GLOUCESTERSHIRE WEEKENDSATURDAY 12th MARCH 2016
THE RIFLES & RGBW ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY 12th MARCH 2017
The 2016 Rifles and RGBW Gloucestershire Reunion is being held at St. Mary De Lode Church, Archdeacon Street (off lower Westgate Street), Gloucester GL1 2QT, followed by a reception in the New County Hotel, Southgate Street. In the evening the formal dinner will take place in the Gables Hotel, Bristol Road, Falfield, GL12 8DL. All members of the Regimental Association and the OCAs are cordially invited with their guests.
The outline programme of events is:
Saturday 12th March
!1345 hrs To be seated in St Mary De Lode
1400 hrs Service Commences
1500 hrs March Past
1530 hrs Reception in New County Hotel
1800 hrs Drinks in Gable Hotel
1900 hrs Dinner commences
The cost of the Reunion Dinner which includes a 3 course meal with wine on the table is at an unbeatable offer - only £17.50 per head! There will be music and dancing after
the Dinner. Branches should liaise with each other regarding the arrangement and funding of coaches.
The Gables Hotel have set aside all its 45 rooms on the night of 12th March for us at the cost of £72 per standard double room including B&B. Rooms can be booked direct
with the Gables Hotel on 01454 260502 quoting the booking reference allocation Rifles/RGBW.
For other nearby accommodation see: www.glosters.org/gables2016.htm
At the Wiltshire Regimental Committee Meeting in October 2013, a decision was taken to halt the marching and simply gather or a Church Service and a Lunch among friends and comrades.
The Timings are:
12h00 Gather in the Market Square
12h15 Church Service in St John’s Church, Long Street, Devizes
13h30 Lunch in the Devizes Town Hall
Please complete the proforma and return it with a stamped addressed envelope to the Salisbury Office by NLT Friday 20th May 2016.
SATURDAY 4th AND SUNDAY 5th JULY 2017
The 2017 Salisbury Reunion will be held this year at the South Wiltshire Golf Club and the Wardrobe and all Members of the Regimental Association and the former Regiments Old Comrades Association are cordially invited, with their families and guests.The outline programme is:
Saturday 4th July
18h30 Reception and Bar
19h00 Dinner & Dance (South Wilts Golf Club)
Sunday 5th July
11h30 Drumhead Service in Wardrobe Garden
12h15 March Past
• The Reunion Dinner Dance tickets will cost £21 per person.
• Transport will be available from Opposite White Hart Hotel (St John’s St) to the golf club – seats to be reserved
• Drumhead Service in the Wardrobe Garden: to be seated by 1045hrs
.• There will be a march around the Cathedral Close
• Lunch tickets available at £15 per person.
RGBW Maiwand Weekend 2017.
The RGBW Maiwand weekend will be held over the weekend 23rd and 24th July 2017. The Royal British Legion (RBL) Tilehurst Reading will host the Saturday Reception, AGM and Evening Social.
Saturday 23rd July:
1400 hrs - 1500 hrs: Reception – RBL Tilehurst Reading.
15.15 hrs: Royal Berkshire Association AGM – RBL Tilehurst Reading.
1600 hrs: Coach Leave’s RBL Tilehurst for Forbury Gardens Reading.
1700 hrs: Coach returns to RBL Tilehurst Reading.
1900 hrs to 2359 hrs: Evening Social – RBL Tilehurst Reading.
19.30 hrs: Buffet Supper.
Sunday 24th July Brock Barracks:
Reception: 1000 hrs.
Standard Bearer Briefing: 1045 hrs.
Standard Bearers Form Up for Cenotaph Service: 1055 hrs.
Cenotaph Service Starts: 1100 hrs.
Form Up for March Past: On conclusion of Cenotaph Service.
Roast Lunch will be served 15 minutes after the March Past has finished.
Directions to RBL Tilehurst from Junction 12 of the M4 Motorway a distance of 1.8 miles. Follow signs A4 Reading Bath Road, When you past the Calcot Hotel on the left turn left at next traffic lights (S Bend) on to Langley Hill, Road then changes to Park Lane, then on to School Road, Just before the Prince of Wales Pub turn left on to Downing Road, The RBL is at the end of the road on the left.
Royal British Legion Tilehurst Downing Road Tilehurst, Reading Berkshire, RG31 5BB. Tel: 01189 429 606