It has been decided to launch this blog in order to try to keep members, and potential members, up-to-date with what UKNDA is doing to achieve its aims.
It will be published as, and when, thought necessary and the Home Page of the website will indicate when a new blog is posted.
The AGM was held in October and I was pleased to welcome a small, but enthusiastic, group of members to the meeting. The existing Board was re-elected, including Col. Andy Allen who had been co-opted in May.
One of the issues discussed was how to attract more members to the AGM. By their nature, AGMs tend not to attract many people, particularly if much travelling is involved. Having a speaker may be beneficial, as could moving the meeting to the same day as the Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture. The latter, while appearing attractive, may present too many administrative problems. If you do not usually attend the AGM please do use the Contact Page on the website if there is something we can do to attract you to come.
I do not intend these blogs to be lengthy, but there are a number of issues I have in mind to cover, so do please check the website, from time to time, to keep in touch with our activities. Our CEO, Andy Smith, works very hard on our behalf, and I shall keep you informed about his latest work.
There are a number of members who publish articles or books, so I intend to bring these to your attention shortly.
Meanwhile, I hope you have the date of the next Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture in your diaries. It will be held in London on Wednesday 24th May 2017, and will be given by the eminent historian Dr Peter Caddick-Adams. The venue will be confirmed early in the New Year.