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Updated 15th January, 2018

My sincere apologies, I was ill before Christmas and then over Christmas and New Year. I hope to have the magazine to the printer next week.

Please check this page regularly.

EMMA GEE

Booking forms for the Spring Visit and the Annual Observance & Luncheon will be enclosed.

 

 

NEXT EVENT

Next event: Spring Visit, details to follow shortly, this will take place end of March or early April.

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 March
Columbine VC Walton on the Naze Thursday, 22nd March
Cross VC MM Shipdham, Norfolk Sunday, 25th March
White VC Edinburgh Tuesday, 18th September
McGregor VC Edinburgh, Monday, 22nd October.

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.

updated 3rd January, 2018.

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
Rawalpindi                                                  
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'.

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.


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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