BSMF CEO Remembrance piece in the Express

Posted on 12th Nov 2023 by Mark Seymour

Burma Star Memorial Fund CEO Mark Cann has written a Remembrance piece in the Express this weekend. He writes: "The time for Remembrance comes round again: shoes are shined, suits sent to the dry cleaners, banners dusted off, bands play, ancestry we …

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Support from the Veterans' Foundation

Posted on 25th Sep 2023 by Mark Seymour

The Burma Star Memorial Fund would like to thank the Veterans' Foundation for it's recent support. The £8,000 grant will be hugely important to the Charity's Benevolence work. The Veterans' Foundation was set up to help fund charities and other cha …

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VJ-Day Celebrations

Posted on 31st Aug 2023 by Mark Seymour

The Chindit and Burma Star Memorial Day took place at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in August. Among the Veterans and serving personnel who gathered to pay their respects was Burma Star Memorial Fund Trustee Vikas Krishan who gave the Exhort …

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BSMF Newsletter 13 out now

Posted on 31st Aug 2023 by Mark Seymour

The latest edition of the ever-popular BSMF Newsletter is out now. Containing up-to-date coverage of developments at the Charity and our Burma Star Veterans it's a must read. This edition brings you details of two new BSMF Scholars as well as the VJ- …

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BSMF Director talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire

Posted on 26th Jun 2023 by Mark Seymour

Burma Star Memorial Fund Director Mark Cann has been speaking on BBC Radio Wiltshire about the state of fund-raising among military charities. Listen below.

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Book release of The Final Curtain: Burma, 1941–1945 by author Jeremy Archer

Posted on 17th Aug 2022 by Mark Seymour

The Final Curtain: Burma 1941-1945 by author and BSMF Trustee Jeremy Archer comprises interviews with some of the very few surviving veterans of this most arduous of campaigns. In their own words, soldiers, sailors and airmen now aged between 95 and …

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Group Captain Reg Jordan, bomber pilot who flew missions over Burma and Malaya and went on to become an ‘exceptional’ instructor – obituary

Posted on 10th Aug 2022 by Mark Seymour

By Telegraph Obituaries 31 July 2022 Group Captain Reg Jordan Group Captain Reg Jordan, who has died aged 98, was 21 years old, and the holder of the DFC, when he completed a tour of operations as the pilot of Liberator bombers flying long-range …

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Veterans' Foundation support for BSMF

Posted on 6th Apr 2022 by Mark Seymour

The Burma Star Memorial Fund is delighted to have received a £10,000 grant from the Veterans' Foundation. The money will be used for BSMF's benevolence grants (to those who served in the Campaign and their dependants in financial hardship, sickness …

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Maurice Ramsay, officer who led stretcher-bearers and casualties on a perilous trek through the Burmese jungle - obituary

Posted on 31st Mar 2022 by Mark Seymour

Maurice Ramsay, who has died aged 101, was awarded an MC while serving with the Gold Coast Regiment (GCR) in the Burma Campaign. In March 1945, Captain Ramsay was in command of a West African Auxiliary Group Platoon, 3 GCR, part of the 82nd (West …

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Captain John Riggs obituary

Posted on 26th Jan 2022 by Mark Seymour

Captain John Riggs, who has died aged 101, took part in Operation Thursday, the Second Chindit Expedition, in Burma in 1944. The 1st Battalion the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (1 BHR), part of 14th Infantry Brigade, 70th Infantry Division …

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