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MOD appeal for families of missing or killed soldiers from the Korean War

The Ministry of Defense is offering the opportunity for relatives of UK Service Personnel killed or missing in action in the Korean War to provide DNA samples to support identification of remains.

At the recent United States-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Summit, President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed the Sentosa Agreement, which included a commitment to recover remains from the DPRK and return them to the US, where they will be identified.

The remains may include UK casualties and the DNA samples will be used to support identification, over a number of years, to make sure any UK personnel identified are ultimately given military funerals at the United Nations cemetery in the Republic of Korea. The MOD also intend to cover costs for immediate family members to attend. UK personnel fought during the Korean War as part of the United Nations Command (UNC). The 3-year conflict between 1950 and 1953 led to the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives from Korea, China and the UNC.

Family members of those missing personnel who have no known grave are asked to call the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre on +44 1452 854622 or +44 1452 855258.

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Branch  News

Creswell Branch: - Have recently opened a new Touchpoint centre at the Limestone House, 50-54 Elmton Rd, Creswell, Worksop S80 4JE. Every Wednesday 1-3pm. There is a cafe, toilet facilities and a charity shop.

We are very proud as a branch to have launched our new Touchpoint centre to enable us to reach out to our Armed forces community. 

Glossop Local Touch Point: - Congratulations to Paddy Lannigan, Hayfield BCS rep on the official opening of the Glossop Local Touchpoint. Paddy is not only BCS rep for Hayfield but also for Glossop and Whaley Bridge.

Paddy was meeting with his first "client", a young veteran, within half an hour of opening today. 

County Diary Upcoming Events

2020 DIARY 

Sat 4 Jan: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Mon 13 Jan: 1000, DDExSvces Association Committee Meeting, Derby Council House.

Mon 20 Jan: 1030, DDExSvces Association Meeting (AGM), Council Chamber, Derby Council House.

Mon 27 Jan: Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.

Sat 1 Feb: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Sat 8 February: Derbyshire County Conference - County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock. Commencing at 10.30am.

Fri 21 Feb (provisional): 1015 for 1030, Nottinghamshire Veterans Meeting, Rufford Suite, County Hall, Nottingham NG2 7QP.

Mon 2 Mar: Mayor's Charity Music Night 7pm-11pm, The Grange Littleover, tickets £15. Full details here

Sat 7 Mar: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Mon 9 Mar: 0950 for 1000, Commonwealth Day Flag Raising; Sir Peter Hilton Garden, Derby.

Fri 13 Mar: 1000-1200,  Royal Marines Association Coffee Morning at Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Wed 1 Apr: 1900/2100, Derby Sea Cadets RN Parade (RNP); 1830 for 1900; 53a Farm Street, Derby DE22 3UJ.

Fri 3 Apr: 1900/2100, Derby Sea Cadets Unit Quiz Night; 53a Farm Street, Derby DE22 3UJ.

Sat 4 Apr: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Mon 6 Apr: 1045, Badajoz Day (hoisting Red Tunic); Sir Peter Hilton Garden, Derby.

Sat 18 Apr: Derby’s Annual St George’s Day Events organised by Derby Live; see their website for further details; St George’s Day itself is Tue 23 Apr.

Sat 18 Apr: 1900 for 1930, RMA Zeebrugge/St George’s Day Dinner; the Village Inn, Marehay, Ripley.

Sun 19/26 Apr: Annual St George’s Day Scouts Parade followed by a Service in Derby Cathedral; Market Place at 1430, Cathedral Service at 1500.

Mon 20 Apr: 1000, DDExSvces Association Committee Meeting, Derby Council House.

Wed 23 Apr: 1100, Mayor/Deputy Mayor lays a St George’s Day Red Roses Wreath at the Market Place War Memorial.

Mon 27 Apr: 1030, DDExSvces Association Meeting, Council Chamber, Derby Council House.

Fri 1 May: 1000-1200, SSAFA Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House; presentation by the Chairman to the outgoing Mayor.

Sat 2 May: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Sun 3/10 May (provisional): 1100, Derby Victory Day Parade – VE Day, War Memorial, Derby Market Place; Standards and Veterans.

Fri 8 May: VE Day 75: details of commemorative events tbc when known.

Sat 6 Jun: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ; Mayor to be invited.

Sun 7 Jun: 1000 for 1200, RMA Parade, Service and Lunch, NMA, Alrewas.

Tue 9/16 Jun (provisional): 1400, Derbyshire SSAFA AGM, Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth.

Sat 9 May: VE Day 75: details of commemorative events tbc when known.

Sun 10 May: VE Day 75: details of commemorative events tbc when known.

Sat 6 Jun: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ; Mayor to be invited.

Tue 16 Jun: 1400, Derbyshire SSAFA AGM, Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth.

Mon 22 Jun: 1000, Armed Forces Week Flag Raising; Sir Peter Hilton Gardens, Derby.

Fri 26 Jun: 1000-1230, Armed Forces Week Coffee Morning, The Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 6XX.

Fri 26 Jun: 1230 for 1300, Armed Forces Week Lunch, The Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 6XX.

Sat 27 Jun:  Scarborough Armed Forces Day, National Event.

Sat 27 Jun: 1000-1630, Armed Forces Day Event, Derby Market Place; please get in touch with Ralph Eales or Mike Cheetham if you would like a stall at the event.

Sat 27 Jun/Sun 28 Jun: Armed Forces Weekend; National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.

Sat 4 Jul: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Sat 4 Jul: 1100, 78th Anniversary of the Crash of Wellington Bomber W5795, Stanley Village Churchyard. BoBMF flypast applied for. Day in conjunction with the Village Hall Gala Committee PM

Sat 4 Jul: 1400 & 1900; RBL Buxton Military Tattoo, Devonshire Dome; further info 01298 25568 www.buxtontattoo.org.uk; tickets via webpage or 01298 72190.

Sun 5 Jul: 1500, Crich Stand Annual Regimental Memorial Service and Parade.

Sat 11/18 Jul (provisional): Combined Services Gun Run Competition, Mickleover RBL.

Sun 19 Jul: 1000 for 1200, RMA Parade, Service and Lunch, NMA, Alrewas.

Sat 1 Aug: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Sat 1 Aug; Proms Night (provisional): National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.

Fri 7 Aug: 1000-1200, Derby Sea Cadet Corps Coffee Morning at Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Thu 3 Sep: 1040 for 1100, Merchant Navy Day Parade, War Memorial, Derby Market Place.

Fri 4 Sep: 1000-1200, Oakwood RBL Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Sat 5 Sep: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Mon 7 Sep: 1000, DDExSvces Association Committee Meeting, Derby Council House.

Fri 11 Sep: 1000-1200, WFR Association Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Mon 14 Sep: 1030, DDExSvces Association Meeting, Council Chamber, Derby Council House.

Fri 18 Sep: 1000-1200, Royal Naval Association Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Sat 3 Oct: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Fri 16 Oct: 1000-1130, Fleet Air Arm Association Trafalgar Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Fri 16 Oct: 1140 for 1200, DDExSvces Assn (Royal Naval Contingent (RNC) led) Trafalgar Parade, Cathedral Green, Derby.

Sat 17 Oct: 1900 for 1930, RNC (RNA led) Trafalgar Dinner at The Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 6XX.

 

Wed 4 Nov: 0940 for 1000, Chaddesden Schools Chaddesden Park Remembrance Parade and Service; Mayor attending.

Sat 7 Nov: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Sun 8 Nov: 1100, Remembrance Day Parade and Service, War Memorial, Derby Market Place.

Tue 10 Nov: 0940 for 1000, Chaddesden Schools’ Chaddesden Park Remembrance Parade and Service; Mayor attending.

 Wed 11 Nov: 1000, Derbyshire Submariners’ Remembrance Parade, Chaddesden Cemetery; Mayor attending.

Wed 11 Nov: 1100, Soldiers’ Corner Remembrance Parade; Mayor attending.

Wed 11 Nov: 1100, Wreath Laying at War Memorial, Derby Market Place; Deputy Mayor attending.

Wed 11 Nov: O/C of Soldiers’ Corner; Derbyshire Submariners’ Armistice Day Coffee Morning, Jubilee Club, Chaddesden Lane, Chaddesden; Mayor attending.

Sat 28/Sun 29 Nov: Birmingham International Tattoo 2020.

Sat 5 Dec: 1100-1230, Derby Veterans Breakfast Club, The Argosy, Manor Road, Derby DE22 3HZ.

Sat 19 Dec: 1900; Band of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force Christmas Concert, May Hall, Trent College, Long Eaton; Phil Giles 01332 812 067.

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