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

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Jul 27

The Death of Jim Penny DERR


Sadly we have to report that Jim Penny, who for several months has been bravely battling against Stage 4 Prostate cancer passed away in July 2020.Jim, who was living in Westbury, served with 1 DERR in the 1980's to 1990's serving in Aldergrove, Hong Kong to name just few postings. He was a well respected individual who will sadly be missed by his contemporaries. His funeral was held on Thursday 23 July at Semington Crematorium. Our condolences and sympathies to his family

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May 7



Beverley Hilton, the younger daughter of Ron and Eileen Coleman, has recently confirmed that the funeral of Ronald Ernest Coleman will take place at 2.30 pm on Thursday 21st May.

Those wishing to participate through a ‘video stream’ are most welcome to contact Beverley Hilton direct (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - note there is an underscore between Beverley and Hilton).

Nearer the time Beverley will send out details to those who have expressed an interest on how to log in to the service. In the meantime both Beverley and her mother Eileen are extremely grateful for the ‘lovely messages of support’ that have been received.

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May 5

The death of Gerard Croft -1Glos

Gerard Croft passed away on 30th April 2020 age 63 after an tragic accident at his place of work in January 2020.

Born on 26 June 1956 enlisted into the Army in 1975 joining 1 Glosters at Weeton Barrack, Blackpool and being a member of 3 Platoon A Company. He left the Army , we believe, in 1978.

He leaves a widow Susan, a daughter Charlotte and two sons.

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May 2

The Death of Lt Col Ron Coleman, Glosters

Lt Col Ronald Ernest Coleman JP: Lesley Bradshaw has reported the passing of Lt Col Ron Coleman on 1st May aged 91, who served, we believe, with 2nd Bn Glosters in Jamaica but was far better known for his outstanding service to the Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force where he rose to become the Commandant and provide them with excellent leadership.

Ron Coleman was also a fantastic supporter of the Regimental museum at Customs House, being he Treasurer for more than 20 years.

Our condolences to his widow Eileen and their daughter Beverley.

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Apr 27

The death of Steve Milner 1 Glosters

Reported today(26 Apr 2020) is the sad news that 24373190 Steve Milliner, 1 Glosters, has passed away. We send our condolences to his family and friends. We learn that it is not covid related. No other information is available at this time.

The attached photograph shows Steve Milliner sat down in the front rank far left and it was taken in Canad in 1976. We pass our condolences to the Milliner family for their loss

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