In Memoriam 2021
The Gloucestershire Regiment
Belated we have learnt of the death of 22371696 Pte Elvin Foster on 27 October 2020.
Elvin served with 1 Glosters from 1950 to 1953. His funeral took place in Essex on 27 November 2020.
His nephew recounts the Elvin was on of the fe Glosters that evaded captivity after the Battle of the River Imjin in April 1951.
We have just learnt of the passing of Major Robert Bewell, who died on 13 January 2021.
There will be a cremation service 8 February.
Percy Franklin a WW 2 veteran who served with The Gloucestershire Regiment and was a recipient of the Chevalier de l'Ordre Nationale de la Legion d'Honneur, passed away on 14 January 2021.
Our sympathies and condolences to the family.
23896443 Coline (Nobby) Leonard, who served with B Company, 1 Glosters died on 15 January 2021. No further details are known as yet.
The Royal Berkshire Regiment
Charles Anthony Skidmore (Tony) passed away on the 8 December 2020 from Covid.
His Cremation Service was held on 8 January 2021.
Tony was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment on 11 November 1955 on a Short Service Regular Commission.
He was on parade at the Presentation of New Colours to The Royal Berkshire Regiment by Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor on 21 July 1956.
He subsequently served with the 1st Battalion in Cyprus on an operational tour during the EOKA campaign. He left the Army in December 1960.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire)
Alan Thackeray on 19 January, less than 24hours after being discharge from hospital.
No details are known with regards to services but in the meantime our condolences to his wife Lynn and their young daughter Poppy,