As many of you will be aware this year's Cyprus Memorial Service will be held at the NMA on Sunday the 19th August at 1100hrs.
We can confirm the funeral of the late CSgt Saiasi Baleimatuku (Bali) is to take place on Friday 31st August 2018 at 3.30pm at the Fradley Crematorium and afterwards at the Enots Football Club on Brownsfield Rd, Eastern Ave, Lichfield WS136AY.
The following link will take you to the Fradley Crematorium:
RAYMOND HENRY PEART BEM
Many will be delighted to know of the recent announcement within the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2018.
Ray Peart, formerly of The Gloucestershire Regiment, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for ‘services to injured Service personnel and to Charity’. Some will have a feel for the extraordinary scale and longevity of Ray’s charitable work assisted by his wife, Claire, family and close friends. A few of the major beneficiaries have included: BLESMA; Blind Veterans UK; and, The Rifles Care for Casualties.
Dame Janet Trotter, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, has been in contact to extend her congratulations. Later in the year HM Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, on behalf of HM The Queen, will present the BEM to Ray Peart.
Those wishing to write to Mr R H Peart BEM are welcome to do so at either his home or e-mail address.
Details are: 33 Fieldfare, Abbeydale, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 4WH
VC Memorial Stone in Odiham for
The Late Brigadier James Manley VC DSO MC DL
Up and down the country cities, towns and villages have been honouring the centenary the award of the Victoria Cross to those born within their boundaries by laying a special Victoria Cross paving stone . On 22nd June 2018 Odiham, in Hampshire , laid their VC stone to honour the award to the recipient 100 years ago, Captain James Manley VC DSO MC who went on to eventually retire as a Brigadier and being a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the then County o f Avon