We are delighted to let you know news of this year’s annual Kohima Commemoration Service, which will be held on Thursday 1st July at 11am at Dean's Park, York Minster. It will be followed by lunch at Imphal Barracks.
For those of you who have not attended in previous years, it is a marvellous occasion. A rousing band and piper accompany what is always a very moving service. The Address this year will be given by Bishop Nigel Stock. Any attending Veterans are invited to lay a wreath.
The service is dedicated to the memory of all those who took part in the battle of Kohima. It is also an opportunity to show our gratitude to those Naga people who played a crucial role in the outcome of the battle. The Kohima Educational Trust is dedicated to expressing this gratitude by raising money for the educational advancement of their descendants.
Last year, because of the pandemic, only six people were able to represent the thoughts and memories of us all. However, in 2019 over 350 people enjoyed the day, saw old friends and made new ones. We are as ever extremely grateful to CO 2nd Signal Regiment and to GSM Brian Kiernan, without whom the day would not be the success it always is. And of course, our thanks to the Dean, whose support allows us to be in the Minster grounds where the Kohima memorial stone stands.
Parking is available at the barracks and there will be buses to transport us to the Minster and back. Lunch will be served in the Kohima Restaurant at the barracks. We will send all timings and other details to you when we send out the tickets.
The service will be outdoors and the lunch will be indoors. We will be following all up-to-date governmental advice. Should this advice mean we have to cancel all monies paid will be refunded.
We also hope to hold a dinner the night before, which we will confirm nearer the time. We would be grateful if you would tick the box on the below form indicating your interest in attending the dinner so that we will know to send you further information.
We look forward very much to welcoming you on the day along with your friends and family.
Below is our online booking form, which we'd be grateful if you would complete and submit to us by 31st May at the latest.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that we may find ourselves in a position where we have to limit the number of attendees, which means that we will have to allocate tickets on a 'first come first served' basis.
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