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Over 110 members of the WRAC Association participated in the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph in London. Former ATS members Betty Herschel and Jessica Denby both appeared in interviews as part of the BBC coverage.12191541 935295346547993 1581800570707025338 n 

On 5th November 2015 members of the WRAC Association attended the annual Opening Service of the Field of Remembrance Westminster Abbey.

Up to 3 spaces (for WRAC Association members only) have become available take part in this Parade (to make up a contingent of 8 plus Standard). Applicants must be fit and able to march at full pace and would need to report by 0930, travel at own expense, participate at own risk. Email sue.hatton@wracassociation.org.uk by 17:00 Wed 14 Oct 15. If oversubscribed tickets allocated by ballot.

The WRAC Association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its' activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment of staff, selection of Trustees and Council members, membership and esprit de corps activities, and the distribution of Benevolence and other services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members.

Mrs Jean B Collyer MBE (formerly Major J B MacDowall MBE, Director of Music WRAC Band) died peacefully on 18 July 2015 aged 95. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 2pm on 10 August 2015 at St Peter & St Paul Church, South Street, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, ME13 8PH.

Arrow Media, a UK TV company, are producing a documentary for Channel 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. During the documentary they are meeting a wide range of people who served in all different areas during the battle, however they would particularly like to speak to any ex ATS Ack Ack Gunners or others who served in the Air Defence of Britain.

If you would like to assist them in the making of this documentary by sharing your experiences please contact Arrow Media directly (not the WRAC Association):
email: glenn.dance@arrowmedia.com
Mobile: 07925 419164

Arrow Media, a UK TV company, are producing a documentary for Channel 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. During the documentary they are meeting a wide range of people who served in all different areas during the battle, however they would particularly like to speak to any ex ATS Ack Ack Gunners or others who served in the Air Defence of Britain.

If you would like to assist them in the making of this documentary by sharing your experiences please contact Arrow Media directly (not the WRAC Association):
email: glenn.dance@arrowmedia.com
Mobile: 07925 419164

If you know of any Burma Star or Pacific Star holders, or widows of those who held this military decoration please click here for details of how they can attend (including help with travel expenses). The closing date is Friday 17 July 2015.

During the sumer of 2015 work is being carried out to refurbish and re plant the three rear beds in the WRAC Association plot at the National Memorial Arboretum. The work is being carried out in phases, therefore if you are planning a summer visit you may find the rear of the plot looking a little less than perfect at times!

Over 30 members of the WRAC Association were proud to march in the Armed Forces Day National Event Parade held in Guildford on Saturday 27 June 2015. The salute was taken by HRH The Duke of York, KG. Some of those participating had taken part in the Parade on 22 June 1988 when the WRAC received the Freedom of the Borough of Guildford.AFD 2015 1

Keep an eye on the event website for updates including detailed travel information and details of Park & Rides from Aldershot, Wisley and Merrist Wood.

The following message was received from Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the WRAC Association, on the occasion of her birthday on 21 April.

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Comradeship, esprit de corps, benevolence and preserving traditions. The WRAC Association:  maintaining contact between former members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Auxiliary Territorial Service Territorial Army, Women's Royal Army Corps, Women's Royal Army Corps Territorial Army, WRAC Territorial and Volunteer Reserve and women still serving in the Army.                                                                      

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