THE 'SUEZ VETERANS ASSOCIATION'
Photos of events organised
by Branches and Groups of the Suez Veterans Association
and photos of other events where members of the SVA took part.
to go to the page with photos taken in 2011
Area 3, South Yorkshire, held their Christmas Lunch on 11th December at
the Gaskell's Restaurant,
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.
The SVA wives with two
of the instructers
The group in a hanger of IV(R) Sqdn. (Hawkes.)
of them in Air Traffic Control.
Waiting 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 Sussex
Members of the
Sussex Branch SVA enjoying their Christmas Lunch
Neave supplied the Sussex
Branch lunch photos.
On Sunday 11th November
the Remembrance Service and Parade at the National Memorial Arboretum,
Patrick Kelly laid a
wreath at the Suez Memorial on behalf of the Derby and District
SVA Branch and Richard Woolley acted as escort.
(Oh heck, by the looks of it I shall have
to go on a diet --- but not till after Christmas. Richard.)
Scotland Group outing.
17 October 2012, the Scotland Group visited the Riverside Museum and
Tall Ship in Glasgow.
saw railway engines, tramcars, motor cars, motor cycles, models of
ships and many other interesting displays to remind us of Glasgow's
excellent audio-visual information enhanced many exhibits.
is free, but there is a small charge for the tall ship.
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.
The following four Photographs by Hugh Campbell.
Some of the
members who went on the visit and a shot of the museum interior.
The SVA 2012
Autumn Reunion and AGM took place at Long Eaton over the weekend of 7th
- 8th - 9th September.
The Dave Powis Seat
On Thursday 20th
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
on the seat.
her three sons and members of the London & S. E. SVA Group
at the dedication.
On Saturday 22nd September some members of the Derby and District
Branch of the SVA with other invited guests attended the
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust Building in Derby for a
Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the Battle of Britain.
Here are a couple of photos.
Meeres - Richard & Liz Woolley - David Barlow - Hazel
David laid a wreath by the Memorial on behalf of the
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust.
the best view
to see it but RR started up and ran a Merlin engine.
Here are Bill
Hands, Tony Sheehan and Cedric Barker sharing a joke at the Gala
Also on the photo are - ?
- Pauline Sheehan,
Sheila Hands and Liz Woolley.
Chairmans Table at the Gala Dinner.
to R: Ron Watt -
Bill Lowe - Cedric Barker - Maureen Barker - Margaret Watts - Brian
members of the 'Red Braces Brigade'.
Tony Spray and Fred Loach after the
in by Bill
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.
above photos were taken by Hugh Campbell during the visit and sent for
the website by George Robertson.
SVA member John (Jock)
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.
These are two of the
taken when they met on the 1st September.
Richard Woolley - John (Jock)
Liz Woolley - Ellen
Marrs - Tony Tolan -
Richard Woolley - John (Jock) Marrs
Bill Lowe, the SVA
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
23 May 2012, following lunch in the Royal Scots Club, members
of the Scotland Group were transported to inside Edinburgh Castle
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.
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.
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).
group took time to pay their respects at the Scottish National
War Memorial. It was a splendid day in beautiful weather.
by fellow member, Hugh Campbell and sent in for the website by
George Robertson, AreaSecretary.)
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
Veterans Association Memorial Plaque
the Lazybones Living Memorial in Retterdon,Essex, on
the weather was awful about 80 people turned out to take
An avenue of 25 trees have been planted with plaques
containing the names of those who lost
their lives in
the Suez Canal Emergency.
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 gun.
John Norman recited the Tribute, Monty paraded the SVA Branch Standard
and Roy Wilson sounded the Last Post on a bugle.
supplied by Jenny
Photo taken at the monthly meeting of the North East Group - 18th April
Lowe on the right, almost hiding Ron Watt our Chairman.
new SVA promotional banner shown in the background.