Welcome to the Islington Veterans Association (IVA)

The Islington Veterans' Association is a community organisation that promotes camaraderie and seeks to provide help for veterans and ex-service personal across Islington. Membership is open to all who have served in the Armed Forces, the emergancy services, Merchant Navy & Prison service & their families and anyone associated with the Borough who seeks to further the aims of the Association, whether they have a military background or not.

The Veterans' Association is instrumental in organising the annual Remembrance Day Acts of Remembrance and Parades in Islington, Armed Forces Day and associated events and other occassional commemorations which happen in the Borough and is closely involved with the Borough on issues affecting the welfare of all veterans.

The Association also maintains a strong social calendar with monthly meetings of the Association in Islington Town Hall, The Association organise trips around the country (which have included visits to such places as the National Memorial Arboretum and the Air Force Museum at Hendon), dinners and other social events, and takes part in various Borough events promoting the Association.

News

Monday, August 23, 2021

With the relaxing on COVID19 restrictions, the Committee are now looking at the monthly meeting starting back up and planning other events that the Association can take part in or attend. The Chairman is speaking with Hammertons Brewry to have an eveing/afternoon at that loacl establisment and we are also looking at having a stand at the Whitecross event. This will get the Association back in the public eye.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Over the last few months the IVA have sadly lost a few members who have passsed away. Those members from left to right are:

Phil & Liliam Menham who had thier funeral on the 14th June 2021. Phil was one of the founder members of the IVA

George Smith:  Passsed away on Tuesday 17th August. His funeral will be on the 9th September 2021 

Kenneth Watts who passed away on the 22nd of Augut 2021. Kenneth's Funeral will be on the 21st September 2021.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

 

At the IVA AGM, Chancellor, Mick Messinger, was offiically appointed the new president of the IVA, taking over from Dr Charles - Goodson Wicks. He is one of a number of Deputy Lieutenants appointed  by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, all Deputy Lieutenants (DL) appointments being of distinguished residents of Greater London who have served their local community or have a history of service in other fields.