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Notification of Main Reunions for 2020

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Notification of Main Reunions for 2020


21 March 2020 Back Badge Reunion with a service at St Mary de Lode, Gloucester, followed by a reunion lunch at The Walls Social Club, Hammond Way. Calling Notice and Booking form available on

17 May 2020 Imjin Commemorative Lunch hosted by the Somerset branch Calling Notice and Booking forms available on

7 June 2020 Devizes Reunion Church Service at St John's Church followed by lunch in Devizes Town Hall. Details and Booking forms have been sent out with previous News Sheet but will also be placed on Association Web Site

RGBW Officers Lunch The date will be confirmed later and details announced via a News Sheet and the Assocaition Web Site

26 July 2020 Reading Reunion Service in Brock Barracks by Royal Berkshire Regiment Cenotaph followed by Lunch. Details and Booking forms will be placed on Association Web Site.

06 December 2020 Ferozeshah Reunion Service in St Jame's Church Devizes followed by lunch in Wyvern Club. Again calling Notice and Booking forms will be placed on Association Web site.


43rd Wessex Division Arboretum at Longleat
Discussions are currently ongoing between the 43rd Wessex Heritage Trust and Headquarters South West ( now back to wearing / using as their logo the "Wessex Wyvern") regarding the possibility of holding an event at LONGLEAT which would see the Re-Dedication of the Plaque, in memory of the old 43rd Wessex Division in the Arboretum.

The proposed plan for the event, with the kind permission of Viscount Weymouth, is ;

Date ; Thursday 18 June
Timings ;
11.30 am Assemble
1200 noon Service at Arboretum ( including the Re-Dedication of the Divisional
1.00 pm Lunch
2.15 pm Formal Handover
2.30 pm Disperse.

Warminster Branch have kindly agreed to represent the antecedent regiments who formed part of 43 rd Wessex Division on behalf of the Association.


FY 2018-2019 AGM
There a god turnout of members for the 2018-2019 FY AGM was held on Saturday 18 January and Minutes from that meeting will be published once written. Members should be aware that the 2019-2020 FY AGM will be held in October 2020. Confirmation of the date will be promulgated once the venue hire has been secured.

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