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THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
President: Brig P Dennis

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Patron: HRH The Princess Royal

President: Brig P Dennis

03 January 2020     WFRA NEWSLETTER     Volume 11 Issue 01



from The President and  Executive Committee

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!

OBITUARY

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Pte Geoffrey Carter Whittemore of Chaddesden, Derby who passed away on 9 December 2019.

Geoff served with the 1st Foresters in Malaya.

His funeral will take place at 13.40hrs on Thursday 9 January 2020.
Round Chapel 
Markeaton Crematorium 
Derby.

001  DERBY BRANCH AGM AND MONTHLY MEETING

The next meeting of the Derby Branch WFRA will take place on Friday 10 January 2020.

This is the AGM followed by the normal monthly meeting.

Venue is the Rolls Royce Foremans Club, 241 Osmaston Road, Derby.  DE23 8JS.

Club opens 19:00hrs, meeting commences 19:45hrs.

Dress is casual.

 

002  WFRA BADAJOZ DINNER CALLING NOTICE

THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION BADAJOZ DINNER

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

AT WELBECK HALL

Welbeck Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QW

7.00 for 7.30 pm

Dress: Jacket, Tie and Medals

Tickets are now available for £22.00 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 £22 per person made payable to WFRA and mark your envelope BADAJOZ DINNER by no later than 20 March 2020. 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. Please use reference Badajoz 2020.

Tickets will be issued on the door.

 

MENU CHOICE

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

STARTER:
Spring vegetable soup. 
Chicken satay skewers, rice and cucumber salad. 
Smoked salmon nicoise.

MAIN COURSE:
Fish pie, salad potatoes and green beans. 
Slow cooked lamb shank, red wine sauce. 
Wild mushroom ravioli, truffle butter & tarragon (vegetarian).

DESSERT:
Mixed berry pavlova. 
Profiteroles, chocolate sauce. 
Apple and blackcurrant crumble and custard.

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 after dinner.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Unlimited free parking is available for cars, minibuses and coaches on site.

 

003  WFR 50 EVENT - MABLETHORPE

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. 

Children are unable to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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 johntyjohn@msn.com or phone 07938 187821.

 

004  WFR 50 EVENT - WORCESTER

Due to circumstances beyond our control the event is for over 16yrs of age and ticket only. Children under 16 yrs of age are unable to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you already have your tickets please remind your friends to get their before it is too late.  The cut off date is 7 February 2020. 
Please share on Twitter, Whatsapp etc get the word out there.
There will be a raffle drawn on the night.
List of accommodation coming soon.

Worcester Branch are organising a 50th Anniversary Reunion Evening to celebrate the formation of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters at the Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED on the evening of 28 February 2020.  Association members and all ex WFR members in Worcestershire and the West Midlands area are very welcome.

The evening will consist of, a march on of Branch Standards at 19:00hrs and a drumming display (TBC).  Pte Derby and handlers will be in Attendance. This will be followed by a welcome address and bar open at 19:30hrs.  The Mercian Museum (Worcestershire) will have a display stall and selling items of interest. (+ Regimental Ties)

Music will be from the 1970`s, 80`s, 90`s and 2000`s. Food will be provided.  This will be a ticketed event, subsidised by the WFR Association, at £10 per person. Maximum capacity in the Club is set at 200 people

Tickets £10 pp call 01905 356537, or send cheque (with names of people attending) to: MRS L MASSAM 24 Portland Street, Worcester. WR1 2NL.

Please make cheques payable to: WFRA WORCESTER BRANCH

Tickets will be on sale at beginning and end of Worcester Branch meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019, at Barbourne Ex Service Club, The Moors. Worcester WR1 3ED 19:30hrs and after meeting approx 21:00hrs

Tickets will also be on sale at 10:30 hrs at the Annual Gheluvelt Service. At 11:00hrs the Interpretative Feature. Gheluvelt Park, Worcester WR3 7AA.

Dress code is (smart dress), Blazer Regimental tie, lounge suit or jacket with Regimental tie. 

Details on www.wfraworcester.com (page 5)

Worcester Branch WFR50 Committee are not involved in people booking their own accommodation.
For further info please contact Tourist Information Centre Worcester on 01905 726311

ACCOMMODATION IN WORCESTER  Details from T.I.C. Worcester 

Hotels

Worcester Travelodge Cathedral Plaza, Worcester WR1 2QS.             Tel 08719 846277.

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Foregate Street Worcester WR1 1EA .    Tel 01905 24308

Ye Olde Talbot, Friar Street Worcester, WR1 2NA.                                Tel 01905 23573

Diglis House Hotel, Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2NF.                       Tel 01905 353518

Fownes Hotel, City Walls Rd, Worcester WR1 2AP.                               Tel 01905 613151

Premier Inn, County Ground, New Rd Worcester. WR2 4QQ.                Tel 0871 527 9456

The Crown, Crown Passage, Worcester. WR1 3LL.                                 Tel 01905 721870

Guesthouses B&B`s

The Cardinals Hat, 31 Friar Street, Worcester. WR1 2NA                        Tel 01905 724006

Farriers Arms, 9 Fish Street, Worcester. WR1 2HN                                   Tel 01905 27569

University Worcester, City Centre Campus, Worcester. WR1 3AS            Tel 01905 542121

Osborne House, 17 Chestnut Walk, Worcester. WR1 1PR                         Tel 01905 22296

Shrubbery Guest House, 38 Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU           Tel 01905 24871

Wyatt Guest House, Barbourne Rd, Worcester. WR1 1HU                        Tel 01905 26311

University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester. WR2 6AJ             Tel 01905 542121

 

005 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



Mark Dack
for Executive Committee

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