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Ex-Service Notes New Zealand PM pays his respects
10:50am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
New Zealand’s Prime Minister has paid his respects to those who bravely defended Britain and the Commonwealth during the Second World War. During his visit to the UK, John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, visited the Bomber Command Memorial in London with UK Defence Minister Dr Andrew Murrison to lay a wreath in commemoration of the many New Zealanders who flew in Bomber Command squadrons during the Second World War. The Bomber Command Memorial and statue was dedicated by Her Majesty The Queen on 28 June 2012 in memory of the 55,573 Bomber Command personnel and all those who lost their lives in the bombing campaign of the Second World War. The memorial is now under the guardianship of the RAF Benevolent Fund. In addition to this iconic national memorial, the UK government announced in December 2012 that it would be awarding a Clasp to the 1939-1945 Star to recognise the special contribution of the aircrews of Bomber Command, including those New Zealand personnel who served alongside their British counterparts.
Today: The Bradford Central Royal British Legion Branch is holding its AGM at The Midland Hotel, Bradford on Tuesday 1st October commencing at 14.00hrs. All members are encouraged to attend.The Parachute Regiment Association meets at 20.00hrs at Thornbury Barracks.
Wednesday: The RAF Association meets at 13.00hrs at Unit 16, listerhills Science Park, The Royal British Legion, Bingley Branch, meets at 19.00hrs at 20 Heath Street, Bingley.
Thursday: The Royal Military Police Association meets at 20.00hrs at Pudsey Royal British Legion.
Friday: The RAF Regiment Association meets at 19.30hrs at Thornbury Barracks.
Saturday: The Borneo and Malaya Veterans Association meets at 14.00hrs at Headingley Club.
Monday: The Royal Naval Association, Skipton Branch, meets at 20.00hrs at The White Rose Club, Skipton.
Tuesday: The Royal Marines Association meets at 19.00hrs at West Bowling Working Men’s Club.