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If you are not in receipt of the WFRA ENewsletter and have internet connection,please contact

RHQ Mercian Nottingham (rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com) and we will send you the ENews update.


The telephone extension numbers for RHQ MERCIAN Nottingham (0115 9465415) are as follows;

Asst Regt Sec;                        Ext 5220
E1 Admin;                               Ext 5215
Assistant Curator/Archivist;     Ext 5219

THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
President: Brig P Dennis

You can also view the Newsletter in pdf format here (http://www.stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/index.php/newsletter)

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Patron: HRH The Princess Royal

President: Brig P Dennis

05 APRIL 2019      WFRA NEWSLETTER          Volume 10 Issue 14

 

Obituary

It great sadness that I inform you that Maurice 'Mo' Smith passed away Wednesday 3rd April in Worcester Hospital.
Details of the Funeral are to follow.

Letters of condolence can be sent to:

Mr P & Mrs D Smith ( Phil & Dawn)
6 Ellsdon 
Kempsey
WR5 3NT

001   BADAJOZ DAY PARADE TIMINGS

Nottingham City Branch
Saturday 6th April 2019.
Parade Marshall WO1 RSM S Denham.10.00hrs Meet on Nottingham Market Square.
10.45hrs Parade to form up by the left lion.
10.50hrs The Lord Mayor and special guest to be in place & citation to be read by
Major J H Cotterill (retired) followed by The Last Post.
11.00hrs The jacket to be raised on the flag pole above the Council House.
11.20hrs Parade to disband after a speech by the Lord Mayor.

All have been invited to the Council House after the parade.

Dress for the Ceremony:-  Beret, Blazer, Medals. 

Standard Bearers report to Parade Marshall.

   002   100th ANNUAL REGIMENTAL ASSOSCIATION DINNER

The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association
100th Annual Regimental Association Dinner (The Crich Supper)

Saturday 6 July 2019 at
Welbeck Hall
Welbeck Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QW
7.30 for 8.00 pm

Dress: Jacket, Tie and Medals

Tickets are now available for £20.00 per person for 3 course meal with wine and
tea or coffee and entertainment.

To purchase tickets please complete a menu choice for each person attending and
return to WFRA, 18 Peatfield Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire NG9 8GN with
cheque for £20 per person made payable to WFRA and mark your envelope CRICH
DINNER by no later than 21 June 2019.
For those wishing to pay by BACS, the details are; Lloyds Bank Ltd, Account title:
The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association (WFRA).
Sort Code: 30-99-90. Account Number: 00732899

Tickets will be issued on the door.

A printable version of the menu choice is available at  http://www.stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/pdf/upload/Crich_Supper_Calling_Notice_2019-1.pdf

MENU CHOICE
Name:
Fellow guests with whom you wish to be seated, if possible:
Contact details:
WFRA Branch (if applicable):

STARTER:   
Chicken Caesar salad with bacon and parmesan crisps or
Celery and apple soup (vegetarian) or
Welsh rarebit

MAIN COURSE:
Chicken Chasseur, creamy mash and greens or
Sea Bass with cherry tomatoes and chorizo or
Goat’s cheese and butternut squash tart tatin (vegetarian)

DESSERT:  
Madeira trifle or
Braised pineapple with star anise and coconut ice cream

Please tick one choice from each course above.
All choices come with tea or coffee and a glass of red or white wine.
A reasonably priced licensed bar will be available both before and after the dinner.
There will be entertainment both before and afterdinner.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Unlimited free parking is available for cars, minibuses and coaches on site.
For those wanting to combine the Association Dinner with the Crich Pilgrimage and make a weekend of it, accommodation is available at several hotels and B&B establishments within 5 minutes walk of Welbeck Hall. They include: Beeches Hotel. 01159 818753 & Grantham Hotel. 01159 811373.

003   WFR MEMORIAL BENCH UNVEILING CEREMONY

All Branches and Association members are invited to attend on Saturday April 27th 2019 at 11.15 for 11.30 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.

 

For Ex Service people attending the Ceremony and wanting to attend Claines RBL please contact Chairman Worcester Branch W.F.R.A. by 18th April 2019 on nigelfish@ymail.com stating the numbers attending.

 

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. WR31EZ or in side streets but please be considerate to residents.
 

004   WORCESTER ARMED FORCES COVENANT

Worcestershire County Council have been working on putting together a quarterly newsletter for the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant.

This will be launched within the next week and they wanted to give you all the opportunity to opt in to this newsletter.

If you would like to receive these newsletters please follow this link to the sign up page.

The newsletter will include updates on the Worcestershire Veteran Hub project, updates from the Partnership Meetings and other updates from across the partnership. If you have any news that you think would be of interest, please contact.

Gwyneth Humphreys
Communication Co-ordinator (Press)
Content  & Communications
Worcestershire County Council, 
County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP

Tel: 01905 846 476

Email: GHumphreys@worcestershire.gov.uk

Press Desk: 01905 766 646 / commsunit@worcestershire.gov.uk

005 SERVICE LEAVERS FUNDED PROGRAMME TO TRAIN NEW TEACHERS

If any of you are working or supporting any service leavers (or have left in the last 5 years) who are interested in a teaching career please see the details below of a funded project, in partnership with the Gatsby Foundation, recognising transferable skills and experience acquired in the military to teach technical subjects, including Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in the Further Education and Skills Sector.  As well as free training, the programme oversees employment, placements and mentors.  If you have time to look at the website, you will see that this programme also supports further education providers to recruit new talent from the armed forces in SET subjects where there is a recognised skills shortage. 

https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/supporting/support-teacher-recruitment/further-forces/

006   LOST FRIENDS

Scott Pomeroy is looking for people who knew his grandfather Thomas John Pomeroy (known as John or 'Tech'??).  He lived in Evesham, but was based at Norton Barracks for his National Service.  He was the baton holder for Major Robert Britten. 
If anyone is able to help Scott please contact him using the email address below.

scottypom89@gmail.com

 

007   NORMANTON BARRACKS

There will be the unveiling of a new plaque at the site of the Normanton Barracks in Derby on Thursday 11th April at 3pm.
Oast House
Foresters Park Centre
Sinfin Lane
Derby
DE23 8AG
All are welcome to attend.

 

 

 


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