The British Legion Poppy Appeal takes place this month, with the Festival of Remembrance on 12 November and Remembrance Sunday on 13th November. At this time, we remember all those from Britain and the Commonweath who served and lost their lives in two world wars and
At the 2021 Festival of Remembrance, a specially commissioned poem by Tomos Roberts titled 'Alive with Poppies' was delivered faultlessly by the poet. I feel the very meaningful words provide us with suitable thoughts for this time of Remembrance.
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Isabel Young - RIP
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Isabel Young on 15th October. The wife of webmaster Terry, she was 84 and died peacefully in hospital following conditions of her Parkinson's disease with the onset of Covid induced pneumonia. She was born in Nyasaland, a State Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife and was employed in Blantyre, Zomba and Lilongwe. With Terry she was present at every reunion (bar one) where she enjoyed meeting so many of our members with their many Nyasa memories.
Chit-Chat Revisited (2014): Tactical Error (or the 'Decade Dash')|
KW in his memories above suggested that "we all make mistakes" - the Printer in Zomba (and his proof reader) confirms this. The extract (above right) is taken from the PMF pamphlet 'Tactical Training' printed and published by the Government Printer, Zomba, in 1969. Surely a man running for ten years would be a relatively easy target given that even after two years, say, super fit though he may be, fatigue would have set in to render him pretty well immobile!
TJY - November 2014
Life and Work in Nyasaland
Added this month from Volume 6 of Colin Baker's books 'Expatriate Experience of Life and Work in Nyasaland' (with kind permission of Mpemba books) Barry Thorne writes of his "Reversed Roles" following Nyasaland achieving self goverment.
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My visit to the Nyasaland Police Memorial
Unfortunately my proposed visit to the National Arboretum on the 23rd October (as indicated last month) was unavoidably cancelled due to both bad weather and personal circumstances. I hope it will prove possible to make a visit next year – my first since 2011. As previously reported, Allan and Ronelle Bean visited the Memorial in May 2021 and reported that it was in good order.
Khalani Bwino - Stay Safe
1st November 2022
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