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May 5

The death of Gerard Croft -1Glos

Gerard Croft passed away on 30th April 2020 age 63 after an tragic accident at his place of work in January 2020.

Born on 26 June 1956 enlisted into the Army in 1975 joining 1 Glosters at Weeton Barrack, Blackpool and being a member of 3 Platoon A Company. He left the Army , we believe, in 1978.

He leaves a widow Susan, a daughter Charlotte and two sons.

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May 2

The Death of Lt Col Ron Coleman, Glosters

Lt Col Ronald Ernest Coleman JP: Lesley Bradshaw has reported the passing of Lt Col Ron Coleman on 1st May aged 91, who served, we believe, with 2nd Bn Glosters in Jamaica but was far better known for his outstanding service to the Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force where he rose to become the Commandant and provide them with excellent leadership.

Ron Coleman was also a fantastic supporter of the Regimental museum at Customs House, being he Treasurer for more than 20 years.

Our condolences to his widow Eileen and their daughter Beverley.

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Apr 27

The death of Steve Milner 1 Glosters

Reported today(26 Apr 2020) is the sad news that 24373190 Steve Milliner, 1 Glosters, has passed away. We send our condolences to his family and friends. We learn that it is not covid related. No other information is available at this time.

The attached photograph shows Steve Milliner sat down in the front rank far left and it was taken in Canad in 1976. We pass our condolences to the Milliner family for their loss

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Apr 26

The death of John Patrick Rogers RBerks

     

 

We have just received the following notification from Mark Rogers concerning his father John Patrick Rogers

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Apr 22

BATTLE OF IMJIN RIVER 22ND - 25TH APRIL 1951

BATTLE OF IMJIN RIVER 22ND - 25TH APRIL 1951

Today, 69 years ago, saw the first day’s action on what was to become known as “The Battle of the Imjin River” or “The Battle of Gloster Hill”. During the next few days, history has written about some of the greatest acts of unit gallantry and outstanding performance of duty, made by the men of a small British Army Brigade in South Korea.

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