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Op BANNER Service of Remembrance 2018

2 May 2018

Notification from the Northern Ireland Veterans’ Association.

Northern Ireland Veterans’ Association Service of Remembrance
National Memorial Arboretum
11.30am Saturday 8th September 2018

This year’s service will be held at 11.30am on Saturday 8th September 2018 at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire. The service will commemorate and remember all those who lost their lives in service of the Crown as a result of the conflict in N. Ireland.The service will be followed by a parade down to the Ulster Ash Grove for the laying of wreaths.

Following the laying of the wreaths, there will be a 20 minute pause before the parade forms up for the return march to the visitor centre during which the guest of honour will take the salute. The service is open to all, and all Associations are welcome to parade their standards. It would be appreciated if Associations arranging for groups of their members to attend could notify us of numbers and confirm if their standard will be parading.
We look forward to welcoming you to our annual memorial service.

For further information please visit our website at:

Op Banner 50th Anniversary Commemoration 2019

As you will no doubt be aware, August 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of the deployment of the armed forces in Northern Ireland on what was known as Operation Banner.

To commemorate this we would like to extend an invitation to all military, police and other crown forces’ veterans to attend a service/march to be held at Wallace Park, Lisburn, Northern Ireland on Saturday, 17th August 2019. This invitation is also extended to veterans’ families, in particular those who lost serving members during the conflict.

Permission to hold this event has already been granted by Lisburn Council and the Police Service of Northern Ireland so all that is needed to make it a great day is for you and your family to attend.

Further details will be circulated nearer the date on our website
To help pay for this event, a badge has been designed and is available for purchase through either myself or Mark at The cost per item is £3.00 plus 90p post and packaging. We have both paypal and bank transfer set up and details can be had on request. All monies raised will be used to cover the costs of setting up this event and any balance left over will be donated to military charities. The badge is the approximate size of the new pound coin. See below.


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