The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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  • Forthcoming BBC Programme on Belsen
  • Association County Representation on Management Board
  • The Death of Neil Begley - DERR
  • The Death of LIEUTENANT COLONEL R A F JARMAN -Glosters
  • Looking for full time Employment with the Reserve Force
Apr 16

The Death of Brian Goucher, Royal Berkshire Regiment

Brian Goucher, Royal Berkshire Regiment, passed away aged 82, on Tuesday 14 April. Brian had been ill for several months and in the last week had been readmitted to a local hospice where he had hoped to spend his last days. Details of the funeral, which in the current situation will be limited to family only is not known at this stage

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Apr 11



I am only too well aware of the paucity of the tributes that I am able to print for the members who have passed away. Part of the problem is the loss of our two excellent Regimental Offices in Customs House and The Wardrobe and the collective knowledge that was held by those who worked there. Ian Spence, in his time as the Regimental Secretary, did institute an process whereby members were encourage to write their own Valediction, so that somewhere there was a baseline to write something pertinent on a member's passing. Sadly those details seemed to have been lost.

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Apr 10

Cenotaph 2020

Cenotaph 2020 The Royal British Legion has been responsible for the Cenotaph Dispersal since 1927 and has just initiated the process for Regimental Associations to register for the 2020 Remembrance Sunday. I have registered the Association requesting 50 places.

This year the annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on Sunday, 8th November.

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Apr 10

The Death of Alan Cottrell DERR

On 8th April 2020 Alan Cottrell passed away after a valiant fight against Covid-19. Alan was serving with 1 DERR in 1966 as a member of the Support Platoon with A Company in Clifton Barracks, Minden, West Germany. He was a stalwart supporter of the Regimental Association and a regular attender of the annual Cenotaph Parade at Whitehall. Once out of the Army he was the manager of a local football team in the Swindon area in his spare time, as well as being a passionate supporter of "The Robins".

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Apr 10

WOII jason Barton Glosters, RGBW, The Rifles


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.

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