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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.

Forthcoming Funerals

All forthcoming Funerals can be accessed here: Funerals

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

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

Friday September: 1000-1200, Oakwood RBL Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

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

Friday 13 September: WFR Association Coffee Morning, Jacob Rivers VC Room, Derby Council House.

Saturday 14 September: RAFA Concert, Trent College, Long Eaton DCB

Monday 16 September: D&D Ex Svc Meeting Council House 10:30am

Friday 20 September: Coffee Morning RNA 10-12 Derby Council House

Saturday 21 September: Skittles Evening Royal Oak Ockbrook. Full information can be found here

Saturday 12 October: County Standard Bearer Competition. Full details and entering instructions can be found here.

Friday 18 October: RNC Trafalgar Parade 11:40 Cathedral Green

Friday 18 October: DS Trafalgar Night Dinner Hallmark Hotel Derby

Saturday 9 November: Concert by Derwent Brass: At St Peter's Church, Belper 9th November at 7.30pm. More details here

Sunday 10 November: Remembrance Sunday

Monday 11 November: Armistice Day – Nottingham Road Cemetery, Soldiers Corner, 11am Derby & District Ex-Services Associations Service

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