There will be another Arnhem Bike Ride in 2019, organised by Jim Kelly, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Arnhem Landings. There will be another large contingent of riders from the ABF taking part alongside ex-Rugby Players. I will invite Jim to stand up and explain the event to the members.
Tommy Simpson and Richard Stacy have negotiated the erection of an Airborne Soldier Statue in the grounds of the Garrison Church, Aldershot. There is now a £60k fund being raised to pay for this. Much work has been done by both Tommy and Stace to make this happen. There is a good deal of information available on Facebook and I would invite members to access the Facebook page at The Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces Memorial Group. I will ask Tommy to stand up and speak about this worthy project and, once finished, members will be asked to vote in support a monetary pledge that is triggered in the event that the fund reaches £45k.
The club has entered into a 4 year deal with Samurai Sportwear to supply club merchandise in the form of Tee, Polo and Rugby shirt styles in BAFC colours.
As a member, you will be able to purchase the shirt of your choice and add your unit DZ flash, name or number – these latter items will be charged additionally. You will be able to order directly through Samurai and the item will be posted to you, again there will be a charge for postage. Initially stock levels will be low as we introduce the items to the club, as soon as shirts begin to sell we will order more in the sizes and quantities required.
It is hoped that the Samurai sponsored WebShop will be available to view before Fandance – Samples of the shirts will be available to view at the event. Costs will be notified when the WebShop is ready.
Other items of club merchandise will still be available from https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=pegasus%20print%20%26%20embroidery%20military from the items in the BAFC shop: http://www.bafc.org.uk/shop/
Please join us for our annual ramble over some of the places we used during our P Coy selection.
You’ll be pleased to know that we don’t run and tab anymore it’s just a leisurely walk with a break for some free hot food and drink provided by the BAFC and our good friends at The Traf. You don’t have to be a member to join in and you don’t have to take part in the walk – just turn up.
The walk starts from the Traf in Short Street, Aldershot at 1000hrs with a break halfway and ends at the Garrison Cemetery at approx 1300. Here we have a short ceremony to remember our friends no longer with us and then disperse back to either our accommodation or The Traf.
Please make sure that you check the weather for the weekend and that you begin the walk well prepared.
Most people make a weekend of it so book your accommodation now to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you.
AD UNUM OMNES
Please join us for our Golf Day at Camberley Heath Golf Club, Golf Drive, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1JG. on Thursday 12th October 2017.
The event is open to members and non-members of the BAFC, their friends and work colleagues to a maximum number of 32. Please contact Jim Kelly (07500 958361) ASAP to secure your place.
This event is nearly fully booked – some sponsors still required
Please follow the Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1194357547253830/
Next Fandance is Saturday 20th May 2017, details are posted here: http://www.bafc.org.uk/fandance/
The club AGM is also held on this day, all members are entitled to vote. If you would like to raise a matter at the AGM please contact the Chairman in advance in order to discuss the issue. This means that a place for your point and time allocation will be assigned to the business you wish to raise.
See you all there.