It is probable that a minimum of twenty members of the Association will be invited to visit Oman between 2 and 12 December 2020. The programme, which will coincide with Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day, is likely to be split between Dhofar and the North, with a good deal of internal travel and the usual jebel walking!
COSSAF has indicated that applications would be particularly welcome from those who have not taken part in an Association visit previously and from recently joined members. None of that, however, should prevent any member from applying. Assuming sufficient applications, the group will comprise a balance of members from all three Services.
You are asked to note that the programme will be quite demanding physically and that personal travel insurance must be taken out by individuals to cover the visit. Members are expected to pay for their own travel costs to Oman and return (probably through centralised arrangements). In-country subsistence and travel costs have traditionally very generously been met by COSSAF.
In order to assist the Committee’s outline planning and response to COSSAF, would any member interested in taking part in the visit please advise Neil Fawcett by email by 31 October 2019 if they would like to be considered. Email address: email@example.com
Following a further reminder in the 2020 Journal, which should also contain more details of the programme, confirmation of those selected to visit should be finalised by 30 June 2020. As in previous years, a Reserve List will be compiled as a contingency.