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

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Jan 23

The Death of Alan Thackeray - DERR


We learnt today of the passing of 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,


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Jan 23

The Death of Charles Skidmore - RBerks


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.

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Jan 23

The death of Coline (Nobby) Leonard, Glosters


23896443 Coline (Nobby) Leonard, who served with B Company, 1 Glosters died on 15 January 2021. No further details are known as yet.

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Jan 23

The Death of Percy Franklin - Glosters


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.

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Jan 23

The Death of Major Robert Bewell - Glosters


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. Details as yet have not be released but can be obtained from the undertakers, Shires of Letchworth (tel: 01462 486 618 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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