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  1. HMS Quorn - exercise Freedom of Ipswich

    By Jim Brown on December 1st, 2014

    The Captain and Crew of HMS Quorn - affiliated to Ipswich, exercised its right to march through Ipswich’s town centre on Sunday 30 November 2014. Christmas shoppers lined the streets to watch the Royal Marines band and the ship's crew brighten up …

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  2. Suffolk Poppy Appeal 2014

    By Jim Brown on November 27th, 2014

    In this centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, people across Suffolk have so far helped to raise £400,000 for the annual fundraising Poppy Appeal campaign..... the Sudbury & District branch area has seen the biggest increase and …

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  3. Suffolk Veterans' Health and Information Event

    By Jim Brown on November 15th, 2014

    Some 120 veterans attended the Suffolk Veterans' Health and Information Event held at Trinity Park (Suffolk Showground), Near Ipswich on Friday 14 November.  Visitors were able to look around 18 stands which provided services to help or support them …

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  4. Anglia Gliding Club flying high

    By Jim Brown on November 13th, 2014

    Anglia Gliding Club – a joint civil and military sports club based at Wattisham Flying Station – is reaching for the sky after receiving a £15,000 Ministry of Defence grant. The cash from the Ministry of Defence Community Covenant Fund will …

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  5. Birketts signs Corporate Covenant

    By Jim Brown on November 12th, 2014

    On Wednesday 12th November, SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers) held a breakfast event at Trinity Park, Ipswich to highlight the benefits of employing Reservists and encourage businesses to sign the Corporate Covenant (click)

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  6. Local Troops join local communities on Remembrance Sunday

    By Jim Brown on November 9th, 2014

    Troops from 16 Air Assault Brigade joined communities across Essex and Suffolk to mark Remembrance Sunday.  Soldiers were on parade for services at war memorials in towns and villages near their bases at Colchester, Wattisham and Woodbridge. Three …

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  7. Wattisham Soldiers in Poppy Appeal

    By Jim Brown on October 30th, 2014

    Troops from 16 Air Assault Brigade have taken part in The Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day today (Thu 30 Oct). Approximately 160 troops from the Brigade's units based at Colchester's Merville Barracks and Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk …

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  8. ABF The Soldiers' Charity - Commonwealth Heroes of the First World War

    By Jim Brown on October 24th, 2014

    ABF The Soldiers' Chairty - Frontline Magazine.  Feature article : Commonwealth Heroes of the First World War (click)

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  9. Historypin launches its new First World War Centenary hub

    By Jim Brown on October 22nd, 2014

    Today, the community history website Historypin launched its new First World War Centenary hub at a special event in the Houses of Parliament hosted by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The hub is a free online space for people to share historical and …

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  10. War Memorials Grant Scheme (England)

    By Jim Brown on October 20th, 2014

    English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation, in association with Friends of War Memorials, are providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for …

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