The Suez Veterans' Association

A page for reports and photos showing what overseas members get up to.

My name is Tolan -Tony Tolan - and as the SVA Overseas Representative I do my best to keep in contact with all the members living outside the UK with news and views. We have members living in Australia - Canada - Denmark - France - Germany - Holland - Japan - Nepal - New Zealand - Spain - Portugal - and the United States. A lot of you already know me from letters on the Forum pages of both the SVA and the 'The Suppressed Story' web sites so I will be keeping in contact with some old friends.
If there is anyone living outside the UK who served in the Suez Canal Zone and are not members of the SVA then you are welcome to join the Association for its benefits and to share your interesting news and thoughts etc with us. I will be putting some input onto this page so I hope we can go forward together. I won't be supplying free trips to Blighty to see Manchester United play Chelsea, or Accrington Stanley play Morecambe, but I will be letting you have some goodies from time to time.
My e-mail address is: [email protected] and I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care and God Bless.

 16th May 2017
Hi Lads and Lasses,

Please forgive the short note as I have trembles in both arms and legs, but I am slowly learning how to walk again, its going to be long road but I will get there. I have the physio every other day and 3 nurses who come to give me my injections etc, and all done at home so it is saving me going to the hospital. I have missed your company though, I am a very lucky man as the doctor did not want to resuscitate me but Angie gave him the works, and here I am. Keep your welcome mail coming, it cheers me up. My treatment at three hospitals has been remarkable, good job we do not have to pay for it. I can hear Angie coming and so I had better not let her finding me on the laptop. Thank you for your cards, quite a few decorating my bedroom.
Take care and God bless you all.


 Update 18th June 2017

In the last two weeks I sent three e-mails and posted one letter to Tony. Regretfully no reply was received from any of them so made a phone call to his number to ask for the latest information about his health.  The call was answered by his wife, Angie, and she said that Tony had been sent home from the hospital, and although resting at home he is still very ill. Not wanting to put more pressure on Angie we just thanked her asked her to tell Tony that we had rung and to pass on to him our best wishes.

Unfortunately it seems he is unable to send out e-mails and I am wondering if he can continue to be the Overseas Rep for the SVA, he has been doing such a grand job and made many friends.  I am almost sure that any e-mails or cards sent to him will be read or seen by him, even though they may not be answered.  I know his family are doing their best to keep him comfortable. 

I wouldn't be surprised if one of his family looks at this Overseas page and the Forum page to tell Tony what is happening, so we send to him our very best wishes.

Richard and Liz Woolley.
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