THE 'SUEZ VETERANS ASSOCIATION'
Mainly photos of events
organised by Branches and Groups of the Suez Veterans Association.
Plus other photos of events where members of the SVA took part.
to go to the page of photos taken in 2012.
Some of the SVA Committee
members visiting the Memorial Plot at Alrewas on 6th December 2011.
- Ron Watt - Dave Mellors - Tony
Spray - Cedric Barker
- Ron Watt - Dave Mellors - Brian
Watts - Tony Spray
the photos are almost identical but it wouldn't be fair to
leave one of them off !!
Members outside Westminster Abbey waiting for the
Duke of Edinburgh. 10th November 2011.
Rank of the SVA Contingent waiting to move off from
Horse Guards Parade. 13th November 2011.
Photos by courtesy of Laurie
Graveling - London and S.E. Group SVA.
Monty Murrell standing in
front of the SVA Plot in the
of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey.
SVA Parade Marshal.
SVA Wreath Bearer.
A photo taken at the Flag
Raising Ceremony, (Armed Forces Day Support Flag,) outside Derby
City Council Offices - 20th June 2011.
The three people on the left hand side of the front rank,
(looking at the photo,) are members of the Derby and District
Branch of the SVA
with some more members within the ranks. Two of the Standard
Bearers and one person in the official party are SVA members.
The Mayor of Derby
raising the flag.
The webmaster's flag
raised the same afternoon
on a mast at the top of his garden.
On the 25th May members
of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Area met at the 'Black Bull'
hotel, (just outside Lincoln,) for lunch and then
proceeded to an old WW2 airfield which
has mostly been converted into show gardens known as 'Dunhelm Lodge'.
There is also a small museum there and a few side shows.
was good, the weather was good, and above all, the company was
following three photos were taken on the day and sent for the
website by Keith Norton, the Area Rep.
On 11th of April
2011 many Suez Veterans and guests from all parts of the UK gathered
at the SVA Memorial Plot at the
National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, to attend the dedication
and presentation of a seat donated by the Leicester and
Veterans of Suez to the SVA Memorial Plot. The
presentation was made by the SVA Area Representative, Brian 'Mo'
and was received on behalf of the SVA by Jeff Malone who stood
in for the SVA Chairman who was unable to attend.
Twenty Standards were on parade and these were led to the event
by ex Pipe Major Donald Jarram.
The dedication service was conducted by the Reverand Malcolm
Fife. A reading was given by Mrs Anne Welton and Tony
read one of his remembrance poems.
The weather was decent and the shower of rain managed to keep
away until a while after the presentation, but even this did not
deter the Vets visiting other areas of the Arboretum or sitting
around talking to old friends or making new acquaintances.
The seat makes a very pleasing addition to the Memorial Plot
thanks to Brian 'Mo' Watts and the Leicester and Warwickshire
Veterans of Suez. Their efforts are to be applauded.
Watts welcoming everyone to the presentation.
Parade Marshal trying to get the Suez Vets in order.
20 Standards approaching the plot.
Bearers in position.
Springthorpe designed and made the seat
Watts making a presentation to Joe Springthorpe.
Springthorpe with his gift of appreciation.
and Brian resting on the seat after the presentation.
Myers joins Brian to test the seat for comfort.
Spray, Brian Watts, Cedric Barker and Richard Woolley
also tested the seat on 22nd May after
a meeting at Alrewas.
These two photos of the SVA Memorial Plot at the National
Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas were taken during February 2011
done away with, replaced by new flag stones and the 'Canal'
rebuilt. The palm trees have survived the harsh winter frosts.
( Still some tidying-up
to be done by the works department.)
Since these photos were taken, the Pyramid has been repainted
and the existing seat has been renovated.
At present there are new
ideas being discussed for a complete re-vamp.
The re-vamp, or refurbishment, has now been
to visit the webpage giving a report and showing
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