The VFW traces its roots back to when veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum.
No doubt Ken will be introducing his own personal style, as he and his wife have had a lot of experience in producing a newsletter for the village of Hatfield Peverel where they live. I will from time to time be giving Ken snippets of information in particular on what is happening or not happening with our dear old Marconi units.
First of all let me advise you of the situation as it was in Chelmsford at the early part of October This included the removal of Building and also Marconi House and the large factory area.
A road would be inserted to give access to the Anglia Ruskin University at the bottom end of New Street. Even part of the railway embankment was required in the overall plan.
However, on 14th October, a press release was issued by Selex, the owners of the site, to state that inthe people employed at New Street some will be moving to an old Marconi site at Christopher Martin Road, Basildon part of the old Avionics Group.
This came as a great surprise to Chelmsford Borough Council who, up until this time, had been in discussion with the management of Selex. The next we heard was that representatives of Chelmsford Borough Council were meeting the chosen developers of the site, with a view to try and get the developers to give the front building to the council.
We do not at the time of writing, know the answer to this question. We understand that the requirements of the site developers are to build houses on this 30 acre area.
However, a rumour exists that Marconi House, the four storey building, might be turned into flats. I shall be bringing some of that experience into play with this newsletter, and I hope she will be able to give me some help.
The basic format will remain the same, we are largely constrained by the reprographics available to us, but I shall introduce some tweaks to style and presentation that I hope will meet with your approval.
What about my Marconi Veteran credentials? This was followed by a year or two attempting to be a development engineer under Geoff Beck in Airadio Navaids Development at Basildon.
Realising that I was not cut out for development engineering, and seduced by the possibility of African travel, we moved to Nairobi, Kenya in when I got a job in the engineering department of East African Airways. We spent two idyllic years there.
The job however turned out to be not so idyllic, so we returned to UK in — me back to the Marconi Company at Basildon in product support work with Airadio Field Support Group. Suffice it to say that my life from that time until my position ceased to exist in was occupied with a variety of product support and trials engineering roles in airadio navaids, underwater acoustics and airborne surveillance systems, mainly in the UK, but with some interesting spells overseas.
All of that time I was based at Basildon, and working for essentially the same organisation, but the company name changes over that period were something to marvel at; Marconi Company Limited, Marconi Avionics, Marconi Elliott Avionics Systems Limited an attack of the measles!
Enough of me and on with the newsletter.
How am I to cope with this mountain of copy, Peter? We have enough for about four twelve-page issues by my reckoning.
A list of them appears below. If illustrations or photographs are to be included they should be high resolution max dpi jpg or tif digital versions on CD-ROM or via email attachment, address as above.
Alternatively please send the original photo or artwork which I will scan and return to you. It was at this museum that many Marconi artefacts were gathered by veterans before the main artefacts were handed by Marconi PLC to the Oxford Museum.
In his reply Councillor Kingsley made very positive comments about the Marconi statue.May 21, · The Obama administration is facing a serious scandal in which government officials are alleged to have falsified data to hide how long veterans were waiting to see doctors at VA hospitals.
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