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Book Sale 1St July 2018

 

CEREMONIES CELEBRATING THE 75th ANNIVERSARY

OF

OPERATION FRANKTON

 

Dec 3. 15:30 - 17:30 Salle Jean Gabin, 112 rue Gambetta 17200 ROYAN.
Projection of BBC documentary "The Most Courageous Raid of WWII"

Dec 5. 12:00 Palais des Congres - Galerie de la Seudre ROYAN.
Opening of the exhibition Frankton.

Dec 7. 10:30 Corniche du Chay ROYAN.
Commemoration at the Frankton Memorial.

Dec 8. 09:30 Hanger 14 Place Frankton Bordeaux.
Ceremony.

Dec 8. 11:30 Chateau Barton et Guestier, Blanquefort Bordeaux
Ceremony.

Dec 9. 11:00 Le Verdon sur Mer, Point de Grave
Ceremony, Frankton Memorial

Dec 9. 15:00 Memorial by the Estuary,Saint Vivien du Medoc
Ceremony then Vin d'Honneur at the Marie 16:00 - 16:30.

Dec 10. 11:00 Monument to HMS Tuna, Vendays-Montalivet
Ceremony

Dec 12. Frankton Memorial, Portes Neuves, Braude et St Louis
Ceremony

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This is a link to 

MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER FOR OVERSEAS -  SEPTEMBER 2017

http://andrewsinfrance.co.uk/downloads/newsletter.pdf

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Below you will find links to two PDF documents relating to the

OVERSEAS FORUM HELD IN THE LAKESIDE SUITE, SOUTHPORT THEATRE AND CONVENTION CENTRE, THE PROMENADE, SOUTHPORT Friday 19th May 2017 at 1330hrs.

 

http://www.andrewsinfrance.co.uk/downloads/minutes.pdf

http://www.andrewsinfrance.co.uk/downloads/matters.pdf  

 

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3rd British Embassy Newsletter

 

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2017 Events Dates – To be Confirmed

 

Sunday 8th May                                     Victoire 1945 (local French) 

Fri 19th to Sun 21st May                         Annual Conference, Southport, Lancs. 

Saturday 20th May                                 Short Stirling Crash Mémory, Naujac-sur-Mer 

Tuesday 14th June                                 Pub Quiz Night, Camping Parc St Vincent,  Levignac de Guyenne                                                              

Weds 5th to Sun 9th July                         Chemin de la Liberté hike, St Girons, Ariège 

Sunday 13th August                               Book Sale 

Fri 8th to Sun 10th September                 Comète Line, St Jean de Luz 

Sunday 8th October                               Annual.General Meeting                            

Sunday 22nd October                             Poppy Appeal starts (Remembrancetide) 

Sunday 22nd October                             Book Sale                   

Saturday 11th November                        Armistice 1918 (local French)                                                                     

Sunday 12th November                          Remembrance Services,

 Allied Military Cemetery, Talence &, Monteton Church

FRANKTON SOUVENIOR         

Fri 8th December. Ceremonies at Blanquefort and Bordeaux.

Sat 9th December. Ceremonies at le Verdon and Saint Vivien.

Sun 10th December.  Montalivet.               

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I will post a link to the PDF versuion of the RBL Membership Newsletter Overseas when I receive them. 

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An update from Brenda.........

Hi again and a quick note to thank Friends in France Lunch Club for their collection. Unexpected and very welcome. Many thanks to my lunch club friends and sorry I was not able to join you for lunch and chat. Training going OK and gym putting pressure on me now - HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRENDA NEEDS MORE SUPPORT EVERYONE....

FROM OUR POPPY APPEAL CO-ORDINATOR AND ALL ROUND GOOD EGG!

BRENDA VOCKINGS JUST GIVING PAGE.

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Moffat-RBL-RAFA-vockingsgroup

Brenda's Chemin de la Liberte page

To help all who have served and are serving for The Royal British Legion because The RBL is a charity that supports ALL

Event: Chemin de la Liberte, 04 Jul 2017 to 10 Jul 2017

To help all who have served and are serving for The Royal British Legion because The RBL is a charity that supports ALL

Event: Chemin de la Liberte, 04 Jul 2017 to 10 Jul 2017

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Some years ago I met a rather nice chap called Scott Goodall. Scott lived in the Ariege in the South West of France. He wrote about the Chemin de la Liberte - a cross-Pyrenees escape route that was used, amongst others, by escaping airmen and escaping prisoners of war during WWII. The stories of escape and evasion remember the sacrifices of the guides and the bravery of everyone involved. In a rash moment I promised that I would do this walk and now I am doing it in Scott's memory and because I believe that I can do this - even as a pensioner!!!

All monies raised will go directly to support the work of The Royal British Legion. Why the RBL? This charity supports every one of our service personnel, those who no longer serve, and their families. The charity covers ALL disciplines, all ranks and also works with other military charities. Their help ranges from Drop-In centres where individuals can discuss problems, financial aid, legal representation to ensure fairness, medical help through enterprises such as The Battleback Centre and of course help and support for families. The list goes on...

I have done long treks, and even a sky-dive, before for charity. One thing I have realised that the achievement is not mine - I only help to fund-raise so that people who need our help stand a better chance of having a more meaningful future. Theirs is the achievement. You can help please by making a donation. I will keep you informed of progress and if you want to join in the group please do not hesitate. It really is a case of the more the merrier.

Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation.

Many thanks for reading  and donating.

Brenda

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

 

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THIS YEAR WILL BE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE

FRANKTON RAID ON BORDEAUX

WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT BETWEEN THE

7th & 12th DECEMBER 1942.

Details of the commemorations will appear here when they are recived.

 

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Frankton Memorial, Château Magnol.

2:00 p.m. 9 December 2016

 

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Frankton Memorial, La Verdon, Point de Grave. 

11:00 a.m. 10 December 2016

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Point aux Oiseaux, St.Vivien-de Médoc

3:30 p.m. 10 December 2016

 

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