Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by bamboo43, Mar 21, 2016.
Look forward to it HC.
Just out of interest how many have joined the society to date? I really do appreciate the time and effort of yourself and others Steve.I hope it will be a huge success.
I'm not sure from an overall perspective. But we had almost 300 members of the 'Friends' association, which I would expect to join. From my own contacts since the website has been on line, I've had around a 30% uptake, which is very encouraging.
Thanks for your interest.
So very pleased that this Society has taken off, and would like to be counted in.
Good morning from Perth Australia. My father John Young is a member of the Burma Star Association and some time ago received an invitation to join the Chindits society. I organised to complete the application form and sent it together with a bank cheque for 25 pounds sterling. This was on May 23rd and my father still has not heard anything back yet. I am wondering whether you received it. it went to an address in Bristol, I think, but unfortunately Dad cannot find the original invitation to apply. Would you please let me know what is happening in this matter. Thank you very much.
I have sent you a pm in answer to your enquiry.
I have sent you an updated pm in answer to your enquiry. Your father's application has been received and will soon be processed and a membership card and details sent out to you.
Due to problems at the printers and various email glitches, the latest newsletter will be slightly delayed. Apologies to all members of the society and the forum, that the second newsletter is not already with you.
October newsletter here.New Resource - chindit newsletter october 2016
Thanks for putting that up for me Owen, much appreciated as always.
The third newsletter is due out now. I will make it available to the forum in due course.
The third edition of the Chindit Column is available here:
New Resource - Chindit Society newsletter Spring 2017
I'm lucky enough to know a Chindit legend, Capt John Riggs who was recce platoon leader for the Beds and Herts on Op Thursday. He has kindly given me a copy of his memoirs and also an original copy of the history of the Beds and Herts regiment. I'll speak to John and see if he would like to be featured in the website / newsletter ( if that's what you would require )
Thanks for your kind offer. John is a main stay of the Chindit Old Comrades Association and now the Chindit Society. I have copies of his memoirs through my position as archivist and John has featured a couple of times in the first two newsletters. We were together not long ago at the meeting of the Chindit veterans with their new counterparts, 77th Brigade (Cyber Chindits) at their barracks in Berkshire.
The Chindit Society dinner was held just this Saturday and we all missed John's presence greatly and hope that he can re-build his strength soon and be able to join us again on our travels. Please send him my regards.
Berkshire... long way from Ross-Shire...
Everywhere is a long way from Ross-Shire my man.
Great stuff, I will go see him soon as he's just down the road from me, I'll post a pic on here.
Look forward to seeing the pic.
I'm just catching up with posts as a new member,you all seem very well informed and look forward to joining the society also making new friends and adding input where possible.
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