Formed in March 2000 by Mr. John Hotston and Mr. Ernest Izard, both ex members of the Royal Sussex Regiment. The Aden Veterans Association aim is to bring together as many as possible of the thousands of ex service and civilian personnel who either served, or worked in Aden. Through our database of the membership we are able to put many of those old comrades in touch with each other once again.
After very long and sometimes difficult negotiations the Garter King of Arms granted the Association approval to wear, as part of its badge the Queens Crown. It is true to say that few other associations have this right. A right of which we are very proud.
The Association holds an Annual General Meeting in the early autunm of each year, with entertainment being spead over three days. Other re-unions are held throughout the United Kingdom at branch level, thus enabling as many members as possible to attend at least one re-union per year.
The Association, by kind invitation of the Royal British Legion take part in the Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph in London. In addition, we have paraded our National Standard at the Royal Albert Hall on the Saturday prior to the Cenotaph parade along with the Standards of the Royal British Legion,and other veteran organisations.
The Association publishes a journal four times a year in which members are encouraged to recall and share their own memories of the time spent in Aden.
For full details of our Association, people to contact,a membership applicatiom and much more information, pleas visit our web site at www.adenveterans.org.uk