The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

Our Latest News

  • 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

Apr 30

The Death of Joseph Vango - The Wiltshire Regiment

Joseph Vango, served with the Wiltshire Regiment, 5th Battalion in the latter part of World War 2, taking part in the break out from Normandy and much of the action though North France, wounded during this fighting he became a prisoner of war. This 93 year old veteran was laid to rest at Mendip Crematorium, Shepton Mallet on 15th April 2019.

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Apr 30

The Death of Anthony James Leppard

Phil Miller also received the following email text from the son o f Antony James Leppard:


“My Fathers information is as follows as much as I know Anthony James Leppard (died Week Ending 13th Apr) dob 30/9/1931 Army number 22339543 Serviced commenced on 16/2/1950 Until 24/2/1952 Gloucestershire regiment He didn’t say much about it , He said he was in Korea for about 18 months And has a couple of Korea service medals On his discharge book it says he served with 1st Glosters in Korea as section 2i/c. But it’s hard to read on the front it looks like it say reg B but it’s very faded If you have any information about his service I would be very interested to know “.

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Apr 30

The Death Of Rob (Tiny) Pitt

It is with great sadness to inform you that Rob Pitt known as Tiny sadly passed away on Saturday. RIP one old and bold 28th/61st. (That would be 13th Apr 19 I have since learnt that he was a resident of the Forest of Dean)

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Apr 30

The death of Pete Milner

It is with great sadness for me to announce this morning (24th April 2019) in Cheltenham. Pete joined and served in 2PL, A Coy in approximately 1976, moved to Signals Pl, where he served as a signaller on C Coy’s Cyprus spell and then as a signaller in Ballykelly (1977-79) under Nick Bosquet in the Comcen. On leaving the Regiment, in his later years he went on to work for The British Antarctic Survey, where he was due to go back to last October, but sadly illness struck him down. Further details of Pete’s funeral will be posted as soon as they are known.

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Mar 22

The Death of Glyn Roberts, Glosters

It is with a heavy heart that we learn of the passing of Glyn Roberts. Glyn Served 1 Glosters, Signals Platoon.

He died on Thursday 14th of March. His home was in Cinderford and he was a member of the Forest of Dean Branch of the Regimental Association.
Our thoughts are with Susan and the family at this sad time.
Glyn 's Funeral will take place on Thursday 4th April 1315hrs at St Stephens Church, Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford. GL14 2AA. Followed by cremation 1430hrs
at Yew Tree Brake Crematorium, Speech House Rd,Cinderford GL14 3HU.

Regimental Blazers and medals are to be worn to the funeral. 

There will be refreshments at the Belfry Broad St, Littledean,
Nr. Cinderford GL14 3JS

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