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Updated 21st February, 2018
My sincere apologies, I was ill before Christmas and then over Christmas and New Year and have been trying to arrange events and find details of VC Centenary stones events. The magazine is with the printer and you should receive it by 1st March, if not, do get in touch. Pdf versions will be sent out on 25th.
Please check this page regularly.
Booking forms for the Spring Visit and the Annual Observance & Luncheon will be enclosed.
Next event: Spring Visit
Private Tour Household Cavalry, London on Friday, 23rd March, 2018
Lunch and donation £20
Please note: Non members are very welcome to join our events.
All event dates are set and are on the Events Page.
There will be services to lay a stone to mark the Centenary of the action when each WW1 Victoria Cross was won. 5 of our men will be so honoured. Fine detail is not known as yet, but presumably all services will be held in the morning of the dates below. We are especially keen to have someone represent the Corps at the two services in Edinburgh.
Please let Judith know if you can attend any of them.
Ker VC Edinburgh Wednesday, 21st MarchEdinburgh Council doing nothing, unfortunately, I found out too late to arrange anything.
Columbine official service Penge Recreational Ground, High Street, Penge. 10.30am.
White VC Edinburgh Tuesday, 18th September
MACHINE GUN CORPS SOLDIERS RESEARCH -
Graham Sacker has made a website especially for those wishing to check his research database of Machine Gun Corps Other Ranks and Officers. Check it out....
For a list of countries overseas where we have Graves wanted for our Photographic Project, please see below. If you can help, we will be grateful, contact Judith for details.
Articles and photographs are very welcome for the next edition of Emma Gee. The magazine is only as good as members make it by sending in interesting copy.
Please help Judith by ensuring that you use Times New Roman 10 point, no indents, 'no prettying up' please. Ensure article and photograph file names link and make sense to others, not just you, e.g. name files '1234 Pt Fred Bloggs'. Making file names such as 'Dad' or 'Grandad in Mespot' will mean absolutely nothing to me if they become detached from your email, waste hours of time and may mean they will not be included!! Thank you for your help.
Please remember that events require a lot of time and effort to arrange and they are arranged for you to enjoy, do make the effort to attend and make a quick note in your diary so you don't forget. Meet lovely people and visit interesting places.
The MGC/OCA has a Facebook page, take a look, lots of interesting comments, photos etc there.
Have a chat, get others to join up, communicate.
I regret that I do not accept friends from membership of the OCA on my personal facebook page. This isn't very interesting for starters!! It contains family photos etc which won't be of much interest to anyone else. But do join the MGC/OCA facebook page.
updated 21st February, 2018.
Egypt – Alexandria; Ismailia; Kantara; Port Said; Suez
HELP: We would also welcome a photograph of a new grave please. The grave stone and the area around it:
Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt - Plot X Row C Grave 14
Able Seaman John Bowles - died 13.3.18
Serving with 63 Bn MGC (Infantry) - formerly 223 Coy. - part of 63rd Royal Naval Division
This is a new stone because he was previously noted on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.