SAS Regimental Virtual Remembrance Service

A Virtual Service of Remembrance at Hereford Cathedral

COVID-19 – UPDATE NUMBER 5 – DATED 5th NOVEMBER 2020

FROM THE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

We now find ourselves back in a national lockdown. Scientific data published by the Government indicating that the ‘second wave’ will be more severe than the first in the spring.

Accordingly and in support of the national effort, we will reduce staffing from Monday 9th November 2020, although the office will be manned five days per week.  The Association e-mail address will be monitored seven days a week so will be the best means of communication for routine business.  In the event of an urgent need to speak to a member of the team, please follow the office answerphone instructions.

We would like to remind members that, in these unprecedented times, please contact us if you or someone you know, are experiencing welfare or severe financial difficulty, we will be able to help.

Unfortunately, the new restrictions have meant that our attendance at Westminster Abbey has been cancelled.  Our Regimental crosses and poppy wreaths were laid at Westminster Abbey on the 2nd November.  We have conducted a ‘virtual’ Remembrance Service which has been recorded and can be found on this website.  The names of all those members we have lost between 7th November 2019 and 4th November 2020 are given in this Service.

We would like to remind everyone that we have copies of the ‘Ascension’ Book and 75th Anniversary prints still available.

John, Tracy and Terri

Westminster Abbey Field of Remembrance
Westminster Abbey memorial
Ascension Cover

Purchase Ascension, the SAS memorial in Hereford Cathedral. This beautifully illustrated hardback book tells the story of the commission in the words of the Regiment, the cathedral community and the artist.

The official website of the Special Air Service Association

Welcome to our website. This site has been designed to give as much accurate information about the Special Air Service Regiment as possible, within the bounds of the Regiments disclosure policy.

The SAS Regimental Association is the only official organisation that represents the Special Air Service Regiment and its affiliated Units and incorporates its Benevolent Fund.

The Units represented are shown on this site. It is a Registered Charity No 254393 and a copy of our Annual Report and Accounts is available to the public through the Charity Commission website.

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Welfare

The main aims and objects of the Association, are to promote the well-being of its members and their dependants and to maintain the Regiment’s tradition and esprit de corps. However, the Association’s priority is, and always has been, the welfare of its members. Over the last few years the Special Air Service Association has paid out an average of £200,000 a year for direct financial support to members who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves needing a helping hand. No member or member’s widow or dependant is ever turned away, if the problem is a genuine one.

SAS Memorial

A major new internationally important artwork, dedicated to the Special Air Service and funded through donations by the Special Air Service Regimental Association has been installed in Hereford Cathedral. In the form of a magnificent sculpture and stained glass window, completed in April 2017. The SAS, maintains a long and close association with Hereford Cathedral, the City and County.