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PULLOVERS (100% acrylic) AND POLO SHIRTS (cotton, colour bottle green) WITH

EMBROIDERED BADGES FOR

THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT AND THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS (WFR) REGIMENT ONLY. ORDERS BEING TAKEN AT NEXT MEETING 26TH JULY OR THROUGH FEEDBACK PAGE, PHOTO AND PRICES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE, Photo 4a 4b

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HAWKING FOR HEROES

To offer complimentary national falconry experiences to injured veterans at the best venues accross the UK and Ireland

veterans can enjoy a couple of hours of pure freedom where they`ll see, handle and fly these magnificent birds of prey in their natural enviroment with expert tuition from some of the top falconers in the country.

Atruly awesome experience to cherish. If you are an injured veteran or someone who knows an injured veteran and thinks they would benefit from an individually tailored falconry experience then please call Hawking for Heroes on 01452 537420 or 07807 695 087 in the first instance and we can help co ordinate your visit to a location and venue to accommodate your needs.

call us on 01452 537420 or email us via enquiries@hawkingforheroes.com to book your FREE Hawking for Heroes experience for injured UK service men and women.

Please click on link below

Hawkingforheroes.com

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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

 FREDS FOLLOW UP LETTER        POSTED 18th JULY 2017 

Veterans Clinic

It is now three and a half weeks since my right knee replacement and all is proceeding at quite a pace, I have been walking with first two arm crutches and for the past week using only one.

To recap. on my adventure, I was told about a Lt. Col. Carl Meyer a serving officer in the R.A.M.C. who runs a part time Veterans Clinic at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital at Oswestry.

In March of this year I phoned the Colonel's secretary, my G.P. sent a referral letter, in early April I had a first interview, in May I had a pre-operative assessment and on the 21 of June I had a full knee replacement operation.

During the assessment I chose to have a Spinal injection instead of a full anaesthetic, I was glad I did because there was no after effects and I was able to know about everything that was going on during the op.

On the morning of the op. I arrived at the hospital at 7.15am and at 7.30am was taken to a preparation room where I removed all clothing(except for underpants) and jewellery and put on the famous "hospital robe" (back to front), all my belongings were placed in a plastic container and taken to my room, having disposed of my watch I lost track of time, but about half hour later I was taken into the theatre, the anaesthetist (Neil) sprayed something on my back and then injected the anaesthetic into my spine, I was then laid out, not completely flat, a screen was placed across my waist, Col. Meyer came into the room and had a chat before starting the operation.

During the whole procedure I did not feel any discomfort what so ever, but I could judge and hear when the sawing took place and when the new joint was hammered into place, also throughout the op. either the anaesthetist or the Col. took the trouble to talk to me and to be sure that I was alright.

After the op. I was taken to my room where I was spoilt rotten by all the nurses and a young female physio.

Throughout the whole four day experience everyone from The Col. and his staff and both the day and night nursing staff were so professional, attentive and so very friendly.

If anyone is suffering with knee or hip joints and, like me, was waiting for a NHS operation date (eighteen months), then contact Colonel Meyer, I know Oswestry is a long way from Worcester but the effort is well worth while.

If anyone wants further information, please feel free to phone me on

01684 562102

Fred Orme Former 1st Btn. Worcestershire Regt.                      .............................................................................................................................

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 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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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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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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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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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 ........................................................................................

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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FROM L> BRIG. DENNIS, H MASSAM, LT COL ELSAM MBE . AGM LICHFIELD 5TH OCT 2013
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Whilst at the Staffords Museum A couple of `Old Sweats' could not resist a bit of sentry duty. Harry Massam
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John Hewlett
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OLD PULLOVERS ON LEFT.- NEW ON RIGHT WORC REGT. & WFR
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Pete Link with Son & Grandson.
Gibraltar Regiment Day Saturday 4th October 2014
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