The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

Supporting veterans from Gloucestershire's, Berkshire's and Wiltshire's infantry regiments

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  • The Ferozeshah Commemoration Service Devizes 1st December 2019
  • Funeral Arrangements for Patricia (Trish) Wakelin
  • The Death of L/Cpl Chris 'Ginge' Whittall, 1 Glosters
  • The Death of Stephen Shaw, 1DERR
  • Lidgate War Memorial Re-dedication Service 3rd November 2019

May 26

The `Death of Mr Albert Barnes, RBerks

Sad to report the death of Mr Albert Edwin Barnes, 86. Formerly of the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Served in the Canal Zone. On 23rd May 2019. At RD and E Hospital, Exeter.

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May 22

The Death of George Hughes Glosters

it is with great sadness I have to report the death of George Hughes (BIG GEORGE ) as he was known George lived at Edge End , Nr, Coleford , Forest Of Dean , Gloucestershire . Pte George Hughes joined the up 1960 . After training at Topsham Brks , he joined the Btl at Dover was Demobbed in Swaziland 1966 .
he was a keen rugby player played for the Btl . His wife Linda has asked for Standard Bearers Guard Of Honor & Bugler Jen could you have this put on the web pleas , I will inform & ask Ray & Dunc to attend if possible . He was a member of the Forest Of Dean

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May 20

The Death of LCpl Martyn Limbrick, Glosters

ex LCpl Martyn Limbrick , who resided in Quedgeley and served with 1 Glosters during the 1970's, passed away on Thursday 16 May. The date and location of the service have yet to be confirmed but it is expected in two weeks time.

His widow has asked that the Association members be informed and welcomes his old comrades to attend his funeral and Standard Bearers if any could be available.

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May 9

The Death of John Sargent

John Sargent passed away morning of 2 May 2019 he was with the Glosters from 1962–1977.

The funeral of John Sargent is Tuesday 4th of June at 1200hrs at Canford crematorium Bristol

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May 1

The Death of Duncan 'Mac' McFarlane - DERR

Duncan 'Mac' McFarlane

On the evening of Saturday 27th April, following a long fight against cancer, Duncan passed away at home with his wife and daughter on the Isle of Wight.
His funeral will be held on Monday 13th May, 11.15am at the Crematorium, Whippingham, East Cowes.

The family welcomes all who would like to join them in a celebration of Duncan's life to the funeral and at The Waterfront, Totland Bay from 1pm.
No formal dresscode and family flowers only please, but donations are welcomed to the Mountbatten Hospice c/o R & P Everson Funeral Directors, Totland Bay.

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