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Notice of AGM 2017

The Eight Annual General Meeting of the Army Apprentice National Memorial Charity will be held in the Poppy Room of the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs, DE13 7AR, at 13.00hrs Saturday 6th May 2017

The Annual Reunion Weekend of the Army Apprentices National
Memorial Trust will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017. All ex-apprentices are very welcome to attend all or part of this weekend which is being held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

The weekend will start with the Annual General Meeting of the Army Apprentices National Memorial Trust which will be held in the Poppy Room at the National Memorial Arboretum at 13:00hrs on Saturday 6th May.

This will be followed in the evening by a Gala Dinner and after-dinner entertainment at the Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel, Mickleover, Derby. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues – and swap the inevitable war stories! The bar opens at 18:30hrs and dinner is served at 19:30hrs. There will be a donation collection on the evening to defray the cost of the after-dinner entertainment.

The Annual Drumhead Memorial Service will be held at 12:00hrs on Sunday 7th May at the Army Apprentices Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum. The service will be led by Rev Gary Kelly (Carlisle 67C) and will include music provided by the Army Apprentices Pipe Band, who will also be playing at the REME memorial prior to the Drumhead Service.
In addition to the Standards of the Old Boys Associations of all 4 Apprentice Colleges the Standards of the local Royal Engineers Association, REME Association and Royal Signals Association will be on parade.

The Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel is offering special rates for the weekend with a Double Room for £136 per night and a Single Room for £98 per night. These prices include bed, breakfast and the Gala Dinner/evening meal. For those not wishing to stay at the hotel the cost for the Gala Dinner alone is £26 per head. Bookings can be made direct with the hotel, quoting “Army Apprentices Reunion”, by telephone 01332 521234 or by e-mail at mickleovercourt@hallmarkhotels.co.uk, the hotel’s website is www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

The Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting together with the Agenda for the 2017 AGM will published shortly on the Army Apprentices National Memorial Trust website www.armyapprenticememorial.org.uk

Join us for the Annual May Weekend events - 2017

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The AANM is a
Registered Charity
No. 1137924

Notice of AGM 2016 The Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Army Apprentice National Memorial Charity will be held in the Poppy Room of the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs, DE13 7AR, at 13.00hrs Saturday 7th May 2016

The AGM of the Charity will mark the first event of the Army Apprentice National Reunion, to be held over the weekend of the 7th & 8th of May 2016, organized by the Trustees' once again. The Trustees' Annual Dinner will be held on the Saturday evening (18.30 for 19.30hrs) 7th May,at the Hallmark Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby, together with suitable entertainment. This is open to all ex Army Apprentices and their guests at an inclusive charge with room (Single - £96:00 per night or Double - £134:00 per night). There will be the usual voluntary collection to offset the cost of the entertainment. For those living nearby or have other accommodation available, it is possible to book and pay for just the meal. All Bookings have to be made direct with the Hotel on 01332 521234 quoting 'Army Apprentice Re-union' On the morning of Sunday the 8th May, a Drumhead Service will be held at the site of the Army Apprentice National Memorial at the the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. This will run much the same as did the 2015 Service.

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These photos were taken at the May event in 2014

All the other news of the May weekend events now on the News May page.