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Members of the Burma Star Association saddened by the passing of Dame Vera Lynn

Posted on 19th Jun 2020 by Sarah Gray

Burma Star members fondly remember Dame Vera Lynn who was one of the first, if not the first, ENSA act to arrive in Burma during WWII. Those who were privileged to meet her ‘in theatre’ recall her courage at being in that part of the world at tha …

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Featured News: Newsletter - Issue 1 - News from the Burma Star Memorial Fund

Posted on 16th Jun 2020 by Sarah Gray

View the Newsletter Online here. THE MEMORIAL FUND’S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE VISCOUNT SLIM The Burma Star Association (the Association) was formed in the wake of the destruction and devastation of the Second World War to help nurture th …

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Burma Star Association AGM  2020

Posted on 15th Jun 2020 by Sarah Gray

At the recent Trustees' meeting, after much discussion, it was agreed that the 2020 AGM should be cancelled. This has been brought about by the unprecedented situation regarding Covid-19 where it has become impossible for large groups of people to me …

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Speech given by HRH The Prince of Wales at Clarence House on 2 March 2020

Posted on 4th May 2020 by Sarah Gray

THE PRINCE OF WALES DELIVERS A SPEECH AT A RECEPTION FOR THE BURMA STAR MEMORIAL FUND AT CLARENCE HOUSE MONDAY 2ND MARCH Ladies and Gentlemen, I would just like to say, if I may before you all rush home, what a great pleasure and enormous privile …

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Closure of the Association

Posted on 3rd May 2020 by Sarah Gray

On the 1st April 2020, the Association was officially merged with The Burma Star Memorial Fund and all their assets and liabilities were combined into the Fund. However, The Burma Star Association as a charity will not be closed until the 15 August 2 …

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VJ Day 2020

Posted on 23rd Apr 2020 by Sarah Gray

Due to the current Coronavirus crisis the Royal British Legion has decided to cancel their plans for VE Day commemoration. They have sent out the following message about VJ Day 2020: “Please be reassured that the RBL remains committed to the s …

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Our Response to the Covid-19 Situation

Posted on 23rd Apr 2020 by Sarah Gray

The Trustees and HQ staff hope all our Burma Star Association members and your families are taking care and staying safe in these times of uncertainty. Following HMG’s announcement about travel restrictions and limiting movement the Headquarters …

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Missing but hopefully soon to be found…

Posted on 23rd Apr 2020 by Sarah Gray

We are delighted to launch our archive collection on this website. You can browse all of the back copies of Dekho!, the journal of the Burma Star Association. Our archive collection is, however, missing issue number 9 of Dekho! which was published …

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