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THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION


Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
President: Brig P Dennis
 Chairman: Lt Col P G Gilby

17 July                                                NEWSLETTER                           Vol 5 Issue 12

001.   FUNERAL

The funeral of 23451144 Cpl Maurice SMITH who died on 5 July 2014 is to take place at Birchwood Chapel,

Birchwood Lane, Somercotes, Derbyshire DE55 4ND on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 0945 hours followed by

cremation at Mansfield Crematorium at 1045 hours.  The family have expressed a wish for as many

standard bearers as possible to attend, those who can attend are requested to inform Sue Bell on

07742138125 as soon as possible.  For those wishing to write in condolence his wife Joyce can be contacted

at 2 The Cross, Leabrooks, Derbyshire DE55 1LX

002.   ASSISTANT CURATOR/ARCHIVIST -WFR COLLECTION

You will be pleased to learn that The Museum of The Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection) has appointed Ms

Jennifer Brookman as the Assistant Curator/Archivist.  She will take up her post in early August but it would

be very much appreciated if museum enquiries/requests could be kept to minimum during her induction period.

003.   1914-18 MEMORIAL B-B-Q AT CRICH STAND 27 JULY 2014

A BBQ has been organised by 'Lofty' Colin Banfield to celebrate his birthday at Crich Stand on Sunday 27 July

2014. The following message has been extracted from the Sherwood Foresters page on Facebook "To all

Sherwood Foresters, Woofers & Worcesters who are thinking about coming to the B-B-Q, on Sunday the

27th July, can you please contact him or the Warden at Crich (01773 852350) as they have decided to give out

numbered cards so they will know how many they are catering for.  For those who haven't seen this before

on Facebook, the food is being supplied, but you must bring your own drink (booze).

004.   4 MERCIAN OPEN DAY AND PARADE - 4 AUGUST 2014

4 MERCIAN are to hold an Open Day and Parade through Bulwell on Monday 4 August 2014.  The

parade will depart from Bulwell Army Reserves Centre (ARC) at 1000 hours.  All members are welcome to attend.

005.   MEMORIAL TO THE LAND ARMY GIRLS -- 21 OCT 14

There is to be an unveiling of a memorial to the Land Army Girls at Alrewas NMA on 21 October 2014.  A

coach is being organised, picking up in Nottingham, to attend this event.  Further details may be obtained

from Sue Bell on 07742138125

A H L McDOUGALL
Editor
for WFRA Executive

Copyright © 2014 The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you were subscribers to the Regimental Association E Newsletter.

Our mailing address is:
The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association
83 Draycott Road
Old Sawley
Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10
United Kingdom
Add us to your address book

 

 

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10 July                                                NEWSLETTER                           Vol 5 Issue 11

001.   OBITUARIES

It is with regret that we inform you that 23451144 Cpl Maurice SMITH of Alfreton, Derbyshire died on 5 July

2014 aged 77.  Maurice was called up as a National Serviceman into The Sherwood Foresters on 6

February 1958 and served with 5 Pl B Coy. He served in Malaya and was engaged in operations Badak,

Ginger and Saddleup.  He completed his service on 4 February 1960. Funeral details will be promulgated

when known.

002.   ANNUAL CRICH PILGRIMAGE
 
To view images from the Crich Pilgrimage on Sunday 6 July 2014 please go to 
  https://www.flickr.com/photos/125594375@N05/sets/

 

003.   WFRA CRICH DINNER 2014

The 95th Annual WFRA Crich Dinner took place at the Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton on Saturday 5 July 2014

with 60 members and guests attending. A most enjoyable evening was had by all.

The Novotel is situated at J25 of the M1 and is easily accessible to all those attending.  It is proposed that

the Dinner will continue to be held there next year.  Now that we have reverted to the more formal type

of event it is hoped that you will all provide your support to the Association by attending on Saturday 4

July 2015. 

004.   LAYING UP OF 3 WFR COLOURS

The Colours of 3 WFR (V) which were laid up in Mansfield TAC in 1999 are to be re-housed in St

Georges Chapel in Newark Parish Church on Sunday 13 July 2014 at 0930 hours during the normal morning

service.  All members past and present are invited to attend.

005.   MEMORIAL TO THE LAND ARMY GIRLS -- 21 OCT 14

There is to be an unveiling of a memorial to the Land Army Girls at Alrewas NMA on 21 October 2014.

 Nottingham City Branch WFRA is organising a coach to attend this event.  Further details may be obtained

from Sue Bell on 07742138125

006.  MERCIAN REGIMENTAL FAMILY NEWSLETTER

Those not in receipt of The Mercian Regimental Family Newsletter are requested to forward their email

address to Niall Mann

at niall.mann@mercianregiment.co.uk Tel: 01543 432965 or Mobile 07472783136 



A H L McDOUGALL
Editor
for WFRA Executive

Copyright © 2014 The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association, All rights reserved. 
You are receiving this email because you were subscribers to the Regimental Association E Newsletter. 

Our mailing address is: 
The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association
83 Draycott Road
Old Sawley
Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10
United Kingdom
Add us to your address book

 

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6   June   2014  

    NEWSLETTER 
VOL 5 ISSUE 14 
001 OBITUARIES/FUNERALS 
 
It is with regret that we inform you that Pte Derrick Rice died on 27 May 2014 aged 64. Derrick 

 

enlisted into 1 WFR in July 1973 and served in Berlin, Colchester, Ballykelly, Armagh and Hemer 
 

until his discharged in February 1982. 
 
Derrick’s funeral will take place on Thursday June 12th at 1400 hours at The Counties 

 

Crematorium, Towcester Road, Milton Malsor, Northampton, NN4 9RN. Association and 
 

Standard Bearers are welcome. Flowers to The Co-operative Funeral Care, 22 Stockley Street, 
 

Northampton, NN1 5EY Tel: 01604 635265 or donations to RESTART at Northampton General. 
 

Donations will be collected on the day of the funeral. 
 
 
002 WFRA REUNION SATURDAY 7 JUNE 
 
The WFRA Reunion will be held on Saturday 7 June at the Sixways Rugby Club, Worcester. This 

 

event is open to all members of the Regimental Family and their families. Entrance is £2.00 per adult. 

 
The venue opens at 1200 hours with the March Past and Drumhead service commencing at 1400 

 

hours. A raffle will also be held, kindly run by the Worcester Branch, and anyone wishing 
 

to donate a prize can bring it on the day. 
 
The Drumhead Service will commence at 1400 hours and Bewdley Concert Band will be playing 

 

during the service and for your entertainment. 
 
A complimentary coach service will be available for Association Members and their families to 

 

travel to the venue. Commandery Coaches will collect from Silver Street, Worcester at: 
 
1145 hours 
1230 hours 
1315 hours 
 
A return service is also available and a coach will depart Sixways Stadium at 1700 hours and  1800 hours. 

  003  CHARITY SCOOTER RIDE  SATURDAY 14 JUNE   

Cllr Tony Millward, a stalwart supporter of the Mercian Regiment, is completing a 9 mile Scooter ride at Darley

Moor Racetrack on June 14 at 1000 hours.  He is doing this to raise much needed funds for the Mercian

Benevolence Fund, the fund that assists its antecedent personnel and families in times of hardship or need.   
 

Any one wishing to sponsor Tony is asked to contact him direct on 01335 346426 or on tonynorthcliffe @hotmail.co.uk  
 

004 RBL  EVENING OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY 14 JUNE  
The RBL are hosting an evening of music and entertainment from a rock and roll centenary

remembrance of 1914/19 and present day injured soldiers.  There will also be a grand raffle and auction of

memorabilia.  This even will be held at Allenton RBL at a cost of £5 per ticket including a buffet.  For more

details see the attached poster.  


005 CRICH SUPPER, SATURDAY 5 JULY   
The Crich Supper will be held in the Novatel Long Eaton this year.  Tickets are on sale now at a cost of £17.00

per head for a three course meal with coffee.  Please see the attached for more details and the menu order

form.  Please note that tickets for the supper must be purchased by no later than 18 June.  Details of the

Supper and a menu card are attached.  


006 8th BATTALION CENTENARY WALK SUNDAY 10 AUGUST  
On 4 August 1914, in response to a German invasion of Belgium the United Kingdom declared war on

Germany men from Newark and the surrounding villages flocked to enlist in the new 8th Battalion of The

Sherwood Foresters Regiment.  On 10 August 1914 a rally was held in Newark Market Place by the new

Battalion and they were marched that day to Radcliffe-on-Trent.  After an overnight stay they marched on to

Derby on the next leg of their journey that would take them through training camp and eventually to the

trenches in France.  
 

On Sunday 10 August 2014 there is a walk to replicate the march of the 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters

that day 100 years ago when they went off to war.  For more details visit www.thegreatmarchnewark.co.uk  
 

007 JOB VACANCY –  ASSISTANT  CURATOR FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE MERCIAN REGIMENT  (WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS COLLECTION)  
A vacancy for the full time post of Assistant Curator for the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection)

has arisen.  More details can be found below.  
 

008 ADVERTISING ON THE NEWSLETTER  
Do you have anything you wish to advertise on the newsletter?  Perhaps you are seeking to employ

someone in your business or you are involved in an event that may be enjoyable to other subscribers of

the newsletter or maybe you are just trying to track down an old pal.  Whatever it is, please send full details

including any posters etc to rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com  

  C A BAINES (Ms) Assistant Regimental Secretary RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham) Foresters House Chetwynd Barracks Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HA  
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com   
 
 DIARY DATES  JUNE/JULY 2014 
6 June Derby Branch WFRA Meeting at Rolls Royce Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JS at 1945 hours

7 June WFRA Reunion

9 June Long Eaton Branch WFRA at Brennans, Regent Street, Long Eaton at 1930 hours

 Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at the RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham at 1900 hours

10 June Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston at 1130 hours

Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at the Westfield Hotel, Westfield Lane, Mansfield, NG18 1TW at 1930 hours

12 June Newark Branch WFRA Meeting at the RAFA Club, 23a London Road, Newark NG24 1TN at 1430 hours

19 June Dudley Branch WFRA Meeting at the Ex-Serviceman’s Clud, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT AT 2000 hours

25 June Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL HQ, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours

Sat 5 July Crich Supper

Sun 6 July Crich Pilgrimage 

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23 May 2014     NEWSLETTER      VOL 5 ISSUE 12 
 

001 OBITUARIES/FUNERALS 
 
None Reported 
 
002 RHQ UPDATE 
 
RHQ Nottingham continues to experience severe staff shortages and therefore I am unable to 

 

respond to you as quickly as I would like and any inconvenience caused is most regretted. The 
 

phone is manned and if you leave a message detailing your query, this will prove helpful in us 
 

helping you with a response. Your patience in this matter is most appreciated. 
 
003 WFRA REUNION SATURDAY 7 JUNE 2013 
 
The WFRA Reunion will be held on Saturday 7 June at the Sixways Rugby Club, Worcester. This 

 

event is open to all members of the Regimental Family and their families. Entrance is £2.00 per adult. 
 
The venue opens at 1200 hours with the March Past and Drumhead service commencing at 1400 hours.

A raffle will also be held, kindly run by the Worcester Branch, and anyone wishing to donate a prize can bring it

on the day. 

 
A complimentary coach service will be available for Association Members and their families to 

 

travel to the venue. Commandery Coaches will collect from Silver Street, Worcester at: 
 
1145 hours 
1230 hours 
1315 hours 
 
A return service is also available and a coach will depart Sixways Stadium at 1700 hours and 1800 hours. 
 
004 CRICH SUPPER, SATURDAY 5 JULY 2013 
 
The Crich Supper will be held in the Novatel Long Eaton this year. Tickets are on sale now at a 

 

cost of £17.00 per head for a three course meal with coffee. Please see the attached for more 
 

details and the menu order form. Please note that tickets for the supper must be purchased by no later than 18 June. 

 
 
 2 
 
 
 
C A BAINES (Ms) 
Assistant Regimental Secretary 
RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham) 
Foresters House 
Chetwynd Barracks 
Chilwell 
Nottingham 
NG9 5HA 
 
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com 
 
 
 Dates for your Diary 
 
Tue 27 May 
Worcester Branch Meeting. Dancox House TA Centre, Worcester at 2000 hours 
Wed 28 May 
Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 
hours. 
7 June WFRA Reunion 
Sat 5 July Crich Supper 
Sun 6 July Crich Pilgrimage

  

 

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9 May  2014      

                                       NEWSLETTER  

                                        VOL 5 ISSUE 11

001 OBITUARIES/FUNERALS  
It is with sadness that we inform you that 493434 Lt Col John Hodgson TD passed away on 26 April

following a short illness.  Lt Col Hodgson enlisted into the ranks and was Private and Officer Cadet 3 WFR in

1971 and 1972.  Following his commission in 1972 he was posted to B Bty RA (3WFR).  He was subsequently

promoted to Captain where he held the appointments of 2IC A Coy and OC E Coy before being promoted to

Major.  Following his departure from 3 WFR he joined the pool of Watchkeepers and served in Bosnia as Lt

Colonel.  
 

Following a private cremation, a thanksgiving service will be held at St Mary’s Parish Church, Shirenewton NP16

5HT on Tuesday 13 May at 1400 hours.  This will be followed by the Wake at the Huntsman Hotel, Usk

Road, Shirenewton NP16 6BU  
 

Anyone wishing to send letters of condolences can do so to Mrs Ann Hodgson 35 Laurel Park St. Arvans

Chepstow NP16 6ED   
 

002 LE CATEAU LOTTERY WINNERS  
The lucky winners for April were  
1st Prize  Mrs Leverton   £75 2nd Prize Mr Edmonds    £50 3rd Prize Col Banton       £25  
The tickets were drawn by Mr Shaw, 350 Engineers and witnessed by SSgt Young, 350 Engineers and Pte

Eaglesfield of 2 Mercian and names verified by RHQ staff.   
 

The lucky winners for May were  
1st Prize  Mr Taylor         £75 2nd Prize Col Banton      £50 3rd Prize Mrs Leverton   £25  
The tickets were drawn by Mr Dale, 350 Engineers and witnessed by Pte’s Eaglesfield and Taylor of 2 Mercian

and names verified by RHQ staff. Would you like to be in with a chance of winning and be able to support your

museum as well?  For only £24 a year per ticket you will be entered into the monthly draw. Contact RHQ for

further details and to buy tickets by either Standing Order or cheque..   
  
003 SAVE THE DATE!  WFRA REUNION SATURDAY 7 JUNE 2013  
The WFRA Reunion will be held on Saturday 7 June at the Sixways Rugby Club, Worcester.  More details to follow shortly.  


004 SAVE THE DATE!  CRICH SUPPER, SATURDAY 5 JULY 2013  
The Crich Supper will be held in the Novatel Long Eaton this year.  More details to follow and in the meantime,

save the date.

 005 A TERRIBLE BEAUTY 26/27 MAY  

'A Terrible Beauty…' which will be showing at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham on 26th and 27th of

May.  The film is a feature length docudrama that tells the forgotten story of the soldiers of the Second

Battalion of the Notts and Derbyshire Regiment, who joined up to fight in the trenches of France and

Belgium, they never expected that their first taste of combat was to be on the leafy streets of the second

city of the Empire – Dublin.    
 

A Terrible Beauty... gives a voice to the ordinary people involved in this monumental event and tells their stories

from three unique perspectives. Told through the eyes of the ordinary British soldier, Irish Volunteer and

innocent civilian caught in the middle, A Terrible Beauty mixes archive footage with dramatic reconstructions

and eyewitness accounts to tell previously unheard stories from that fateful week in 1916.  
 

Focusing on two areas of fierce fighting: North King Street on the north side of the Liffey and, to the

south, Mount Street Bridge, where the Sherwood Foresters faced a determined, well barricaded Irish rebel

force. The film captures the fear, confusion and tactical blunders - as well as the bravery - of the combatants.

It follows ordinary soldiers like Lieutenant Arthur Dickson (Hugh O'Connor) and Sergeant Charlie

Faulkner (Duncan Lacroix). You can watch the trailer for film and find out more information about it at

www.1916film.com  
A Terrible Beauty will have two screenings per night, 17:30 and 20:00, at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

on 26th & 27th of May. It is also hoped to stage a questions and answers session after the Monday 26th

screenings

006 D-DAY VETERANS CALLED TO ACTION  
 

D-Day veterans called to action. D-Day veterans are being asked to contact the Royal British Legion to gain

access to D-Day 70th anniversary events in June. Second World War veterans who are planning to attend

commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June are being asked to contact the

Royal British Legion to make sure they can gain entry to the sites they wish to visit.  Further details can be

found at www.britishlegion.org.uk  


007  
ARMED FORCES WEEK EVENTS  
The National Armed Forces Day event will take place on Saturday 28th June in Stirling.  Across the UK

hundreds of local events will take place beginning the weekend 21/22 June through to weekend 5/6 July.  If

you have any events taking place in your area that you wish to advertise, please let RHQ know   C A BAINES

(Ms) Assistant Regimental Secretary RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham) Foresters House Chetwynd Barracks

Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HA  
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com 
    
 Dates for your Diary 
 Mon 12 May  Long Eaton Branch WFRA Meeting at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 1930 hours.

Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF at 1900 hours.

Tue 13 May Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston DE7 5GU at 1130 hours.

 Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at The Debdale Sports and Recreation Club, Debdale Lane, Mansfield

Woodhouse, Mansfield, Notts NG19 7NS at 1930 hours. Please note the new location for the meeting

Thu 15 May Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.

Tue 27 May Worcester Branch Meeting.  Dancox House TA Centre, Worcester at 2000 hours

Wed 28 May Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours.  

7 June WFRA Reunion

Sat 5 July Crich Supper Sun 6 July Crich Pilgrimage   

 

 

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..4 April   2014              NEWSLETTER                         VOL 5 ISSUE 10

001 OBITUARIES/FUNERALS  
It is with sadness that we inform you that 1434845 LCpl Charles Edward GOUGH passed away last month aged 95.

 “Ted” originally enlisted into the Royal Artillery, Heavy Anti Aircraft, and transferred to the Worcestershire Regiment

during World War 2. He was released in January 1946.   
  
002 GREETINGS ON BADAJOZ DAY – 6 APRIL 2013  
LIEUTENANT JAMES MacPHERSON OF THE 45TH (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE) REGIMENT BADAJOZ  6TH APRIL 1812  
The 45th (1st Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot was one of only three Regiments to serve in the Peninsular War

for its duration 1808-1814.  For the majority of this time it served in ‘The Fighting Third’ division, under Sir Thomas

Picton.  Fourteen battle honours, including Badajoz, were awarded to the Regiment, in recognition of its zealous duty.  
 

The final assault of the third siege of Badajoz took place on the 6th April, 1812.  The 45th with the fighting third

were ordered to escalade the walls of the castle.  
One of the first up the ladders was Lieutenant James

MacPherson of the 45th who, finding the ladder too short, shouted to his men to raise it.  This they did so suddenly

that he found himself level with a Frenchman on the ramparts.  Before MacPherson could offer any defence he

was shot, fortunately the musket ball struck a silver button on his waistcoat and glanced off.  He managed to

climb down the rear of the ladder before falling unconscious into the ditch.  On coming round he tried to

rise, but his broken ribs made it difficult.  However, the bone pressing on his lung moved and the pain eased.    
 

MacPherson made his way to the keep on which flew the French flag.  On reaching the top of the keep he tore down

the French flag and for want of a substitute he took off his jacket and hoisted it up the flagstaff.  The British now

sensed victory and the remaining Frenchmen in the castle were quickly put to the sword and bayonet.  At about this

time Picton sent his ADC Lieutenant Tyler, another 45th man, to inform Wellington of the capture of the castle.  
 

To this day, a red jacket is raised on the 6th April by the Regiment to commemorate the deed.  Lieutenant

MacPherson received no direct reward for his actions.  He was present in ten general actions and was twice

wounded.  He remained a Lieutenant until his promotion to Captain in 1816 in the 13th of Foot, Major in 1832 and

Lieutenant Colonel with the Ceylon Rifles in 1835.  He died 
2  
in 1842.  

 

The 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment amalgamated with the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment to form The Sherwood

Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). In 1970 the Regiment amalgamated again and became The

Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.  In 2007 it became the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

(Worcesters and Foresters).

 
003 BADAJOZ DAY SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014  
The Red Jacket will be raised at Nottingham Castle by Major D Hallam at 1100 hours on Sunday 6 April 2014.  All

Standards are welcome and should report to Mr Phil Twells on arrival for further direction.   Please note that entry to

Nottingham Castle is free for all members of the public on Sunday and that there are no parking facilities on site

although there are a number of car parks locally. All visitors are requested to be in place on the Green by 1040

hours with the parade commencing at 1045 hours.  This year,  the great, great nephew of Lt Macpherson will be in

attendance along with his son.  
 

004 8th BATTALION SHERWOOD FORESTERS PRESENTATION EVENING 9 APRIL  
The RBL are hosting an 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters Presentation evening on Wednesday 9 April in the RAFA

Club, 23a London Road, Newark NG24 1TN commencing 1930 hours.  The Presentation will be given by Cdr (Retd)

Steve Foster RN whose father served with the 8th Bn and was taken POW in 1940.  Further details on this

presentation can be found on the attached flyer. ( PLEASE SEE ITEM 3 & 4 BELOW NEWSLETTER 1)

005 MERCIAN BENEVOLENT FUND (MBF) BIKE RIDE  
Next week, Colonel (Retd) David Sneath is donning his lycra to complete the Coast to Coast Challenge in aid of

the MBF.  He aims to cover the 135 miles including a climb of 2000 feet, at the highest point, in four days along with

4 others.  To sponsor Colonel David for this challenge which provides help and support for those who served in

all the antecedents of the Mercian Regiment please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Coast-to-Coast-Challenge-

2014  We wish him good weather and a prevailing south westerly to assist him on his ride.  
 

006 NORTON BARRACKS HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES  
Building has now started on the old RHQ WFR site at Norton Barracks Worcester and is scheduled for

completion in September.  The development will consist of four x 1 bed flats, two x 2 bed flats and two x 3 bed

houses for affordable rent plus two x 3 bed houses available as shared ownership. These properties are being

provided as part of the Worcestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant therefore priority will be given to

existing or ex-service personnel and/or their immediate bereaved families.   To register an interest in the rental

properties contact Wychavon District Council housing needs team, email housingneeds@wychavon.gov.uk or

phone 01386 565000.   To register an interest in the shared ownership properties contact Rooftop Housing

Group, email info@rooftopgroup.org or phome 01386 420800.  
 

007  
RHQ NOTTINGHAM EASTER CLOSURE AND MINIMUM MANNING  
Please note that RHQ Nottingham will be closed to visitors until Tuesday 22 April due to the staff leave period.  A

member of the RST will be available to take telephone messages only.  Please be aware that it still remains that

there are is no admin support within RHQ Nottingham and your patience in waiting for a response to a call, query or

e-mail is most appreciated.  
     
     
C A BAINES (Ms) Assistant Regimental Secretary RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham) Foresters House Chetwynd Barracks Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HA  
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com  

 
 Dates for your Diary 
Fri 4 Apr Derby Branch WFRA Meeting at Rolls Royce Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JS at 1945 hours

Sat 5 Apr Officers Lunch Club.  Army & Navy Club London

Sat 5 Apr Mercian Regimental Gala Dinner

Tue 8 Apr Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston DE7 5GU at 1130 hours.

 Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at The Westfield Hotel, Westfield Lane, Mansfield, Notts NG18 1TW at 1930 hours.

Thu 10 Apr Newark Branch WFRA Meeting The RAFA Club, 23A London Road, Newark NG24 1TN at 1430 hours.

Sat 12 Apr Rugeley & District WFRA Meeting at The Progressive Working Men’s Club, Mansfield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL

Mon 14 Apr Long Eaton Branch WFRA Meeting at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 2000 hours.

 Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF at 1900 hours.

Thu 17 Apr Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.

Wed 30 Apr Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours. 

 

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 28 March  2014                                              NEWSLETTER                                           VOL 5 ISSUE 09 001 OBITUARIES/FUNERALS  
 None to report  
  
002 2 MERCIAN FREEDOM MARCHES 2-4 APRIL 2014  
B Company, 2 Mercian will be exercising their Freedom rights in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 2 – 4 April.  All

are welcome to watch the Company march through the following town centres:  
 

Ashbourne   Wednesday 2 April   Step off at 1330 hours Mansfield     Thursday 3 April       Step off at 1230 hours Chesterfield  Friday 4 April           Step off at 1030 hours.

 The Duchess of Devonshire will be presenting the Colonel of the Regiment with the new Regimental Mascot, Pte Derby XXX   
 

All Standards are most welcome and encouraged for all the parades and should line up by the Saluting Dias which

will be located near the Town Hall in each town.  
 

003 BADAJOZ DAY SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014  
The Red Jacket will be raised at Nottingham Castle by Major D Hallam at 1100 hours on Sunday 6 April 2014.  All

Standards are welcome and should report to Mr Phil Twells on arrival for further direction.  Association members

carrying their Association Card will be allowed free entry into the Castle and they and all visitors are requested to

be in place on the Green by 1040 hour for the parade commencing at 1045 hours.  This year, the great, great

nephew of Lt Macpherson will be in attendance along with his son  
 

004 RHQ ADMIN STAFF DEPARTURE 
                                   
  
As you will be aware, Mr Andy McDougall and Mrs Angela Gutteridge have now left RHQ and the Civil Service and

many of you joined us to say goodbye to them in Foresters House, as well as contributing towards their

leaving gifts.  Their sterling and dedicated service over the years has been appreciated by so many with their

departure marking the end of an era.  We wish both of them well in their next adventure.  
 

Both Andy and Angela have asked that the following messages be passed to all of you  

From Andy:   
Having left I realised I no longer had access to the address lists, thus the reason for this circular message.  I would

like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind messages of appreciation and the contributions made

towards my retirement, they were gratefully appreciated although I admit I was overwhelmed and slightly surprised

to find out I was so well thought of!!   
For those who were unable to attend the retirement

function I will no doubt see you at Crich or some other Regimental Reunion.  
 

In the words of my Regimental Motto - Quis Separabit.  
Thank you all once again  
Andy  
A H L McDOUGALL  

 

From Angela:  
Thank you all so much for the many cards and gifts you have given me on my leaving RHQ.  I have been deeply

touched by your kind thoughts.  It doesn’t seem 23 years since I joined RHQ 3 WFR, in fact it only seems like

yesterday.  I have learnt so many facts about the Regiment and its family over the years and feel my life has

been enriched by meeting so many lovely people.  I will always hold you high in my thoughts and thank you for

making my job in RHQ so rewarding for having served you.     Thank you to the members of RHQ Lichfield for

organising l ast week’s leaving party at which it was lovely to see so many of you, I am truly grateful to all who

managed to fit the visit into their busy schedule.     It has been a pleasure to serve the Association and the Regiment

and to have known so many kind hea rted people over the years. I will treasure the friends I have made.      I will

remember you all with much affection and may I wish the Members of the WFR Association and the Regimental

Family a long and prosperous life.   Angela Gutteridge  
 

005  
RHQ NOTTINGHAM MINIMUM MANNING  
Currently there is limited admin support within RHQ Nottingham and your patience in waiting for a response to

a call, query or e-mail is most appreciated. 
  
       
C A BAINES (Ms) Assistant Regimental Secretary RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham) Foresters House Chetwynd Barracks Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HA  
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com   
   
Dates for your Diary

 Sun 30 Mar Worksop WFRA Branch Meeting at the Station Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop S80 1PS at 1900 hours.

Wed 2 Apr 2 Mercian Freedom Parade in Ashbourne. Step off at 1330 hours Thu 3 Apr 2 Mercian Freedom Parade in Mansfield. Step off at 1330 hours

Friday 4 Apr 2 Mercian Freedom Parade and presentation of Pte Derby XXX in Chesterfield. Step off at 1030 hours

Fri 4 Apr Derby Branch WFRA Meeting at Rolls Royce Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JS at 1945 hours

Sat 5 Apr Officers Lunch Club.  Army & Navy Club London

Sat 5 Apr Mercian Regimental Gala Dinner Sun 6 Apr Badajoz Day Nottingham Castle 1100 hours

Tue 8 Apr Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston DE7 5GU at 1130 hours.

 Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at The Westfield Hotel, Westfield Lane, Mansfield, Notts NG18 1TW at 1930 hours.

Thu 10 Apr Newark Branch WFRA Meeting The RAFA Club, 23A London Road, Newark NG24 1TN at 1430 hours.

Sat 12 Apr Rugeley & District WFRA Meeting at The Progressive Working Men’s Club, Mansfield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL

Mon 14 Apr Long Eaton Branch WFRA Meeting at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 2000 hours.

 Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF at 1900 hours.

Thu 17 Apr Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.

Wed 30 Apr Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours.   

   

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 14 March  2014                                              NEWSLETTER                                           VOL 5 ISSUE 08 001 OBITUARIES/FUNERALS  
 None to report  
002 LE CATEAU LOTTERY  
The lucky winners for March’s draw are  
1ST £75 Mr DF Edmonds of Chesterfield 2nd £50 Mr

Jennings of Colchester 3rd £25 Mrs Tarnowski of Leicestershire  
The tickets were drawn by Cpl Skinner of 2 Mercian at Foresters House and witnessed by Ms Baines and Pte

Pearce 2 Mercian and names verified by RHQ staff.  The lucky winners will be contacted by RHQ.  
 

Would you like to be in with a chance of winning and be able to support your museum as well?  Contact RHQ for

further details and to buy tickets.  The next draw will take place on Friday 11 April.  
 

For those that purchased their tickets last year by cheque, please note that you will need to re- subscribe to continue

in the lottery.  Please contact RHQ for further details.    
 

003 WORCESTER BRANCH WFRA – AGM 25 MARCH 2014  
The AGM of the Worcester Branch WFRA will be held at the TA Centre, Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester

WR1 2EE on Tuesday 25 March 2014 at 1930 hours prompt.   
 

004 DERBY 10K RACE  
Dave Phillips, ex 1 WFR,  will be running the Derby 10 k race for a small Group from Ilkeston called Awareness For

Autism. For further details, please see the attachment. ( to follow)         
 
C A BAINES (Ms) Assistant Regimental Secretary RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham) Foresters House Chetwynd Barracks Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HA  
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com     

 

 Dates for your Diary 
Thu 20 Mar Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.

Tue 25 Mar Worcester Branch WFRA AGM and Meeting 1930 hours at Dancox House TA Centre, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE.

Wed26 Mar Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours.  

Sun 30 Mar Worksop WFRA Branch Meeting at the Station Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop S80 1PS at 1900 hours.

Fri 4 Apr Derby Branch WFRA Meeting at Rolls Royce Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JS at 1945 hours

Tue 8 Apr Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston DE7 5GU at 1130 hours.

 Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at The Westfield Hotel, Westfield Lane, Mansfield, Notts NG18 1TW at 1930 hours.

Thu 10 Apr Newark Branch WFRA Meeting The RAFA Club, 23A London Road, Newark NG24 1TN at 1430 hours.

Sat 12 Apr Rugeley & District WFRA Meeting at The Progressive Working Men’s Club, Mansfield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL

Mon 14 Apr Long Eaton Branch WFRA Meeting at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 2000 hours.

 Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF at 1900 hours. 

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14 February 2014                        NEWSLETTER                      Volume 5 Issue 06

001   OBITUARIES/FUNERALS
 
Nil reported

 

002   INTERNAL OFFICE MOVE OF RHQ MERCIAN (NOTTINGHAM)
 
Personnel are requested to minimise telephone calls to RHQ during the period 17 – 21 February. Please note

that we have no  military phonelines until further notice.  We apologise for any inconvenience and look

forward to seeing you in our new offices upstairs in the East Wing. (Up the main stairs turn left and on the

same corridor as the lift).
 

003   LE CATEAU LOTTERY
 
The lucky winners for February’s draw are;
 
1st - £75.00  `Brig C E Wilkinson CBE TD DL of Bakewell, Derbyshire
2nd - £50.00  Mrs J Leverton of Sleaford, Lincolnshire
3rd - £25.00   Lt Col N Turner of Nottingham
 
The tickets were kindly drawn by Mr Bill Drummond of JMH Civil Engineering at Foresters House, witnessed by

Ms C Baines, Assistant Regt Secretary and Mr A Hale and names verified by RHQ Staff.  Winners will be

contacted by RHQ.
 
Do you want to take a chance on winning and supporting your Museum?  Contact RHQ for further

details and to buy tickets.  Next draw Friday 14 March 2014.  For those who purchased tickets by cheque,

next month is the final draw. Act now to ensure you are included in April’s draw.  Remember – you have to be in

it to win it.
 

004   CHARITY GOLF DAY – LANGDON HILLS GOLF CLUB - 4 MARCH 2014
 
There is to be a Charity Golf Day at Langdon Golf Club, Lower Dunton Road, Bulphan, Essex RM14 3TY on 4

March 2014 with the beneficiary of the day being the family of WO2 Ian Fisher 3 MERCIAN who KiA in

Afghanistan in November 2013. 
 
The day will comprise of a 2 tee start from about 0830 hours.  Bacon rolls and coffee on arrival, 18 holes and

lunch of ham and egg with chips.  The cost (which includes £5 of raffle tickets) is £40.  All enquiries to Ian

Jones Tel: (M) 07952 817340
 

005   PRESENTATION EVENING AT THE RAFA CLUB NEWARK – 9 APRIL 2014 
 
The RBL Southwell Branch have organised a Presentation Evening at The RAFA Club, London Road,

Newark on Wednesday 9 April 2014 covering the 8thBattalion Sherwood Foresters.
 
The Presentation will be given by Cdr (Retd) Steve Foster RN whose father served with the 8th Battalion

and was taken PoW in April 1940.  See flyer below for contact and further details.
 

006   LOST TOUCH
 
Mick Tuckwood ex Sherwood Rangers is trying to make contact with Bob Crawford who was with 3 WFR (V) in

the early nineties.  Bob came to WFR from the Sherwood Rangers.  Mick can be contacted

on tuckwoodmike@gmail.com
 

007   WFRA BUSINESS DIRECTORY
 
The WFR Business Directory is for all those within our Regimental Family that now have a business that they

wish to promote.  Whatever your business, we will include it (providing it is legal and not offensive!) and

the directory will be published on the e-newsletter on a monthly basis and would reach all of those on our

distribution list. 
 
For us to assist in widening your future potential cliental base, all I ask is that you supply me with a short brief

of your business including your contact details, your LinkedIn details (if applicable), your connection to the

Regimental family and a (yearly) donation to the WFRA, would be appreciated. I will leave this to your discretion

as to how much you wish to donate.
 
 
TRANSIT EXPRESS
 
Automotive repairs for cars, vans, buses, coaches, trucks, trailers, caravans etc.

 

MOT repairs and servicing.  Classic vehicle spares.  General engineering and DIY.
 

On site repairs service and call out for roadside repairs - I come to you!
 

Based in Chilwell.
 
Gary Crosby 07885465779.  garycrosby1375@live.com
(Sgt Crosby 3 WFR 1974-1988) 
 
 
J BRELSFORD GARDENING SERVICES
 
Full Gardening Maintenance Service including lawn and hedge cutting, strimming, leaf clearance, garden waste

removal, patio and driveway cleaning and turfing. Based in the Long Eaton/Chilwell area.
 
For a no obligation quote, phone Jamie on 07804092823 or 0115 8493563
(brother of late Sgt Brelsford MC)
 
 
MIDLANDS MOBILITY & INSTALLATIONS (UK)
 
I have three high street mobility shops, our main shop and the head office is in Sutton-In-Ashfield, one in

Arnold Notts and one in Bolsover, we supply mobility scooters, profile beds, rise and recline chairs and all

household mobility aids, we also do the whole nine yards in building house conversions, wet rooms etc. As

an ex soldier if you need any mobility products or services please contact only me (Gary Canavan) and I

will look after them. They can contact me at Midlands Mobility & Installations (UK) on 01623 511537 or 07780 111928
 
Mr G R Canavan NEBSM
(Ex 24842440 Cpl 3 WFR (V))
For & on behalf of Midlands Mobility Uk Ltd
WINNERS OF THE RICS CONSERVATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR WALES 2007

 

WINNERS OF THE OVERHAUL BRITISH BUILDING MAINTENANCE AWARDS 2007
 
Please note that whilst RHQ are happy to advertise your business it neither holds, nor accepts, responsibility for

the business, its contracts or agreements with others.
 

 

C A BAINES (Ms)

Assistant Regimental Secretary
RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham)
Foresters House
Chetwynd Barracks
Chilwell
Nottingham
NG9 5HA
 
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com

 

Dates for your Diary
  

Thu 20 Feb Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.
 

Sat 22 Feb Long Eaton Branch WFRA Annual Dinner at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 1930 hours for 2000 hours.
 

Wed 26 Feb Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours. 
 

Fri 7 Mar Derby Branch WFRA Meeting at Rolls Royce Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JS at 1945 hours
 

Sat 8 Mar Rugeley & District WFRA Meeting at The Progressive Working Men’s Club, Mansfield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL
 

Mon 10 Mar Long Eaton Branch WFRA Meeting at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 2000 hours.
 

Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF at 1900 hours.
 

Tue 11 Mar Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston DE7 5GU at 1130 hours.
 

Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at The Westfield Hotel, Westfield Lane, Mansfield, Notts NG18 1TW at 1930 hours.
 

Thu 13 Mar Newark Branch WFRA Meeting The RAFA Club, 23A London Road, Newark NG24 1TN at 1430 hours.
 

Thu 20 Mar Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.
 

Tue 25 MarWorcester Branch WFRA  AGM & Meeting 19:30 hours at Dancox House TA Centre, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE.
 

Wed 26 Mar Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours. 
 

Sun 30 Mar Worksop WFRA Branch Meeting at the Station  Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop S80 1PS at 1900 hours.

 

 

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7th FEBRUARY 2014   VOLUME 5 ISSUE 5

001   OBITUARIES/FUNERALS
 
It is with sadness that we inform you that 4977025 Sgt George C SCOTT of Keyworth, Nottingham died on 2

February 2014 aged 94.  George enlisted into the 2nd/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters and served

with it in France with the BEF and later in North Africa, Italy, Greece and Austria before being demobbed in

March 1946.  After the war he became very involved with the Royal British Legion and was a former

President of the Colston Basset, Owthorpe and Cotgrave Branch.  His funeral is to take place at

Wilford Hill Crematorium, Nottingham on Monday 17 February 2014 at 1120 hours.  The family would

appreciate it if Standards could be present.
 

002   INTERNAL OFFICE MOVE OF RHQ MERCIAN (NOTTINGHAM)
 
Personnel are requested to minimise calls/emails/visits to RHQ during the period 10 – 14 February. Please

note that we have no  military phonelines until further notice.  We apologise for any inconvenience and look

forward to seeing you in our new offices upstairs in the East Wing. (Up the main stairs turn left and on the

same corridor as the lift).
 

003   MILITARY HISTORY TALKS IN AID OF THE MERCIAN REGIMENT BENEVOLENT FUND
 
The landlord of Ye Olde Dolphin Inn, 5A Queen Street, Derby DE1 3DL is organising a series of Military History

talks in aid of The Mercian Regiment Benevolent fund.  Further details may be obtained by Tel: 01332 267711
 
On Wednesday 16 April 2014 the Regimental Historian, Cliff Housley, will be giving a talk on the history of The

Sherwood Foresters 1741 – 1970 at 1930 hours. Admission £6.00.
 

004   LONG EATON BRANCH WFRA – ANNUAL DINNER 22 FEBRUARY 2014
 
Long Eaton Branch WFRA is to hold its Annual dinner on Saturday 22 February 2014 at Brennans, 2 Regent

Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire at 1930 hours for 2000 hours.  Cost £15.00 per person.  Tickets and menu

details are available from Mr P Twells, Branch Treasurer on 07447 019177.  All welcome.
 

005   SKETCHES OF THE GREAT WAR BY AN AMERICAN ARTIST
 
Edward Shenton, an American art student enlisted in April 1917 into the 103rdEngineers and his sketches of

life in the trenches have come to light after nearly 100 years.  Carrying his canvas bound sketchbooks with

him wherever he went; he fought in trenches near the Marne, built bridges under enemy fire on the Vesle,

repaired roads and buried dead soldiers in the Argonne forest.  All the time he was drawing what he saw.   The

Lost Sketchbooks – A Young Artist In The Great War by Rex Passion is being published Komatik Press and will

be available in August 2014.  For more information, or to be added to the mailing list please contact Rex

Passion, Komatik Press at rex1@rcn.com
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C A BAINES (Ms)

Assistant Regimental Secretary
RHQ MERCIAN (Nottingham)
Foresters House
Chetwynd Barracks
Chilwell
Nottingham
NG9 5HA
 
E: rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com

 

Dates for your Diary
  

Fri 7 Feb Derby Branch WFRA Meeting at Rolls Royce Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JS at 1945 hours
 

Sat 8 Feb Rugeley & District WFRA Meeting at The Progressive Working Men’s Club, Mansfield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL
 

MoN 10 Feb Long Eaton Branch WFRA Meeting at n 10Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 2000 hours.

Nottingham City Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL Club, Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF at 1900 hours. Cancelled
 

Tue 11 Feb Ilkeston Branch WFRA Meeting at the Flamstead Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston DE7 5GU at 1130 hours.
 

Mansfield Branch WFRA Meeting at The Westfield Hotel, Westfield Lane, Mansfieldd, Notts NG18 1TW at 1930 hours.
 

Thu 20 Feb Dudley & District WFRA Meeting at the Ex Servicemen’s Club, 51 Hall Street, Dudley DY2 7BT at 2000 hours.
 

Sat 22 Feb Long Eaton Branch WFRA Annual Dinner at Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton NG10 1JX at 1930 hours for 2000 hours.
 

Wed 26 Feb Chesterfield Branch WFRA Meeting at RBL, Haig House, Gluman Street, Chesterfield at 1930 hours. 
 

Tue 25 Mar Worcester Branch WFRA AGM & Meeting 19:30 hours at Dancox House TA Centre, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE.
 

Sun 30 Mar Worksop WFRA Branch Meeting at the Station Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop S80 1PS at 1900 hours.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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