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 13 th OCTOBER 2018
LICHFIELD SOCIAL CLUB, PURCELL AVENUE, LICHFIELD WS13 6TS
WFRA AGM Lichfield :- will be held on Saturday 14 th October at Lichfield Social Club, Purcell Avenue, Lichfield. WS13 6TS commence 11.30 hrs.
Dates of next Branch Meetings and A.G.M.:-
29th MAY 2018 20:00hrs
31st JULY 2018 20:00hrs
25th SEPTEMBER 2018 20:00hrs
11th DECEMBER 2018 20:00 hrs NEW DATE!!!!!!
COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2018
Committee Meetings all at 19:30hrs
MAY - TUESDAY 15th.
JULY - TUESDAY 10th
SEPTEMBER - WEDNESDAY 12th.
NOVEMBER - WEDNESDAY 14th
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
Sunday 22nd April 10:30hrs Commemoration Service Kingsford Inn Sladd lane Wolverley, Kidderminster. DY11 5TA
There will be a short service at the memorial bench at the Kingsford, where on the 3rd December 2017 Worcester Branch were present at the unveiling of a memorial bench to the Worcestershire Regiment, The Engine manufacture in WW2 at the Kingsford site and the War Effort of the people of the Black Country. The Kingsford are celebrating witha St Georges Day Weekend and we are part of thet Celebration. Food will be provided. Numbers needed on this please for catering purposes Contact N Fish Worcester Branch or through website.
Tuesday 24th April 2018 7.30 pm . Mayors Lecture, worcester Civic Society
This year’s guest speaker is Lieutenant Colonel Mark Jackson OBE who has extensive military knowledge and experience. During his lecture entitled “Your Regiment” Mark will talk about the Worcestershire Regiment, its forebears and successors, covering some notable episodes in its history and their impact. The talk will be illuminated by images of items and events and also show sites and parts of Worcester today that illustrate the relationship between the City and its Regiment from 1694 to the present day. http://www.worcestercivicsociety.org.uk/mayors-lecture/
The lecture will take place in the Guildhall, Worcester City Centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24th April 2018. Be sure to put the date in your diary so as not to miss this most interesting talk!
W.F.R.A. Area Meeting Saturday 12th May 2018 10:45 for 11:00 Start
This years Worcestershire Area Meeting will be held at Claines RBL, Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester. WR3 7PL . Items needed for agenda please contact N Fish Worcester Branch.
Tuesday 29th May 2018 2018 10:45hrs
At the Worcestershire Regimental Stone, Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD, Worcester. WR3 7AA . Short Wreath laying Ceremony in Memory of Lt Colonel George William St George GROGAN VC. Usual format. Standards & Bugle, Dress:- Berets, Blazers, Medals. If you can spare the time please do.
Lt Colonel George William St George GROGAN VC
1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, Aisne, 29th May 1918
During the Battle of the Aisne, 1918, the Germans made a surprise attack on a sector of young drafts and broke through; and although Colonel Grogan rallied the survivors and repelled several attacks, he was forced to retire to a fresh position. A second time the same thing happened until finally a new line was formed along an open ridge on high ground to the South. By now Colonel Grogan was commanding a mixed force of about eight hundred men of various Regiments. They had been without food or rest for forty-eight hours but they must hold out as no reinforcements could arrive for another day.
Many attacks were repulsed, but we lost heavily and had to retire to some half-dug trenches held by the 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. In this position there was a general medley, including some French troops.
The enemy continued their pressure and Colonel Grogan rode along the front of the line, cheering on his troops.
“You can stop them if you want to” he cried, “The Boches are no bloody good.” Shells, bombs and bullets were all around him; his horse was killed under him, but he found another mount and continued to inspire his men.
Fired by the noble example of their commander, made confident by his reckless bravery, the troops held on, repulsing two more attacks before reinforcements arrived.
Colonel Grogan’s Victoria Cross was the reward for that inspired leadership under which tired, hungry and disheartened men became heroes.
Colonel Grogan was also awarded at various times a CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath), a CMG (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George), and Distinguished Service Order with Bar: he was also appointed A.D.C. to the King. In 1938 Colonel (now Brigadier General) Grogan was appointed Colonel of the Regiment which position he occupied until 1945
Colonel Grogan was awarded his VC at age of 42. He died on 3rd January 1962.
His VC and Decorations are privately held.
Friday 1st June 2018 Glorious 1st June 10:45hrs
At the Worcestershire Regimental Stone, Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD, Worcester. WR3 7AA . Short Wreath laying Ceremony in Memory of 29th Foot who fought as Marines on Lord Howes Channel Fleet in 1794. The French Fleet was badly mauled. Usual format. Standards & Bugle, Dress:- Berets, Blazers, Medals. If you can spare the time please do.
Reunion Saturday 2nd June 2018
At Worcester Warriors RFC Sixways Worcester Details to follow.
Armed Forces Week
Raising of Armed Forces Flag above Guildhall Worcester, date and details to follow. Poss Saturday 23rd June
Sunday 24th June 2018 from 12 noon
Worcester Norton shooting Club 35th Anniversary of the inauguration of the Club which supports local organizations as well as promoting sports such as cricket, croquet, skittles and target shooting.
The Shooting Club alone now has a membership in excess of 500 persons and covers a wide range of interests from airgun, small and full bore shooting, practical shotgun, black powder and even cannon. Items of which will be on display.
Branch Stand and Display will be at this event. We are invited due to our close connection with the Barracks.
99th ANNUAL REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION DINNER - SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2018
The 99th Annual Regimental Association Dinner (The Crich Supper) is to be held at Welbeck Hall, Welbeck Road, Nottingham NG2 7QW on Saturday 30 June 2018 at 1930 hours for 2000 hours. Dress: Jacket, Tie and Medals. Tickets are now available at £20.00 per person for a four course meal with wine and tea or coffee. The Calling Notice, Menu choices and accommodation details can be found here
Sunday 1st July 2018
Crich Pilgrimage. More details to follow
Saturday 7th July 2018
Worcester Carnival. Details to follow
Friday 24th August 2018
At the Worcestershire Regimental Stone, Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD, Worcester. WR3 7AA . Short Wreath laying Ceremony in Memory of The Worcestershire Regiment who served at Vernon France, Burma and Malaya. Usual format. Standards & Bugle, Dress:- Berets, Blazers, Medals. If you can spare the time please do.
October Poppy Launch at Guild hall Worcester
Date and details to follow
Sunday October 28th 104th Anniversary of The Battle of Gheluvelt 11:15 for 11:30 Service
Details on this and provision of food 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