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Dec 17

Stroud Branch Christmas Lunch 2018

Stroud Branch members met at The Clothiers Arms in Stroud for their annual Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 4 December 2018.  Guests also travelled up from The Forest of Dean so it was a very nice get together to end the year

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Dec 17

Forest of Dean Christmas Lunch 2018

The Forest of Dean Branch met at The Orepool, Sling on Tuesday 27 November 2018 for their end of year Christmas lunch. Our ranks were swelled by a few new members this year and, as always, we had a very enjoyable time. Our President, Maj (Retd) Leslie Ramsden, gave a short address and it was also nice to see Roy Mills again as he had missed several lunches during the year due to illness. We meet again at the Orepool on January 29th 2019

 

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Dec 17

43rdWessex Division Memorial Pilgrimage Longleat 20 July 2018

On a very warm summer’s day a small but dedicated band from the Warminster Branch supported by members of the Warminster RBL assembled in the Longleat Visitors Car Park and were met by the staff of the Longleat Estate. This was the beginning of the annual pilgrimage to the 43rdWessex Division Memorial which is sited within the grounds of the Marquis of Bath’s vast estate. 4th and 5th Wilts were part of the 43rdWessex Division, as were 4thSomerset LI and 4th and 5th Dorset.

By the use of two off road vehicles the Estate staff were able to shuttle the assembled part to the memorial site and once we had recovered the Venerable Alan Jeans, who had gone off on a forced route march in sympathy with the route 43rdWessex Division took across western Europe in 1944-45, we held a very simple but meaningful service to commemorate the actions of the Division from July 1944 to May 1945.
Service over, we reversed the shuttling process back to the Longleat Visitors restaurant where we were entertained to a very welcomed cup of tea and cakes. Congratulations to John Case for arranging the pilgrimage and for the excellent day out.

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Dec 17

Wiltshire National Armed Forces Weekend 2019

National Armed Forces Weekend 2019 will take place in Salisbury on the weekend of 28-30 June. In outline the programme is
28th June 2019 - Friday PM - Hudson's Field, Salisbury 18.00 hrs BBQ for Armed Forces Personnel and families (ticketed) and open to the public, food supplied from food stalls/ beer tents etc. Live entertainment and a concert, until approx. 21.00 hrs.

29th June 2019 - Saturday All Day - parade in Salisbury 10.00-10.45 hrs approx., then to Hudson’s Field from 12.00 for events, stands, displays, gala dinner from 18.30 and evening concert, 22.00 hrs close.

30th June 2019 - Sunday PM - Veterans and Youth Event 14.00-18.00 hrs at Hudson’s Field for events, stands, displays and a Guinness Book of Records attempt at the largest crowd poppy by all present.

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Dec 16

County of Wiltshire News for 2018

Devizes Reunion

The Devizes Reunion took place in Devizes on Sunday 03 June 2018 with the service in St Johns Church followed by lunch in the town hall. 
The Honorary Chaplain, The Venerable Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum who, with the organist and the choir of St John The Baptist led a strong and much appreciated service.

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