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This Saturday, 18th April, I will be starting the first day of my 100 mile solo walking challenge around the Llyn Peninsula in North West Wales. I would like to say a massive thank you to all the people who have sponsored me to date. I am close to my target sponsorship (before Gift Aid is added) and would dearly love to reach it before I set out.

Marg is raising money for the WRAC Association, Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK. You can donate directly via her Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. Llyn Map jpeg

On 8-10 May The Royal British Legion will be marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day with a series of national commemorative and celebratory events taking place across the country.

The Royal British Legion are calling all WW2 veterans, including the Home Guard or in any one of the reserved occupations, medics, police and the 'Bevin Boys' to join us by registering here: http://fal.cn/j80

To register over the phone call: 0808 802 8080.

Places will be available for these commemorative events over the weekend:

- On Friday 8 May, a Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph.

- On Sunday 10 May, there will a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, followed by a march from the Abbey to Horse Guards Parade and into St James’s Park, where the Legion will host a lunch reception.

To be eligible, veterans must be 85 years and over (by 8 May 2015). All veterans can bring one nominated carer with them. The closing date for all applications is midnight on Friday 10 April

The WRAC Association AGM held on 21 March 2015 at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate ratified the following amendments to membership subscriptions:
Life Membership. To cease Life Membership for all new applications, effective 21 March 2015. Existing Life Membership status to remain unchanged.
Annual Membership. To increase the Annual Membership subscription from £5 to £10, effective 21 March 2015 for new members. Existing members will pay the new rate when their subscription becomes due for renewal on 01 October 2015.

Members of Leicester & Nottingham Branch formed an Honour Guard by the coffin of King Richard III in Leicester Catheral on Monday 23rd March 2015.

France 2, the main French Public TV channel are looking for ladies who served in the ATS with Princess Elizabeth during WWII to testify in a historical documentary they are making for French TV about HM The Queen. It's a two hour documentary for a prime-time series called Un jour, une histoire, here is the official link of the series http://www.france2.fr/emissions/un-jour-un-destin/un-jour-une-histoire. If you can help in the making of this programme please email florence_troquereau@yahoo.fr

Welcome to the new version of the WRAC Association website, we've been hard at work on a new look which we're confident will provide an even better window into the Association, it's news, membership and benevolence services.

Joan Sanders, who enlisted in the ATS on 18 October 1938 and was allocated service number W4, has died at the age of 98. A photo and article was published in the Beccles & Bungay Journal on 29 January 2015.

It's not too late to apply, come and join the 350 WRAC Association members who have already submitted an application form. The official closing date is 30th January however there is a little leeway into the week commencing 2nd February, providing you act now! Applications online or phone 0300 400 1992.

Last remaining stock of WRAC Association 2015 diaries now reduced to £2.00 (includes p&p), click here to buy now.

We are happy to announce that the deadline for applications to attend the Grand Reunion 2015 has been extended to 30 Jan 15. Applications can be made online or by post (form in Lioness 2014/2), for more details phone 0300 400 1992.

It is with great sadness we report that Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joan D J Freeland, nee Temple, passed away on 03 December 2014. On her retirement from the Army she was an ADWRAC. The funeral will be held at 14.00 on Friday 12 December 2014 at St Peter & St Paul Church, High Street, Heytesbury, BA12 0EF.

Sadly we have been informed by RHQ AGC of the death of Jill Wynne on 15th November 2014, Jill formerly served as a Sergeant in the Adutant General's Corps (SPS). The funeral will be held at 13.00 on Monday 1st December 2014 at St Andrews Parish Church, Sneyd Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 6BH.

It is with great sadness we report that Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mary Soames OBE, née Hickson, passed away on 22nd November 2014. Mary was a Life Vice President of the WRAC Association and Chairman of the ATS & WRAC Benevolent Funds Grants Committee for nearly 30 years.

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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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