07 Dec 10. We would like to thank all our guests at our BATTLESPACE Businessman of The Year dinner on Tuesday for their very generous contributuions to our charity Raffle which raised a staggering £2000 for BLESMA and SSFA, more than treble last year, no doubt, in part due to Steve O’Leary’s excellent Auction!
We have two more items which you can bid for on line and we will deliver to your address.
1. One 0.5L bottle of Flagship Premium Russian Vodka, plus six month free subscription to Defence News Analysis (by e-mail), starting January 2011
2. A D-Day landing photograph donated by Thales Inc. at AUSA.
Just send us an email with your bid.
08 Dec 10. The Association of the United States Army began December with 630 Sustaining Members, a record high. Sustaining Members are major industry leaders, businesses and professional organizations from around the world. They are involved in the research, development and production of weapons, equipment and services for the U.S. Army and form the nation’s defense industrial base.
Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson, USA, Ret., vice president for membership and meetings, said, “This represents a tremendous vote of confidence in AUSA as the Association will almost double its presence in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the October 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition . We know these industry leaders are interested in communicating with the Army and other governmental agencies on the defense of our country and to keep the Army the world’s premier ground force.”
The Annual Meeting and Exposition will occupy two additional exhibition halls – about 50 more percent space than AUSA occupied in the past – at the convention center. AUSA traditionally has provided venues such as the Annual Meeting and Exposition to facilitate communication, he added. “Our Sustaining Members may participate in programs domestically and internationally designed to assist the Army in achieving its goals.”
08 Dec 10. The recent RAF in Concert tour, held in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, has been hailed as a great success by organisers and audiences alike. The tour, which ended on December 5, was attended by more than 19,000 people across 13 venues, seven of which sold out. The tour was one of the last official RAF events commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and featured the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Band of the Royal Air Force College, and the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, supplemented by the Salon Orchestra, the Squadronaires and Swing Wing. More that 170 Air Cadets from squadrons across the country supported the tour selling programmes and Union flags. At the London concert, they greeted many VIP guests including: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton; Stephen Ball, chief executive of concert sponsor Lockheed Martin; plus five veterans from the Battle of Britain – Wg Cdr Tom Neil, Wg Cdr Robert Foster, Flt Lt Owen Burns, Flt Lt Keith Lawrence and Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Wellum.