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70th Anniversary commemorations of Operation Market Garden …

The Chairman of the Arnhem Veterans Club (1944), Colonel John Waddy OBE , and the Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment, Lieutenant General Jacko Page CB OBE who represents the present day Airborne Forces invite all those who served in the British 1st Airborne Division during OPERATION MARKET GARDEN to attend the events to mark the 70 th anniversary . All are welcome. The aim of the events marking the 70 th Anniversary is to ensure that a grateful nation s thanks are passed to those who took part in this action.

It is important that the focus should be on the surviving veterans, as they commemorate their fallen comrades whose sacrifice helped to bring about the liberation of The Netherlands and shorten the war in Europe. As this year s commemoration will be well attended, the organiser s of various events wish to provide reserved areas for veterans at major events to provide some level of comfort and security. These arrangements will include veteran marquees at Ginkel Heath and at OosterbeekCemetery to provide refreshments, seats and shelter.

In order to facilitate this, if you are intending to travel to Arnhem this year it would be very helpful if you would let the AVC and RHQ PARA know by registering your intention to travel with us. Those veterans planning to attend this year s commemoration are asked to register their names with RHQ PARA by completing this proforma 1 . The proforma asks you to provide your Name, Rank Number and Unit with 1st Airborne Division, including those who served with the Air Landing Brigade and all Divisional attached troops, and also to provide your AVC membership number if applicable.

This is the same form which is used when applying for the travel subsidy, but if applying for the subsidy it should be accompanied by your travel documentation. The Commemoration takes place over the weekend 19 21 Sep 2014 with the following events located in the Arnhem, Renkum, Oosterbeek and Overbertuwe area. The official programme is yet to be finalised, but is likely to proceed along the traditional lines as below: 19 Sep 14 Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Bridge followed by the veterans silent March Past and a concert given by the people of Arnhem at the John Frost Bridge.

20 Sep 2014 Parachuting and Memorial Service at Ginkel Heath in the morning and a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Polish Memorial at Driel during the afternoon.

21 Sep 2014 Memorial Service at Oosterbeek in the morning followed by a Concert at The Needle Oosterbeek in the afternoon and finally the Air Dispatch Memorial Service. Please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. Many will have travel and accommodation reservations already in place, however if not Tours International 2 who still have some vacancies can be can be contacted at [email protected] 3 or by phone at 01892 515825.

As a reminder, the following financial assistance is available to veterans wishing to attend this commemoration: a. The Airborne Forces Security fund through AVC will reimburse valid travel costs of 250 each for the veteran, his or her partner and his or her carer if one is required. To get this subsidy please complete this form 4 and forward a copy of your travel documentation as directed on the proforma b.

Money is additionally available through Heroes Return , a lottery funded charity which supports veterans returning to commemorative events.

You will need to apply separately for the grant as directed at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_heroes_return 6 .

5 The focus of the commemorations is on the fallen and the surviving veterans so please register your intention to travel to Arnhem as soon as possible so that RHQ can provide as much support as possible to make this occasion a success.

References ^ this proforma (paracharity.org) ^ Tours International (www.tours-international.com) ^ [email protected] (paracharity.org) ^ complete this form (paracharity.org) ^ Heroes Return (www.biglotteryfund.org.uk) ^ www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_heroes_return (www.biglotteryfund.org.uk)

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NHHS Chamber Fest April 25

Up & Coming On Friday May 2 nd the Band and Orchestra will perform at Van Nuys High School for their second Music Festival. On Saturday May 3 rd the Drumline will perform at the LAUSD Drumline Championships at Wilson High School. On Saturday May 10 th the Drumline will perform at the DAC Drumline championships in Fountain Valley.

On May 23 rd & 24 th the dance team will have two Spring Dance Shows both in the school auditorium. On May 29 rd & 30 th we will have our Final Spring Concerts featuring the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band , Beginning Band and Jazz band. Fundraising!

Direct Donations You can always make a direct donation to the department by writing a check to NHHS and turning it into Mr. Sharp or simply to go the school website and hit the Paypal link on the home page. For donations using Paypal, please indicate in the memo for the funds to go directly to Band Trust.

Do you shop at Ralphs ? If so, you can get Ralphs and Vons to donate to the North Hollywood High music program. It Costs Nothing!

To become a member download the attached lette r 1 and use the scan bar code on your next shopping trip to Ralphs! Last month we had eight families register and have already made $50! Please register today!

Student Recognitions Tis the season for college acceptances and the class of 2014 is looking good so far!

Aaron Blick was accepted to Northwestern University, Peabody Conservatory, Vanderbilt University, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz Colin Clarke was accepted to Indiana University, UCLA, CSU Northridge Jair Hernandez was accepted to Dominican University, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Long Beach, CSU Channel Islands, and CSU Monterey Bay Jasmine Don was accepted to USC, UCLA and UC Berkeley Benjamin Lee was accepted to UC Irvine Joseph Ludmir was accepted to Washington University, Rice University, Vanderbilt University, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Davis Mario Menendez was accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Amherst College, Oberlin College, Pamona College, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC San Diego Kayle Moore was accepted to UC Riverside, CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge, CSU Los Angeles Jesse Nagal was accepted to CSU Northridge Brett Rojas was accepted to Vanderbilt University, Indiana University, Boston University, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UCLA, CSU Long Beach & CSU Northridge Alex Vincent was accepted to the School of Music at Cal Arts, and CSU Long Beach References ^ download the attached letter (www.royalregiment.org)

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Job Opportunity with Mercian Regiment

There is a job opportunity available as a communications officer with Mercian RHQ in Lichfield. Closing date for applications is 25th April at 1200. Applicants will be informed within 7 days of closing date if they have been unsuccessful or progressed to interview stage.

Interviews with be held at RHQ Mercian in the week commencing 5th May 2014.Full jobs description and requirements can be found at Communications Officer Job Spec 1 References ^ Communications Officer Job Spec (drive.google.com)

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