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Colin Fletcher


What a year 2020 was! Last year I wrote:

“The 2020 Reunion promises to be an event not to miss…”

Unfortunately a single cell virus decided that this was not to be. The result was the cancellation of the 2020 Reunion.

As you will have seen, the 2021 Reunion is now scheduled for September. We have also arranged with Pontlands Park to carry over our deposit to 2022 if this becomes necessary.

At the time of the cancellation many Veterans and Friends had paid for the Reunion lunch. So began the task of organising refunds and credits and thanking those who donated the cost to the MVA coffers. Rest assured, I have a full list of those who received a refund, have a credit or made a donation.

This year also sees a change to the way payments are managed; it is now possible to pay the MVA for the Reunion lunch, subscriptions and merchandise via BACS internet banking as well as by cheque.

2020 saw the introduction of a new coaster design. Unfortunately this coaster did not reach as many Veterans and Friends as in previous years.

However should you wish for a coaster just send an email to :-

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or phone 01245 267696 for coaster costs and postage / packing.


Once in a while unusual events occur and so far this year I have been informed of the finding of a lost watch and an old Marconi Fire brigade Land Rover (see articles) and a request for a photograph of the Marconi WWI memorial that used to hang in the Foyer of Marconi House, New Street. In the last case a relative of the fallen was conducting research into the family history.

On a final note I wish you all a happy and healthy 2021 and may we meet up once again at the annual Reunion.

Coaster Swap Shop

If you have any coasters from previous years and would like to swap them for coasters also from previous years then, provided they are in good condition, bring them along to the Annual Reunion. This is subject to availability and excludes coasters from the 2021 and 2020 Reunions.