’ the box on the form.  Thank you.


The Trustees would like to hear from any family members or veterans who would like to attend but who are unable to do so due to financial hardship or an inability to travel distances unaccompanied. In these special circumstances it may be possible for the Trustees to give a measure of assistance to enable attendance at the annual service using funds set aside for this purpose. To apply, please write or telephone the Secretary (below) who will treat all enquiries with the utmost confidence. There is now a leaflet available entitled ‘Funds for Families and Veterans of the Falklands War’. Copies can be obtained from the Secretary (below).

If you would like your details to be added to the annual Chapel Trust newsletter mailing database, please also contact Secretary below. The newsletter and back copies can also be downloaded from the Chapel web site.


Mrs Angela Perry MBE

Secretary to the Trustees

Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust

Pangbourne College


Reading, Berks RG8 8LA



01295 738123




Falkland Islands Liberation Day - Wreath Laying Ceremony

Chorley, Lancashire – 14th June 2018


Please arrive no later than 10.30am for a 11.00am start with a two minute silence.

The ceremony will take place at


The War Memorial.

Astley Park.

Park Road,





Parking is at the local Car Parks.


This is a very laid back and family friendly event. (No Marching up and down the Parade ground.)


After the service we usually retire to the local Weatherspoon’ - (buy your own drinks)

It would be greatly appreciated if as many Veterans could attend.

HMS Collingwood Open Day

Saturday 2nd June 2018


HMS Collingwood will be holding its annual Open Day on Saturday 2nd June 2018.

The event incorporates the final of the Royal Navy Gun Competition and a variety of charity and commercial stalls, exciting attractions for all ages and guided tours of the base.

Gates open between 0930 and 1700 hrs.

Further information on the event including the Ticket Prices and shuttle bus services can be found on their website or by clicking on the following link.



If you able to spare a few hours and assist in running the SAMA 82 stall that will be in attendance, please contact George Birkett (SAMA 82 Regional Coordinator) ASAP directly by email georgebirkett@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks


Scotland Branch AGM & Reunion Dinner

Saturday 19th May 2018

For all the Scottish Members in particular and of course any members from other regions who may wish to attend, we’d be delighted to welcome you to the Scottish Branch Annual Dinner, which is being held at the Douglas Hotel in Aberdeen, on Saturday the 19th May 2018. If it’s as good as it’s been in the past couple of years then we can all look forward to a great evening. Put the date in your diaries now and don’t miss out.


Further details will be posted here shortly .

Falklands Anniversary Service - Hull Minster
Sunday 29th April 2018

A Service will be held at Hull Minster, Hull on Sunday 29th April 2018 to commemorate the 36th Anniversary of the Falklands.

Guests are kindly asked to arrive at Hull Minster by 1.30pm. The Service will start 2.00pm followed by a Parade through the town centre, which will include a Wreath laying ceremony.  The Drum Head service will take place inside Hull Minster.


The Service will be followed by a buffet and bar.


All Welcome to attend.


Falklands Bench Dedication Service, Ross on Wye

Saturday 14th April at 4.00pm


Following on from the Ross on Wye RBL Branch,  35th Anniversary Falklands events, the Branch has raised further funds for a Falklands Bench, of  which will be dedicated on Saturday 14th April at 4.00pm.  A small Service will take place at the Market Place  (town centre), followed by a reception at the Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close in Ross on Wye.


If you wish to attend the Service and reception, please can you email the SAMA office and inform them of your attendance, as we will need to know numbers for catering etc. For further information on the Service, please contact Margaret Jones  (Secretary - Ross on Wye RBL Branch) on 01989 566301.


The Branch is also holding another Service in November to dedicate a Remembrance Stone, in the town.  Further details on this will feature in the next issue of the SAMA (82) newsletter and on the website/discussion board in September.







The South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 -

21st AGM & Reunion Weekend 2018

Aztec Hotel, Bristol

Friday 6th April to Monday 9th of April 2018


The 21st SAMA AGM and Gala Dinner, will be held at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol on Saturday the 7th of April 2018.

Dress Code for the Gala Dinner is:-
Gents: - Jacket/Blazer/Lounge Suit and Tie.
Ladies: - Cocktail Dress, Trouser Suit or Blouse and Trousers.
Miniature Medals may be worn.
Dinner Jackets and Posh Frocks may be worn if preferred.

If you haven't got a jacket gents then just come anyway in shirt and tie, it is more important to be there.
After the continued excellent service from Isle-of-Wight Tours Limited, we are again using Shirley Winn and her team for the organisation of the weekends AGM and Gala Dinner.

Here are all the forms and information for the Hotel, AGM and Gala Dinner.

Following on from the success of this years AGM & Reunion weekend in Stafford, it is advised to get booked up as early as possible. 

Covering letter --------------->  Attached File  Covering letter.pdf   139.2KB   8 downloads

Hotel Information ------------>  Attached File  Aztec Hotel, Bristol.pdf   429.88KB   5 downloads

Booking form ---------------->  Attached File  SAMA booking form 2018.pdf   150.88KB   5 downloads

Booking conditions --------->  Attached File  Trading Charter.pdf   379.81KB   1 downloads

Weekend programme -------> Attached File  SAMA Programme 2018.pdf   121.82KB   6 downloads

 Paul Nolan.  AGM & Reunion organiser.