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
Oct 14

2019 AGM Update

ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Association AGM had been planned to take place on Saturday 23rd on November since the last AGM. Venue and catering arrangements had been reserved based on those dates.

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Oct 5

The Death of John William Tucker 1 Glosters

23048545 John William Tucker
We are notified by Clive Tucker of the passing of his father, John William Tucker. on the 29th September 2019. John served 1Glosters 1954 -1956. Date of the funeral is 25th October venue and further details of the funeral are yet to be announced.

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Oct 5

The Death of 14187880 Pte. Denis R (Archie) Coram.

The recent death on 25th September 2019 of Mr Denis Roy (Archie) Coram, aged 91. Known in Exeter as the 'Singing Bus Conductor'

Archie was born on 17th July 1928 and is listed on the Imjin Roll as 14187880 Private D R Coram, he served in C Company, 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment, at the Battle of the Imjin River; he was subsequently captured and became a Prisoner of War.

The funeral of Archie will be held at Exeter Crematorium, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6EU on Thursday 10th October, beginning at 1300hrs. Members of the Somerset branch will be in attendance with a wreath and supported by his local RBL and members of the Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Association.
Can anyone planning to attend please notify the Somerset Branch secretary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will then forward anticipated numbers to the organisers.

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Sep 8

Thanks from the Chairman

Thanks from the Chairman

As Chairman of the Association I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the hard working Branch Committees for their hard work and endeavours at keeping the Association ticking over at the grass roots and for those members involved in ensuring the Reunions at the county level are continuing, even if it involves some minor changes.

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Sep 8

Association Secretary

Association Secretary

It is now some seven months since the sad loss of our extremely efficient Association Secretary, Mike Godwin. In advertising for a successor the Trustees circulated a Job Specification, which may on paper have looked intimidating. However the sad fact is that we need to secure the services of a Secretary to ensure the continued existence of the Association. The Honorarium that was initial offered was £500 a month. The Trustees are prepared to increase that amount by 50% should a serious and suitable person be forthcoming. Should anyone have a sensible suggestion to overcome this situation it would be appreciated if that suggestion was put before the AGM.

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