Some of the Queen’s more remote subjects are hoping to strengthen links with Malvern in the run-up to the Diamond Jubilee.
Ascension Island, which was first garrisoned by British forces in 1815, is a volcanic island south of the equator with a population of fewer than 900.
At first glance, the links with Malvern may not be obvious but are both current and historic.
The island’s Anglican church St Mary’s, is run by the Reverend Christopher Brown, of Malvern, and he wants to hear from staff of the former RSRE/DERA defence technology organisations – also from the town – who spent time on the island in the 1980s.
Colin Clutterbuck, of Leigh Sinton, who visited Mr Brown on the island in February with his wife Yvonne, said: “Ascension was important in the Falklands war, because it’s about halfway between here and there.
The full article by Robert Hale can be found here: Ledbury reporter