The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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Nov 23

24294513 C/Sgt. Michael (Mick) Osowiecki. Served 1Glosters 1972 - 1994 Died 3rd November 2020


We learn from his daughter, Maria the sad news that her father, C/Sgt Michael Osowiecki died suddenly on the 3rd of November 2020. Mick as he was best known served his full 22 years with 1 Glosters between 1972 and 1994. Up until the time of his death he was living in Longton, Stoke on Trent. Our thoughts at this time are with his wife Christine, daughters Maria and Natalie, family and friends.


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Oct 21

The Death of CSGT Richard Martin - DERR


We received the news that Richard Martin, serving with 7 Rifles at Brock Barracks as an NRPS CQMS has passed away. Richard served with 1 DERR, during which time he served as a C/Sgt PSI with 1 Wessex in Andover. Richard subsequently with 2 RGBW, RRV and then 7 Rifles.

His funeral will be on the 26th Oct (Monday) at Charlton Park Crematorium Andover Hampshire, at 10 30.

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Oct 21

The Death of Major David Holdsworth


Major David James Holdsworth died peacefully at home after a long illness, on October 6th, 2020. aged 91. The last surviving officer of the 'Glorious Glosters' to have fought at the Battle of the Imjin in Korea, 1951. Joined the FCO in 1967, serving in Hong Kong, Thailand, Burma, Singapore, Brunei, and Israel. Beloved husband of Marie-Luise, father, step-father and grandfather to 22. His wit and charm will be greatly missed by all. Private funeral.

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Oct 21

The Death of CSGT Terry (Sid) Boon - Glosters

Sadly we have to report the passing of former C/Sgt Terry (Sid) Boon, who passed away on 1st October 2020. Terry and his brother served with 1 Glosters, Terry (Sid) recorded as having served with the Anti Tank Platoon amongst his many appointments. In Roy Evans words "Terry was a top man, a good friend to all and will be missed". Condolences to Rosa and the family at this time.

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Oct 15

The Death of WO2 (TQMS) Martin Curtin, Glosters


Ray Wells writes>>>

It is with a heavy heart that I do my duty in reporting the passing of 23786593 Wo2 (TQMS) Martin Curtin on the 10 October 2020 at 0330 Bst. Martin was cremated on Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 1000 hrs, Martin was an ex Gloster Soldier. long term personal friend and a very loyal and popular member of 1st Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment 28th/XIst,

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