Meetings held on the last Tuesday night, of every other Month 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 12 th OCTOBER 2019
LICHFIELD SOCIAL CLUB, PURCELL AVENUE, LICHFIELD WS13 6TS
WFRA ( Exec comm only meeting 09:30) AGM Lichfield :- will be held on Saturday 13 th October at Lichfield Social Club, Purcell Avenue, Lichfield. WS13 6TS commence 11.30 hrs.
Dates of next Branch Meetings and A.G.M.:-
NOT ALL ON LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH!
28th May 2019 20:00hrs
30th July 2019 20:00hrs
24th September 2019 20:00hrs
10th December 2019 20:00hrs!
COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2018
Committee Meetings all at 19:30hrs
NOVEMBER - WEDNESDAY 14th 2018
July 16th 2019
September 10th 2019
November 19th 2019
ALL AT :-
Barbourne Ex Services Club
Saturday Veterans Breakfast Club at The Postal Order, 18 Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DN . 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
Sat 6 Apr 19: Badajoz Day
Saturday 27th April 2019 11:00 for 11:30hrs WFR Memorial Bench Unveiling
All Branches and Association members are invited to attend on Saturday April 27th 2019 at 11:15 for 1130 in Gheluvelt Park near the double Memorial Gates at the junction of Barbourne Road, the A449 (Ombersley Road to Kidderminster ) and the A38 (Droitwich Rd) WR3 7AA. There will be a unveiling ceremony of a new Memorial Bench in remembrance of all Battalions of The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
The plaque on the bench reads:-
"This seat is dedicated to the memory of all who served in the Regiment and to honour those that were killed on operational Active Service and those that died whilst serving".
This is the first memorial of this kind to W.F.R. in the City of Worcester.
Lt Col (Ret`d) Mark Jackson OBE former Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He is Chair of the Trustees of the Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire), as well as being a Trustee of the Mercian Regiment. He is also the new President of Worcester Branch who have put in the hard work to get this memorial situated opposite the Worcestershire Regimental Stone, that Worcester Branch installed in 2014 on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Gheluvelt, after which the park is named.
The Honour of unveiling the Memorial Bench goes to another former Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion W.F.R. Colonel John Lowles CBE.
The Padre for the occasion will be Worcester Branch Honorary Padre, Canon Paul Tongue of Worcester.
Afterwards there will be a gathering at Claines RBL Club, Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester. WR3 7PL.
Please email Worcester Branch Chairman Nigel Fish at firstname.lastname@example.org stating numbers attending Claines RBL by 18th April 2019. Stating numbers.
Dress for the Ceremony:- Beret, Blazer, Medals.
Standard Bearers report to Parade Marshall at 11:00hrs prompt.
Parking is available opposite the Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road Worcester. WR3 1EZ
Or in side streets but please be considerate to residents.
Sat May 11: WORCESTER AREA MEETING
W.F.R.A. Worcestershire Area Meeting will be on Saturday 11 May 2019.
Claines Royal British Legion Club
Sat 1 Jun 19: WFR Reunion – Worcester Sixways Rugby Stadium 12:00hrs
Saturday 1 June 2019.
Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Hindlip, Worcester
Entrance cost is £2 per adult
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
1200 hours Reunion opens along with the bar, food points, and display stands.
1200/1245/1315 hours Coach from Silver Street Worcester WR1 2DA to Reunion (1st come, 1st served basis).
1330 hours Tenbury Town Band plays.
1440 hours Parade Officer and Standard Bearers briefing with Parade CSM.
1445 hours Bar closes until after the parade.
1450 hours Standards placed on drums.
1500 hours Drumhead Service, Address, parade forms up and March Past.
1530 hours Bar re-opens (bar will open after the March Past).
1600 hours Raffle Draw.
1700 hours Coach to City.
1730 hours Reunion Ends.
1800 hours Coach to City.
Saturday 15th June 2019
THE WORCESTERS PUSH FOR VICTORY EVENT
On Saturday 15th June 2019 the Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) is holding a community fundraising day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Worcestershire Regiment’s participation in several major battles that took place in 1944, the most well-known being Kohima (April to June) and the D-Day landings in June.
The event is being held in St Helen’s Church, High Street, Worcester and will include short talks on relevant subjects, book signings, re-enactors, children's activities, readings from WW2 diaries and letters by local cadets, display stands, refreshments, tombola (with some amazing prizes!) and the attendance of two surviving WW2 Worcestershire veterans.
Talks will include:
“SAS in France in 1944” by the Curator of the SAS Museum
“Battle of Kohima and Imphal” by Hugh Richards, whose Grandfather led the defence of Kohima
“The Assault River Crossing of the Seine at Vernon” by Alan Cowpe
“Battle of Tripsrath” (on the Dutch German border) by Lt Col Mark Jackson OBE
Full Programme to follow.
Help make this event a huge success - start spreading the word and please do come along on the day!
Sat 1 Jun 19: WFR Reunion – Worcester
Sat 5 Jul 19: Association Crich Dinner – Nottingham
Sun 6 Jul 19: Annual Pilgrimage
Sun 27 Oct 19: 105th Anniversary Battle of Gheluvelt - Worcester
Nov 19: Field of Remembrance London and Alrewas
Sun 10 Nov 19: 101st Remembrance Sunday
Mon 11 Nov 19 101st Anniv Armistice Day
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