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04 October 2019 WFRA NEWSLETTER Volume 10 Issue 42
It is with sadness that inform you of the death of 22317138 Walter Pearce. Walter was a National Service Soldier and did his basic training with the South Staffordshire Regiment at Whittington Barracks, and was then transferred to the First Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment and posted to Chester and subsequently on to Malaya, where he served with B company. He appears on the Malaya medal Roll and was a awarded a General Service Medal with the Malaya Clasp. Walter was discharged on 7 December 1951.
001 WFR 50th ANNIVERSARY REUNION EVENING
Worcester Branch are organising a WFR 50 th Anniversary Reunion Evening at Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED for WFRA Branches, Association members and all ex WFR soldiers in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area on the evening of 28 th February 2020.
The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC). Hopefully Pte Derby and the Ram Major and Ram Orderly will be in attendance (TBC). This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs. Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided. This will be a ticketed event at £10 per person. There is a maximum limit of 200 people for this event.
Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie.
Further details to follow soon.
002 LONG EATON ON WEST NOTTS BRANCH MEETING
The next meeting will be Monday 7 October 19.30 hrs.
Beeston Royal British Legion Club
16 Hall Croft
All are welcome to attend.
003 MANSFIELD BRANCH MEETING
The next meeting will be Tuesday 8 October at 19.30hrs.
Debdale Sport and Recreational Club
004 NOTTINGHAM CITY BRANCH MEETING
The next meeting will be Monday 14 October at 13.00hrs.
Royal British Legion Rooms
Upper Parliament Street
NG1 6 LF.
005 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING AND AGM
The Executive Committee Meeting and AGM will be held on Saturday 12th October 2019 11:00 for 11:30hrs.
Lichfield Social Club,
Anyone who is attending the Association AGM at Lichfield and have not let the Association Secretary know if they intend to stay for the buffet please email firstname.lastname@example.org it will be £3 payable on day.
006 REGIMENTAL MEMORIAL CRICH FACEBOOK PAGE
July 2019 saw the 96th Annual Pilgrimage to the Regimental Memorial in Crich. The Pilgrimage saw sunshine and clouds, with an atmosphere of proud soldiers, Civic Dignitaries and many members of the public who came to remember those who have served to protect our country.
After this year's Pilgrimage, Regimental Headquarters decided to create a new Facebook page dedicated to the memorial. Serving personnel and members of the public are invited to head over to the new page for occasional updates on the day-to-day running of the memorial site.
The Crich memorial is a unique lanterne des mortes memorial, in the form of a lighthouse. It stands on a hill above the village of Crich. The memorial is dedicated to the thousands of soldiers from the Sherwood Foresters to the Mercians, who have died between the Great War to the present day.
007 MERCIAN REGIMENTAL QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
The latest edition of The Mercian Regimental Quarterly Newsletter has been issued. Please click the link below for access.
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008 WFR 50 EVENT
Chesterfield Branch are organising a WFR 50 social event on 29 February 2020 at the Eagle Hotel, Victoria Street, Mablethorpe.
This will be a ticket only event and tickets would be issued on a first come first served basis and attendance will be capped at 120. The nominal costs of the tickets are £10 per person attending. Any monies left over after the event will be split between BLESMA and the Crich Memorial.
You will need to organise your own overnight accommodation.
If anyone would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact John Johnson on email@example.com or phone 07938 187821.
009 GHELUVELT SERVICE
Worcester Branch W.F.R.A. will be holding their 105th Annual Battle of Gheluvelt Service at Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. WR3 7AA on Sunday 27th October 2019, followed by a buffet at The Royal British Legion Club, Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester WR3 7PL
Standard Bearers to report at 11:00 for briefing, others 11:15 for 11:30hrs start. If you wish to lay a wreath they are available from the RBL
If you would like to attend the buffet afterwards it is £5 per person, the cut off date for the buffet is 11 October.
Cheques can be sent to: Worcester Branch Treasurer, Mrs Libby Massam. 24 Portland Street. Worcester. WR1 2NL.
Please make cheques payable to W.F.R.A. WORCESTER BRANCH. Please include note: for Gheluvelt buffet and list of names of people attending.
010 VETERANS SUPPORT
The following are available to support veterans and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties;
Forcesline Tel: 0800 731 4880 (between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday)
Combat Stress (24 hours)
Veterans and their families; Tel: 0800 138 1619
Serving personnel and their families; Tel: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans (24 hours); Tel: 116 123
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Mercian Museum (WFR Collection)
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