News

updated on 3oth September, 2019

NEWS & UPDATES

NEXT EVENT, GRANTHAM SATURDAY, 12TH OCTOBER. BOOK NOW!!!

Please check this page regularly.

EMMA GEE

On 4th July, I hurt my back which then became a problem with my hip, leg and foot. Finally diagnosed as Trochanteric pain syndrome or somesuch, I have been out of action since despite numerous visits to the doctor and osteopath. Nothing helps for more than a few hours and the pain is excuciating. Adding to the interest, a virus corrupted many files and my computer had to be wiped clean. One of the lost files was our website.

As you can see, I have made a new site, not perfect yet because it is hard to concentrate, but I am on the case. Emma Gee is late. It is impossible to sit still for long before needing to try to find a more comfortable position and using a computer requires sitting still for hours on end. I will try to get the magazine done as soon as I can. Few members have sent articles in so it would not be a large edition anyway. (You may have time to write!!!)

The Grantham event booking form is available to download on the Events page so that you don't need to wait for the magazine. Please book asap. I look forwarrd to seeing as many of you as possible there. JL

NEXT EVENT

Gratham Service and Lunch

Saturday, 12th October, 2019

Grantham, Serice at St Wulfram's Church 10.30am

followed by

Lunch at Belton Park Golf Club

Tickets available from Judith Members £24 Guests £28

See events page for form download

 

RBL Field of Reembrance, Westminster Abbey, Victoria Street, London, SW1

Thursday, 7th November, 2019

Ticket only from Judith 10.30am

Some members go together for lunch somewhere afterwrds, pay as you go.

I am happy to name a cross for your relative if you cannot attend. Please get in touch with details and the charge is £2.50.

 

Wreath Laying Service, Boy David Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1

Sunday, 10th November, 2019 10.30am

If you would like us to lay a wreath on your behalf, please contact Judith at least 3 weeks before because the Poppy Factory will be very busy.

This is a small service, some of us go on to lunch at the Victory Club, you are welcome to join us. Please let Judith know so we can book a table.

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....

www.machine-gun-corps-database.co.uk

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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.

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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.

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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.

Overseas locations:

Egypt – Alexandria; Ismailia; Kantara; Port Said; Suez
India –Kirkee & Madras Memorials
Israel - Haifa; Ramleh
Italy – Arquata Scrivia; Bordighera; Cremona; Faenza; Savona; Stagliento (Genoa); Stradella; Taranto.
Mozambique – Pemba                                                 
Tanzania – Dodoma

'Graves are also present in Gaza, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen, where the cemeteries are either badly damaged or unsafe to visit at the present time'.


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Copyright Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades' Association.

Articles written by Judith Lappin and Keith Stephenson.
These photographs of the Boy David were taken by OCA member John Cooper