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Forty members and spouses of the Birmingham Central Branch of the RMPA attended their annual Christmas Lunch on Saturday 3rd December at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham. The Guest this year was Marius Heideveld, Secretary and founder of ‘The Friends of the Allied War Graves Foundation, Waalwijk and Surrounding Districts & Documentation Group WWII’ in Holland.
Web Link: www.vogw.nl
After the lunch Marius gave a presentation on the work of his group of volunteers that look after the War Graves in their region and research them. They also visit schools giving the children information on the liberation that the Allied soldiers established in Holland during WWII.
For his work Marius was given the honour of being made a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. One of the graves in the village of Vlimen is of a Lance Corporal John Steele CMP who came from Wednesbury and was killed in action. He is buried in the cemetery behind the Roman Catholic church together with another British soldier.
All the members enjoyed the lunch and look forward to a new meeting place in 2017.
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Photo gallery from the Church Parade at Southwick Park, held on the 17th May 2015.
The Memorial Church, Southwick Park is the spiritual home of the Royal Military Police. The Church contains RMP Memorials, Books of Remembrance and Laid-Up RMPA Standards. All RMP personnel are entitled to be married and have their children christened in the Memorial Church, with the permission of the Commandant, The Defence College of Policing and Guarding. The Church is also licensed for marriages.