The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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  • Forthcoming BBC Programme on Belsen
  • Association County Representation on Management Board
  • The Death of Neil Begley - DERR
  • The Death of LIEUTENANT COLONEL R A F JARMAN -Glosters
  • Looking for full time Employment with the Reserve Force
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


As an Association we need to hold an AGM for the Financial Year April 2019 to March 2020. Patently with the current Covid-19 restrictions holding a physical meeting is not going to be possible.

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Oct 21


Due to the further Covid- 19 Restrictions the Remembrance March pass for Veterans has been cancelled by the Royal British Legion.  There will be a shortened ceremony, the format of which is not yet certain, but indications are that the Royal Family will lay wreaths on behalf of the whole Nation and Commonwealth.

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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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