Hi Everyone, A new association has formed that will attempt to maintain the legacy of the Chindits. I have been asked to perform the role of Archivist/Newsletter editor for the new society, which I am more than honoured to accept. As an introduction to the Society, please see our Aims and Objectives written below. There will be two newsletters published each year, as well as a dinner in June and other events. I would have placed the inaugural newsletter here for you all to see, but unfortunately it is around 12.5mb in size and will not upload onto this post. If anyone is interested in learning more or joining the Society, then please do get in touch. Best wishes Steve The Chindit Society You may not be aware, but sadly 2015 was the last year of the Chindit Old Comrades Association or COCA as it was more commonly known. This organisation has been in existence since the late 1940's and has kept the name and the legend of the Chindits alive ever since. The association was based in Wolverhampton and held an annual dinner in June, as well as organising other events for veterans and their families throughout the year. Acting alongside COCA, there has been an organisation called 'The Friends of the Chindits'. The aim of the 'Friends' was to provide continuity and support for The Old Comrades, as it looked to maintain the legacy of the Chindit name and to promote their story to a wider audience. This spring (2016), both these organisations have been succeeded by the newly formed 'Chindit Society'. The aims and objectives of the new Society are: To protect and maintain the legacy and good name of the Chindits and their great deeds during the Burma Campaign. To carry that name forward into the public domain, through presentations and education. To gather together and keep safe Chindit writings, memoirs and other treasures for the benefit of future generations. To assist families and other interested parties in seeking out the history of their Chindit relative or loved one. Wherever possible, to ensure the continued well being of all our Chindit veterans. With this in mind, The Chindit Society warmly welcomes any families with Chindit, or possible Chindit connections to join our group. As well as carrying out the above objectives, we will be looking to produce at least two Society newsletters each year and publishing our own website with the aim of bringing together in one place, the story of the Chindits and their unique contribution to the Burma Campaign.