The Burma Star Association exists to relieve need, hardship or distress among men and women who served in HM and Allied Forces or the Nursing Services in the Burma Campaign of the 1939-45 war or are otherwise entitled to be holders of the Burma Star or Pacific Star with Burma Clasp and for their widows, widowers or dependants.
A slightly belated welcome to 2017, all seems to be well with the Association although, sadly,
we have to announce the passing of Capt Brian Rodgers MN who had been the Council Rep for Northern Ireland for a number of years. Our thoughts are with his family, as they are for the many members who have passed away.
The Association's AGM has been arranged for the 13 May 2017 at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs. The meeting will begin at 1100 and will be followed by a Service of Remembrance at our Memorial Grove at approx. 1230.
During 2015, the year which marked the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, Wendy Aldiss photographed over 200 allied Burma Veterans in the UK and a small selection in Burma (now Myanmar). Wendy’s father was part of 2nd Division in Burma during WWII.
Wendy’s collection of photographs were displayed at the Army & Navy Club from 2 August to 15 August 2016. The exhibition was curated by Karen Holbrook and sponsored by the Burma Star Memorial Fund and ABF The Soldiers' Charity. All who attended were suitably impressed by the photographs Wendy had taken and the way they were displayed. Congratulations to both Werndy and Karen.