The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association



Jan 23

The Last Post 2016-17

The Last Post
Since the Last Association Newsletter October 2016
Name in Alphabetical Order


Les Amer R BERKs 07.12.2015

C/Sgt C. R. Ashley WILTS Dec 2017

LCpl Neville Baker GLOSTERS 07.10.2017

Michael Baldwin GLOSTERS Jun 2017

Ernest Bank GLOSTERS 01.03.2016

William Bayliss R. BERKS 06.05.2016

Cpl Frank Bisp GLosters 20.10.2016

John Bradbury WILTS 09.02.2016

John Broker DERR 1st Quarter 2016

Andrew Cameron GLOSTERS 14.04.2016

Cpl Francis Carlile GLOSTERS 14.06.2017

Barry Carter DERR Jul 2017

Sgt Tom Cawley DERR 22.12.2016

D/Major Jean Choules DERR 27.11.2017

WO2 Roland Clarke DERR Jul 2017

F. W. Collins DERR Feb 2016

Cpl Michael Collins DERR 01.05.2017

Sgt James Connolly GLOSTERS 19.07.2016

Ronald Connolly GLOSTERS 18.08.2017

Royston Cox GLOSTERS 11.01.2016

Ian Abbot Davies GLOSTERS 21.10.2015

WO1 M. Dawes BEM GLOSTERS Nov 2016

Patrick Doyle GLOSTERS 07.02.2016

Anthony Eagle MBE GLOSTERS 29.02.2016

Colin Elllam GLOSTERS 03.01.2017

Stanley Fey GLOSTERS 18.01.2016

Cpl Terry Foote GLOSTERS 13.03.2017

Robert Ford GLOSTERS 1.09.2017

Walter Fox GLOSTERS 19.06.2016

Maj Sandy Fraser R. BERKS 13.11.2017
Fred Frost R. BERKS April 2016

S. B. Gibbard GLOSTERS 25.12.2016
P. A. Grady WILTS 21.12.2016

George Hamilton RGBW/RIFLES 19.09.2016

Sgt George Harold REME 27.07.2016

WO 1 J Harrington GLOSTERS 21.01.2016
Ronald Hawkins DERR 14.12.2016

Maj R Hicks MBE DERR 23.01.2017

Sgt Geoffrey Hobbs DERR 17.07.2017

Maj D. L Hudson GLOSTERS 25.06.2016

Barry Hughes GLOSTERS 07.10.2016

Robert James DERR 05.04.2016

Terrence James GLOSTERS April 2017

WO 1 Len Jones R. BERKS 10.10.2016

Derek Kelly GLOSTERS 12.03.2016

Sgt Stanley Kemp WILTS 27.12.2017

Col Philip King OBE DERR 22.01.2017

M. Lamble R. BERKS April 2016

Paul Langton GLOSTERS 29.12.2017

Terry Leonard R. BERKS 10.11.2017

Sidney Lewendon GLOSTERS 26.09.2016

Keith Lovegrove DERR 06.07.2016

Sgt Steve McPherson DERR 31.05.2017

Capt Eric Millard DERR November 2016

Jim Morris GLOSTERS 01.08.2017

Norman Morse GLOSTERS 4th Quarter 2016

Alfred Nash GLOSTERS 13.01.2016

Harold Nash GLOSTERS 28.05.2017

Sgt Hubert Neale GLOSTERS 05.03.2016

Maj Phillip Newman R. BERKS 08.11.2017

Clem O’Leary GLOSTERS 22.02.2017

Don Osborne GLOSTERS 23.03.2016

Nicholas O’Toole DERR 20.04.2016

Sgt Raymond Paine GLOSTERS 10.02.2

Cpl Peter Phelps GLOSTERS 12.05.2017

Maj Alan Pickford TD WILTS 31.10.2016

C/Sgt Tony Pinnell DERR February 2016

Colin Pockett R. BERKS June 2016

John Pound GLOSTERS 19.08.2016

Kevin Power DERR Sept 2017

Lee Sellens DERR February 2017

Reginald Simpkins GLOSTERS 13.11.2017


Vincent Spring GLOSTERS 06.08.2017

Albert Strange GLOSTERS 22.01.2017

WO2 Clive Summers GLOSTERS 02.10.2017

D. Sutton-Thompson GLOSTERS 24.03.2016

Eric Tideswell GLOSTERS 27.11.2017

Cpl H. L.A. Turk R. BERKS 07.01.2016

David Wadley R. BERKS 07.04.2016

Sgt George Webb GLOSTERS 17.03.20

Sgt Maurice Webb GLOSTERS 25.12.2015

Christopher Walker GLOSTERS 14.12.2017

Sgt Bernard Welch WILTS 06.07.2017

Maj Donald Welch WILTS 22.06.2017

WO2 Francis Welsh MBE GLOSTERS 29.09/2015

Cpl Will Westwood GLOSTERS May 2017

Ben Whitchurch GLOSTERS Jan 2016

Cpl Mervyn White GLOSTERS 26.08.2017

WO2 Chris Whiting DERR March 2017

Anthony Whittle GLOSTERS 09.01.2017

Alan Williams GLOSTERS 13.04.2016

Geoff Young WILTS 09.06.2017

Jan 1

The death of Stanley Kemp, Wiltshire Regiment

SGT Stanley Kemp who served in the Wiltshire regiment during the war and in Hong Kong and Germany shortly afterwards. He has unfortunately recently deceased 27/12/2017. Our condolences to his family

Dec 31

The Death of Paul Langston (Stan), Glosters

Paul Langston (Stan) passed away at around 12 o’clock today 29/12/17.
Now at rest after suffering for some time.
Paul joined 10/09/1974

Dec 31

The Death of Drum Major Charlie Choules, DERR

Today I have been asked by Charlies Widow Mrs Rose Choules to deal with any and all enquires with regards to Charlies passing.

23915884 Drum Major Jean (John) Choules : Born 22/06/1946 joined the army as a boy soldier in June 1962, DERR, becoming a member of the Regiments Corps of Drums.

Charlie and Rose were married for 16 years and have lived in Chepstow Since .

The funeral will be held at the new crematorium,Magor with a request of NO FLOWERS but all donations to The Regimental Association, funeral date and time to be advised later.

Charlies funeral:

Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 1430hrs 
Langstone Vale Crematorium (this is a new one)
Magor, NP18 2PB

Last Post and Reveille will be sounded and The Regimental Standard will be carried for him.

Nov 27

The Death of Eric Tideswell, Glosters

886995 Eric Austin Tideswell passed away peacefully on Friday 3rd November 2017 surrounded by his family. Eric was a veteran of the Battle of the River Imjin, (B Coy Signaller), spending two years as a prisoner of war before returning to his family. He had previously served throughout the Second World War. He is survived by his son, two daughters and four grandchildren. A family funeral took place in Nottingham on Friday 24th November.

Nov 27

The death of Reg Simkins, Glosters

We are notified by Bob Lane from his RBL Branch of the death of fomer Pte. Reg Simkins who passed away on the 13th November aged 98/99 Reg served in both WW2 and with the Glosters in Korea.
His funeral will take place at 1200hrs Monday 4th December 2017 at St. Mary’s Church , Church Street, Stratton St. Margaret, Swindon SN3 4NB.
Glosters Standard Bearer Ben Casey, Somerset Branch will be in attendance.
Following the Service there will be refreshments at Grange Drive Community Centre SN3 4JY
Further information can be obtained from Mr Robert Lane at 01793 828315 or 07792234788 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nov 22

Major Sandy Fraser, Royal Berkshire Regiment

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Major Sandy Fraser, Royal Berkshire Regiment, died peacefully on 13th November 2017 aged 93 years old.

A Thanksgiving Service will be held on Friday 1st December at 1500 hrs at the church of St James the Great at Cradley (near Malvern) WR13 5LH.

Those who wish, may contact his daughters Angela & Fiona on Tel 01621 860372 or
jamesjhoward@btinternetcom or at:-

Mrs Angela Howard and Dr Fiona Hind
3 D’arcy Way,
Tolleshunt D’Arcy,
Maldon,
Essex,
CM9 8UD

Nov 16

Severn Branch Christmas Lunch

Severn Branch Christmas Lunch

Severn Branch will be holding their annual Christmas Luncheon on December 6th at the Dog at Over in Gloucester for members, guests & widows with Mike Cornwall attending as a special guest.

submitted by Steven Knight

Nov 14

Pte Terry Leonard

We have been informed by Adrian Leonard that his father Pte Terry Leonard died peacefully on Friday 10th November 2017. Terry served in The Royal Berkshire Regiment from 1957-1959 at Brock Barracks and Cyprus.
Once funeral arrangements are known they will be published here

The funeral of Pte Terry Leonard Royal Berkshire Regiment will take place on Wednesday 29th November at 12pm at the Wyre Forest Crematorium, Minster Road, Stourport-on-Seven, Worcs DY13 8DE.

A celebration of his life will take place at the following location:

The Franche Village Club
Wolverley Road
Kidderminster
Worcs DY11 5JN

Nov 8

Major (Ret'd) Phillip Damien Newman

Major (Ret'd) Phillip Damien Newman

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Major (Ret'd) Phillip Damien Newman, The Royal Berkshire Regiment died on the 14th October 2017, peacefully in his sleep aged 93 years.

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