Friday, 25 March 2016

Lancashire Infantry Museum - Fulwood Barracks

At last, visitors to the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Lancashire Infantry Museum* at Fulwood Barracks, Preston can take home a fully illustrated souvenir of some of the treasures that they have seen, thanks to Heritage Lottery funding.   


‘We wanted our guests to be able to have a souvenir of our treasures in an easily handlable form to complement the huge amount of detail that is in our cabinets, available on screen in the museum and on the website’ said Publicity Officer, Roger Goodwin.
So Jane Davies the Curator, Dominic Butler, her deputy, and the Trustees approved a selection of the treasures to be featured, from the East Lancashire, South Lancashire and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments through to their eventual successor – the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment. Collections continue onwards to the present Duke of Lancashire’s Regiment.
There’s a time line sequence from 1689 onwards and a celebration of the 17 Victoria Cross winners. A sequence of Heroes includes Major General Charles Willis who had to borrow£300 to feed and pay his men in 1713; Private John Readitt, who joined the South Lancashires at age 17 from being Manchester United FC’s boot boy and who won the VC two years later in Mesopotamia; and closes with ‘today’s heroes – the highly trained members of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment – ready as ever to live up to their famous motto ‘difficulties be damned.’

A specially-commissioned composition, hanging in the museum, shows 17 of the Regiment’s 19 Victoria Cross winners


Photographs include the Museum’s greatest treasure – the Salamanca Eagle captured in 1812, one of only five ever taken by the British from Napoleon’s legions; the WW1 German machine gun seized by VC winner Private William Radcliffe from Liverpool –“The Dockers’ VC” – and turned on the enemy with deadly effect; and part of the Berlin Wall. The unique record of having fought on every inhabited continent is complete with detail of the ‘battle’ of Eureka Stockade in the Australian goldfields in 1854.

The Museum is open 10.00 – 16.00 Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday. Free admission and free parking. Adult visitors will be asked to produce personal identification such as a photo ID driving licence.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

VETERANS’ WORLD INFORMATION

The new issue of Veterans World is now online, you can view the magazine as a standard PDF on GOV.UK or via ISSUU, a digital publishing platform that’s free to access.
Veterans World raises awareness of help, advice and support available to veterans and their families via organisations, government, the voluntary and charitable sectors, and is aimed at people who work in an advisory capacity with the public. Its distribution includes HM Prisons, NHS Primary Trusts, Local Authorities, Resettlement Officers, Mental Health care workers, Citizen Advice Bureaux and those who work with veterans organisations.
At Veterans UK we want to make sure that as many Serving Personnel, Veterans and their families are aware of the many kinds of support and advice available to them, when they need it, and that it is up to date.  With that in mind please pass this email on to anyone else in your organisation or who you work with that advises or who may advise veterans and their families.

If you previously received a paper copy, and we had your e-mail address on record, you will be sent a link to each new issue.  If  you would like to receive a link, please send an e-mail to Veterans-UK-veteransworld@mod.uk telling us if you are a Veteran or an Advisor and any organisation you are linked with, and we will add you to our distribution list.

We are now accepting article submissions for issue 38, which will be published in April 2016. Contributions are most welcome. If you have an article or press release that is suitable for Veterans World, to raise awareness of an initiative, scheme or organisation that offers help, advice or support to veterans, contact the Editorial Team with details:
Please note these contacts are for Veterans World related enquiries only. Please direct any other questions to -
Veterans UK helpline
Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence
Norcross
Thornton Cleveleys
FY5 3WP


Thursday, 10 March 2016

DDS Discount - Cafe Rouge


Defence Discount Service members can save 30% on food at Cafe Rouge, with their Defence Privilege Card.  This works on Sunday to Friday at any time on food. To redeem the offer please take your card with you and show to the member of staff serving you.  Please see terms and conditions below.



Offer Terms & Conditions
- 30% off food
- Available Sunday to Friday, Saturday excluded
- Available all day
- 6 days a week
- Maximum group size of 10 people
- Excludes bank holidays and special occasion days
- Excludes 17th – 25th December and 31st December 2016.
- Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer, set menu, promotion or voucher
- Cannot be used in conjunction with Tesco Clubcard points or vouchers
- Excludes CenterParcs, Airports, Rapide by Café Rouge Euston and O2 Arena on event days

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Union Jack Club - Free Membership for Service Leavers

Membership Application

Ex Service membership enquiries should complete the normal application form  – 2016 UJC Membership Application
Recent Service leavers are invited to join the Union Jack Club within 2 years of the leaving the Armed Forces for free (normal joining fee of £20). UJC_Service Leavers

LIGHTWATER VALLEY THEME PARK - 40% DISCOUNT

                               


LIGHTWATER VALLEY THEME PARK 2016

Members have entry for £18.00 per head, a 40% discount based on the full adult price of £30.00.  This offer is valid for all guests over 1.0m in height and on any date that Lightwater Valley is open until 30th October 2016, when booked on-line
Please visit our website www.lightwatervalley.co.uk  to book tickets and for full details and opening times.  Admits a maximum of 6 people per ID at £18.00 per person. All you have to do is book online under Uniform Group; ID will be required on arrival. Alternatively, we can offer entry for £24.00 per head if you wish to pay on the day.

Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of five unique attractions set amidst 175 acres of glorious North Yorkshire countryside, along with thrilling seasonal events that are guaranteed to keep the whole family coming back for more. Join us for our crime fighting Superheroes Live! Event or come along and meet CBeebies' Andy Day for dinosaur fun, facts and music at Andy's Dinosaur Adventure Weekend.
Take on a day out packed with thrills, chills and adventure in Lightwater Valley Theme Park, choose to run wild on the UK's largest Angry Birds Activity Park or head to the Lightwater Falconry Centre to see over 35 amazing birds and watch spectacular daily flying shows. With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with mini, mega and ultimate adventures for the whole family.
Enjoy sliding and hanging around on our brand-new Funkey Monkey's Soft Play & Café (opening Spring 2016).

Lightwater Valley is a full day adventure for the whole family; we offer great value for money and you'll even find FREE parking!

As well as our Theme Park here at Lightwater Valley Attractions you will also find:

Tree Top Nets - High in the trees giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels made out of netting, suspended 9 metres off the ground (Opening Summer 2016).
Jurassic Adventure Golf - An 18 hole dinosaur-themed golf course.
Lightwater Country Shopping Village - enjoy leisurely shopping for ladies and gents' fashion, furnishings, kitchenware, toys and traditional sweets and drinks.
The Granary Café - Treat yourself to a morning coffee and croissant, delicious lunch or fabulous afternoon tea
Please check website for opening/closing dates/times, they do vary during the season.

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT.
Located off junction 50 of the A1M, follow signs toward Ripon and the village of North Stainley. 

Tel: 01765 635321             Email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk Web: www.lightwatervalley.co.uk