Humphrey Carter with Captain Magar and other members of the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles, all four wounded in Afghanistan, and two elderly Gurkhas who were invited to the Garden party in recognition of their services.


Last week I had the great honour of joining some of the finest men and women to have served with the British forces in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, at Buckingham Palace.

THE occasion was  the Not Forgotten Association (NFA) annual garden party which this year was especially important because not only did it fall on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, the first official ever garden party was hosted by  the Queen’s  grandmother 93 years ago to mark the contribution of those in the armed forces.
The Not Forgotten Association is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities.
And, for the past five years, I, with the help of members of the British community here in Majorca, have been involved in bringing groups of wounded serving and ex-servicemen and women out to Majorca on free holidays as part of their rehabilitation and acclimatization to life on civvy street.


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