The Annual Service of Remembrance & Dedication at the Army Apprentices National Memorial will be held at the National Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs. DE13 7AR on Sunday 8th May at 11 am.

All Members are welcome to attend and we are looking for a volunteer to read the “Exhortation To The Fallen” during the service.

Anyone interested please contact the secretary via this website or by email at .

Support your Association Thank You

Kind regards


Hon.Sec. AOHA

Proposed Order Of Service.


10.50am….The Muster.

(Salvation Army Band)

11.00am….March On.

(Standards and Participants)

Welcome Prayer Of Thanksgiving.

(The Rev Bev John)

Opening Address.

(Major General John Stokoe CB CBE)

1st Hymn.

(He Who Would Valiant Be)

“The Gates Of Fate”

(Major Gordon G. Bonner – Poem by Tony Church)

Exhortation To The Fallen.


Solemn Theme/Lament.

(Salvation Army Band)

Last Post.

(Bobby Crick)

2 Minutes Silence.

The Kohima Epitaph.

(Ken Carver..Carlisle.)


(Bobby Crick)

2nd Hymn.

(The Old Rugged Cross)

Closing Prayer.

(The Rev Garry Kelly)

National Anthem…2 Verses.

March Off

(Salvation Army Band)

The words of the National Anthem are as follows:

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.