The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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Feb 27

22390423 Pte Terrence Shapter.


We have received information relating to the passing of Terrence Shapter who died recently in Plymouth.

The date of his funeral is 20th March 2020. Service 1100hrs Minster Church of St. Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD.

Followed by Cremation 1215hrs at Weston Mill Crematorium. Ferndale Rd, Weston Mill, Plymouth PL2 2EP.

The family will hold a wake and celebration of Terrys life, where all are welcomed and invited to attend at;


Stuart Road Social Club, 23 Stuart Road, Plymouth, PL3 4EB

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Feb 15

In Memoriam 2020

Deaths of our veterans which have been reported in 2020

The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

WO2 Jason Barton

who served with 1 Glosters in 1986 and went on to serve with RGBW and The Rifles who passed away on 30 March 2020.

The Gloucestershire Regiment

22390423 Pte Terrence Shapter.

(Date unkown)

 Major Peter JM Whiteman

Died 13 Febuary 2020

Christopher Blick

Served 1 Glosters Died 1st. February 2020

24713223 Carl Dabbs who served with 1 Glosters from 1984 to 1994 and who passed away in November 2019. We have no other details

Tim Barton
1983-86
Died November 2019

Served 1 Glosters 60s-70s
Died 12th January 2020

5827444 Cpl Victor Roy Townsend
served 1 Glosters at the Battle of the Imjin River.
Died 29th December 2019

24713223 Carl Dabbs
Served 1 Glosters 1984-94
Died November 2019

Mark 'Ozzie' Osborne
Served 1 Glosters

Steve Milner 

Served 1 Glosters

Notified 26 April 2020

Lt Col Ron Coleman

served 2 Glosters, Gloucestershire ACF, Solidiers of Gloucester Museum

Died 1 May 2020

22467485 Sgt John (Dusty) Miller. Served 1 Glosters

Died 4th June 2020

23707990 John (Mick) Torchy Portch. Served 1 Glosters

Died June 2020 

John McGill  Served 1 Glosters Died 18th May 2020

22299623 WOII Raymond Dench Served 1 Glosters & SAS Died 4th August 2020

The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

(Berkshire & Wiltshire)

Sadly we have to report the death of Band Sergeant Bill Lee of the Wiltshire Regiment and DERR. He was a trombone player and a regular member of the both Regimental Hockey teams for many years. He passed away on 10 Feb 2020. Funeral details will be posted when known.

Raymond Coates,

1 Glosters & 1 DERR , passed away on 28 March 2020, aged 68.

Alan Cottrell

passed away on 8th April 2020 after a valiant fight against Covid-19.  

Jim Penny

Passed away July 2020

The Royal Berkshire Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel C L Tremellen.

Colin Tremellen was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and served in the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment before going on to command 1 WESSEX.

The Seven Branch are sad to report the passing of their branch & founder Seven branch member Mr Bill Spiers.

Brian Goucher,

Royal Berkshire Regiment, passed away aged 82, on Tuesday 14 April.

John Patrick Rogers

Rpyal Berkshire Regiment

passed away 

The Wiltshire Regiment

Received from Stephen Wensley. It is with sadness that I report the passing of my grandfather, Clifford Wensley, who passed away at home on Monday 13th January 2020 at the age of 101.

Major Arthur Cainey passed away on 14 January 2020 aged 103 at his home in Cheltenham.

Cyril G Cox, formerly of 29 Lansdowne Road, Wrington, Bristol passed away in December 2019 and we are grateful to his son Michael for passing this information on. Cyril served in the Wiltshire Regiment from 1944 until the end of WW2.

 Belatedly we have learnt of the passing of Mr H. R. Carter, formerly of the Wiltshire Regiment who died on 8th October 2018 aged 101. Unfortunately we have no other details.

Sadly we have to report the death of Band Sergeant Bill Lee of the Wiltshire Regiment and DERR. He was a trombone player and a regular member of the both Regimental Hockey teams for many years. He passed away on 10 Feb 2020. Funeral details will be posted when known.

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Feb 4

Communications

Communications

Major (Retd) Steven Bowkett is in the process of taking over the reins as Secretary.

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Feb 4

Farmer Boys Golf Society Dates

Farmer Boys Golf Society Dates

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Feb 4

Slashers Golf Events for 2020

Slashers Golf Events for 2020

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