The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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  • The Death of Lt Phillip Mayhew The Wiltshire Regiment
  • Update on Proposed Pandemic Memorial Service
  • Calling Notice Association Annual General Meeting for 2021
  • Farewell to John Cornwell
Jan 23

The Death of Pte Elvin Foster - Glosters


Belated we have learnt of the death of 22371696 Pte Elvin Foster on 27 October 2020. Elvin served with 1 Glosters from 1950 to 1953. His funeral took place in Essex on 27 November 2020. His nephew recounts the Elvin was on of the fe Glosters that evaded captivity after the Battle of the River Imjin in April 1951.

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Jan 1

The Death of Ray Fodey DERR


Norman Minty has passed on the following message from Sharon Fodey that her husband, Ray Fodey has passed away after bravely fighting prostate cancer over the last four years. Unfortunately it spread to his spine and Ray passed away on Christmas Day at 2200 hours with Sharon by his side. R. I. P. Ray always a loyal friend - Norman.

The Regimental Association and All Farmers Boys extend their condolences to Sharon and her family.

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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


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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