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News from the Slashers

  • by webbie
    It is my sad duty to inform the passing of 24093636 LCpl Victor (Vic) Gingell, of the 1st Battalion of The Gloucestershire Regiment on the 15th May 2024. Vic served from 1966 – 1988 and was stationed in England, Northern Ireland, BAOR, Canada, Belize, Berlin, Denmark and Cyprus. His service will be on Wednesday 19th […]
  • by webbie
    Please be advised of the passing of Pte Stan Gunnell late Glosters.  Stan served as a national serviceman with the Glosters in February 1951, having completed his basic training Stan was on a merchant Ship as part of a detachment of reinforcements on their way to report to the 1st Battalion who were then fighting in Korea, […]
  • by webbie
    Vic Gingell’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 19 th June at Semington crematorium at 13:15 hrs. Devizes Road Semington Trowbridge BA14 6HL Any Regimental Ties are welcome to attend Condolences have been sent to the family RIP Vic gone but not forgotten
  • by webbie
    Posted on behalf of David Mulcahy On the 30th of May I will be heading to Europe on an unsupported European cycling tour. I hope to cycle from Calais 30 May to Ypres and to finish the tour on, or about the 21st of June? I intend to visit as many locations as possible where […]
  • by webbie
    THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT MEMORIAL Having started fundraising in earnest in mid -2023, I am delighted to be able to let you know that we are now able to formally announce that the Dedication of the Gloucestershire Regiment Memorial will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2024 at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA).starting at 2.30pm. https://www.thenma.org.uk Donors […]

News From the Farmer’s Boys

  • by The Web Orderly Sergeant
    Jon Marsh writes that, after an 11 year absence, the DERR Golf Society (The Farmers’ Boys) returned to Erlstoke Golf Club near Westbury on 30 and 31 May for their Summer Meeting.  Many thanks to Farren Drury for liaising with the club and negotiating a very competitive rate and to Andy Fontana for organising the prizes. […]
  • by The Web Orderly Sergeant
    Family, friends and Old Comrades gathered on 11 June at the Church of All Saints in Sutton Courtenay near Abingdon for the funeral of ex CSgt Miguel Navarro, known as Mike and/or ‘Spanish’ to his comrades during his service in the 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) (1 DERR). His […]
  • by The Web Orderly Sergeant
    The photographs below illustrate the location of car parking near to the Church of All Saints in Sutton Courtenay.  As you approach the Church from the South and arrive at the village green, you will see signs indicating right to “The Abbey” and “To The Car Park”.  This will take you to the small car park in […]
  • by The Web Orderly Sergeant
    Please find below the order of service for the Drumhead service being held at the 65th anniversary reunion
  • by The Web Orderly Sergeant
    Friday 6 June 2025 – Sunday 8 June 2025 The Farmers Boys Reunion 2025 will take place once again in Hungerford so please diary note it now. Meetings at the RBL Club on Saturday night and Warm Up in The Hungerford Club in the Friday night – both subject to confirmation at this stage. Casual […]