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REUNION 2022 - CLICK FOR GALLERY PICTURES


 Moni Aliyense,
Queen Elizabeth II
The passing of HM Queen Elizabeth the Second on 8th September 2022 began a time of great national sadness. Her Majesty’s life of faithful duty and service will never be forgotten and for most of us, she was the constant in our lives for 70 years. We are thankful for our memories of the late Queen and we hold in our thoughts King Charles the Third and the Queen Consort as they assume the duties of state. (She visited Malawi in July 1979 where she is is pictured left with the then president, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda)
Mzimu wao uwuse mumtendere
September 2022
With the ever variable weather in UK and, surely now beyond doubt, the worldwide signs of climate change, July and August brought us here the most unusual of climate highs. Following a relatively mild Winter and pleasant Spring, Summer brought the sunshine and with it a formally declared heat-wave producing the record UK high temperature of 40.3 C at Coningsby, Lincs, on 22nd July - the driest July since 1935 and with the lowest water level in reservoirs since 1996.
Memorial Service
The Memorial Service for Founder Member Christopher Bean was held at the Rose Hill Crematorium in Doncaster on 12th August. On behalf of the Association a donation in his memory has been made to Macmillan Cancer Care.
Stop Press: In addition to my report on the 2022 Reunion which took place on 14th July last I mentioned in my second talk that in January next, I will have completed five years as Organiser and it is now my intention to stand down. New blood can better take the Association forward and a volunteer will be needed to take over this role. However, I will continue with arrangements for the 2023 Reunion on Thursday 13th July.
Chit-Chat Re-visited (2019): Do you remember 'Jack' Helliwell?
Recent publications coming to light remind us of John Meade Helliwell CPM QPM, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nyasaland 1953-1958. For those of us who met him will recall a very astute and correct senior officer with a reputation as an organiser. A brief career summary has been put together from his time as a trooper in the BSAP in 1932 through his service in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland to his retirement in South Africa. Further, in addition, a copy of a partial draft for an article to appear in the Police Magazine, by Sheila Carteret Robinson, has become available.
Click here to read the career profile         Click here to read the Police Magazine article
Webmaster - November 2019

Added this month from Volume 4 of Colin Baker's books 'Expatriate Experience of Life and Work in Nyasaland' (with kind permission of Mpemba books) is Ray Punter's "Encounter with a Lion" - although this has been available on the website "From the Horse's Mouth" since (Chit-Chat) 2015. Click to view.
    Khalani Bwino - Stay Safe
   Ken Wilkinson
    1st September 2022

NEWSLETTER No 1 of 2022
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