Events Summary

  • Elmwood Junior School, Croydon

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 13:45

    Each year representatives of the CVA attend a presentation ceremony at Elmwood Junior School Croydon to present two selected pupils with the George Knowland Certificate.

    The certificate which is awarded for Selflessness and Community Spirit commemorates Lt George Knowland VC No1 Army Commando who was a former pupil at Elmwood.

  • Commando Veterans visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea

    Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 10:00

    We have a small parade with the In-Pensioners and Commando Veterans, followed by a service in the Hospital Chapel complete with Chapel choir, followed by refreshments and a buffet lunch. The menu is as previous years, Curry or Sandwiches at a cost of £7.50 per person. The CVA's London Branch are organising this annual visit. 

    Contact David Justice, Secretary of the CVA London Branch  [email protected]

  • Fort William & Spean Bridge Remembrance Parades

    Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00 to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 17:00

    Each year over the weekend of Remembrance Sunday the WW2, post war and present day Commandos and their families and friends gather at Spean Bridge’s famous Commando Memorial to remember their passed comrades. Both Army and Royal Marine Commandos and special units from all forces are represented and many former comrades are re-united for the first time at this emotional service.


    Friday 10th November 2017 

  • Commando Summer Service at the National Memorial Arboretum

    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 16:00

    Our annual summer pilgrimage to our very own Commando Memorial at Alrewas. Events start on Saturday morning with a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum for their Armed Forces Memorial celebrations. This will be followed by a dinner back at the Lea Marston Hotel, and then Sunday's  Commando Summer Service by the Commando Memorial in the morning.

    Those considering attending the 2018 event should contact the Association for confirmation of the event. The dates above refer simply to Armed Forces weekend.

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