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Dear Colleague,

A bit like the frequency of London busses, you wait a long time then no sooner have you received a letter from me than another turns up. RHQ RAMC has concluded that both the Annual Service at the National Arboretum at Alrewas and Corps Sunday have to be cancelled due to a number of factors, not least the corona virus pandemic. The consequence of this for us is that the Association’s AGM on 6 May is now postponed and the church service, parade, including our standard bearers, and the lunch on 21 June will not now occur this year.

As far as the AGM is concerned, we would need to find a way of completing this for constitutional reasons at a later date and I am exploring to what extent we can conduct it ‘virtually’ with proposals and papers circulated around Branches with decisions and approvals made by postal or email vote. We may be able to reconvene formally when the epidemic in UK has waned but, of course, the timing of that is currently mere guesswork.

I would be grateful if you would share the contents of this letter with the Branches you represent on the Executive Committee.

Alistair McMillan
Chairman RAMC Association

The RAMC Association

William Boog LeishmanIn 1925, the RAMC Association was formed to further the camaraderie of WW1 Corps veterans with Sir William Leishman being the first President. There are now some 28 branches around UK with a predominantly veteran membership although most serving Corps members also are members centrally. The Association has traditionally been supported by Corps Funds and especially for the expenses of the branch standards and standard bearers.