The ARMY APPRENTICE ... remember with pride

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October, 2013

The next AGM of the Army Apprentice National Memorial Charity will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs, on Saturday the 10th of May, 2014, at 10.00am

The Army Apprentice National Memorial Service becomes an annual event at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

The Annual Memorial Service held by the AANM Charity has been designated as an annual event and the next Service is to be held on Sunday 11th May 2014, at 11.00am. All Ex-Apprentices are cordially invited to attend.

It will be a Drum-Head service, with our Patron Major- General G.B. Berragan CB and Founding Trustees present, and for the first time, the standards of the four sponsoring associations of Arborfield, Carlisle, Chepstow and Harrogate will be on parade.


This Service is being held the same weekend as the AANM Charity AGM, which will be held the preceeding day at the Arboretum, Saturday the 10th May. For those who want to make a weekend of it, a social evening on the Saturday, is to be held at the Menzies Mickleover Court Hotel, Mickleover, near Derby, in the form of dinner in the Premier 2 Suite, 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Ex- Apprentices and their guests are cordially invited to join the Trustees for this event too.

Accommodation has been offered by the hotel as follows:
Dinner, bed&breakfast, £130:00p per double/twin occupancy room.
Dinner, bed &breakfast £94:00p per single occupancy room
Dinner only £26:00p per person

The room rate will also apply on the Friday night should anybody wish to do so.
25 Rooms will be held until 10th March 2014. Bookings after this date will be subject to availability within the hotel.

To book a room contact the reservations manger, Kath Cheetham on 01332 521234 quoting “Army Apprentice Reunion”

To book in just for a meal contact Events Manager, Sam Vanter on 01332 521642 quoting “Army Apprentice Reunion”. Please note payment is taken when booking for meal only.

Changover of the Hon. Secretary of the AANM Charity

Regretfully, the Chairman has had to accept the early resignation of David Schofield (Arborfield 65A) from his appointment as a trustee and Hon Secretary, following his notice to the Trustees that due to unforseen circumstances he has to slim down his responsibilities and that he would not be able to devote sufficient time to do justice to this important position. Gordon Bonner (Arborfield 49B) has volunteered to take up the post once again as Hon. Secretary and we welcome him back following his proposal and unanimous acceptance by all Trustees. He states he is feeling refreshed after his short 'holiday' and ready for the harness once again. Thank you Gordon.