Meetings held on the last Tuesday night, of every other Month (EXCEPT DECEMBER!) at, Barbourne Ex-Services Club
If you served In the Worcestershire, Sherwood Foresters, Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters .
T.A etc , or attached to one of these , (Even a different regiment or unit and you have no branches in this area) why not come along ? Please contact with your details through 'FEEDBACK' PAGE, or the 'GUESTBOOK' PAGE` & we WILL get back to you.
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2023
W.F.R.A. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
ALL WELCOME 11:00 hrs START
LICHFIELD SOCIAL CLUB, PURCELL AVENUE, LICHFIELD WS13 6TS
Dates of next Branch Meetings and A.G.M.:-
NOT ALL ON LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH
WORCESTERSHIRE WFRA AREA MEETING.
SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2023 11;15 FOR 11:30 START. AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES CLUB THE MOORS WORCESTER WR1 3ED.
2023 All on Tuesdays in Lounge
30th May 2023 20:00hrs start
25th July 2023 20:00hrs start
26th September 2023 20:00hrs start
5th or 12th December 2023 20:00hrs start TBC
COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2022
Committee Meetings all at 19:30hrs
2023 Tuesdays in Lounge
9th May 19:30hrs start
11th July 19:30hrs start
12th September 19:30hrs start
21st November 19:30hrs start
Barbourne Ex Services Club
Saturday Veterans Breakfast Club at The CROWN 18 Street, Crown Passage, Worcester WR1 3LL . On the first Saturday of the Month at 10:00hrs onwards ( except 1st Saturday in June see details in events list below)
EVENTS AND PARADES.
ADDRESS FOR Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD, Worcester. WR3 7AA
NEW VENUE FOR REUNION
THURSDAY 1st June 2023 Glorious 1st June Ceremony at Worcestershire Rgimental Stone Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. 10:30 for 10:45 start. Dress Blazer medals Beret.
Saturday 3RD JUNE 2023. WFRA Reunion
The WFRA Reunion 2023 will take place on Saturday 3 June at Worcester Rugby Football Club (WRFC), Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8TR. This is our new location and the same as last year. Please do not go to Sixways. Details as follows:
The event opens at 1200 hours (we ask that you do not arrive earlier to allow set up of the event) and closes at 1700 hours. The WRFC will remain open for anyone that wishes to remain afterwards.
Entrance is £2 (cash) per adult and all costs will go towards the cost of the event. All veterans and serving members are asked to sign in and check their personal logs or complete a new one. The logs are entirely voluntary but do allow RHQ to keep in touch with you and the museums to update their records. There will be a raffle (cash) on the day and anyone who wishes to contribute (alcohol seems be the preferred prize) are asked to drop them off at RHQ Nottingham or bring them on the day. The draw will take place after the Service and any prizes not collected will be kept by the Worcester Branch for future use. There will be food and drink outlets at the Club at normal rugby club prices and attendees are kindly asked not to bring their own picnics. In attendance will be 1 Mercian, RHQ including the IET and the Regimental Mascot, Hereford & Worcestershire Cadets, the Worcestershire Museum, a PRI stand, local clergy and SJA. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Tenbury Town Band. There will be a Drumhead Service at 1500 hours at which time the refreshment outlets will close. Attendees are asked to give due respect to the service. Following the Address, members who wish to march will be directed by CSM 1 Mercian to form up, to parade.
Complimentary transport is provided from Silver Street, Worcester WR1 2SG to the event, at 1200 hours. 1245 hours and 1315 hours. There will be return transport at 1700 hours and 1800 hours. The transport is available on a first come, first served basis although it is hoped that priority will be given to the older veteran community and branch members. There is plenty of car parking on site including Blue Badge Holder parking closer to the club. If anyone anticipates difficulties with parking, they are asked to contact the Assistant Regimental Secretary. Please do not drink and drive. The event is a private event for association members and their families and anyone connected to the Mercian Regiment and its antecedents. The police have been informed of the event and there are no known security risks but all attendees are asked to remain vigilant on the day.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET YOUR CASH as the WFRA do not have an electronic payment system. All monies raised goes towards paying for your reunion . Any questions should be directed to the Assistant Regimental Secretary, Nottingham email@example.com
Monday 19th June Guildhall Worcester, Flag Raising , Armed Forces Week. 10:30 for 10:45hrs
Sunday JULY 2ND 2023. 100TH ANNIVERSARY RHQ Mercian are pleased to announce that the 2023 Pilgrimage is being planned for Sunday 2 July.
15TH AUGUST 2023, VJ DAY. BURMA STAR MEMORIAL Abbey Gate, The Almonry, Evesham WR11 4BQ 10:15 FOR 10:30 START.
STANDARDS, BERETS, BLAZERS, MEDALS.
Saturday 26TH AUGUST 2023. ANNUAL SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE 1ST, 2ND & 7TH BTTS VERNON FRANCE, BURMA, MALAYA. AT WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTAL STONE GHELUVELT PARK. 10:30 FOR 10:50 START. STANDARDS, BUGLE. DRESS:- BERETS BLAZERS MEDALS
SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2023.
Worcester Branch are organising a wreath laying service on Saturday 24th September 10:30hrs at the WFR Memorial Bench, Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. WR3 7AA. It is a commemoration service in memory of those killed on active service and those that served on Operation Banner.
Dress: Beret, blazer. medals. If you do not have these please still come along and feel free to post on social media.
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2022. POPPY LAUNCH GUILDHALL WORCESTER HIGH STREET. 10:30
SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2023. ANNUAL GHELUVELT SERVICE. STANDARD BEARERS REPORT 11:00HRS OTHERS 11:15 AFTERWARDS DRINKS AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
BERET BLAZERS MEDALS
AFTERWARDS BUFFET, AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES. A RAFFLE WILL BE HELD PLEASE BRING ALONG ANY PRIZES YOU WANT TO DONATE.
Monday 31ST OCTOBER, GHELUVELT DAY.
Saturday 11TH NOVEMBER, ARMISTICE DAY. MEET OUTSIDE CATHEDRAL NR 'BYGONES' NEAR S.A. MEMORIAL 10:20. BERET BLAZERS MEDALS
12TH NOVEMBER, REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
More details on events to follow
Other Usefull Addresses
City Museum & Art Gallery, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
Tel 01905 721982
Address: Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE
Phone: 01905 721982