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The files below are the various regimental Marches from our forming regiments, plus a coup[le of others. Feel free to downloadload them for use at funerals etc

Duke of Edinburgh's & Wilts Slow March
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Duke of Edinburgh's Quick March
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Glosters Quick March
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Glosters Slow March
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last post.mp3
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Reveille
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RGBW Current Quick March
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RGBW Original Quick March
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Royal Berkshires Quick March
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The Last Post Rouse
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The Wiltshires Quick March
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The Rifles and The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regimental Association 
Issue: January 2018 

 

Formed from the following Antecedent Regiments
                   


Dear All 

Please find the January issue of The Rifles and The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regimental Association Newsletter. 

There are proformas within this email, however due to technical issues there maybe difficulties printing them from this email. Therefore the following link will take you directly to the Association website with all the necessary forms for each reunion event for 2018. https://www.rgbw-association.org.uk/our-reunions/events-reunions

Can you please let me know if any details which are on this Newsletter needs to be amended.

Kind regards
Mike
Association Secretary

                                                                              

We apologise that there has been a gap of some 16 months since any Newsletter, but feel that it is only right and proper that all those who have mustered for the Last Post should be recorded officially by the Association. Our hanks go to the records being maintained by the Regimental websites, Lesley Bradshaw, Sue Nelmes and Mike Godwin. Please ensure that future notifications are passed on in a timely manner to Mike Godwin, the Association Secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Last Post

Since the Last Association Newsletter October 2016

Name in Alphabetical Order

Les Amer

R BERKs

07.12.2015

C/Sgt C. R. Ashley

WILTS

Dec 2017

LCpl Neville Baker

GLOSTERS

07.10.2017

Michael Baldwin

GLOSTERS

Jun 2017

Ernest Bank

GLOSTERS

01.03.2016

William Bayliss

R. BERKS

06.05.2016

Cpl Frank Bisp

GLosters

20.10.2016

John Bradbury

WILTS

09.02.2016

John Broker

DERR

1st Quarter 2016

Andrew Cameron

GLOSTERS

14.04.2016

Cpl Francis Carlile

GLOSTERS

14.06.2017

Barry Carter

DERR

Jul 2017

SgtTom Cawley

DERR

22.12.2016

D/Major Jean Choules

DERR

27.11.2017

WO2 Roland Clarke

DERR

Jul 2017

F. W. Collins

DERR

Feb 2016

Cpl Michael Collins

DERR

01.05.2017

Sgt James Connolly

GLOSTERS

19.07.2016

Ronald Connolly

GLOSTERS

18.08.2017

Royston Cox

GLOSTERS

11.01.2016

Ian Abbot Davies

GLOSTERS

21.10.2015

WO1 M. Dawes BEM

GLOSTERS

Nov 2016

Patrick Doyle

GLOSTERS

07.02.2016

Anthony Eagle MBE

GLOSTERS

29.02.2016

Colin Elllam

GLOSTERS

03.01.2017

Stanley Fey

GLOSTERS

18.01.2016

Cpl Terry Foote

GLOSTERS

13.03.2017

Robert Ford    GLOSTERS    1.09.2017

Walter Fox

GLOSTERS

19.06.2016

Maj Sandy Fraser    R. BERKS    13.11.2017

Fred Frost

R. BERKS

April 2016

S. B. Gibbard    GLOSTERS    25.12.2016

P. A. Grady

WILTS

21.12.2016

George Hamilton    RGBW/RIFLES    19.09.2016

Sgt George Harold

REME

27.07.2016

WO 1 J Harrington    GLOSTERS    21.01.2016

Ronald Hawkins

DERR

14.12.2016

Maj R Hicks MBE    DERR    23.01.2017

Sgt Geoffrey Hobbs

DERR

17.07.2017

Maj D. L Hudson    GLOSTERS    25.06.2016

Barry Hughes

GLOSTERS

07.10.2016

Robert James    DERR    05.04.2016

Terrence James

GLOSTERS

April 2017

WO 1 Len Jones    R. BERKS    10.10.2016

Derek Kelly

GLOSTERS

12.03.2016

Sgt Stanley Kemp    WILTS    27.12.2017

Col Philip King OBE

DERR

22.01.2017

M. Lamble    R. BERKS    April 2016

Paul Langton

GLOSTERS

29.12.2017

Terry Leonard    R. BERKS    10.11.2017

Sidney Lewendon

GLOSTERS

26.09.2016

Keith Lovegrove    DERR    06.07.2016

Sgt Steve McPherson

DERR

31.05.2017

Capt Eric Millard    DERR    November 2016

Jim Morris

GLOSTERS

01.08.2017

Norman Morse    GLOSTERS    4th Quarter 2016

Alfred Nash

GLOSTERS

13.01.2016

Harold Nash    GLOSTERS    28.05.2017

Sgt Hubert Neale

GLOSTERS

05.03.2016

Maj Phillip Newman R. BERKS    08.11.2017

Clem O’Leary

GLOSTERS

22.02.2017

Don Osborne    GLOSTERS    23.03.2016

Nicholas O’Toole

DERR

20.04.2016

Sgt Raymond Paine   GLOSTERS    10.02.2

Cpl Peter Phelps

GLOSTERS

12.05.2017

Maj Alan Pickford TD WILTS    31.10.2016

C/Sgt Tony Pinnell

DERR

February 2016

Colin Pockett    R. BERKS    June 2016

John Pound

GLOSTERS

19.08.2016

Kevin Power    DERR    Sept 2017

Lee Sellens

DERR

February 2017

Reginald Simpkins    GLOSTERS    13.11.2017

Vincent Spring

GLOSTERS

06.08.2017

Albert Strange    GLOSTERS    22.01.2017

WO2 Clive Summers

GLOSTERS

02.10.2017

D. Sutton-Thompson GLOSTERS    24.03.2016

Eric Tideswell

GLOSTERS

27.11.2017

Cpl H. L.A. Turk    R. BERKS    07.01.2016

David Wadley

R. BERKS

07.04.2016

Sgt George Webb    GLOSTERS    17.03.20

Sgt Maurice Webb

GLOSTERS

25.12.2015

Christopher Walker   GLOSTERS    14.12.2017

Sgt Bernard Welch

WILTS

06.07.2017

Maj Donald Welch    WILTS    22.06.2017

WO2 Francis Welsh MBE

GLOSTERS

29.09/2015

Cpl Will Westwood  GLOSTERS    May 2017

Ben Whitchurch

GLOSTERS

Jan 2016

Cpl Mervyn White    GLOSTERS    26.08.2017

WO2 Chris Whiting

DERR

March 2017

Anthony Whittle    GLOSTERS    09.01.2017

Alan Williams

GLOSTERS

13.04.2016

Geoff Young    WILTS    09.06.2017



The Rifles & Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire

Regimental Association

Patrons

The Colonel in Chief: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO, HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO

President

Brig (Retd) PE O’R-B Davidson-Houston CBE

Vice President

Brig (Retd) MS Vine OBE

Hon Vice President

General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE Major General RD Grist CB OBE

Chairman

Col  (Retd) MJ Cornwell OBE

Secretary and Treasurer

Secretary: Capt (Retd)  MK Godwin

Treasurer: Lt Col  (Retd) MJR Motum DL

Chaplain

The Venerable Alan Jeans

Trustees

Chairman Major General N Welch OBE

Brig (Retd) PE O’R-B Davidson-Houston CBE Brig CS Maconochie

Col (Retd) MS Lee-Browne CBE TD DL MA Col (Retd) MJ Cornwell OBE

Lt Col M Baker Lt Col C Grist

Lt Col SD Gray MBE MA Capt  (Retd) IG Spence

Executive Committee

The President

The Vice President The Chairman

Berkshire: Mr D Smith & Mr SP North

City & County of Bristol: Lt Col (Retd) JM Blundell Gloucestershire: Capt (Retd) LR Keeling & Mr RV Evans

Wiltshire: Lt Col (Retd) SJ Venus MBE & Capt (Retd) WH Sherman

 

Registered Charity No: 1038526

 

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

To all Association Members.

Firstly may I wish every one of you and your families a Happy and Prosperous 2018.

Many of your will realise that during 2017 our Association underwent a fundamental change in it governance and structure and at the same time the reduction in the Civil Service manning levels within the MOD. In essence we no long- er have the support so handsomely given by the two Regimental Offices at Gloucester and Salisbury. Perhaps more importantly we will miss the corporate knowledge of both Lesley Bradshaw and Sue Nelmes.

The day to day running of the Association now falls to those of us who have volunteered to assume key appointments within the Associa- tion.

Before going on to provide you with an insight into how we will conduct our business in fu- ture I wish to pay tribute to Colonel Stephen Oxlade MBE, for the outstanding contribution he has given for the past ten years. Col Ste- phen has been at the helm from the time of the creation of the Rifles and has provided the calm and reassuring leadership required as new Regiments are formed,  being  conscious of members fierce loyalties to their own cap badge whilst transitioning to the new. I sus- pect that for many the highlight of his tenure will be the Association's Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Loos at Windsor. So on everyone’s behalf, heartfelt thanks to Colonel Stephen for not only that splendid occasion but also for the past ten years of endeavour and leadership.

With the loss of the support from the two County Offices the Association is going to  have to rely completely on the work of volun- teers at all Levels.

Essentially each of the component counties from the Regimental Areas of the RGBW foot- fall will now assume responsibility for organis- ing and running the Reunion Events that

happen in Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Wilt- shire. So Gloucestershire Committee will run and organise the Back Badge Reunion at St Mary’s Lode, the Berkshire Committee will run with the Maiwand weekend reunion in Reading and the Wiltshire Committee will assume responsibility for organising the Salisbury and Devizes Reunion week ends Events like the Officers Chavenage Lunch and the RGBW Officers lunch at the Ward- robe will be run outside of the Association Gov- ernance though whatever support the Association is able to provide will be forthcoming.

Our biggest problem at the moment is ensuring we can communicate effectively with all our for- mer Regimental Members. In the past the Annual Newsletter was sent out by mail. As the then Cura- tor of the Museum at the Wardrobe I used to see the team drawn in By Lt Col John Venus to enve- lope the Newsletters whilst the museum attendant made numerous return journeys to the post office with a laden sack trolley. With the advent of IT we have progressed to electronic distribution, howev- er one point has becoming glaringly obvious as we have assumed the data base of the member- ship. If the data is correct we have a data base of some 11,000 former Regimental Members but less than 1,900 email addresses. So I will be ask- ing Branches to ensure that those Local Branch Members who do not use computers are given hard copies of the Calling Notices for the Reun- ions Events so that they are able to bid for a place and we can hopefully increase the numbers at- tending and reverse the trend of a drop in num- bers in 2017 due I suspect to no Newsletter going out.

Whilst this Newssheet is brief and to the point the aim is to produce a monthly one to allow Branches to post news and reports of future and recent Events so please pass on any input to the Secretary or Chairman. 

 

REUNIONS

GLOUCESTERSHIRE REUNION SATURDAY 24th MARCH 2018

The 2018 Rifles and RGBW Gloucestershire Reunion will be held at St. Mary De Lode Church, Archdeacon Street (off lower Westgate Street), Gloucester GL1 2QT, followed by a Reunion lunch at Dr Fosters located in the Gloucester Docks Complex.

Further details will become available on the following websites, https://www.rgbw-association.org.uk & http://www.glosters.org/latest.htm

DEVIZES REUNION SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018

The Devizes Reunion will be held in Devizes on Sunday 3rd June 2018. 

Timing are as follows:

  • •    Gather in the Market Square at 1200 hrs.
  • •    Church Service in St Johns Church, Long Street Devizes at 1215hrs.
  • •    Lunch in the Devizes Town Hall.  Tickets ___________£15 per person.
  • •    Please complete the proforma and return with a stamped address envelope to:

Mr D Fielding

Wiltshire County Secretary 

11 Kempsfield

Devizes

Wiltshire 

SN10 5 AJ

SALISBURY WEEKEND SATURDAY 7TH & SUNDAY 8TH JULY 2018

The 2018 Salisbury Reunion Dinner will be held again at the South Wiltshire Golf Club. The Drumhead Service, Parade and Lunch will take place on Sunday 8th at the Wardrobe. All members of the Regimental Association and former Regiments Old Comrade Associations are cordially invited to attend with their families and guest. 

The outline programme is as follows:

  • •    Saturday 7th July Reception and bar at 1830hrs
  • •    Dinner and Dance at the South Wilts Golf Club 1900hrs
  • •    The Reunion Dinner tickets will cost £21.00 per person.
  • •    Sunday 8th July Drumhead Service in the Wardrobe Gardens, you are requested to be seated by 1115hrs
  • •    March Past 1215hrs around the Cathedral Close
  • •    Pre- lunch drinks 1230hrs
  • •    Lunch 1300hrs at a cost of £15.00 per person.

Please complete the proforma and return with a stamped addressed envelope to the Wiltshire County Secretary, Mr D Fielding.

READING MAIWAND REUNION SATURDAY 21ST JULY 2018

MAIWAND Reading Reunion will take place on Saturday 21st July 2018.

The outline of the programme is as follows:

  • •    Memorial Service at the Cenotaph
  • •    March Past
  • •    Two course lunch in the Dragon Club, please note this is a cash bar.
  • •    Static Display by 7 Rifles – TBC
  • •    Musical event – TBC

Most of all come along and meet up with your old comrades and Friends.

Please support your Association.

Please complete the proforma and return with a stamped address envelope to:

            Mr P J Richens

            55 Boxalls Lane

            Aldershot

            Hampshire

            GU11 3QL

FEROZESHAH COMMEMORATION SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2018

The Commemoration of the Battle of Ferozeshah will be held in Devizes on the 2nd December 2018.

  • •    Meet at the Wyvern Club, 51a Church Walk SN10 3AA at 1230hrs
  • •    Church Service at St James Church 1330hrs
  • •    A Curry Lunch will be available at the Wyvern Club after the service.

Please complete the proforma and send to:

            Norman Minty

            6 Elm Tree Close
            Devizes

            Wiltshire

            SN10 3ER


 

2018 CALENDAR

January

2018 CALENDAR

Saturday 27    Rifles and RGBW Association 2017 AGM

February

59-94 DERR Officer’s Lunch

Tbc    Regimental Association Committee Meeting

March

Thu 01    Illustrious Remnants (Wiltshire) Luncheon— The Wardrobe

Saturday 24    Annual Back Badge Day St Mary Lode Church, then Lunch at Dr Fosters.

April

Tba    Informal Back Badge Luncheon—London

May

Sunday 20    Somerset Branch Imjin Lunch—Taunton

June

Sunday 03    The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association Reunion– Devizes

July

Saturday 07    RGBW Officer’s Club Luncheon Salisbury—The Wardrobe Saturday 07    RGBW Association Reunion Salisbury—South Wilts Golf Club Sunday 08    Rifles and RGBW Drumhead Service and Luncheon—The Wardrobe Saturday 21    Annual Maiwand Reunion - Brock Barracks Reading

September

thur  20  Wiltshire Officers Regimental Luncheon Club—The Wardrobe

Riffles and RGBW Association 2018 AGM preceded by Executive Committee meeting.

October

November

Band & Corps of Drums (Glosters) Reunion. Officers Back Badge Luncheon Chavenage

Thursday 08    Garden of Remembrance Westminster Abbey Sunday 11    Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph March Past

December

Sunday 02    Ferozeshah  Church Service and Luncheon—Devizes


 

BRANCH CONTACTS
 

 
Branch President &
Branch Chairman

 
Branch Secretary & Standard Bearer
RGBW Regtl Association Web Page
 
 

 
Meeting Place & Time

CITY & COUNTY OF BRISTOL
Lt Col JM Blundell

Mr LK Whittle
53 Withymead Road
Marshfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 8PB
01225 – 892201
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First Tuesday each month at 1pm. At Royal British Legion, Kendall Rd Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 4NB

BOURNEMOUTH
Col MR Vernon-Powell
Mr L Devine

Mr L Devine
Ground Floor Flat, 39 Windsor Road
Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 1DT
01202 – 397878
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Last Monday of every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) at the Poole Royal British Legion, North Road, Poole 7.30pm.

CHELTENHAM
Lt Col DR Dixon OBE
Mr R Mitchell

Mr TR Keylock
401 Swindon Road,Cheltenham, Glos GL51 9LB
01242 – 227319
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Last Sunday each month at 12.30 pm.  Albion House, North Place, Cheltenham, GL50 4DJ

FOREST OF DEAN
Major (Retd) L Ramsden MBE
Mr RG Walker

Mr S McBryde
9 Beale Close, Bussage, Stroud, GL6 8DF
01453-885513

Last Tuesday each month (except December) at 12 noon at The Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford, GL16 8LH

GLOUCESTER
 

Mr MC Fox
24B St Aldwyn Rd, Tredworth, GL1 4RB
01452 – 306455 07954 165088
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First Friday each month at 8 pm. Naval Club, 18 Commercial Road, Gloucester.

THE HEART OF ENGLAND
Brig G Coxon CBE
Mr PG Mallows
 

Mr PG Mallows
16 Rock Farm Road, Whittington
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9LZ
01543 – 432112 / (Mob) 07935 564789
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Quarterly in Mar, Jun, Sep & Dec. At the Lichfield Rugby Club, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffs.
 

ISLE OF WIGHT
Mr A Williams

Mr AMD Marvin
Delamare, Bellvue Rd, Ventor Isle of Wight PO38 1DB
07712 352912
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Fourth Wednesday Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov at 11.30 am The Conservative Club, Newport, Isle of Wight

KENT
Mr MJA Bryant
 
 
 

Mr MJA Bryant
10 Priory Grove
Ditton, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6BA
01622 – 202977 mob: 07783 388052
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Every 3 months at Victoria Hotel, Canterbury, Kent, every 3 months

NEWBURY
Mr JA North
Mr CC Green

Mr JA North
19 Sanden Close, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0LA
01488-683591
 

Last Thursday each month at 8 pm at the RBL Club, Newbury. 

READING (R BERKS & DERR)
Lt Col RB Paddison MBE DL
Mr P Richens

Hon Secretary Mrs Barbara Teixerix
01635860710
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Hailstone, Ashmore Green,
Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9EY.

Last Tuesday each month at 7.30 pm at Dragon Club, Brock Barracks, Oxford Rd, Reading, RG30 1HW

SALISBURY
Lt Col VH Ridley MBE QGM
Lt Col SJ Venus MBE

Mr RW Giddings
35 Napier Close, Laverstock Salisbury SP1 1PL
01722 - 329038
 

Quarterly, at the end of Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct at different venues.

SEVERN
Mr J Bealey
Mr J Orpin
 

Mr RD Smith
18 Gainsborough Drive, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 0QR
01452 – 522942    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quarterly at different venues.

SOMERSET
Lt Col MJR Motum
Mr HS May

Mr PA Miller
45 Coleridge Gdns Burnham on Sea TA8 2QA
01278 781592
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17 May-26 Jul-25 Oct at 11h30 RBL Club, 29 Old Main Rd, Pawlett, Bridgwater, TA6 4RY
WEB: www.rifles-rgbw-regimental-association-somerset.org

STROUD VALLEYS
Major (Retd) L Ramsden MBE
Mr MA Vizor

Mr S McBryde
9 Beale Close, Bussage, Stroud GL6 8DF
01453 – 885513
 

Last Tuesday of the month except December 1230pm for 1.00pm, The Clothiers Arms, 1 Bath Rd, Stroud, Glos, GL5 3JJ. Tel: 01453 763801. New members please check with Secretary.

SWINDON
Mr CM Snee
Mr P Mallinson
 

Mr CM Snee
“Lahurne” 14 Wanborough Rd,
Stratton St Margaret, SN3 4HQ
01793 – 226728 / (Mob) 07702 958482
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Last First Friday each month at 8 pm at the Navy Club, Swindon.

TEWKESBURY
 

Capt GD Smart
Lilac Cottage, Corse Lawn, GL19 4NB
01452 – 780303

Please contact the Secretary for details.

WARMINSTER
 
Mr J Case

Miss Marion Barton
4 Emwell Street, Warminster, BA12 ….
07851 800509
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Third Thursday May and Sep at 10.30 am at Warminster Town Football Club.

WEST WILTSHIRE
Col MJ Cornwell OBE
A Crocker
 

Mr S Shaw
5 Burnett Rd, Trowbridge, BA14 0QA
01225 – 769927
Tracey Ledbury (Asst. Sec)
7 Burnett Rd, Trowbridge BA14 0QA
01225 – 766615 07968 210065
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Bi-Monthly on the last Friday of the month 8pm at the Wesley Road Club, Trowbridge, Wilts. 

 

 
Association Contacts
 

 

Marlborough

Mr A Gray
114 High Street, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 1LT
01672 – 515530

 

 
 
 

 
Other Gatherings
 

 

VLY CLUB
4TH Wilts Bn
 
 

Mr JA Matthews
62 Brickley Lane
Devizes, Wilts SN10 3BN
01380 – 738127
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STANDARD BEARERS
 

BRANCH

NAME

STANDARD

DETAILS

Bournemouth

Mr Frank Stacey

RGBW

01202 293020

Bristol

Mr Richard Hanton

   

Cheltenham

Mr DK Deal

GLOSTERS
RGBW

07712539098
 

Forest of Dean


 
Mr Ray Vale
Mr Ken Meek
 

 
 
GLOSTERS
RGBW


01954 544730 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
01594 841512

Gloucester

Mr Mike Fowler
Mr Rob Ridler

5th GLOSTERS
Burma Star / RBL

01452 418159
07771540592
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Isle of Wight

Mr Alan Williams

RGBW

01983 296810
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Kent

Mr Dave White

RGBW

01277 458281
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Newbury

Mr John North

R.BERKS

01488 683591

Reading

Daniel Sharp  

DERR
 
 

07585973200

Salisbury

Mr RW Giddings
Mr GEB Burton
 
Mr AC Walsh
 

WILTS
DERR
 
RIFLES
 

01722 329038
01722 335760
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01980 862628
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Severn

Mr Roger Smith

RGBW

01452 522942
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Somerset

Mr Harry  North 
Mr Ben Casey
Mr Richard Tong

RGBW
GLOSTERS
RIFLES

07710454845
07882559458
07527711191

Stroud

Mr Scott McBryde

GLOSTERS
RGBW

01453 885513

Warminster

Mr John Case

WILTS

01985 840484
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West Wiltshire

Mr Clive Gunning
Mr Peter Legg

DERR
RGBW

07541496332
01225 754611


 

MJ Cornwell:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile : 07388224129

MK Godwin:

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Mobile: 07793002437

If you prefer to use written correspondence then address it to either the Chairman or Secretary at:

Rifles and RGBW Regimental Associaiton c/o The Wardrobe

58 The Close SALIBURY

Wiltshire SP1 2EX


 

STOP PRESS

Golf Society Meetings 2018

Dates

Society

Golf Course

27 March 2018

Slashers GS

Ombersley Golf Club

13 April 2018

Farmers Boys

Spring Meeting

21st  April 2018

Light Infantry GS

The LI Golf Meeting Cannington Golf Centre, Bridgewater

27 April 2018

Slashers GS

Woodlands Golf Club

18 May 2018

Slashers GS

The Players Golf Club, Cordrington

25 May 2018

Farmers Boys GS

The Burma Cup Competition host by Farmers Boys, Cumberwell

7 & 8 June 2018

Farmers Boys GS

Farmers Boys Annual Meeting, Chipping Sodbury

20 June 2018

Devon ABF

Devon ABF Charity Day (Trevor Ongley), Dainton Park GC

29 June 2018

Slashers GS

Cirencester Golf Club

20 July 2018

Slashers GS

Puckrup Hall Golf Club – Presidential Citation Trophy

3 August 2018

Slashers GS

Brickhampton Golf Club Annual Meeting

31 August 2018

Mercian Regt GS

The Mercian Regiment Charity Meeting, Rufford GC

31 August 2018

Slashers GS

Thornbury Golf Club

21 September 2018

Farmers Boys GS

Autumn Meeting location in Berkshire Tbc

28 September 2018

Slashers GS

Cotswold Hill Golf Course

08 October 2018

Rifles GS

Rifles Golf meeting, South Winchester Golf Meeting

26 October 2018

Slashers GS

Forest Hills Golf Club

For details of the Back-Badge Golf Society meetings contact Roy Evans on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For details of the Farmers Boys Golf Society meetings contact John Marsh on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Reunion Returns
https://www.rgbw-association.org.uk/our-reunions/events-reunions
 

DEVIZES REUNION SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018

From:         

Address:         

  Postcode:      

Telephone:      

E-mail:         

Former Regiment:         

I wish to attend the Devizes Reunion and the following events:

Reunion Lunch @ £15    tickets please

I enclose a cheque for £         payable to “RGBW Regimental Charities” Date:    Signed:      

Please complete the proforma and return it with a Stamped Addressed Envelope to:

Mr D. Fielding County Secretary Wiltshire

11 Kempsfield DEVIZES

Wilts

SN10 5AJ

No Later than Wednesday 23rd  March 201
 

SALISBURY REUNION

SATURDAY 7th & SUNDAY 8th  JULY 2018

From:         

Address:         

     Postcode:      

Telephone:      

E-mail:         

Former Regiment:         

To:    Mr D. Fielding

County Secretary Wiltshire
11 Kempsfield

DEVIZES

Wilts SN10 5AJ

I wish to attend the Salisbury Reunion and the following events: Annual Dinner @ £21 pp         tickets please

Please note there will be no transport provided to South Wilts Golf Course on Saturday Night

On Saturday Night at the Reunion Dinner I would like to sit with:         

Drumhead Service – The Wardrobe Gardens    Yes   /    No

March Past    Yes   /    No

Lunch @ £15 pp             Tickets

I enclose a cheque for £         payable to “RGBW Regimental Charities” Date:    Signed:      

Please complete the proforma and return it with a Stamped Addressed Envelope to:

Mr D. Fielding, County Secretary Wiltshire, 11 Kempsfield, DEVIZES, Wilts, SN10 5AJ No Later than Friday 29th  June 2018

 THE RIFLES & ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

 MAIWAND DAY AND REUNION SATURDAY 21st  JULY 2018

Please find below my application for tickets for the Maiwand Day 2018.

From: (Mr/Mrs/Ms/Rank)………………………………………………………………………………. Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………Post Code:……………….. Email:……………………………………………. Contact Tel Number:……………………………. Former Regiment: ……………………………………………………………………………………… I wish to attend the The Rifles/ RGBW Maiwand Day 2018.

The cost of tickets for this day will be £12.50 per person. I would like to purchase:……………… tickets.

I enclose a cheque for £……………….. Please make cheque payable to RGBW Association Reading. Are you a Branch Standard Bearer: YES/NO – Name of Branch: …………………………………… Names of persons attending: (1)……………………………………………………………..

(2)……………………………………………………………. (3)……………………………………………………………. (4)……………………………………………………………. (5)……………………………………………………………. (6)…………………………………………………………….

Vehicle Details:

Make: …………..………….. VRN: …………………….. Colour: ……………………………

Date:     Signed:     

Please complete this proforma and return with a stamped addressed envelope by Friday 29th June to: Mr P J Richens, 55 Boxalls Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3QL. Further info Tel: 01252 312967 - Mob: 07527 997392 - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

FEROZESHAH COMEMMORATION SERVICE 2018

 St James’ Church, Church Walk Devizes SN10 3AA

The Commemoration of the Battle of Ferozeshah will be held in Devizes on the 2nd December 2018.

Meet at The Wyvern Club, 51a Church Walk SN10 3AA at 1230hrs Church Service at St James’ Church 1330hrs.

A Curry Lunch will be available at the Wyvern Club after the service. Please indicate on your return if curry is not ac- ceptable. An alternative of chicken fricassee or a Ham or Tuna filled roll will be available only if requested (please state which).   Any special dietary requirements should also be mentioned

Name………………………………………………………….

I will be attending the Ferozeshah Commemoration and will require a total of ………places at £5.00 per person. (These charges are to cover a donation for the use of the Church. The hire of The Wyvern Club hall, kitchen and

one extra bar staff for the period).

Please send this return with your cheque made out N Minty to: N Minty

6 Elm Tree Close Devizes

Wiltshire SN10 3ER



                        

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2018 CALENDAR

January

2018 CALENDAR

Saturday 27    Rifles and RGBW Association 2017 AGM

February

59-94 DERR Officer’s Lunch

Tbc    Regimental Association Committee Meeting

March

Thursday 01    Illustrious Remnants (Wiltshire) Luncheon— The Wardrobe

Saturday 24    Annual Back Badge Day St Mary Lode Church, then Lunch at Dr Fosters.

April

Tba    Informal Back Badge Luncheon—London

May

Sunday 20    Somerset Branch Imjin Lunch—Taunton

June

Sunday 03    The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association Reunion– Devizes

July

Saturday 07    RGBW Officer’s Club Luncheon Salisbury—The Wardrobe Saturday 07    RGBW Association Reunion Salisbury—South Wilts Golf Club Sunday 08    Rifles and RGBW Drumhead Service and Luncheon—The Wardrobe Saturday 21    Annual Maiwand Reunion - Brock Barracks Reading

September

Thursday 20 Wiltshire Officers Regimental Luncheon Club—The Wardrobe

Riffles and RGBW Association 2018 AGM preceded by Executive Committee meeting.

October

November

Band & Corps of Drums (Glosters) Reunion. Officers Back Badge Luncheon Chavenage

Thursday 08    Garden of Remembrance Westminster Abbey Sunday 11    Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph March Past

December

Sunday 02    Ferozeshah  Church Service and Luncheon—Devizes

Golf Society Meetings 2018

Dates

Society

Golf Course

23 March 2018

Slashers GS

Ombersley Golf Club

13 April 2018

Farmers Boys

Spring Meeting

21st  April 2018

Light Infantry GS

The LI Golf Meeting Cannington Golf Centre, Bridgewater

27 April 2018

Slashers GS

Woodlands Golf Club

18 May 2018

Slashers GS

The Players Golf Club, Cordrington

25 May 2018

Farmers Boys GS

The Burma Cup Competition host by Farmers Boys, Cumberwell

7 & 8 June 2018

Farmers Boys GS

Farmers Boys Annual Meeting, Chipping Sodbury

20 June 2018

Devon ABF

Devon ABF Charity Day (Trevor Ongley), Dainton Park GC

29 June 2018

Slashers GS

Cirencester Golf Club

20 July 2018

Slashers GS

Puckrup Hall Golf Club – Presidential Citation Trophy

3 August 2018

Slashers GS

Brickhampton Golf Club Annual Meeting

31 August 2018

Mercian Regt GS

The Mercian Regiment Charity Meeting, Rufford GC

31 August 2018

Slashers GS

Thornbury Golf Club

21 September 2018

Farmers Boys GS

Autumn Meeting location in Berkshire Tbc

28 September 2018

Slashers GS

Cotswold Hill Golf Course

08 October 2018

Rifles GS

Rifles Golf meeting, South Winchester Golf Meeting

26 October 2018

Slashers GS

Forest Hills Golf Club

For details of the Back-Badge Golf Society meetings contact Roy Evans on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For details of the Farmers Boys Golf Society meetings contact John Marsh on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welfare Cases

As a Glosters, DERR, R Berks, Wilts, RGBW or Rifles veteran, welfare cases, once initiated, will be handled by Rifles HQ in Winchester.  However to initiate a welfare case it must be case worked either by SSAFA or Royal British Legion. They will then put your case to the Association for consideration. Regrettably this will not be a quick fix.

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