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.
Jim Buchanan has sent me some more photos, so I have added these to his reminiscences page, here.
Jim Buchanan has sent in some pictures of his time in Aden. They can be seen here.
I have just added some more photos to the Member’s Reminiscences section of the website. These were sent in by Steve Foster some time ago, but I have only just got around to putting them onto the website. They can be viewed here.
This is a reminder that the next branch meeting is at 12 noon on Saturday 12th October 2019 at the Vauxhall Inn, Tonbridge. Kent. This meeting will be an AGM. To those who have already informed our Secretary, Frank Miller, they will be attending – thank you. To those who have yet to reply, could you let Frank know so that he can organize things.
Frank would also like to ask that those who haven’t let him know if they would like him to organise (pre-book) their meal requirements. Could they please let him know either by phone or e-mail. If you do wish to arrange your meal through Frank could you please send him a cheque to cover the cost of your meal(s), cheques made payable to F.Miller and post to 11 Sweeps Hill Close, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4LT.
It is obligatory we have a yearly AGM so please try to come, and if you have anything you wish to bring up under any other business please write it down so that you remember or let Frank know so that the Chairman, Peter Paskell, can invite you to bring it to the attention of the meeting.
You can look on the Vauxhall Inn’s website to see what meals etc are available and prices.
A page has been added to the Historical section showing Aden reminiscences and photos from Alan (Chalky) White. It can be viewed here.
I have been rather remiss about keeping our website up to date recently, but have now corrected that, so that details of Past Events and Future Events are now updated. I have also updated our list of Minutes of Meetings.
The sad news for this year was the death on 23rd February 2019 of our founder and first Chairman, Ray Butler. He will be greatly missed. Many of us attended Ray’s funeral on 15th March 2019 and this was much appreciated by his widow, Teresa, and his family.
We wish our new Chairman, Peter Paskell, and Vice-Chairman, Stuart Bowyer, every success.
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.