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Sep 24

Cenotaph 2020 update

Cenotaph 2020. At the time of going to print, the Attendance has been reduced to a national figure of 2,000, with each Regimental Association being granted 8 marching places. With 30 members having volunteered it was inevitable there were going to be disappointments. Those eight have been notified and their registration with the Royal British Legion has been completed.

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Sep 24

The Death of Kevin Wigley - DERR

The Death of Kevin Wigley on Sunday 20 September. No funeral details have yet been notified, though the family have asked that if anyone wishes to make any donations, they do so to SSAFA, who have been of massive support to the family at this present time.

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Sep 24

The Death of Lt Col GTLM Graham - Wilts &DERR


It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Garry Graham, son of Lieutenant Colonel GTLM ('Lofty') Graham OBE, informed the Association with the news that after a short illness his father passed away peacefully at 0130 on the morning of 23 September.

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Sep 23

The Death of WO2 Ray Povey DERR

Sad news just received from the Reading Branch of the Association. This morning (21 September) Ray Povey passed away in the early morning whilst in Reading Hospital. Ray Povey was a stalwart member of the Regimental Association as well as the Reading Branch, where over many years he held just about every committee position. He will also be remember for the Reunion trips back to Malta. Details of his funeral will released when know; in the meantime our condolences and commiserations go to family, particular his wife Liz and their son Andrew. "To Be a Farmer's Boy". RIP

Full Funeral details will be released when known, though the indications at present are that the numbers being allowed to attend will be very limited. Those wishing to send their condolences to Liz Povey and their son Andrew, should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or my personal email address for the postal address to send their card.

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Sep 19

The Death of Otto Mellerup- Glosters & Wilts


The Cam and Dursley Branch of the Royal British legion have release news that Otto Mellerup ,a long standing member of the branch, died recently. Otto was 90 and had been ill for some years. He died peacefully at home. Otto joined the Dursley Branch in 1965 and was a regular attender at meetings until a few years ago. He did his National Service in the Gloucestershire Regiment and then in the 1st. Bn The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's ) 1948-50, when he served with BAOR during the Berlin Airlift; he was later called up as a Reservist during the 1956 Suez Crisis. After demob. he worked for many years at Mawdsleys Mechancial Engineering.

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