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THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
President: Brig P Dennis

27 December 2019  WFRA NEWSLETTER        Volume 10 Issue 55
 

001  WFRA BADAJOZ DINNER CALLING NOTICE

THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION BADAJOZ DINNER

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

AT WELBECK HALL

Welbeck Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QW

7.00 for 7.30 pm

Dress: Jacket, Tie and Medals

Tickets are now available for £22.00 per person for 3 course meal with wine and tea or coffee and entertainment.
To purchase tickets please complete a menu choice for each person attending and return to WFRA, 18 Peatfield Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire NG9 8GN with cheque for £22 per person made payable to WFRA and mark your envelope BADAJOZ DINNER by no later than 20 March 2020. For those wishing to pay by BACS, the details are; Lloyds Bank Ltd, Account title: The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association (WFRA). Sort Code: 30-99-90. Account Number: 00732899. Please use reference Badajoz 2020.

Tickets will be issued on the door.

 

MENU CHOICE

Name:
Fellow guests with whom you wish to be seated, if possible:
Contact details:
WFRA Branch (if applicable):

STARTER:
Spring vegetable soup. 
Chicken satay skewers, rice and cucumber salad. 
Smoked salmon nicoise.

MAIN COURSE:
Fish pie, salad potatoes and green beans. 
Slow cooked lamb shank, red wine sauce. 
Wild mushroom ravioli, truffle butter & tarragon (vegetarian).

DESSERT:
Mixed berry pavlova. 
Profiteroles, chocolate sauce. 
Apple and blackcurrant crumble and custard.

Please tick one choice from each course above.

All choices come with tea or coffee and a glass of red or white wine.
A reasonably priced licensed bar will be available both before and after the dinner. 
There will be entertainment both before and after dinner.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Unlimited free parking is available for cars, minibuses and coaches on site.

 

002  MERCIAN REGIMENT QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

THE MERCIAN REGIMENT
QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER Q4 2019

VIEW OUR NEWSLETTER ONLINE

PRINT-FRIENDLY VERSION

The next edition of the Mercian Regimental Quarterly Newsletter is now available for viewing. Click the button above to see our newsletter.
 
Our newsletter covers recent events over a three month period, with a look ahead on what is coming up within the regiment; including the battalions, the Regimental Support Team & associations.
 
The newsletter is hosted online, which means that you can view it on your smartphone or tablet while on-the-go. There is also a print-friendly version available too!
 
Should you have any content to be included in future editions of the newsletter, be aware of anyone who would like to join the mailing list or simply have any questions, please send an email to communications@mercianregiment.co.uk.
 
We would like to extend a thank you to all who are involved with the MERCIAN regiment for your continued support. Stand Firm, Strike Hard.

 

003  PHOTOGRAPHS

RHQ Nottingham have found a large number of personal photographs.  They appear to be from the 1980’s and include lots of wedding photos from two separate weddings and family snaps and a few military ones that look like they were taken in Gibraltar.  The only clues in the photographs are a ‘welcome home John’ one, one with Alexe and Mummy August 1988 on the back and one with Kim and Tobi on beach at Mablethorpe Sept 1981 on the back. 
If anyone has any clues to who these photographs could belong to, please let the Assistant Regimental Secretary know so that we can return them cindy.clark247@mod.gov.uk

 

004  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

Children are unable to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

 

005  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

Due to circumstances beyond our control the event is for over 16yrs of age and ticket only. Children under 16 yrs of age are unable to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you already have your tickets please remind your friends to get their before it is too late.  The cut off date is 7 February 2020. 
Please share on Twitter, Whatsapp etc get the word out there.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night.
List of accommodation coming soon.

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Worcester Branch WFR50 Committee are not involved in people booking their own accommodation.
For further info please contact Tourist Information Centre Worcester on 01905 726311

ACCOMMODATION IN WORCESTER  Details from T.I.C. Worcester 

Hotels

Worcester Travelodge Cathedral Plaza, Worcester WR1 2QS.             Tel 08719 846277.

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1EA .    Tel 01905 24308

Ye Olde Talbot, Friar Street Worcester, WR1 2NA.                                Tel 01905 23573

Diglis House Hotel, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2NF.                       Tel 01905 353518

Fownes Hotel, City Walls Rd, Worcester WR1 2AP.                               Tel 01905 613151

Premier Inn, County Ground, New Rd Worcester. WR2 4QQ.                Tel 0871 527 9456

The Crown, Crown Passage, Worcester. WR1 3LL.                                 Tel 01905 721870

Guesthouses B&B`s

The Cardinals Hat, 31 Friar Street, Worcester. WR1 2NA                        Tel 01905 724006

Farriers Arms, 9 Fish Street, Worcester. WR1 2HN                                   Tel 01905 27569

University Worcester, City Centre Campus, Worcester. WR1 3AS            Tel 01905 542121

Osborne House, 17 Chestnut Walk, Worcester. WR1 1PR                         Tel 01905 22296

Shrubbery Guest House, 38 Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU           Tel 01905 24871

Wyatt Guest House, Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU                        Tel 01905 26311

University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester. WR2 6AJ             Tel 01905 542121

 

006 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123

........................................................

20 December 2019    WFRA NEWSLETTER       Volume 10 Issue 54


FROM THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

WE WISH YOU ALL A MEERY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

001  WFRA BADAJOZ DINNER CALLING NOTICE

THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION BADAJOZ DINNER

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

AT WELBECK HALL

Welbeck Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QW

7.00 for 7.30 pm

Dress: Jacket, Tie and Medals

Tickets are now available for £22.00 per person for 3 course meal with wine and tea or coffee and entertainment.
To purchase tickets please complete a menu choice for each person attending and return to WFRA, 18 Peatfield Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire NG9 8GN with cheque for £22 per person made payable to WFRA and mark your envelope BADAJOZ DINNER by no later than 20 March 2020. For those wishing to pay by BACS, the details are; Lloyds Bank Ltd, Account title: The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association (WFRA). Sort Code: 30-99-90. Account Number: 00732899. Please use reference Badajoz 2020.

Tickets will be issued on the door.

 

MENU CHOICE

Name:
Fellow guests with whom you wish to be seated, if possible:
Contact details:
WFRA Branch (if applicable):

STARTER:
Spring vegetable soup. 
Chicken satay skewers, rice and cucumber salad. 
Smoked salmon nicoise.

MAIN COURSE:
Fish pie, salad potatoes and green beans. 
Slow cooked lamb shank, red wine sauce. 
Wild mushroom ravioli, truffle butter & tarragon (vegetarian).

DESSERT:
Mixed berry pavlova. 
Profiteroles, chocolate sauce. 
Apple and blackcurrant crumble and custard.

Please tick one choice from each course above.

All choices come with tea or coffee and a glass of red or white wine.
A reasonably priced licensed bar will be available both before and after the dinner. 
There will be entertainment both before and after dinner.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Unlimited free parking is available for cars, minibuses and coaches on site.

 

002  PHOTOGRAPHS

RHQ Nottingham have found a large number of personal photographs.  They appear to be from the 1980’s and include lots of wedding photos from two separate weddings and family snaps and a few military ones that look like they were taken in Gibraltar.  The only clues in the photographs are a ‘welcome home John’ one, one with Alexe and Mummy August 1988 on the back and one with Kim and Tobi on beach at Mablethorpe Sept 1981 on the back. 
If anyone has any clues to who these photographs could belong to, please let the Assistant Regimental Secretary know so that we can return them cindy.clark247@mod.gov.uk

 

003  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

 

004  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

Due to circumstances beyond our control the event is for over 16yrs of age and ticket only. Children under 16 yrs of age are unable to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you already have your tickets please remind your friends to get their before it is too late.  The cut off date is 7 February 2020. 
Please share on Twitter, Whatsapp etc get the word out there.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night.
List of accommodation coming soon.

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Worcester Branch WFR50 Committee are not involved in people booking their own accommodation.
For further info please contact Tourist Information Centre Worcester on 01905 726311

ACCOMMODATION IN WORCESTER  Details from T.I.C. Worcester 

Hotels

Worcester Travelodge Cathedral Plaza, Worcester WR1 2QS.             Tel 08719 846277.

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1EA .    Tel 01905 24308

Ye Olde Talbot, Friar Street Worcester, WR1 2NA.                                Tel 01905 23573

Diglis House Hotel, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2NF.                       Tel 01905 353518

Fownes Hotel, City Walls Rd, Worcester WR1 2AP.                               Tel 01905 613151

Premier Inn, County Ground, New Rd Worcester. WR2 4QQ.                Tel 0871 527 9456

The Crown, Crown Passage, Worcester. WR1 3LL.                                 Tel 01905 721870

Guesthouses B&B`s

The Cardinals Hat, 31 Friar Street, Worcester. WR1 2NA                        Tel 01905 724006

Farriers Arms, 9 Fish Street, Worcester. WR1 2HN                                   Tel 01905 27569

University Worcester, City Centre Campus, Worcester. WR1 3AS            Tel 01905 542121

Osborne House, 17 Chestnut Walk, Worcester. WR1 1PR                         Tel 01905 22296

Shrubbery Guest House, 38 Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU           Tel 01905 24871

Wyatt Guest House, Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU                        Tel 01905 26311

University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester. WR2 6AJ             Tel 01905 542121

 

005 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123 

...............................

13 December 2019      WFRA NEWSLETTER     Volume 10 Issue 53

001  MERCIAN REGIMENT TARTAN
The Mercian Regiment has an official Tartan! Ties, bow ties, scarves and wraps in Regimental colours; a British made product from a company that supports UK Armed Forces Charities.  The products can be ordered from  www.theministryoftartan.co.uk

002  WAR MEMORIAL VILLAGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

WAR MEMORIAL VILLAGE DERBY

Christmas event BIG BAND MUSIC!

Melbourne Town Band & performance by 1st Shelton Lock Brownies

WEDS 18TH december6.30PM - 9PM @ St Edmunds Church, Sinfin Lock, Derby. DE24 9JA.  Tel 01332 701134

Free Admission!! Tea, Coffee, Mulled Wine, Mince Pies & Biscuits.

Raffle, funds raised in support of WMVD.

003  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

004  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

If you already have your tickets please remind your friends to get their before it is too late.  The cut off date is 7 February 2020. 
Please share on Twitter, Whatsapp etc get the word out there.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night.
List of accommodation coming soon.

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Worcester Branch WFR50 Committee are not involved in people booking their own accommodation.
For further info please contact Tourist Information Centre Worcester on 01905 726311

ACCOMMODATION IN WORCESTER  Details from T.I.C. Worcester 

Hotels

Worcester Travelodge Cathedral Plaza, Worcester WR1 2QS.             Tel 08719 846277.

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1EA .    Tel 01905 24308

Ye Olde Talbot, Friar Street Worcester, WR1 2NA.                                Tel 01905 23573

Diglis House Hotel, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2NF.                       Tel 01905 353518

Fownes Hotel, City Walls Rd, Worcester WR1 2AP.                               Tel 01905 613151

Premier Inn, County Ground, New Rd Worcester. WR2 4QQ.                Tel 0871 527 9456

The Crown, Crown Passage, Worcester. WR1 3LL.                                 Tel 01905 721870

Guesthouses B&B`s

The Cardinals Hat, 31 Friar Street, Worcester. WR1 2NA                        Tel 01905 724006

Farriers Arms, 9 Fish Street, Worcester. WR1 2HN                                   Tel 01905 27569

University Worcester, City Centre Campus, Worcester. WR1 3AS            Tel 01905 542121

Osborne House, 17 Chestnut Walk, Worcester. WR1 1PR                         Tel 01905 22296

Shrubbery Guest House, 38 Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU           Tel 01905 24871

Wyatt Guest House, Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU                        Tel 01905 26311

University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester. WR2 6AJ             Tel 01905 542121

 

005 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123

........................................................

06 December 2019     WFRA NEWSLETTER      Volume 10 Issue 52

OBITUARY

It is with regret that we inform you that 22635896 Cpl Francis George NIXON of Chaddesden, Derbyshire died on 23 November 2019 aged 89 
Francis was called up for National Service on 2 February 1952 and served with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in Derna until discharge on 4 February 1954. 
His funeral is to take place at  Markeaton Crematorium, Markeaton Lane, Derby DE22 4NH on 20 December 2019 at 13:20 hours. 
Members and Standards would be welcome.

OBITUARY

It is with sadness that we inform you that Mr Clive TOUGHER of Ashbourne who was the Education Officer of The WFR Museum (Sherwood Foresters Collection) from 1998 to 2011 died on 28 November 2019.
His funeral is on 16 December at 1230hrs, St Oswald’s Church, 5 School Ln, Ashbourne DE6 1AN

FUNERAL DETAILS

The funeral of 24184623 WO2 Trevor Dennis KEMP will take place on Monday 23rd December at 13:00hrs.
The family have requested no flowers and donations to their chosen charities can be made on the day. 
Gedling Methodist Church Gedling Road, Carlton , Nottingham NG4 3EX.

There will be a wake afterwards at the Willowbrook Public House 13 Main Street, Gedling, Nottingham.

All association members and Standard Bearers are invited to attend.

FUNERAL DETAILS

The funeral of 23352937 LCpl Gerald Thomas HEALEY who died on 26 November 2019 is to take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium, Nottingham on Thursday 19 December 2019 at 13:30hrs. 
Members and Standard Bearers would be welcome. 
All are invited to join the family at the Nottingham Knight,  Loughborough Rd, Ruddington, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG11 6LS after the committal.

001  CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Engineers will be playing a concert on Friday 13 December at 19:30hrs at St Mary the Virgin and All Souls Church Highbury Vale, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 9AD.
Tickets are £5 or pay on the door. Two children under 14 with a paying adult will be admitted free.
Light refreshments available.
For more information call 01159 161 787 

 

002  5th BN THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS - BATTLE OF SALERNO VETERANS

The President of the Association Salerno group has contacted RHQ Mercian with regard to tracing veterans who served with the 5th Bn at the Battle of Salerno so that they can learn some more about the battle. 
This South Italian group wishes to honour those in the conflict and to educate the younger generations. 
Further details can be found at www.1943salerno.it. 
If anyone knows of any 5th Bn veterans, they are asked to pass this message on for them to contact either the group redazione@1943salerno.it or the Assistant Regimental Secretary, Nottingham cindy.clark247@mod.gov.uk

 

003  NOTTINGHAM CITY BRANCH MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Monday 9 December, 13:00hrs
Royal British Legion Rooms
Parliament Terrace
Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 6LF

004  WORCESTER BRANCH MEETING

The next Worcester Branch meeting will be on Tuesday 10 December 19:30hrs for 20:00hrs start at Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester. WR1 3ED . All welcome. 


Tickets for WFR50 on the 28 February 2020 @ £10pp will be on sale before and after meeting.

The annual Presidents raffle will be held, where the raffle monies are donated to a charity of  Worcester Branch Presidents choice.

Members are encouraged to bring raffle prizes wrapped in xmas paper or other and bottle bags sealed to add to the anticipation.  Last year was in aid of Combat Stress.

005  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

006  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

If you already have your tickets please remind your friends to get their before it is too late.  The cut off date is 7 February 2020. 
Please share on Twitter, Whatsapp etc get the word out there.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night.
List of accommodation coming soon.

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Worcester Branch WFR50 Committee are not involved in people booking their own accommodation.
For further info please contact Tourist Information Centre Worcester on 01905 726311

ACCOMMODATION IN WORCESTER  Details from T.I.C. Worcester 

Hotels

Worcester Travelodge Cathedral Plaza, Worcester WR1 2QS.             Tel 08719 846277.

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1EA .    Tel 01905 24308

Ye Olde Talbot, Friar Street Worcester, WR1 2NA.                                Tel 01905 23573

Diglis House Hotel, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2NF.                       Tel 01905 353518

Fownes Hotel, City Walls Rd, Worcester WR1 2AP.                               Tel 01905 613151

Premier Inn, County Ground, New Rd Worcester. WR2 4QQ.                Tel 0871 527 9456

The Crown, Crown Passage, Worcester. WR1 3LL.                                 Tel 01905 721870

Guesthouses B&B`s

The Cardinals Hat, 31 Friar Street, Worcester. WR1 2NA                        Tel 01905 724006

Farriers Arms, 9 Fish Street, Worcester. WR1 2HN                                   Tel 01905 27569

University Worcester, City Centre Campus, Worcester. WR1 3AS            Tel 01905 542121

Osborne House, 17 Chestnut Walk, Worcester. WR1 1PR                         Tel 01905 22296

Shrubbery Guest House, 38 Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU           Tel 01905 24871

Wyatt Guest House, Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU                        Tel 01905 26311

University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester. WR2 6AJ             Tel 01905 542121

 

007 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123

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29 November 2019     WFRA NEWSLETTER    Volume 10 Issue 51

OBITUARY

It is with regret that we inform you of the death of  4986394 Pte James Neville Hatton of Spondon, Derby who died on 11 November 2019 aged 95.  James enlisted in the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters 31 October 1941 and he served with it in UK, Africa (Tunisia), Pantelleria (The Italian Malta), Anzio, then moved up to Florence before the Bn moved to Palestine, but James remained in Italy he had been transferred to the Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) on 5 March 1945.

The funeral for James is to be held on Tuesday 3 December at 12:30hrs at Aston-on-Trent Crematorium, Derby Road, Ashton-On-Trent, Derby DE72 2AF. 
The family have requested donations to their chosen charity on the day.
 
The wake will be held at the Clock Warehouse, Shardlow DE72 2GL. 

All association members and Standard Bearers are invited.

If anyone has any further information on James military career, they are requested to send it to RHQ Nottingham and the Assistant Regimental Secretary will pass it onto the family.

 

OBITUARY

It is with regret that we inform you of the death of 23352937 LCpl Gerald Thomas Healey of Nottingham who died on 26 November 2019 aged 81.  Gerald (Aussie) enlisted into the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in the 1950's and served with it in UK, BAOR, Malaysia, Cyprus and NI until transferring to the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment in 1970.

For those wishing to write in condolence his daughter Mandy Healey can be contacted at 8 Crowthorne Close, Rise Park, Nottingham NG5 5AP. 

Funeral details will be notified when received.

 

001  EAGLE MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS 2019

WFRA Branches are respectfully asked to consider submitted material for publication in the Mercian Regiment Quarterly Newsletter (MRQN).  Items of interest could include: Worcester Reunion, Armed Forces Day, Crich Dinner & Crich Prilgrimage, Branch Events, local events supported by Branches and / or presentations or parades.

In all cases photographs (in JPG format) are also very much welcomed. 

Text needs to be ideally in Microsoft Word, but a photograph or scan of a handwritten account will do, as long as it is legible and can be re-typed.
Inclusion cannot be guaranteed of course, and the editors retain the right to reduce articles down tastefully if necessary. 
Keep it simple but make a splash?  This is an excellent opportunity to put our branches and the association in the spotlight and we need to make the most of it.  

Deadline - FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2019
Email submissions to Cindy.Clark247@mod.gov.uk 
Postal submissions to MRHQ(N), Foresters House Swiney Way, Nottingham NG9 5HA


 

002  5th BN THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS - BATTLE OF SALERNO VETERANS

The President of the Association Salerno group has contacted RHQ Mercian with regard to tracing veterans who served with the 5th Bn at the Battle of Salerno so that they can learn some more about the battle. 
This South Italian group wishes to honour those in the conflict and to educate the younger generations. 
Further details can be found at www.1943salerno.it. 
If anyone knows of any 5th Bn veterans, they are asked to pass this message on for them to contact either the group redazione@1943salerno.it or the Assistant Regimental Secretary, Nottingham cindy.clark247@mod.gov.uk

 

003  MILITARY WIVES CHOIR CONCERT

The Nottingham Military Wives Choir will be holding a concert on Friday 29 November at 20:00hrs.
The Royal British Legion Club
Hallcroft
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 1EL

Tickets are £5.00 available on the door or from Peter on 01159 197 053.

 

004  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

005  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

If you already have your tickets please remind your friends to get their before it is too late.  The cut off date is 7 February 2020. 
Please share on Twitter, Whatsapp etc get the word out there.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night.
List of accommodation coming soon.

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Further details to follow soon.
 

006 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123

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22 November 2019   WFRA NEWSLETTER     Volume 10 Issue 50 Updated 

OBITUARY

It is with sadness that I report the death of 23237237 Cpl JOHN WILLIAM ALTON who passed away on 14 November 2019.

John enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters on 22 March 1955 and finished his service on 21 March 1970.

Johns Funeral will be on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 15:00hrs in The Round Chapel, Markeaton Crematorium, Derby.

Attendance by Standards and members would be much appreciated.

001  EAGLE MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS 2019

WFRA Branches are respectfully asked to consider submitted material for publication in the Mercian Regiment Quarterly Newsletter (MRQN).  Items of interest could include: Worcester Reunion, Armed Forces Day, Crich Dinner & Crich Prilgrimage, Branch Events, local events supported by Branches and / or presentations or parades.

In all cases photographs (in JPG format) are also very much welcomed. 

Text needs to be ideally in Microsoft Word, but a photograph or scan of a handwritten account will do, as long as it is legible and can be re-typed.
Inclusion cannot be guaranteed of course, and the editors retain the right to reduce articles down tastefully if necessary. 
Keep it simple but make a splash?  This is an excellent opportunity to put our branches and the association in the spotlight and we need to make the most of it.  

Deadline - FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2019
Email submissions to Cindy.Clark247@mod.gov.uk 
Postal submissions to MRHQ(N), Foresters House Swiney Way, Nottingham NG9 5HA


 

002  MILITARY WIVES CHOIR - NOTTINGHAM CONCERT

Friday 29th November 8pm RBL  16 the Hallcroft NG9 1EL.  Beeston Tickets £5 available on door or from Peter on 015 919 7053

003  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

004  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meetings on Tuesdays 10th December 2019 and 28 February 2020, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Further details to follow soon.
 

005 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123

.................

15 November 2019      WFRA NEWSLETTER     Volume 10 Issue 49

001  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. 
The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending.  Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial. 

You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.

If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

002  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meetings on Tuesdays 10th December 2019 and 28 February 2020, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Further details to follow soon.
 003  NOTTINGHAM BRANCH MEETING

The next meeting will be Monday 18 November at 13.00hrs.

Royal British Legion Rooms
Parliament Terrace
Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 6 LF. 

004 VETERANS SUPPORT

The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;

Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123


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