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SPONSORED WALK IN AID OF REGIMENTAL MUSEUM AND WORCESTER BRANCH.          POSTED 12TH MAY 2017

From: matthew adams ( Manager Postal Order Breakfast Club) 
To: news@worcesternews.co.uk
Sent: Friday, 12 May 2017, 13:23
Subject: Sponsored walk for Worcester Branch, The Worcestershire and sherwood Foresters regimental association.

Hi there. 

On Sunday may 14th I'll be doing the final leg in a series of sponsored walks to raise money for the Worcester Branch of Worcester and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association and Mercian Museum Worcestershire ( the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters went on to become part of the Mercians) 

The walk will be a 15mile walk over Pen y Fan, the area of the Brecon Beacons used for the infamous Fan Dance. 

So far we have raised about £400 but would love to raise more before we present the money  on 10th June. 

Myself and My faithful companion Ruger will also be happy for company. 

To donate please go to 

Www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/1wfr

Or pop into the Postal Order Foregate street. 

Kind regards

Matt 

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SPONSORED WALK   POSTED 4TH MAY 2017

Dear all,

Please see below an extract from "Johno" Johnson's post on Face Book.

If you wish to help please contact "Johno" direct via his email address    johntyjohn@msn.com

Alan

The Holmebrooke Valley Park (Chesterfield) has been cleared for a WFRA Family sponsored walk, in aid of The Limbless Veterans and The Army Benenolent Fund, on Saturday 26th August.

All systems are go. If any one wants to take part for these worthy causes, then please in box me so that I can get the sponsor forms out to you.

The park is open with great children's play areas, ample parking, plenty of picnic areas and toilets and cafe. You can google it and see the great pictures.

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ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY      POSTED 27TH MAY 2017

http://www.rjah.nhs.uk/Our-Services/Orthopaedic-Surgery/Veterans-Clinic.aspx
 

I thought maybe one or more of our Worcester branch members might be interested to know about and to hear about my experience regarding The Veterans Clinic (see attachment). For nearly two years I have suffered with severe Arthritis in my right knee, in October 2016 I had xrays at Malvern hospital, In January this year I had an appointment with surgeon Mr Nadim Aslam at Malvern hospital,

He studied the xrays, agreed that the knee was bad, but warned me that the waiting list in Worcestershire for a Knee replacement would be "at least a year". I considered going to Spire South Bank and spending £12,000 having the replacement done privately.

In February, at "Bomber" Knowles funeral, when Lt.Col.John Lowles saw me walking with a stick, he ask me what the trouble was,

I explained, told him I was considering South Bank and he told me about the Veterans Clinic at Oswestry. A week or so later I search the internet and found details (attached).

I phoned 01691 404344 and left a message for secretary Rebecca Jones, she phoned back on Feb 22nd and suggested I should ask my G.P. to send a referral letter, which he did.

On April 13th I had my first appointment with Lt.Col. Carl Meyers, within 5 minutes of booking in at reception I was taken to xray where 7 pictures were taken. About 3/4 of an hour later I met Col. Meyers,(who was in full uniform), we spent more than 1/2 hour talking about my knee and what he was going to do during the operation.

I now have a date, 5th May for the pre-operative assessment and a date, 21st June for the operation. I realise that Oswestry is a long way from Worcester, 75 miles, but I cannot speak too highly about the way I have been treated so far by the staff at Oswestry, also if one considers that from my first contact with the Veterans clinic In mid-February, to the operation in late June (four month), not only is that better than waiting another year to have the op. in Worcester or Redditch, but I have also saved £12,000 pounds.

Colonel Meyers is eager to keep the Veterans Clinic going which is why he asked me to tell anyone that has served in the military, And who requires Knee or Hip surgery to get in contact. If any member is interested and would like to talk further they can phone me on 01684 562102.

Very best regards     Fred Orme 

ATTACHMENT 

    VETERANS                          Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt NHS

    Hip & Knee Surgery           Orthopaedic Hospital

                                                NHS Foundation Trust    

A Service for Military Veterans                                Summer 2014      

What Is It?   

- A service for Military Veterans to have their hip or knee arthiritis assessed  and if appropriate have joint replacement surgery.

- It is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Military Consultant Hip and knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Oswestry`s specialist orthopaedic hospital.

- Lt Col Meyer is a regular serving officer who has been on three tours to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with 16 Regiment, Colchester.

Who Is It For ?

- Anyone who has been in regular military service, including national service.

Where Is It?  

- Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) Oswestry, Shropshire. A centre of orthopaedic excellence specialising in lower limb replacement surgery.

 

When is it? 

- Outpatients clinice are held fortnightly at RJAH 

How to obtain an NHS referral  

- Through your GP

- Asked to be referred to the VETERANS HIP & KNEE SURGERY SERVICE at Oswestry

- And ask your GP to make a referral to Lt Col Meyer

Contact Information   

- Email: rebecca.ann.jhones@rjah.nhs.uk

Fax 01691 404067

Tel: 01691 404344    

Delivering Outstanding Patient Care

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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With effect 31 March 2017 the email contact for RHQ MERCIAN will change as follows:

infhq-kings-merc-regtadjt@mod.uk
infhq-kings-merc-cheshire-regseca@mod.uk
infhq-kings-merc-notts-asec@mod.uk

emails sent beginning infhq-pow-merc- will not be delivered.

 

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POSTED 27TH JULY

MESSAGE FROM ANDY McDOUGAL

5261036 Sgt Ian Turnbull. Sgt, a former Principal Percussionist with the Regimental Band of the Worcestershire Regiment 1946-1958, is curious to know if there are any former members of the Regimental Band or the regiment that might remember him and be interested in making contact  ? His postal address is:- 25-1040, Riverside Drive, London. Ontario. Canada. N6H 5N4 or, email at ijt@execulink.com

 

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POSTED 24TH JULY 2016

UPLOADING OF EVENTS PHOTOS TO WEBSITE.

SORRY IT WILL BE A LITTLE WHILE UNTIL ANY RECENT PHOTOS ARE UPLOADED TO SITE.  DUE TO PHOTO FOLDERS ARE ARE TO NUMEROUS ON SITE,  STORAGE PHOTOS FROM 2011 WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON DISC. SUBPAGES ON PAGE 19 WILL ALL BE DELETED SOON. TAKING A WHILE AS THERE IS NO BULK DELETE.

 AS MANY FOLDERS AS YOU WANT ONTO A DATA DISC 4.7GB FOR £5

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Posted 12th May 2016  MESAGE FROM DENNIS WRIGHT`S SON CHRIS

I would just like to express my sincere thanks to the gentlemen who provided the honour guard at my father

Dennis Wright's funeral on the 11th of May at St Clements church and then again at the St Johns Cemetery.
 

It was conducted with professionalism and dignity and everyone who represented the regiment were a credit.

I know I speak for all the family when I say it was a great comfort to us all and we all thank you for being

part of the day, you should all be very proud.
Regards
Chris Wright.

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Posted 9th may 2016  MESSAGE FORWARDED FROM MICK GILES

After watching last week's episode of the Antiques Roadshow we decided to visit the Heritage Centre at

New Mills to have a look at the World War One trench sign featured in the programme, if you are out and

about in the area the centre is well worth a visit.
Many of the New Mills men served with either the

2nd/6th or the 10th Battalions of the Sherwood Foresters, 19 Notts and Derby men are named on the

Roll Of Honour from one local employer alone.
We will remember them !.

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posted 9th may 2016

World War 2 veteran’s stories remembered. Don’t let your memory be untold.
To whom it concerns

There are many stories which soldiers of the Second World War remember because they were part of the

history. I am meeting with as many of these ‘old’ soldiers, who fought in Europe, to capture their ‘life stories’.

The stories will include their tales and experiences from that time. The incidents, the battles fought, the

memories of mates and much more.

At the moment I have 5 former Worcestershire Soldiers all of whom trained at the Norton Barracks and are

happy to relive their time through their words.

These stories are being recorded and will become a book of historical remembrance, so that people can

understand what it was like back in the 1940’s.

I am keen to meet with others who would be willing to share their memories. This letter is an appeal for

anyone who would like to be part of this study to contact me for an initial discussion about how the

interviews will be carried out.

You can check out my viability with the County Councils lead Alan Smith or Harold Massam, Chairman,

Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Association

Please contact Dennis Hodgkins, 6 Gazala Drive, Norton, Worcester, WR5 2SF

Telephone 01905 769900 or email djhodgkins@sky.com

Thank you for your interest

Yours sincerely Dennis Hodglins

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Pete Wiltshire`s  Funeral   25th April 2016.   From Alan Derbyshire.

Posted 2nd May 2016

For the "troops"

Dear Troops,
Thank you all so much for what you did at Peter's send off last Monday.    I hope he was looking down, he

would have loved it and been so proud.    I have never experienced anything like that myself before,  it was

very special.  I couldn't have asked for more.
Take care
Love from Dorothy x

Posted 28th April 2016 

All,

I would just like to say many thanks for your support at the funeral for Pete, it was much appreciated.

Dorothy and the family were really pleased to see so many of the "troops" there, and I know his civilian work friends from

Newcastle were impressed with the "send off".  

I have emailed Pete's Brother Dave over in Australia telling him how it went.

Again, many thanks.

Alan

Some comments from the people from EAGA at Newcastle where Pete and I worked:-

I can only echo the thoughts and sentiments of your previous replies, but have also taken the liberty of

including a message to your Regimental Association, as I believe they all deserve our thanks and appreciation.

Please pass this on to all concerned.

You organised a fantastic send off for Pete. I've never been to what I can best describe as a military funeral

before and it was a fitting tribute with it's precision and order, but the bugler set me over the edge as well.

Alan's son Paul played the bugle and I thanked him for making me cry! Lol. The whole of the crem fell apart

when Paul worked his magic!  (Maureen got that wrong as it was Adrian Harper RM)

Alan, I think you and your comrades did an amazing job and it really made me marvel at what you all

represent and even though it was some time ago that you all served together that you still have such a bond.

I am always amazed at military precision and do believe our society would be a better place if we still

had discipline and respect like you all showed. I sniffled all the way through from the moment I got to the

crematorium but it was hearing the Last Post that finally sent me over the edge! Such a powerful symbol

of what you all represent. Well done to you all for such a great send off for Peter, you did him very proud.

Alan

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FROM THE 20 February 2016    NEWSLETTER  

   Vol 7 Issue 5

001  WFRA TEMPORARY CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
With immediate effect members are requested to use 18 Peatfield Road, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8GN as

a temporary postal correspondence address for WFRA Matters. Emails may still be forwarded to

wfr.association@stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk

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Message from Peter Dunn Kidderminster Branch. Regarding Charlie Shrimpton becoming a Chelsea Pensioner.

13th Oct 2015

Hlo Woofers and earlier,

 He rang me today whilst I was out leaving a brief message but there were later calls so I could not

retrieve his number.  He was my Platoon Sergeant in A Coy 1 Worc R in Malaya early 1950s together with his

younger Brother Arthur, a Corporal in an other platoon, who died at quite a young age. After I left the

Army Charlie became CSM and then RSM.  His Father was the Major Quartermaster of the 1st Bn (before 

Major QM H Knox - "Knocker") and of the Depot and the whole family were great marksmen and shot for the

Battalion at numerous Weapons Meetings and for the Army. Major Shrimpton was a very good shooting

coach and instructor and it is probable that later Regimental shooting successes derived in part from his work. 
I did not attend this year's Reunion so missed him.  I am sure he would appreciate contact from anyone who

knew/remembers him.  I'll try to get the 'phone number for residents of the Chelsea Hospital.   I

wonder if they have Email ?

All best wishes,

Peter.     

 

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GIBRALTAR 5OTH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

PHOTOS NOW ON PAGE 27A AND SCROLL RIGHT FOR SUBPAGE

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   NORTON SPORTS GALA DAY INFO AND PHOTOS ON PAGE 18A

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PETITION
  From Alan Derbyshire..posted 2nd May 2015

Hello,

I just signed the petition, "UK GOVERNMENT AND ALL UK POLITICIANS, STOP THE

PERSECUTION OF VETERANS OF OPERATION BANNER..NORTHERN IRELAND 1969: STOP

SINN FEIN FROM BRINGING ACTION AGAINST VETERANS FOR HISTORICAL INCIDENTS."

I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

Here's the link:

http://www.change.org/p/uk-government-and-all-uk-politicians-stop-the-persecution-of-

veterans-of-operation-banner-northern-ireland-1969-stop-sinn-fein-from-bringing-action-

against-veterans-fir-historical-incidents

Thanks,

ALAN

 

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WANTED OLD PHOTOS OF TOBRUK AND GIBRALTAR.

DID YOU SERVE AT THE TWO LOCATIONS ABOVE ?  AND DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS? , THAT YOU WOULD

LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE REGIMENTAL MUSEUM AT WORCESTER. IF SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH THROUGH

THE FEEDBACK PAGE OR IF YOU HAVE MY EMAIL PLEASE CONTACT ME ON THAT. (JPEG COPIES BY

EMAIL OF NO LESS THAN 1500PIX  X 1000PIX APPROX ,150 DPI PREFERED IF POSSIBLE) IF LOCAL

TO ME I CAN COLLECT AND RETURN

 

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 NEW MEDALS ANNOUNCEMENT  9th October 2014

The Prime minister appointed Sir John Holmes to conduct an independent review of the policy governing

the award of military medals.  The MOD Medal Office is now planning the implementation of the new awards. 

The details are;

NEW CLASPS

Cyprus 1963-64.  Those servicemen who served in Cyprus during the period 21 December 1963 to 26

March 1964 will be awarded the GSM (1962) with clasp “CYPRUS 1963-64”.
 

Applications for the new Clasp will be accepted from 1 March 2015 onwards.  The first of the awards will be

despatched towards the end of that month. (However, these timings remain under review).

CHANGES TO EXISTING MEDALS AND CLASPS;

South Atlantic.  The qualifying period for the award of the South Atlantic Medal without the Rosette will be

extended from 12 July to 21 October 1982.  Applications for the South Atlantic Medal under the new

time extension will be accepted from 1 October 2014.  The awards will begin to be despatched towards the

end of October.

Cyprus 1955-59.  Those who participated in suppression of acts of terrorism in Cyprus between 1

April 1955 and 18 April 1959 will qualify for the GSM 1918-62 with Clasp “CYPRUS” will be accepted from 1

October 2014 onwards. 
 

How to claim: Full details on how to claim the new awards are available at https://www.gov.uk/the-

ministry-of-defence-medal-office but please note the above dates from which applications will be processed. 

Please note that applications will be dealt with in date order.

 

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7th October 2014

From Pete Link,   Gibraltar

....It was a very proud moment for me on Saturday marching the full length of main street
 

with my son and grandson  and also my good friend Harry Ward on parade, also with so many of my friends

of the Gibraltar Regiment, ending up at the convent for drinks and tapas. Photo No 9 please scroll to bottom of page.
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28th August 2014

Worcestershire Cathedral 2nd & 3rd Battalion – Worcestershire Regiment Nominal Roll (1914)

Further details can be found by going to www.alanwakefield.co.uk/photos and follow the link to Cathedral Roll

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25TH JULY 2014

CONTACT WITH RHQ MERCIAN NOTTINGHAM 

Please be advised that with immediate effect all Regimental matters concerning Nottingham are dealt

with by RHQ Main at Lichfield.  The telephone number 01159465415 has been diverted to enable all calls go

to Lichfield.  The email

rhqmercian.notts@btconnect.com is no longer being monitored and should be removed from your address

lists.  In the interim you are requested to use INFHQ-POW-MERC-RegtAdjt@mod.uk.

Contact details for The Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection) are;
Telephone - 01159724498 
Assistant Curator - archivist@wfrmuseum.org.uk
Enquiries/Research - wfr.research@btconnect.com 

Contact details for the Association - wfra-newsletter@sky.com

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PHOTOS OF CRICH .  JULY 2014.  

18TH JULY 2014

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mercianregiment/sets/72157645152559408/

 

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MERCIAN FACEBOOK PAGE 10TH JULY 2014

https://www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Battalion-The-Mercian-Regiment-Worcesters-and-Foresters/443705098983471

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MESSAGE FROM PAUL HARDING - DISCOVER HISTORY

11TH JUNE 2014
Just to up date you. Discover History is in its 11th year, as a full time professional Company, bringing history to life. Do take a look at our up to date web site. We now offer both civilian and military characters from the Stone Age to the late 1950's. For military characters from 1694-1959, we portray the 29th/Worcestershire Regiment. We currently work in or for schools, museums, care homes, clubs, societies and for film and TV. If you require a bit of colour to meet and greet, act as guards of honour, illustrate a talk or put on a display, Please let us know. We have to take paid bookings first, but if we are not booked elsewhere we can offer our services for free. (As we have with regimental reunions, the re-badging ceremony, several displays in the museum and the opening of the Worcestershire soldier Museum.) If funds,a donation or refreshments are available even better.
 
Best wishes
 
Paul
 
Discover History
Telephone: 07949 222137
Website: www.discover-history.co.uk

 

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22nd MAY 2014

Can you find space on the net for the Borneo Post report ?
There must be many ex 1 WORC R Malay Vets who will remember  Awang

 

http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/01/20/the-forgotten-war-hero/

http://www.gibfire.gi/pdf/George_Cross.pdf

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26TH MARCH 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE LAYLAND EX MAYOR OF WORCESTER AND WORCESTER

BRANCH MEMBER. LAST NIGHT AT THE BRANCH AGM MIKE FOUND OUT THAT HE HAS BEEN

AWARDED THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF WORCESTER. THIS AWARD WAS RECIEVED

WITH GREAT APPLAUSE AND CHEER FROM THE BRANCH MEMBERS. WELL DONE MIKE!

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4TH NOV 2013

NEW LINK ON` LINKS  '  PAGE,  MERCIAN REGIMENT, NEWS PHOTOS ETC

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07/10/2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO WORCESTER BRANCH CHAIRMAN HARRY MASSAM ON RECEIVING A

WELL DESERVED MERIT AWARD FROM BRIGADIER P DENNIS AT SATURDAY`S AGM AT LICHFIELD. SEE

ATTACHED PHOTO BELOW

 

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The new webpage for Tenbury Wells Town Band is - http://www.tenburytownband.co.uk/ has

details of the band and our concert dates, can the site be linked to the association site

please. I understand that the band has been asked to play at the Worcester reunion at the

race course in 2013

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Attended the funeral of George Bray and the Regiment was very well represented. George`s

family pass on their thanks and request that if any body has any stories to share about their

father especially his service in Malaya they can be contacted through this website.

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NEW PAGE. SUBPAGE ON GUESTBOOK. `MEDIA COMMENTS'. FOR PEOPLE WHO SEE ITEMS IN

NEWSPAPERS ETC AND WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.

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