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  1. HM Queen Elizabeth II May She Rest in Peace

    HM Queen Elizabeth II May She Rest in Peace
    Monarchist or not, a very sad day.This was posted on Surrey Gardeners forum by Tall Andy."Phillip came to me today,and said it was time to go.I looked at him and smiled,as i whispered that "I know"I then turned and looked behind me,and seen I was asleep.All my Family were around me,and I could hear them weep.I gently touched each shoulder,with...
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  2. RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore

    Rest in peace Sir Captain Tom, your duty is now done. The clouds will part once more and we will see the sun. Our spirits you have lifted and led us from the dark, A hero twice and a life well lived, you certainly left your mark. At ninety nine years of age you were our beacon of light, And...
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  3. JAMES BEAR Supporting the Armed Forces and Their Families

    This beautifully British-made collectable teddy bear has been specially created to raise vital funds for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Named after SSAFA's founder, James Gildea, this unique bear is made to a limited edition of only 1885pcs, the year the charity was founded. For every James Bear sold, up to £12.50 will be paid in support of the charity.

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  4. VE Day 75 Art Competition

    Given the current extraordinary circumstances, the national VE Day 75 celebrations, which were due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8-10 May, have been postponed. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has partnered with Fujitsu to find a way for its supporters to celebrate this special date in history with friends and family from the comfort of their own homes.
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  5. The Strength Of Versatility In The Face Of Conflict

    It is now 75 years since the end of the Second World War but it is apparent that once again through the nation's struggles, our spirit of unity and versatility may be key in overcoming the struggle against Covid 19.
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  6. We congratulate Merrythought with their 90th Birthday

    Merrythought Bear Since 1930, our friends Merrythought in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Shropshire, have been hand-making the finest and most quintessential English Teddy Bears in the country today. The fourth-generation family business, founded by Mr W.G Holmes, started as a diversification from his mohair mill in Yorkshire.
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  7. Nato Conference 2019

    This April was the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty and on Tuesday 3rd December London will be host to the next NATO Leaders Meeting.

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    victory & peace medal

    AWARD, in association with SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, is proud to announce the striking of the Commemorative World War II Victory & Peace Medal. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of victory and final settlement of peace in Europe, the Far East and Pacific war zones after much sacrifice and loss of life over a total six-year period of war. 

    To be worn with pride by all those heroes who served, their next of kin or direct descendants

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  9. Ian Stewart - AWARD Medal Designer

    Award Medals

    Ian H Stewart CM FSND, was Chairman of Award Productions Ltd for 12 years prior to his retirement in 1998. Ian has enjoyed a wide and distinguished career in design and gained an international reputation as a multi-discipline designer involving head of design for the Robinson-Dickinson Group in South Africa and senior designer on the Provincial Museum of Alberta in Canada.

    Designs for medals and coins have been closely integrated into Ian's career with commissions from countries such as Malta, New Zealand, Australia, Macau, Philippines and Canada he was appointed a Fellow of the Society of Numismatic Artists and Designers in the United Kingdom. During his time at Award and since retirement, he designed and was closely involved with the production of medals to mark the Normandy Campaign, National Service, Suez Canal Zone plus many more, including the more recent Queen's Sapphire Jubilee and Queen Elizabeth II 65th Anniversary Coronation Medals. Ian was also commissioned to  design the National Service Memorial and Normandy Campaign Memorials in granite and stainless steel, located in the National Memorial Arboretum.  

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  10. National Service Conscripts 1939 - 1960 Memorial Service

    On 30th June at 12 noon a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying will be held by the National Service Veterans Association in remembrance of National Service Conscripts from 1939 to 1960. The service will take place at the National Service Veterans Association Memorial.

    For more information about the National Service Memorial Service, visit the National Memorial Arboretum website.

    Seating for the service will be provided for all who register their attendance by contacting: Peter Lloyd, Secretary of National Service Veterans Association; Tel: 0121 422 0649; Email: pxk@btinternet.com

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