Photos of events
organised by Branches and Groups of the Suez Veterans
and photos of other events where members of the SVA took part. Click HERE
to go to the page with photos taken in 2011 SVA Area 3, South Yorkshire,
held their Christmas Lunch on 11th December at the Gaskell's
Rod Bolmer sent these photos taken at the event.
The Area also visited the Search and Rescue Training Squadron at
RAF Valley on 1st October.
Rod also sent the following four photos.
SVA wives with two of the instructers
group in a hanger of IV(R) Sqdn.
5 of them in Air Traffic Control.
for the evening meal at the Valley Hotel, Anglesey.
Approx 90 members and guests of the Sussex Branch of the SVA
held their Christmas lunch at the
Hotel, Eastbourne on the 16th of November
The new Standard of the
Members of the Sussex
Branch SVA enjoying their Christmas Lunch
Gordon Neave supplied the Sussex Branch lunch photos.
OnSunday 11th November
after the Remembrance Service and Parade at the National
Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Patrick Kelly laid a
wreath at the Suez Memorial on behalf of the Derby and
District SVA Branch and Richard Woolley acted as
(Oh heck, by the looks of it I shall have to go
on a diet --- but not till after Christmas. Richard.)
On Wednesday 17
October 2012, the Scotland Group visited the Riverside
Museum and Tall Ship in Glasgow.
We saw railway
engines, tramcars, motor cars, motor cycles, models of ships
and many other interesting displays to remind us of
Glasgow's industrial past.
audio-visual information enhanced many exhibits. Entry is
free, but there is a small charge for the tall ship.
There was time
for a meal and a chat in the restaurant. I
recommend this to you.
There is adequate car parking, or you can catch the No 100
bus from outside the tourist office at George Square.
This is directly opposite the Queen Street railway station
or a 10 mins walk from the Buchanan Street main bus station.
George Robertson, Secretary Area 21.
The following four Photographs by Hugh Campbell.
Some of the members who
went on the visit and a shot of the museum interior.
The Dave Powis Seat On Thursday 20th
September Jan Powis and her sons had a seat dedicated to
Dave at the 'Living Memorial' site which is set in the
beautiful grounds of Whitehouse Farm in Rettendon,
Essex. For many
years Dave was a
very popular and active member of the Association.
dedicated to Dave Powis, late member of the SVA
The plaque on
Jan Powis, her
three sons and members of the London & S. E. SVA
at the dedication.
On Saturday 22nd September some members of the Derby and
District Branch of the SVA with other invited guests attended
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust Building in Derby for a
Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the Battle of
Here are a couple of photos.
SVA Members Eric Meeres - Richard &
Liz Woolley - David Barlow - Hazel Meeres.
During the service David laid a wreath
by the Memorial on behalf of the
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust.
Not the best view to see it but RR
started up and ran a Merlin engine.
The SVA 2012 Autumn
Reunion and AGM took place at Long Eaton over the weekend of 7th
- 8th - 9th September.
Here are Bill
Hands, Tony Sheehan and Cedric Barker sharing a joke at the Gala
the photo are - ? - Pauline Sheehan, Sheila Hands and Liz
Table at the Gala Dinner.
L to R:
Ron Watt - Bill Lowe - Cedric Barker - Maureen
Barker - Margaret Watts - Brian Watts
Two members of
the 'Red Braces Brigade'.
Tony Spray and Fred Loach after the Gala
Photos sent in by Bill Lowe.
On 15 August, a party of
Suez Veterans from Area 21 Scotland visited Loch Lomond.
After a convivial lunch in the Tullie Inn, they boarded the
Silver Dolphin for a cruise.
The weather deteriorated and the loch became choppy.
Mallish, the on-board commentary highlighted the places
of interest on the bonnie banks and all the group appeared
to have enjoyed their day.
photos were taken by Hugh Campbell during the visit and sent for
the website by George Robertson.
SVA member John (Jock)
Marrs and his wife Ellen who have lived in Canada since the
mid 1950s have just come over for an
organised tour of the UK. On their journey north the
coach had a comfort stop at the Tibshelf service station on
the M1 and
members Tony Tolan, Richard and Liz Woolley managed to arrange
a meeting with them at the service station.
Although the stop was for only half an hour they were able to
have a good chat, exchange gifts and have photos taken.
Woolley - Jock Marrs - Tony Tolan
Woolley - Ellen Marrs - Tony Tolan - Richard Woolley -
These are two of the
photos taken when they met on the 1st September.
Bill Lowe, the SVA Standard Bearer, with some
other Suez Vets took part in the Sunderland Military Tattoo.
Armed Forces Day, 30th June 2012.
Bill sent in these two photos.
Lowe. SVA Standard Bearer
Bearers at the Sunderland Military Tattoo
On 23 May 2012, following lunch in the Royal
Scots Club, members of the Scotland Group were transported
to inside Edinburgh Castle where
they were greeted on arrival by SO2 Maj (Retd) Niall
Archibald MBE and Garrison RSM Colin McCormack, who
accompanied them on a tour of the Castle.
Two Privates from the Royal Regiment of
Scotland (The Highlanders) escorted them to the Royal
Palace, the Great Hall, Mons Meg and the One O'clock Gun. They also saw the
Honours of Scotland, viz the Crown, Sceptre and Sword
of State plus the Stone of Destiny (won't tell you where the
real one is hidden).
The group took time to pay their respects at
the Scottish National War Memorial. It was a splendid
day in beautiful weather.
(Photographs by fellow member, Hugh Campbell
and sent in for the website by George Robertson,
The Lincs and
Notts Area (5) recently enjoyed an outing to 'Mrs Smith's
Cottage Museum' at Navenby.
Keith Norton, the Area Rep, supplied these two photos which
were taken on the day,
Inauguration of the London and South East Group's Suez Veterans
Association Memorial Plaque at
the Lazybones Living Memorial in Retterdon,Essex, on Wednesday
25th April 2012.
Although the weather was awful about 80 people turned out
to take part. An avenue of 25 trees have been planted with
containing the names of those who lost their lives in the Suez
There is also a bench with two plaques naming the children who
died in the Canal Zone. The
Shoeberyness Artillery Association sounded the two minutes
silence with their six man team and twenty-five pounder field
John Norman recited the Tribute, Monty paraded the SVA Branch
Standard and Roy Wilson sounded the Last Post on a bugle. Photos supplied by Jenny Vickers.
Photo taken at the monthly meeting of the North East Group -
18th April. Bill Lowe
on the right, almost hiding Ron Watt our Chairman. A new SVA
promotional banner shown in the background.
The Spring Reunion at
Kegworth. 29th March - 1st April 2012. The
following 14 photos were taken and supplied by member Ian Wilson.
A corner table at one of
the evening meals.
Viewing the display.....
Around another table.
Brian 'Mo' Watts being
presented with a trophy for his work in
connection with the new SVA Memorial Plot at Alrewas.
Watts being thanked by the Chairman, Ron Watt.
Woolley about to present a bouquet to Margaret
Maureen Barker with
one of the draw prizes.
Cedric Barker, Richard
Woolley and Bill Lowe enjoying a joke.
showing his trophy.
(An engraved coaster stand, a bottle of whisky and
an engraved glass.)
Brian giving his
speech of appreciation.
leading the applause.
And the winners
are.........Liz and John Innes !!
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