The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

Supporting veterans from Gloucestershire's, Berkshire's and Wiltshire's infantry regiments

Our Latest News

  • The Death of Jim Penny DERR
  • The Funeral of LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD ERNEST COLEMAN JP
  • The death of Gerard Croft -1Glos
  • The Death of Lt Col Ron Coleman, Glosters
  • The death of Steve Milner 1 Glosters

The Funeral of LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD ERNEST COLEMAN JP

The Funeral of LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD ERNEST COLEMAN JP

Beverley Hilton, the younger daughter of Ron and Eileen Coleman, has recently confirmed that the funeral of Ronald Ernest Coleman will take place at 2.30 pm on Thursday 21st May.

Those wishing to participate through a ‘video stream’ are most welcome to contact Beverley Hilton direct (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - note there is an underscore between Beverley and Hilton).

Nearer the time Beverley will send out details to those who have expressed an interest on how to log in to the service. In the meantime both Beverley and her mother Eileen are extremely grateful for the ‘lovely messages of support’ that have been received.

BATTLE OF IMJIN RIVER 22ND - 25TH APRIL 1951

BATTLE OF IMJIN RIVER 22ND - 25TH APRIL 1951

Today, 69 years ago, saw the first day’s action on what was to become known as “The Battle of the Imjin River” or “The Battle of Gloster Hill”. During the next few days, history has written about some of the greatest acts of unit gallantry and outstanding performance of duty, made by the men of a small British Army Brigade in South Korea.

Read more: BATTLE OF IMJIN RIVER 22ND - 25TH APRIL 1951

Cenotaph 2020

Cenotaph 2020 The Royal British Legion has been responsible for the Cenotaph Dispersal since 1927 and has just initiated the process for Regimental Associations to register for the 2020 Remembrance Sunday. I have registered the Association requesting 50 places.

This year the annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on Sunday, 8th November.

Read more: Cenotaph 2020

Valedictions

Valedictions

I am only too well aware of the paucity of the tributes that I am able to print for the members who have passed away. Part of the problem is the loss of our two excellent Regimental Offices in Customs House and The Wardrobe and the collective knowledge that was held by those who worked there. Ian Spence, in his time as the Regimental Secretary, did institute an process whereby members were encourage to write their own Valediction, so that somewhere there was a baseline to write something pertinent on a member's passing. Sadly those details seemed to have been lost.

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FURTHER EVENT CANCELLATIONS

FURTHER EVENT CANCELLATIONS

The following cancellations are not unexpected in light of the Government's recent policies but this News Sheet may help to spread the notifications out to as wide a net as possible.

Maiwand Reunion 2020: The Annual Reading Maiwand Reunion has been cancelled and all cheques will be returned.

Read more: FURTHER EVENT CANCELLATIONS

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