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Subject: Recruiting for an ex-soldier

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Op Banner

Please find the links below to details to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Op Banner (Northern Ireland) at the National Memorial Arboretum.

http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-at-the-arboretum/forthcoming-events/op-banner-50/

The Diamond Jubilee - DERR@60

7th January 2019

Hello to all you Farmers Boys and Girls!

The Diamond Reunion - A celebration weekend marking the 60th Anniversary of the formation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment 7 - 10 June 2019
What a fantastic response we have had to the DERR@60 Diamond Reunion Weekend. We are Sold Out and we now have a Waiting List. Thank you to everyone who signed up so efficiently and for either paying the whole price right out or for keeping your monthly payments coming in.

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ZIMBABWE- OPERATION AGILA - PROJECT 

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Christopher Le Hardy is seeking support/information from those that served on Op AGILA. Christopher is a former Lt Col in the 13/18H & Light Dragoons who, in retirement, has supported the Armed Forces in all sorts of ways. His note below, in bold Italics, is self-explanatory. If you took part in Op AGILA please make contact with Christopher Le Hardy direct. His contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. || West Grange, Home Farm Lane, Rimpton, BA22 8AS || 01935 850212 || 07803 894992

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On a very warm summer’s day a small but dedicated band from the Warminster Branch supported by members of the Warminster RBL assembled in the Longleat Visitors Car Park and were met by the staff of the Longleat Estate. This was the beginning of the annual pilgrimage to the 43rdWessex Division Memorial which is sited within the grounds of the Marquis of Bath’s vast estate. 4th and 5th Wilts were part of the 43rdWessex Division, as were 4thSomerset LI and 4th and 5th Dorset.

By the use of two off road vehicles the Estate staff were able to shuttle the assembled part to the memorial site and once we had recovered the Venerable Alan Jeans, who had gone off on a forced route march in sympathy with the route 43rdWessex Division took across western Europe in 1944-45, we held a very simple but meaningful service to commemorate the actions of the Division from July 1944 to May 1945.
Service over, we reversed the shuttling process back to the Longleat Visitors restaurant where we were entertained to a very welcomed cup of tea and cakes. Congratulations to John Case for arranging the pilgrimage and for the excellent day out.

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