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Updated 19th October, 2018

Please check this page regularly.

EMMA GEE

Next event:

Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey Thursday. Lunch somewhere convenient, pay as you go but please tell Judith if you wish to join us for table booking purposes.

Wreath laying service at the Boy David Memorial Hyde Park Corner, Sunday 11th November - the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice. Do make a huge effort to join us. Lunch somewhere convenient, pay as you go but please tell Judith if you wish to join us for restaurant table booking purposes.

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 a service to lay a stone to mark the Centenary of the action when each WW1 Victoria Cross was won. Fine detail is not known as yet, but presumably the service will be held on the morning of the date below. We are especially keen to have someone represent the Corps at the service in Edinburgh.

Please let Judith know if you can attend.


McGregor VC Edinburgh, Monday, 22nd October.

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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.

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                                               
South Africa – Durban
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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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.

updated 19th October, 2018.


Copyright Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades' Association.

Articles written by Judith Lappin (Membership and contact details, Emma Gee, Calendar of Events, Annual Observance, Research Assistance, Home) and Keith Stephenson (MGC History, Famous Faces, MGC Heroes, The Vickers Machine Gun)  


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