Welcome to the website of the South East Branch of the Aden Veterans Association.
Please look around our website using the top menu, which has links to a number of main pages. There is an About page giving some detail of what we do. There is also a Branch Information page, Events page and Historical page, all of which have drop-downs to sub-pages with more detail.
Notices are published below of our forthcoming activities and additions to our website.
There are some new photos provided by Ray Butler of his time in Aden with the RAF Police in 1963. These are in the “Historical – Members Reminiscences” section.
There are also a couple of photos provided by Ray of the Branch Standard at the National AGM in Blackpool in September 2014. These are under Past Events.
If any members have photos of their time in Aden, or of past Branch events, please send them to Rod MacArthur who will put them on the website.
The Branch Christmas Lunch will be held on Saturday 16th December 2017, meeting at the Vauxhall Inn at Tonbridge at 12.00 for 12.30. We only have space for two more to attend, so please book up soon. Please select your Menu options from the Vauxhall Inn Festive Menu and send those choices and a cheque to Frank Miller by Friday 24th November.
Amusing Christmas jumpers are encouraged. Please bring prizes for the raffle.
We have added some photos to the Past Events page. These are:
a. A photo of our inaugural meeting, held at the Mercure Hotel, Tonbridge on 21st July 2012.
b. Four photos of our Branch Christmas Lunch, held at the Vauxhall Inn, Tonbridge on 10th December 2016.
If anyone has any other photos of Branch Events, please send them to Rod MacArthur, who will put them on the website.
A new page has been added to the Reminiscences of Aden section. These are photos sent in by Frank Miller, who served in Aden in 1963-64. These can be seen at:
Frank Miller – 1963-64
The AGM will now be held on Saturday 28th October 2017, meeting at the Vauxhall Inn, Tonbridge at 12.00 for 12.30. Please inform our secretary, Frank Miller, of your attendance by 31st August 2017 (contact details on our Committee Page).
Members who would like lunch should select their choices from the Vauxhall Inn lunch menu and send that selection, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount, to our secretary, Frank Miller by 23rd September 2017.
The AGM planned for Saturday 17th June has been postponed due to unavoidable hospital appointments of key members of our committee.
A new date will be planned for the Autumn.
The next meeting of the South East Branch of the Aden Veterans Association will be our AGM. This will be held at the Vauxhall Inn, Tonbridge at 12 noon on Saturday 17th June 2017. If you are attending please let our Secretary, Frank Miller, know so that he can tell the Vauxhall Inn how many will be there.
Frank also needs to know if you will be having a meal, and if you are what you will require. Please look up the Lunch Menu on the Vauxhall Inn website: (http://www.chefandbrewer.com/media/menus/pdf/Lunch-Menu-3.pdf) and it will show you the new menu and prices. The Vauxhall Inn has increased the price of some of their meals in the new menu. If the menu or prices change again before our meeting Frank will have to ask you to make up the difference.
If you are having a meal please inform Frank of your choices and send him a cheque to cover the cost of your meal(s).
We will be holding our normal raffle after the AGM, so please bring raffle prizes.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.