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Last Updated 5th September 2017

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Howe Barracks

You may be aware that Howe Barracks is to close, probably in June 2014 and will be sold.  To date the successful bidder for the site has not yet been named.  You may remember that there is a memorial to those in the Regiment who died on active service during the period of the Regimental existence.  Concern has been expressed about the situation regarding the memorial when the barracks close.

After consultation with a number of interested parties the decision has been taken that the memorial will be moved from its current location in Howe Barracks to a new location kindly provided by the Commanding Officer, 3 PWRR, in Leros Barracks, Canterbury, thus maintaining the regimental link.

In conjunction with Mr Blue Cooper of the Vipers, who have paraded at the memorial every year since it was first built, we have chosen a place in Leros that is a suitable new location. It will form the centre piece of the area where the PWRR currently hold their Beating of Retreat.  The Commanding Officer has given assurances that the memorial can be visited whenever people wish to visit and the traditional parades on Remembrance Sunday and Quebec Day by the Vipers can and will continue.

The memorial will not be moved before June 2014 but instructions have been given that the move must be completed by November 2014 to allow for the Remembrance Day Parade. The move, however, may not be complete in time for the Quebec Day Reunion in September 2014.

The cost of moving the memorial has been underwritten by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and so will cost the Association nothing to move.  However, there may be a requirement to raise some funds to refurbish the memorial  painting etc after the move and an appeal may be launched. There will be a service of re-dedication when the move is complete and details will be issued in due course.

If anyone has any further questions regarding the memorial please contact me at :-


Kind Regards

Alasdair Goulden


The Friends of the PWRR

Dear Members

On the 15th May 2014 the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment proved that the spirit of the Queen's Regiment is alive and well by becoming the Army Boxing Champions for the first time since the amalgamation, thus following in our footsteps in 1978, 79, 80 and 91.  What a fitting way to celebrate Albuhera Day - albeit one day early! They roundly defeated 2 Royal Scots seven bouts to two in a thrilling display in Aldershot spurred on by some enthusiastic spectator support.  I am sure that you would all wish to join the President and me in sending the Battalion very many congratulations on this outstanding win.

Kind regards and Happy Albuhera Day.

Alasdair Goulden

Association Secretary


The Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Center

Do you need a Break

The Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Center is a Registered Lowerstoft Charity whose aim is to provide holiday accommodation to ex- service personnel and their spouses or partners as well as the widows and widowers of ex- service personnel there are ten en-suite twin bedded rooms and the quality of both the food and service are of an extremely high standard.

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2017 Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Reunion


Date for diary this year is 18.30 on 10th November 2017 at The Union Jack Club. Application forms available from Surrey Infantry Museum. Tickets will be sent out from late September.. All QRSR matters are to be sent to Dee Hutchison at the email address below.

Email: fosim@btconnect.com

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Farnham Branch Queens Regiment Association

Don t forget if you live locally to Farnham the ' young' Queen’s/PWRR meet monthly at the Drill Hall so for a quiet drink and a chat come along they also organise trips out and about. You will be made most welcome Please ask for more details

That's all the news I can think of at the moment, so be lucky and we look forward to hearing from you soon

Kind regards

Ian Chatfield

    Honorary Secretary

New Update 2017

Hi All,

As there are several keys events coming up thought I would put a reminder out so you can put dates in calendar if not already done so.

Sunday 10th Sept  - Henley Fort, Heritage Open Day - Guildford GU2 4RH.

This is the first roadshow of the Autumn for the Surrey Infantry Museum. Lots going on and if you have never had the opportunity to visit this Victorian Fort and its surrounding it worth doing. It houses a WW2 Home Front experience as well. Re-enactors of the Queens Royal West Surrey Regt will be there and will doing various displays. All welcome. Café facilities.  Timings 11.00 -15.00. No charge.

Saturday 23rd Sept – Colours Presentation at Canterbury

This is a ticket only event and they will be arriving on doorstep shortly. All directions and instructions for the day will be in this package. Please read them carefully. Make sure you have your tickets and a form of ID on the day. Security is utmost. No ticket no entry! Note: Application for Tickets are closed.

Wednesday 27th Sep – FOSIM Lecture Lunch - Surrey History Centre  - Note the Date has changed.

Ian Chatfield presenting the story of the Regiments involvements in Passchendaele – Separate email with booking form to follow. Timings 12.30 -15.00. Cost £12.50 includes lunch. Contact fosim@btconnect.com.

Saturday 30th Sept – East Surrey’s Reunion - Whiteley Village Hall KT12 4EH

This is the 42nd Annual reunion to be held. Tickets can still be applied for - wives and guests also welcome. Timings 13.00 to 17.00. There is a shuttle service from Walton on Thames Railway station to the Hall starting from 12.30pm and will depart back to the station at approx. 17.00. Please contact Butch Steggall - 01424 753352 if you would like to go and do not yet have a ticket.

Wednesday 11th October. Guildford Book Festival. Guildhall, High Street GU1 3AA– General Munro presented by Col Patrick Crowley

For those who missed Col Patrick Crowley’s talk last year there is another chance for you to hear this remarkable story of General Munro who saw the effects of Gallipoli and went up against Lord Kitchener. Book is called Loyal to Empire - Tickets do need to be booked for the event Cost   £8.00 and there are concessions see guildfordbookfestival.co.uk - Timing 15.30 -16.30pm

Sunday 15th October - Col Toby Sewell dedication

The family have arranged for a plaque for their father Toby to be dedicated in The Queen’s Royal Regimental Chapel., Holy Trinity, High St, Guildford on 15th Oct. The Morning Service starts at 1000 hours till 1110 – Coffee and Dedication of Plaque at 1145.

If you are able to attend please can you advise so I can let the family know as they are arranging a Marmite Sandwich and a Lemonade in The Royal Oak afterwards and will need to know numbers soonest.

Also erratum in previous Diary Dates for QRS reunion

QRS reunion is on Friday 10th November not Saturday.

Kind regards Dee

Dee Hutchison


Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum

130 Goldsworth Road,

Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND.

Phone and fax:

01483 770761

Saturday 10th November - Queens Royal Surrey Reunion Union Jack Club. London SE1 8UJ

Tickets for this event will be sent out shortly. If you still wish to attend then please contact Dee Hutchison at fosim@btconnect.com Gascoigne Rooms - Timing 18.30 until 11.30. Cost £10.00 includes 2 course meal.

Sunday 12th November Cenotaph Parade in London

If you would like to attend the Cenotaph Parade in London on Sunday 12 November you must get your application in to Henry Thomas at henry.thomas112@mod.uk by 14 September 17 at the latest.

If you try apply after this date you will be unsuccessful. You need to provide Henry with the following information:

Full name
Date and place of birth
Full address with Postcode
Army Number

Please do not send this information to me. If you have any questions please direct them to Henry at the above email address.

Tuesday 21st November -  FOSIM Lecture Lunch – Surrey History Centre

Anthony Ling presenting the story of British Special Forces since 1941. Separate email with booking form to follow. Timings 12.30 -15.00. Cost £12.50 includes lunch. Contact fosim@btconnect.com.

I hope that the above has increased your appetite to get out, do or hear something different. Look forward to seeing some of you shortly.

Kind Regards Dee Hutchison

Secretary Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum

130 Goldsworth Road,

Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND.  Phone and fax:   01483 770761