Calendar Event

2024 Lunch and Annual General Meeting

Friday 20 September, 2024

Friday 20th September 2024 at the National Memorial Arboretum.

With grateful thanks to event co-ordinators, Janet & Bill Bowen, we are delighted that our 2024 AGM and AGM-lunch will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum on Friday, 20th September. 

  • Booking form in WORD format here (for completing and returning online)
  • Booking form in PDF format here (for printing and posting)

The National Memorial Arboretum, near Alrewas in South Staffordshire, will be known to many members.  It comprises a growing collection of memorials, miitary and civilian, united by the theme of 'service'.  Members will find much of interest to explore.  Tucked away in a far corner of the 'Children's Wood' is Ark School (JHQ) 's 2013 installation entitled 'Posted!'.  This was created on the school playground by the school & JHQ community and involved design and workmanship by Ark's primary school children.  The brief description on this small memorial references the dozens of UK service schools that existed in post-war Germany and the thousands of families for whom these schools provided a focal point between postings.

Timings for the day:

1045 - coffee, tea, biscuits and a warm welcome for anyone arriving

1115 - a brief introduction to the National Memorial Arboretum

1130 - our AGM 

1300 - Lunch - see booking form below

Lunch will be followed by a brief 'after-lunch' account of MoD School closures in the 21st Century (Mike Chislett)

1430 ..... explore the Arboretum!

There are various accommodation options nearby in Burton-on-Trent and Lichfield - several committee members are staying at The Boars Head Hotel, DE6 5GX, 25minutes drive from NMA.