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THIS IS A GUEST PAGE FOR THE MERCIAN VOLUNTEERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION.   (KIDDERMINSTER AND DISTRICT BRANCH.)

           NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

B Company Mercian Volunteers Regiment   50th Anniversary Parade  Saturday 22nd April 2017

WARNING ORDER         PARADE 

NUMBERS NEEDED FOR THIS PARADE IF YOU ARE ATTENDING AND WANT TO MARCH (ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES) PLEASE GIVE YOUR DETAILS TO BRANCH CHAIRMAN GRAHAM BIRD OR BRANCH SECRETARY BRIAN TURVEY


Parade forms up at 11-45 at Batemans Yard Car Park (DY10 1AR)

Parade to Attention, Standards to Carry

Parade Right Turn,   Band Ready

By the Left Quick March

The Route will be along Bridge Street, Oxford Street, Vicar Street, past The Town Hall on the left, up to the Roundabout at top and back down Vicar Street

Eyes Right at Saluting Dias outside the Town Hall

Continue back to Batemans Yard Car Park

Parade fall out and go to A R C and Shrubbery (DY10 2JZ) for Drum Head Service and Refreshments

DRUM HEAD SERVICE

Form up Parade at the Army Recruitment Centre

March Standards to Shrubbery grounds Put in place and Mercian and Worcester’s Standards placed over Drums

March Parade to Shrubbery, Band playing Under the Double Headed Eagle and the Worcester’s March

March on to Lawn and Halt,   Parade will Advance,   Officers take post,   Order Standards

Parade Stand at Ease Stand Easy,   Padre to start service,   Mercian Prayer,   Padre Words

The Lords Prayer,   The Volunteers Poem,   Parade to Attention,  Standard to the Carry

Standards handed off Drums to the Carry,  National Anthem Played,  All Standards to Dip

Standards back to Carry,   Band Plays Sunset and Last Post

Standards Dip and Lower Mercian and Worcester’s Flags on Poles

Final Address by Colonel

Permission to March off,   Turn Parade to the Right

Standards Turn to the Left at the Same Time and Step Off when W02 K Newman give Officers Take Post

Standards to the Front of Parade,   Step off to Auld Lang Syne,   Halt Advance,   Fall out the Officers

Colonel Jeavons to take Final Salute

End of Parade

WET WEATHER PROGRAM FOR DRUM HEAD SERVICE

Service to take place in Drill Hall

 

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MESSAGE FROM  ANDY WILLIAMS   25TH FEB 2015


Hello Dickie and all my fellow Mercians,  This is Andrew P Williams for across the pond in PA US of A.              Many thanks for sending the parcel.
 My youngest son is proudly wearing his Mercian ball cap. The Mercian Plaque hangs proudly on the wall. The
reversible jacket is getting a workout in this cold weather. My blazer looks spiffy with its new badge. Lots of Boy Scouts asking for one!
 Hope you are all doing well over there. Always thinking of you and the great times we had, both legal and
illegal. The less said the better!
 Exercise Polar Dawn would seem like a spring day just now. Temps down into minus 20 through 35. May have
another 10 days before we get back up into the low 40's for the time of year. We are the lucky ones as other folks are up to their necks in snow with 6/7/8 feet of snow.
 Teaching Hill Billies to shoot properly. Oh Boy let me tell you the wild west is alive and well in these here
hills! Arthur would be turning somersaults on these ranges. American army cannot shoot for ####. Shock and awe is their motto, Now I know why!
 Saying that there are a few that can shoot the eye off a fly at 1000 yards. I have lost a few dollars
competing against them. I am good out to 750 thereafter I am getting blind. Still I hold my own for an old man.
 Take care one and all, look forward to hearing more from you on due course.
 Yours         Andrew
 Andrew P Williams
B Coy. 1 Mercian Volunteers.
Kidderminster

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9th September 2014

Photos 36 & 37. From Andy Williams in USA, Remembrance parade for C/Sgt Arthur Lambert.(please scroll to bottom of page).

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Hi   14th march 2014

 I am now in possession of a number of ties, if yours is looking tatty or you would like to treat yourself to a new one, they are £12 each                Dickie

.The Mercian web site is WWW.flickr.com/photos/mercianvolunteers

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              `PHOTO No.19 `WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE' (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM OF PAGE)

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BRANCH MEETINGS

MERCIAN VOLUNTEERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
KIDDERMINSTER AND DISTRICT BRANCH

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Party
THE MERCIAN VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE
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BRANCH STANDARD
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MERCIAN VOLUNTEERS MEMORIAL STONE PHOTOS FROM ALREWAS ARBORETUM 21ST JUNE 2009
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BRIAN `TURK' TURVEY
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THE MARCH PAST
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L>. ALAN `KIPPER' FISH. GRAHAM YAPP
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A `WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE' 3 INCH OR 81MM.
A BAD COPY FROM `FIRM AND FORESTER' MAGAZINE 1976-77.the photo was taken at Folkstone camp about 1963/4. It's a three inch morter crew dug in, the one looking through the sights is me (Ted Rowley)the chap on my left is mustard (Brian Davies)both from Dudley A Coy 7th worcs. the other two lads might have been from Pershore.
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Hi
I recently visited 'The Somme' where I found a stone dedicated to an un-named soldier of the
Worcester Regiment, I laid a small wreath on behalf of 1 & 2 Mercian Volunteers & (Worcesters & Foresters) on the grave.

Dickie
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MICK ON LEFT WEARING FLEECE & HAT.
BERNARD WEARING LONG SLEEVED TOP.
ON FERRET IS A REVERSIBLE JACKET AND POLO SHIRT.
BADGES ARE WOVEN STITCH DESIGN.
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MICK WEARING FLEECE & HAT
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BERNARD WEARING LONG SLEEVED TOP
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POLO SHIRT & HAT
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Christmas Poster
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Clay Shoot
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Photos from Boat Trip
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Andy Williams in the USA
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Andy Williams in USA
Remembrance parade for C/Sgt Arthur Lambert.
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Photos from Sun 14th Sept 2014 NMA
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Brian 'Turk' Turvey
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Seated Alan 'Kipper' Fish, Gordon Maycroft
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WFRA Worcester Branch Standards L>, John Walters, Mick Leeming, Alan Fish, Staffordshire Regt Assocs Mascot & Handler
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MVRA Kiddy Branch Members, L>, Ted Rowley, ?,?, Bernard Pratt.(sorry Can`t remember names! Help!)
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WW1 BOOK LAUNCH AT LYE.

L>, Kidderminster Branch Secretary. Brian 'Turk' Turvey.
Graham 'Dickie' Bird, Chairman
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White or Navy Polo Shirt £11.00
All with embroidered badges . Please contact Bernard Pratt.
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Lightweight Jacket £18.00
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Reversible Coats £24.00
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Navy T Shirts £8.00
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Christmas Party
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Map for freedom Parade
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Christmas Party At Kidderminster Army Reserve Centre . (Help with names please)
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Eddie O`Connor & Wife
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Turk & Gina Turvey
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Mercian Regt. Freedom Parade Kidderminster 30.11.2014
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Kidderminster
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Mercian Regt. Freedom Parade Cheshire
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Cheshire
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Queens reply to goodwill message
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Mercian Volunteers Golf Team . Oct 2015
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VC Stourbridge
Standards from a commemorative paving stone ceremony in Mary Stevens Park Stourbridge on 18th April 2016 for Lieutenant Edward Felix Baxter VC of the 1/8th Battalion The King's (Liverpool) Regiment
Born in Oldswinford Stourbridge Lived in Kidderminster