The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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  • The Ferozeshah Commemoration Service Devizes 1st December 2019
  • Funeral Arrangements for Patricia (Trish) Wakelin
  • The Death of L/Cpl Chris 'Ginge' Whittall, 1 Glosters
  • The Death of Stephen Shaw, 1DERR
  • Lidgate War Memorial Re-dedication Service 3rd November 2019

Dec 7

Funeral Arrangements for Patricia (Trish) Wakelin

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Trish died in the early hours of Monday morning, 2nd December, after a tough battle against cancer.

A funeral service for family and close friends will take place at the Salisbury Crematorium, 1 Barrington Road, Salisbury SP1 3JB at 10.45am on Friday 13th December.

This will be followed by a Thanksgiving Service in St Augustine's Church in Upton Lovell, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 0JW at 2.30pm to which all are invited.

A reception will then take place in a heated marquee in the garden of Richard and Belinda Southwell directly after the service. The garden is immediately adjacent to the church.

Family flowers only. Donations are invited in memory of Trish towards the Salvation Army and St Augustine's Church through I.N. Newman Ltd, Funeral Directors, Griffin House, 55 Winchester Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP6 1AX or tel : 01722 413136

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Dec 2

The Death of L/Cpl Chris 'Ginge' Whittall, 1 Glosters

We have been informed of the death on 23rd November 2019 of L/Cpl Chris 'Ginge' Whittall aged 75 who served with 1 Glosters 1962-68 serving in Cyprus and Swaziland.
His funeral will take place at 12.15 on Friday 13th December at Cheltenham crematorium and afterwards at Cheltenham Town Football club premiere suite on Whaddon road.
If any Glosters are able to attend it would be much appreciated by his family.

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Nov 26

The Death of Stephen Shaw, 1DERR

It is with deepest regret and sadness that we that Stevie Stephen Farmers Boy Shaw passed away suddenly this morning (25 Nov) from an Aortic aneurysm in Leeds General infirmary at approx 0245 hrs. Stevie served with 1DERR and the AGC (SPS) with whom he served with for half of his 22 plus years

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Nov 23

The Death of Lt Michael Richard Torraville Bryer-Ash

Lt Michael Richard Torraville Bryer-Ash passed away on 30 October 2019 aged 90. The funeral service was restricted to family only, though there will be a Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 27 November at St Mary's Church, East Knoyle, nr Shaftesbury, SP7 6AE. Service starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Nov 23

The Death of Mark (Ozzie) Osborne

Mark (Ozzie) Osborne, who serve with 1 Glosters from 1983 to 1986 died on 14th of November. Further details will be published when known.

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