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DERR @ 60

We have had a number of enquiries requesting tickets to attend specific parts of the weekend, like Sunday only. Please note that in order for us to secure sole use of the superb Warner Lakeside Holiday Village and be covered by their liability insurance we can only sell the complete weekend package. If we didn’t sell every chalet we would have greater flexibility, but given the fantastic response so far, it is clear we will sell-out. Thank you for your understanding and if you would still like to be part of this very special reunion, please book your place as soon as possible.

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Message from: Farren Drury MBE The Chairman of the Organising Committee.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment

(Berkshire and Wiltshire)

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


The 60th Anniversary of the formation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire), which was one of the finest Infantry Regiments in the British Army, is a significant event and it deserves to be recognised. 
The Regimental family remains strong and networks are healthy and still more can be done to connect those who have served in or with 1DERR. As we all get older, that becomes increasingly important. 
Our Diamond Reunion, known for short as DERR@60, is almost certainly the last of its kind. It is an all ranks event and presents a brilliant opportunity to bring us all together to celebrate all that was great in 1 DERR, to reminisce, to party and to rekindle old friendships. Why wouldn’t we?

When and Where?

The attached Flyer gives you what you need to know about where and when the DERR@60 celebration is. Please take time to have a look at the venue website. It is on Hayling Island, near Portsmouth in Hampshire.

It is connected to the mainland and is very easy to get to. Warner Holidays looked after the Regiment superbly on the Isle of Wight for the 50th Anniversary and Hayling Island is an even better venue in a more accessible location. We have negotiated; they understand us and our needs and they know this weekend will be a highlight for them too. The superb package on offer recognises that and is tremendous value for money:


The outline of what the weekend will include is in the attached Flyer. It will be a weekend to savour and long remember. You will be transported back in time to feel ‘home’ again in 1DERR. The venue provides a range of activities and its location offers opportunities for trips to local sites if you want to explore:

• Going West - Old Portsmouth and the Historic Dockyard with its numerous attractions, like Action Stations; Southsea; Gun Wharf Quay – superb outlet shops, restaurants and the Spinnaker Tower.
• Going East – Chichester, Emsworth and historic Bosham as well as the beautiful beaches on The Witterings and the rugged terrain of the South Downs.
• Hayling Island itself is worth exploring, with a golf course, a fairground and great beaches and bars. It’s a short ferry across from Hayling Island to Southsea makes Portsmouth accessible. Maybe bring a bike?
• A special trip to Southwick Park (about 30 minutes away), which was the home of our affiliated RN ship, HMS Dryad is planned. It is now the Defence School of Policing and Guarding, so we will have to behave! It is also the home of the Map Room, where General Eisenhower and his staff launched the D Day landings and where he made the momentous decision to ‘go’. Our weekend is also of course the 75th Anniversary of D Day so we have been privileged to secure slots to visit the Map Room (with the Map as it was in 1944) and hear the stories of that time from resident historians. This will only take a couple of hours out of your day and it will be important to get your name down early to book a place. We will send more details on timings and give you the chance to book your place in later communications.

If you want to stay on site, there are numerous activities, from Bowling to Archery, from Snooker to Table Football, from Pitch and Putt to a gym, swimming pool and dance studio. These are all opportunities to have some fun with old mates. When you want to sit and chat, there are café’s and coffee and cake areas as well as bars, indoors and outdoors. The main restaurant and Cabaret area will seat 440 so imagine what that will be like when we fill it for our meals and to enjoy the entertainment Warner provides each evening and the Regimental entertainment we lay on. Tempted well here’s how you secure your place:

How? Booking your place ….

You can book online, by email or by post. The different ways of booking are explained in the supporting letter and Application Form accessible from the Flyer or Regimental Association Website. Book early: 
• Pay your deposit or the whole price for your chalet upfront.
• Pay your deposit and set up a payment plan to stage your payments through the year. 
• If you just pay your deposit, you have a place, but know that you must pay the outstanding cost by 31 March 2019.
You will get confirmation that your booking has been received and you can relax – you have your place. You can then monitor the Regimental Association Website to see the chalet bookings going up and who is coming. You can request to sit with mates at mealtimes and ask for your chalet to be near others and we will do our best to make that happen – though no guarantees.

A Call to Action

Now is the time to take action. The DERR@60 Diamond Reunion Weekend will be very special and you being a part of it will help make it so. It will unite and reunite. It will be a weekend of laughs and tears. It will long live in our memories and be a source of infinite stories for years to come.


Who's attending DERR@60?

Fred HedgesBecky (Wife)
Howard OldlandNil- share avalible
Gerald haycockMarie
Paul GibbsSally Gibbs
Jim ParsonsTina Lee
Steve CullenAlec Kirkland
Peter HapgoodNo
Gerry MasonNo
Eliana FitzgeraldNILL
Andy CrockerHeather
Dave AllenDave Allen , ANNE ALLEN,
John MansellJohn Mansell
peter speckjanet speck
Ronald Sutton Dave Jarrent
David JarrettNone
Joe SouthN/A
Joseph SouthN/A
Major (Retd) Jo EdmondsReserve
Andy HenwoodWendy Henwood
Brian McIntyreBrian McIntyre
Anthony Monger?????
Jim TrappeSandra Tonge
Robert PullenKathleen Pullen
Mark CartwrightLiz Cartwright
Stephen DobiePlus One
John SimmsLynda Simms
Vince LakeMrs Victoria Lake
Boris AldenNone Yet
Gary grayWendy gray
Derrick PazJennifer
Martin HayterYvonne Peart
Paul MurkinCarol Murkin
Steve HarrisKaren Harris
steve hallJulie Hall
mark newmanSarah Newman
Dennis StringerEvelyn Stringer
Roger RowleyMaxine Rowley
PAUL BARNETTMrs Doris Barnett
Robert Jenner (Bob)Linda Wozencroft
Ian OckwellChristine Ockwell
Colin BiddulphAlison Biddulph
arthur travellerDuncan Mcfarlane
Derek RadbandMichael McCann
Laurie JonesMrs Patricia Jones
Neil southernLindsay southern
Jason LeaMichelle Lea
Dave LukerN/a
Robert BoyleN/a
Ian LastN/a
Ron SimpsonBetty Simpson
Stephen FlaySuzanne Flay
Terry newtonJean caiger
Jon BoxallAllan (“Ben”) Johnson
Roger RollsYvonne Amore
Colin SneeWendy Snee
Dennis CroomeMrs M Croome
Hank BarnesMary Barnes
Max ListerAny!
Martyn TrumanElena Abery
Ronnie collins GunterLiz gunter
Dave GardnerRosie Gardner
Danny DavisMargaret Davis
Brendan DevlinKaren Devlin
JOHN ARNOLDRobin Maddison (1962-1965)
Nick BraceyAmanda Bracey
Matthew chunky young 2
george rooksue rook
Chris WardBecky Ward
Elfyn WilliamsCeris Williams
Gary Harriss Elizabeth Harriss
Andy SivyerAndy Silvey
Peter MartinJillian P White
Barry CaddenMichaela Cadden
Stephen TuckwellKathleen Tuckwell
Dave BoocockRachel Mckenzie
Steve R MellersGeorgina Walkeden (Partner)
Herbie HerbertDoe Herbert
Mark Morgans-HurleyTracey Morgans-Hurley
Bob LuckwellCarolyne Luckwell
Jonathan Mouland-Begbie (Bailey51)Charmaine Mouland-Begbie
Mark Fountain0
Kevin BainesDavid Jones
Paul McLeodJeannie McLeod
Chris SumnerPamela Sumner
david fedrickaudrey
Amarjit GillMimmy Gill
John CouplandLind Coupland
Richard TadhunterRon Mitchell
Steven Clements Jane Clements
Raymond HarrisRex Andrew francis
John callcutJanice callcut
George NicholHelen Nichol
Paul Tollafield Martin Davis
Bill WilsonEmma Wilson
Darren WilliamsWendi Williams
Andy FontanaKath Fontana
Stephen ByrneMichelle Dunscombe
Phillip TuckerEna Tucker
John EmmDelia Rampton
Jeremy TozerCharlotte Tozer
Terry DollimoreA Another TBC
Paul FlavellSusan Flavell
Simon BaileyPaul Muspratt
andrew carrPeter Carr
Dave blanninKaren Blannin
Paul Hosking Denise Hosking
Peter TaitTracy Tait
Iain TaitSharon Tait
Charlie TindillPaul Bryant
John MurphySuzette Murphy
Russ WardleJane Wardle
Barrie TurnerDolores Turner
Sam Spurway Fran Spurway
Mel O'ReillyChristine O'Reilly
Kevin EwingsMarilyn Ewings
Patrick KendrickJenny Kendrick
Harry AngierWendy Millard
Stephen shawHilary shaw
Ian HarlowNone
Dave HowellShirley Howell
john gallagherjenny gallagher
Mervyn Charles BrowneLaura Moss- Browne
Chris Cowley (Geordie)Kris
Ian thomasMartin hale, served 88/92
Dean CouplandJoanne Coupland
Brian StanleyLesley Stanley
NIck WardallFay Wardall
David WhiteMrs Judy Newson ( Daughter )
Martin Anthony Browne (Tony)Suzanne H Browne
Darren WoodroofNone
Steve Pocock Julie
Stephen DaviesJacqueline Davies
David MorganGisela Morgan
Michael WeavingAngela Weaving
BobbyMichelle lynch
Mr James AppletonMrs Michelle Appleton
24740377 Pte John Antony MintyMrs Marilyn Minty
David BordessaJoyce Bordessa
Michael CornwellNil
Martin McIntyreCarola McIntyre
Edith FennellN/A
Kevin Hillier Sandra Humphries
Dean clarkeNone
Robert MerrittMrs Merritt
Mark RidleyCarrie ridley
Jonathan smithSusan Bull
Kevin BallPatricia killian
John DobieChristine Wheaton
raymond g barnettsteve bawden,1959 TO 1970.WILTSHIRE REG,1DERR
Derek SouthMick Lohan
John HoleLesley Hole
Colin ParfittMrs Evelyn Parfitt
Fraser BlakeDorothy Blake
Algy TurnerHelen Turner
tony flayElizabeth Flay
John ZakSerena Gale
Alessandrio Martelliano-Cassiliano-KingDonlaphon Martelliano-Cassiliano-King
Peter MallowsCarol
Kevin BarnesNil
AW Prior M McCallum
Nick CareySandra Carey
Iain BlakeAnne Blake
James GriffithsRachael
Robert White Maxine White
Simon DyerCollen
Martin DavisVanda Hickmott
Kevin DaySharron Day
John Henry TarryJune Tarry
John VenusRita Venus
David FieldingAngela Fielding
Andrew PearsonNA
Royston GardinerJacqueline Gardiner
MICK STACEYAlly stacey
Colin fielding Susan Fielding
Mark weavingAngela weaving
Alan HobbsGlynis Hobbs
Peter MullingsJacqui Mullings
Freddie FreethStuart Morris
Dave Roberts N/a
Alan CottrellMaureen Cottrell
Nigel WalkerKatie Walker
Colin HumphreysKaren
Vivian John GunningMrs Carol Gunning
Steven ProbetsAndrea Probets
Steve NashSamantha Nash
Bill DaviesSharron Davies
John YorkLesley York
Scobie WattonJennifer Watton
william shermanangela sherman
Martin KleisBeverley Kleis
Steve WildenDonkey Finnegan
Alan WilliamsSylvia Williams
Paul MehrlichKaren Mehrlich
michael hopgoodMrs T A Ford
Bob OwensGeraldine Owens
Allan McIntyreSusan McIntyre
David WigginsDoreen Wiggins
Rory Mcintyre Chantal Mcintyre
Stephen EastVicky East
Barry HingstonMichele Hingston
Norman MintyAudrey Pink
Michael JonesN/A
Mr Michael Kemishnone
Clive Gunning Denise silver
Garry O’DohertyNikki O’Doherty
Brian StonardSharon Mapps
Robert HealSally Heal
Jim FletcherSue Fletcher
Bryan EleyJane Boyd
Jeff BarberRebecca Barber
Albert Leslie. BuchananMarion A Jarrett
Marcus MillsAmanda Burham
Michael PellingN/A
Chris Wisbey2
Martin ParrettLesley Parrett
Brian johnson. (johno)Alison johnson
Neil Quinnell Nobody
Philip TrinderLouise Trinder
Ronald CookeJune Cooke
Dennis WattsDennis Watts
Keith ballEmma freyne
David BakerJune astles
Phil WatsonElizabeth Watson
Neil KeenanN/A
Mick GodwinSusan Godwin
Toby NorthGale North
Arthur ChristianJane Christian
John MarshCelia Marsh
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