The British Evacuee Association, a non profit registered charity for the evacuated children during the second world war
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Become a member of the British Evacuee Association, anyone can join, reciev a bi-monthly newsletter as well as other benefitsDonate to our Evacuee Memorial Fund, to preserve the memory of the evacuation for future generationsRegister as an Evacuee and receive your certificate of recognition
We have reached our fundraising total for our National Memorial to the Evacuation

Thank you to all our members, family and friends, and our supporters who have made this possible. It has been a long time in the making and your support and patience has been appreciated. Without you all, this would not have happened.

We are currently making plans for the installation. We asked Her Majesty the Queen if she would be able to attend the unveiling but unfortunately her programme for the remainder of this year has now been confirmed and it is sadly not possible for her to include a visit to Staffordshire in it. For further news and updates - watch this space! We will bring you more news as soon as we have it.

The concrete base on which our Memorial will stand is in place and the Memorial itself is almost complete. Here is a picture of Prudence in the finished colour and the other figures cast but not yet patinated.

Casting the Evacuees National Memorial

Welcome to the British Evacuees Association, formerly the Evacuees Reunion Association

The British Evacuees Association is celebrating its 21st Birthday with the unveiling of Our National Memorial to the Evacuation.

Our Memorial created by world renowned Sculptor, Maurice Blik, will be unveiled at The National Memorial Arboretum on 25th July 2017 – time yet to be confirmed. What a perfect way to celebrate our 21st birthday!

The BEA (formerly The Evacuees Reunion Association) is a non-profit making registered charity which is funded by our members subscriptions and donations.

It was formed in 1996 to ensure that the true story of the great evacuation would become better known and preserved for further generations.

We publish a 16 page bi-monthly magazine ‘The Evacuee’ which is sent to all our members worldwide, We currently have members in the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and some parts of Europe.

The magazine features our members stories and recollections of their time as children, articles of interest, and an Events and Lost Touch section, that has helped many contact former friends and family. We organise reunions throughout the country, some are large and others are localised meetings.

Our biggest event to date was the St Pauls Commemorative Service held on 1st September 2009 which was attended by 1800 of our members and attracted worldwide coverage. We also attend many 1940’s themed events throughout the country and are proud to be invited and participate in the Royal British Legion’s Cenotaph Parade in November each year.

We provide educational information to schools, history groups, and are regularly asked to contribute/take part in radio/television programmes on the subject.

We currently have over 1300 members worldwide and membership is constantly increasing. Why don’t you join us!

Evacuee ofiice at Gringley-on-the-hill, Retford, Nottinghamshire
Buy the books on the great evacuation, factual books and teaching guides

PATRONS

Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord Carey of Clifton
Former Archbishop of Canterbury and evacuee
Mr Michael Aspel OBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Sir Robert Crawford CBE
Former Director General of the Imperial War Museum
Mr Henry Sandon MBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Lady Emma Barnard
of Parham Park, home for evacuees during World War Two
Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Mr Brian Charles
Local resident and former evacuee

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PATRONS

Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord Carey of Clifton
Former Archbishop of Canterbury and evacuee
Mr Michael Aspel OBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Sir Robert Crawford CBE
Former Director General of the Imperial War Museum
Mr Henry Sandon MBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Lady Emma Barnard
of Parham Park, home for evacuees during World War Two
Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Sir Roger Moore
Actor and former evacuee
Mr Brian Charles
Local resident and former evacuee