Would you please publish this abbreviated history of the association, to dispel the perception that, the association is for old men and is a talk shop?
The history of the association started immediately after World War 11, by surviving Antiguan ex-servicemen who returned home. The organisation became dormant in the 1950s, was re-established in 2004 and registered as a charity in 2010. Our greatest need currently, is to find a permanent home.
The purpose of the association is, to look after the welfare of all Antigua and Barbuda ex-servicemen and women, widows, widowers, and in particular the dwindling number of WWII veterans, who are not in receipt of any form of war pension or financial assistance.
The association also welcomes persons who served in any of the uniform services in the twin island state or any of the British Commonwealth territories. New members are always welcomed.
The association has applied to the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) in the UK for membership, to be able to access funds for the WWII veterans.
One of the requirements for membership to the RCEL, is to appoint two reputable Antiguan and Barbudan nationals, living in the UK, to serve on the Commonwealth Council.
Should anyone here in the country know of such persons living in the UK, please let the association know by phoning the Secretary 561-1062, the PRO 721-1970 or the Chairman 720-0058.