The Rifles & RGBW Regimental Association

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

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Jan 1

The Death of Ray Fodey DERR


Norman Minty has passed on the following message from Sharon Fodey that her husband, Ray Fodey has passed away after bravely fighting prostate cancer over the last four years. Unfortunately it spread to his spine and Ray passed away on Christmas Day at 2200 hours with Sharon by his side. R. I. P. Ray always a loyal friend - Norman.

The Regimental Association and All Farmers Boys extend their condolences to Sharon and her family.

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Nov 23

24294513 C/Sgt. Michael (Mick) Osowiecki. Served 1Glosters 1972 - 1994 Died 3rd November 2020


We learn from his daughter, Maria the sad news that her father, C/Sgt Michael Osowiecki died suddenly on the 3rd of November 2020. Mick as he was best known served his full 22 years with 1 Glosters between 1972 and 1994. Up until the time of his death he was living in Longton, Stoke on Trent. Our thoughts at this time are with his wife Christine, daughters Maria and Natalie, family and friends.


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Oct 21


As an Association we need to hold an AGM for the Financial Year April 2019 to March 2020. Patently with the current Covid-19 restrictions holding a physical meeting is not going to be possible.

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Oct 21


Due to the further Covid- 19 Restrictions the Remembrance March pass for Veterans has been cancelled by the Royal British Legion.  There will be a shortened ceremony, the format of which is not yet certain, but indications are that the Royal Family will lay wreaths on behalf of the whole Nation and Commonwealth.

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Oct 21

The Death of CSGT Richard Martin - DERR


We received the news that Richard Martin, serving with 7 Rifles at Brock Barracks as an NRPS CQMS has passed away. Richard served with 1 DERR, during which time he served as a C/Sgt PSI with 1 Wessex in Andover. Richard subsequently with 2 RGBW, RRV and then 7 Rifles.

His funeral will be on the 26th Oct (Monday) at Charlton Park Crematorium Andover Hampshire, at 10 30.

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