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Oct 5

The Death of 14187880 Pte. Denis R (Archie) Coram.

The recent death on 25th September 2019 of Mr Denis Roy (Archie) Coram, aged 91. Known in Exeter as the 'Singing Bus Conductor'

Archie was born on 17th July 1928 and is listed on the Imjin Roll as 14187880 Private D R Coram, he served in C Company, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment, at the Battle of the Imjin River; he was subsequently captured and became a Prisoner of War.

The funeral of Archie will be held at Exeter Crematorium, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6EU on Thursday 10th October, beginning at 1300hrs. Members of the Somerset branch will be in attendance with a wreath and supported by his local RBL and members of the Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Association.
Can anyone planning to attend please notify the Somerset Branch secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will then forward anticipated numbers to the organisers.

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Sep 8

Thanks from the Chairman

Thanks from the Chairman

As Chairman of the Association I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the hard working Branch Committees for their hard work and endeavours at keeping the Association ticking over at the grass roots and for those members involved in ensuring the Reunions at the county level are continuing, even if it involves some minor changes.

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Sep 8

Association Secretary

Association Secretary

It is now some seven months since the sad loss of our extremely efficient Association Secretary, Mike Godwin. In advertising for a successor the Trustees circulated a Job Specification, which may on paper have looked intimidating. However the sad fact is that we need to secure the services of a Secretary to ensure the continued existence of the Association. The Honorarium that was initial offered was £500 a month. The Trustees are prepared to increase that amount by 50% should a serious and suitable person be forthcoming. Should anyone have a sensible suggestion to overcome this situation it would be appreciated if that suggestion was put before the AGM.

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Sep 8

Branches Annual Grant from Association

Branches are reminder that to qualify for the annual £100 grant from the Association they need to submit copies of the accounts for the FY ending March 31 2019. These do not need to be a full audited set o f accounts if branches do not have a Treasurer but the do need to be signed off a s being a true reflection of the Expenditure and Income of the branches past FY.

Statements to that effect need to be passed to the acting Association Treasurer, Lt Col Mike Motum,at the Rifles Office Taunton,

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Sep 8

Cenotaph 2019 - Update No2

The following nominations have been invited and have accepted the invitation by providing their personal details. The tickets will be mailed to the Secretary/Chairman in the first two weeks of October and he will forward them to each individuals.  In surname Alphabetical order and with no rank annotated those who have tickets reserved are:

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