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  • The Death of Neil Begley - DERR
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Mar 4

Forthcoming BBC Programme on Belsen

Forthcoming BBC Programme on Belsen

involving the Father of

Major Clyde Aylin

Major Clde Aylin reports that he has recently been filmed by the BBC about a programme they are making to be shown next month (March). It is about the part his father, a young Royal Artillery officer, played in the liberation of Belsen in April 44 and the DP camp which he then created for thousands of destitute men women and children.He fed the hungry,gave shelter to the homeless and tended the sick and the dying.It may be of interest to those who served with me.

Clyde’s father was a talented artist and encouraged his flock to paint and draw as a part of their Rehabilitation and this appears to be an area of interest.These are a couple of caricatures while he was serving on South Coast Defence in 43. He edited the Battery magazine and did all the caricatures and cartoons with a mapping pen and ink! His war diaries, drawings and book were presented by Clyde to the Gunner museum (yet to be built) at Larkhill. Clyde opines that Like most of our Crown Jewels, Woolwich has been sold! Clyde recall that his father was an educated man ,who spoke two European languages fluently. After enlisting on the outbreak of war was the Battery clerk (he could read and write) in his Gunner Battery on Gib, before being sent back home by his Battery Commander to be commissioned at Llandudno. After coastal defence he was the first ALO at RAF Tangmere with Douglas Bader's mob. He flew bombing ops in Bostons and Mitchel aircraft. He was very critical of the accuracy of RAF bombing!. Come Nov 45, he was demobbed without a pension initially til Monty banged the table in the Lords for wartime officers like my Father. He was latterly rewarded for his work in 46,by being appointed head of Repatriation and Resettlement in the BMG of Germany. Clyde natuarlly is very proud of his achievements.

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Feb 16

Association County Representation on Management Board

Association County Representation on Management Board

For some time a gap needed to be filled within the governance structure of Association that would provide a conduit between the Branches and the Trustees/Management Board. I am glad to be able to inform the membership that we now have a full representative team.

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Feb 9

The Death of Neil Begley - DERR

 

Neil Begley, known to many as Jock, who was a Cpl in 1DERR serving from 1979 to 1991 and mainly known as a PT Instructor, sadly passed away om22 January 2021 after a short illness in Hospital.

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Feb 2

The Death of LIEUTENANT COLONEL R A F JARMAN -Glosters

LIEUTENANT COLONEL R A F JARMAN Many will wish to be aware that Lieutenant Colonel Robert Jarman has died recently, aged 88. On deployment to Korea with 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment, Bob Jarman was a JNCO within the mortar platoon. His return to the UK for officer selection coincided with Spring 1951. After returning to Korea on board the SS Empire Fowey, he served the remainder of the tour with the mortar platoon.

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Jan 29

Looking for full time Employment with the Reserve Force

Looking for full time Employment with the Reserve Force

 

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