North Devon Remembers 2015
I am writing to inform your Association of an event occurring in North Devon at the end of June in Barnstaple.
I am one of the organisers/co-ordinators for an Armed Forces event covering north, mid Devon, North Cornwall and North Somerset. The event covers three days, the 25th, 26th and 27th of June, and is basically a three day military museum. Its remit is to show the public, pupils and veterans families what Britain’s Armed Forces have experienced and witnessed around the World since 1945.
We display artefacts, images, anecdotes and kit telling the story of conflicts, postings, National Service, equipment and training undergone by youngsters over the last 70 years. Several units from the Armed Forces attend, along with career teams from the Army, Navy and RAF. Alongside SSAFA will be an NHS veteran’s support group that provides support and help for ex service personnel.
The first two days is for schools across the region, to date 60 have been invited/informed, the last day (Saturday the 27th, Armed Forces Day) is for the whole community. Any ex service personnel attending will be fed and watered for free over that period. There is great camaraderie, a lot of banter, and new friendships forged.
Anyone interested in attending should get more details from www.northdevonremembers.dsl.pipex.com.