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THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
President: Brig P Dennis
16 June 2017 NEWSLETTER Volume 8 Issue 21
It is with regret that we inform you that 14469533 WO2 (CSM) John Henry POUTNEY aged 86, passed away peacefully on 22 February 2017 after a short illness whilst living in Cardiff, Wales. John enlisted into the Worcestershire Regiment aged 15 years in 1945. John saw service in Malaya, Jamaica, British Guiana, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Minden in Germany, then being discharged in 1969. When John left the army he worked as a Sales rep for a local newspaper, Berrows newspapers in Worcester. He progressed to Advertisement Manager, retiring in 1996. His hobby was his gardening and later he became his wife, Joyce's, full time carer. Joyce passed away on 21st January 2017 (4 weeks before John).
The funeral has taken place, John requested a no fuss funeral. He is survived by his son, David and daughter, Jackie. Condolences to David Pountney of 15, Whitland Crescent, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3NL and/or to Jackie Tamplin email firstname.lastname@example.org - address: An Carraig, Caherlistrane, Co. Galway, Ireland.
001 98th ANNUAL REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION DINNER - SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017
This is the final call for those wishing to attend the 98th Annual Regimental Association Dinner (The Crich Supper) which is to be held at Welbeck Hall, Welbeck Road, Nottingham NG2 7QW on Saturday 1 July 2017 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 Menu choices and accommodation details can be found at http://www.stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/pdf/upload/Crich_Calling_Notice_2017.pdf
002 ARMED FORCES FLAG RAISING 19 JUNE 2017 - WORCESTERSHIRE
Worcester Branch - Flag Raising ceremonies for Armed Forces Week.
Standards and members assemble at Worcester Guildhall 1015 hours on Monday 19 June in Mayors Parlour.
For those attending Wychavon District Council ceremony assemble 1015 hours at Reception Office, Pershore Council Building
003 JOURNEY DOWN MEMORY LANE - FUNDRAISING EVENT 23 SEPTEMBER 2017
Join the Woofer charity event featuring Mr Rock' n' Roll Tony Doyle & the lovely Lorna on Saturday 23 September 2017 at The Victory Club Allenton from 7 – late.
In aid of the Crich Tower Memorial and the Army Benevolent Fund Including Buffet & Grand Draw. Tickets £5.00 available from Derby Branch Mick Doyle & Gordon Carran 07853248450 //0796886196
Further details can be found at http://www.stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/index.php/news/
004 “DUNKIRK” BY BASIL DYKES AND JOHN GORT
“Dunkirk” gives a vivid insight into one of the most interesting campaigns in the history of the Second World War; containing passages from the memoirs of Captain David ‘Basil’ Dykes of 7th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment. Captain Dykes formed part of the rear- guard contingent and helped to hold back the advancing German army as the allies made their way to the Dunkirk Coast where they were later evacuated. He himself made his own way back.
The book “Dunkirk” provides the reader with a personal history told by Captain Dykes himself from his memoirs, as well as the official accounts taken from the London Gazette. The book includes an introduction written by the son of Captain Dyke, who delves deeper into his father’s military career which went from strength to strength once he was transferred to MI5 & MI6. At the end of the war Major Dykes was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government. On cessation of hostilities Major Dykes was released from service and returned to the UK to his wife. He passed away on August 15 1992, aged 81. The book was compiled in his memory by his children and serves as a fitting tribute to him.
The book is a must read for those with an interest in Regimental and Military History and can be purchased for £11.95 (including postage & packaging). It is available via email from Rosalie@daubney.co.uk.
A H L McDOUGALL
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