The ARMY APPRENTICE ... remember with pride

Earlier news

June 2012

A small Dedication Ceremony will be held on Sunday 9th September 2012 at the Army Apprentice National Memorial at the NMA

This is to dedicate the new lecturn and the final thirty commemorative tablets. Details and times will follow shortly.

On the evening of the 8th September, a dinner will be held in the Menzies Hotel, Littleover, Derby. If it is your intention to attend the dedication ceremony you may wish to book into yhis hotel, spend a relaxing evening with other ex-A/Ts and then go to the ceremony at the NMA the next morning, at a leisurely pace.

The hotel is just off the A38 and is within a 30 minute drive to the NMA. The cost of a double room overnight, dinner and breakfast is £130 per couple (usually £140). Dinner will be in a private room with its own bar and toilets. There is a limit of 50 people that can be seated for dinner which will be on a "first come first served" basis. Dinner only may be booked at a cost of £26 per head, but room bookings will take priority.

Bookings can be made by telephone on 01332 521234 (Reservations) or by email at mickleover.sales@menzieshotels.co.uk between 08.00 - 16.30 hrs and quote 'MCGA080912' to get the £10 discount.

Arborfield Old Boys' Association paraded at the National Memorial Arboretum on the 2nd of June 2012

The AOBA held their Annual Reunion in the Midlands over the weekend of 1st to 3rd June, staying at the Barcelo Hinckley Island 4 Star Hotel, Hinckley Leics, with a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum on the Saturday morning for a Parade and Drumhead Service. The Ladies Night Dinner held at the hotel was a great success.

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Looking at the new Lecturn

(L to R) AANM Trustees attending the Drumhead Service Maurice Hope (AOBA 59B), Johnny McGahan (AOHA 59A), Colin Prior (BOBA 55A), (accompanied by his wife), Major Gordon Bonner (AOBA 49B) and Major General G Berragan CB (AOBA 48B) Patron AANM Charity, who took the salute at the AOBA Parade.

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John Wintle 39C (front rank, centre) Served through all of WW2 & still able to show the Jeeps how to do it.

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Dedication Day Video 2011 & 2012 DVD are still available

The Dedication Day Videos have been produced by Barry Hunter (Chep) and his wife Mary, through their own Video Production Co from Newton Abbott, Devon. They have given their time and expense free to the AANM Charity. DVD's are now available at the nominal cost of £8.50-2011 & £6.00-2012 (£12.50 together), to cover cost of making the DVD and p & p.

A video order form is available from this link.

You can see a clip of the video now available from Barry & Mary Hunter, on the following YouTube link

Dedication Day photos

All Dedication Day photos may now be viewed in the 'Photo Gallery' pages.