The British Evacuee Association, a non profit registered charity for the evacuated children during the second world war
the great evacuation of children during the second world war, ww2
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MEMORIAL NEWS:

James Roffey and Karen Follows, met our sculptor Maurice Blik at The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on 8th March, 2017 to discuss progress with Peter Orgill.

The site was marked out and it was agreed that discussions/enquiries would be made for the Memorial unveiling ceremony together with an installation date. Fundraising for the Memorial itself is almost complete, £3600 is now needed for the construction of the Memorial, donations received after the total was raised, would be used for the ceremony, publicity, media packs etc.


The BBC are researching a history documentary which will cover the in second world war and especially the evacuation of children.

I would be extremely interested in hearing from anyone who remembers hearing the Queen’s first ever broadcast on the radiowhen at the age of 14 in 1940 she addressed the evacuating children on Britain.

I would also love to hear from any former evacuees who have since met Her Majesty the Queen.

If you heard the broadcast or have met the Queen please do contact me on 07710 130350 or by emailing me at: pamela.gordon03@bbc.co.uk March 2017


Congratulations to Jamie Gifford for completing the Brentwood Half Marathon running on behalf of The British Evacuees Association, on Sunday 19th March, 2017.

He completed the course in just over two hours and received a lot of support from family, friends and spectators as he ran wearing our British Evacuees Association jersey!

He has so far raised over £550 and donations are still coming into the office. A final total will be given in the next magazine.

All money raised will be put into The National Memorial Fund.

Thank you Jamie!


As usual 48 of our members proudly took part in the Cenotaph Parade in London on 8th November 2015

Former Evacuees at the Cenotaph Parade 2015

Cenotaph Parade in London September 2015


CHATHAM DOCKYARD SALUTE TO THE 1940’S 19th-20th September 2015

Chatham Dockyard Salute to the 1940s september 2015

Click on the image above for more images from this event.


Members of the 'We'll Meet Again' team and Education Officer at the Perlethorpe Weekend event 18th/21st September 2015.

Members of the 'We'll Meet Again' team and Education Officer at the Perlethorpe Weekend event 18th/21st September 2015


A Pearly Queen and Karen at the St. James's Park event, London in July 2005.

A Pearly Queen and Karen at the St. James's Park event, London in July 2005.

Forthcoming Events

The Annual Chatham Event will take place on 16th/17th September 2017.

Julie and her team would like volunteers to join her if possible.

Details to follow when they are finalised – put the date in your diary.

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

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