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.
Woolley - Ron Watt - Dave Mellors - Tony
Spray - Cedric Barker
Woolley - Ron Watt - Dave Mellors - Brian
Watts - Tony Spray
Some of the
SVA Committee members visiting the Memorial Plot at Alrewas on 6th
December 2011. I
know 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.
of the SVA Contingent waiting to move off from
Horse Guards Parade. 13th November 2011.
Murrell standing in front of the SVA
Plot in the Garden
of Remembrance, Westminster
SVA Parade Marshal.
SVA Wreath Bearer.
courtesy of Laurie Graveling - London and S.E. Group SVA.
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.
of Derby raising the flag.
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
There is also a small museum there and a few side shows. The
food 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 Warwickshire
Veterans of Suez to the SVA Memorial Plot. The presentation
was made by the SVA Area Representative, Brian 'Mo' Watts
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 Tolan
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
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.
Watts making a presentation to Joe Springthorpe.
Springthorpe with his gift of appreciation.
Joe Springthorpe designed and made the seat. )
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
sand 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.
there are new ideas being discussed for a complete re-vamp.
The re-vamp, or refurbishment, has now
been completed, -
click HEREto visit the webpage giving a report and