French Legion of Honour Medal to Ivor Ellis

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You are invited to attend the presentation of the French Legion of Honour medal to Ivor Ellis. Friday 17th June 2016 at Sommerset Retirement Village, 35 Fernbrook Drive, New Plymouth. The French Ambassador, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler will be making the presentation at 2.30pm which will be followed by afternoon tea. Please RSVP by 12 noon 10th June.

New Plymouth RSA Newsletter – May 2016

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PRESIDENTS REPORT   DIARY THE FOLLOWING OR MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR May 20th – Battle of Crete Commemoration May 30th – RSA Day (because Queen’s Birthday W/E).   POPPY DAY COLLECTION Thank you to all who helped with the collecting and providing of refreshments for the collectors on Poppy Day.   ANZAC DAY SERVICE DAWN PARADE Dawn Parade was well attended by the …

Poppy Appeal Collection Goes Live To Save Lives

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Thousands of volunteers, including many NZDF members, will be out in full force on Poppy Day this Friday collecting funds for the Returned and Services Association (RSA) Poppy Appeal. Tina Grant, whose husband was killed in service in Afghanistan, says the RSA plays an important role in supporting the families of New Zealand’s service personnel. Funds raised from the Poppy …

Kiwi Celebs ‘Remeber To Care’ For 2016 Poppy Appeal

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A number of well-known Kiwis including Oscar Kightley and Antonia Prebble are lending their support to this year’s Returned and Services Association (RSA) Poppy Appeal, which runs this week. The theme of this year’s appeal is “remember to care” – encouraging New Zealanders to honour the memory of the service people who have gone before, by supporting those still with …

Stephanie Simpson, “I’m Going To Gallipoli!”

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When I first heard of the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition, it was during my sister’s journey in presenting her own speech. Despite not winning, she successfully provoked powerful emotions in me. Feelings of gratitude, our duty to honour those fallen and, most importantly, a strong reminder for me to always remember my own privileged lifestyle. Now, one …