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During the occupation of post-World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control.

Britain and it allies responded by initiating the largest airlift in history, flying more than 270,000 relief misions into Tempelhof Airport, delivering over 1,500,000 tons of coal, food and essential supplies to save the inhabitants of West Berlin.

At one minute after midnight on 12 May 1949, the Soviets lifted their barricades and restored access to West Berlin. The breaking of the blockade was the first great humanitarian operation carried out by Britain and its allies.

On Sunday 12 May, marking the 70th Aniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade, The Royal British Legion will be hosting a lunch reception at the IWM Duxford for Veterans and guests to honour their service and heroism.

Guests will have the opportunity to view concurrent commemoration in Berlin at Tempelhof Airport and have time to explore the IWM Duxford and its numerous aircraft, many of which are of significance to the Berlin Airlift.

REGISTRATION
Registration for this event, organised by the Royal British Legion is now open, and we encourage associations to share this widely to ensure we reach as many veterans as possible.

 

Veterans and guests can register here.

14th August 2019

National Memorial Arboretum

The Royal British Legion will host a commemorative event on Wednesday 14 August 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK Armed Forces' deployment on operations in Northern Ireland – the longest continuous operation in British military history.  The event will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, home of the Armed Forces Memorial.

The event is open to veterans and currently serving personnel that hold the GSM (NI). 

If you are eligible and wish to attend, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., providing your full name and email.  An official invitation will be sent to you, by email.  You will be required to RSVP via the RBL accreditation system.

The event will be a closed, accredited event.  For verification purposes your details will be shared with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Civilian Services Contingent.  You will be asked to agree to this in the terms and conditions upon registration.

Closing date: Monday 3rd June 2019

Please note, in the unlikely event that the NMA is unable to accommodate all those that express an interest in attending and are eligible to apply, spaces will be allocated via a ballot system.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25th  MAY 2018

RHQ RAMC

As you know a new data privacy law is being introduced later this year in the UK and  it becomes effective on 25th May 2018.  Whilst we won't be changing the ways we use your personal information you need to be aware of the following;

Your increased rights in relation to the information we hold about you

How we keep your information secure

The types of personal information we have  and how we use it

Please be aware that  we continue to comply with privacy law and regulation and if you have any questions please contact RHQ RAMC on 01276412751/2791

The following letter has been received from the new permanent stewards at the former BMH Singapore:

 

Tan DingXiang, phone number: +6563706913 wrote the following message:


"Hi there,

We are from the Communications department, under the team of new permanent stewards at the former British Military Hospital Singapore (now Alexandra Hospital).

Since our takeover of operations at Alexandra Hospital in June 2018, we have had the pleasure of meeting former Army Medical Services veterans, many of whom worked under the Royal Army Medical Corps. We’ve also spoken to veterans from the Queen Alexandra Royal Nursing Corps, who have informed us that over the years, groups of AMS veterans have made pilgrimages to Alexandra Hospital, to commemorate victims of the massacre at the hospital.

As we are a newly-established team of permanent stewards, we unfortunately do not have any prior links or correspondence with any military veterans’ associations, or groups of veterans who have come by for pilgrimages.

Therefore, we hope that the RAMC Association can inform veterans who may be coming to the former BMH Singapore in 2019, to let the management of the hospital know of their plans, so that we can facilitate a guided tour and meeting with our senior management.

2019 is the 75th anniversary of World War II, and is also the year where Singapore commemorates its bicentennial, the 200th anniversary of the British founding of Singapore. Therefore, this year is especially significant.

If the RAMC Association knows of any plans by veterans to visit Singapore, we'd greatly appreciate it if you could let us know, by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If no one has stated any intention to visit BMH Singapore this year, we hope that you could let your veterans know that we would be happy to welcome them back, and show them around.
We'd be keen to make proper arrangements and plans for them during their visit to the hospital, since this is a special year for us here.

Thank you for your kind attention, and we hope to hear from you soon."

WOMEN 100 PAST AND PRESENT SUPPER RMAS - 9 DEC 17

1. Issue. The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (RMAS) will host the Women 100 (W100) Past and Present Supper as part of ongoing celebrations to mark one hundred years of women serving in the Army.

The RAMC Association

William Boog LeishmanIn 1926, 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 38 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.