Updated 07.09.2016 -Sell-off of MOD land for housing.

Go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/pu...09-06/HCWS133/

Army personnel numbering has been reorganized. The old system has apparently finished for 'Other Ranks' at 256XXXXX (25.6 million). The new system is for ALL ranks and genders and been forwarded to 3XXXXXXX (30 million).

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Message from West Australian Branch RMPA:Posthumous Award of the Legion D’Honneur – Leonnard Gordon Want.

It is my privilege to convey to members the following information from Sue Green, daughter of our esteemed late member Len Want. "A little over a week ago we were contacted by the French Embassy in Canberra, advising that Dad had been awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur (which translates as Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour). They requested contact details so that they could arrange for a presentation ceremony to be performed for Len to receive his medal. I wrote them back, advising that Dad had recently passed away, expecting that the award would be cancelled, as we had heard that this award could not be conferred posthumously. We were delighted when we heard back from the Embassy sending their condolences for Dad and passing on their deepest respect and thanks to all the veterans who fought for their country’s liberty. Along with this letter was Dad’s medal. Photos of it are attached above. Thank you very much for passing on the initial information which has led to this award being bestowed on Dad. I know we will cherish the award as part of Dad’s legacy".

(WA)Branch members will recall the Vale Notice for Len was sent on the date of his passing on 10 July 2015. A comprehensive article on Len’s wartime service with the Royal Marines and his post-war service with the Royal Military Police was also compiled by the Regimental Secretary and appeared in the December 2015 edition of the RMP Journal.

Brian Griffiths.

June 26th 2016.

Comment by Ian. I have placed the photo of the award in the 'RMP Medals' folder.

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BREAKING NEWS: Two ex-soldiers charged with rape of female corporal.

Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement, from Bournemouth, Dorset, hanged herself two years after telling her superiors that she had been raped by two fellow soldiers during a drunken night out in Sennelager, Germany.

Read the full story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3295552/Two-former-soldiers-charged-rape-female-corporal-killed-alleged-bullying.html

29th October 2015.

Latest on this Courts Martial:14th April 2016-Go to:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3542270/Male-soldier-accused-raping-female-corporal-says-consented-threesome-jury-shown-pictures-barracks-alleged-attack-took-place.html