Queen's Royal Regiment
Last Updated 25th April 2018
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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-
If anyone has any further questions regarding the memorial please contact me at :-
The Friends of the PWRR
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 -
Kind regards and Happy Albuhera Day.
The Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Center
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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
News Letter Update
The Queen's & PWRR Regimental Associations
(West Surrey Branch)
Dear Old Member,
I trust this Newsletter finds you fit and well and looking forward to the Re Union Dinner in May and the other regimental events throughout 2018.
You may notice the change of the title of the Association above and the reason for this is as follows.
Since 2000 we have been holding our annual dinner at the Farnham Drill hall courtesy of A Coy. 4lhBn. PWRR our current infantry unit and in that Drill Hall the Farnham Branch of The Queen's Regiment Association have been meeting on a monthly basis and after some consultation your organising committee and that of the Farnham Branch agreed to amalgamate as we all served in the same regimental family and if we want the associations to continue we must look to present day serving members of our regiment to join if not now later in life and as they will have served in the PWRR we thought it made sense to include them in the new title and West Surrey as it hopefully gives a wider and an historical appeal.
This annual dinner was first held in 1902 on the return of the volunteers from the Boer War and every year since 1948 first in Guildford and now in Farnham so this year is the 801h anniversary and hopefully this amalgamation will ensure its continuation.
Dick Scales is the Association Secretary and Bob Hill is the Chairman and both will
welcome you on the third Tuesday of the month at the Farnham Drill Hall 2030 hours should you want to join us for a chat and a drink.
Your old committee is continuing to organise the OMA events assisted by the new
committee to ensure a smooth seamless amalgamation.
For details of the West Surrey Branch events contact myself or Dick on
2018 Regimental Dates for your Diary
Saturday 26th May 2018
5th Queen's (R.W.S) O.M A. Annual Reunion Dinner to be held at the Army Reserve Centre Guildford Road Farnham Surrey.
Sunday 24th June 2018
Guildford Joint Services Charity Church Service at Guildford Cathedral. This Service incorporates the former Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Service Please be seated by 11:15 hours. All Veterans and partners welcome. No tickets required.
Tuesday 26th June 2018
FOSIM Lecture Lunch. Andrew Maclehose will be talking about his Grandfather Lt Col. Christopher Bushel! V.C. and his exploits in WW1.
Saturday 30 June 2018
Armed Forces Day Freedom Parade in Guildford by 2nd Bn PWRR.
Sunday 30th September 2018
Guildford Borough Council are dedicating a new War Memorial to military personnel who have lost their life whilst serving since WW2 in the Castle Grounds. More information will be available at a later date.
Saturday 13th October 2018
The East Surrey Regiment Re-
Friday 19th October 2018
Alamein Lunch at Clandon Regis Golf Club, Guildford. Details from the secretary Partners welcome.
Saturday 10th Nov 2018 (12:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs)
Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Reunion at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo, London. Details from Dee Hutchison at fosim @ btconnect.com
Saturday 10th November 2018
Concert for Peace at G Live (Vivace Chorus in association with GBC) Sunday.
Sunday 11th November 2018
Remembrance Day Parade at Holy Trinity Church, High St Guildford followed with a buffet in the Royal Oak.
As many of you will know the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Association ceased trading as they say in business circles at the beginning of 2012. This meant we lost the bi annual newsletter but there is a much smaller alternative and that is the Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum (FOSIM) Newsletter. For a nominal subscription fee of £10.00 p.a. you will receive copies of the Newsletter and invitations to events in and around the museum. The newsletter will also keep you in touch with what is happening regimentally and includes an Obituaries section amongst other news items. The subscription also helps to support the museum funds which have been reduced due withdrawal in 2017 of MOD funding for many "Old" Regiments. Most newsletters are sent out by email to save costs and if you are on the email list you will receive interim items of interest during the year. Contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a the latest copy.
2018 Dinner Ticket Price
The Committee on your behalf once again thank the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Combined Charity Trustee's for the grant and support they continue to give us which enables us to keep the price of the dinner down to £15.00 per head which I think every one agrees is very good value.
That's all the news i can think of at the moment, so be lucky and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Assist. Honorary Secretary.
THE QUEEN’S REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Patron: Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
The PWRR are holding their annual reunion, entitled TIGER ROAR, on 19 May and have extended an invitation to all members of the Queen's Regimental Association. The Warning Order for the event is as follows. Please note that if you want to go you must apply to them NOT to me.
Warning Order -
Regimental Official Annual Reunion (ROAR) Major Event:
1100 PWRR Albuhera Day Service, St Paul's Cathedral North Transept.
[Note: Arrive by 1015 as security checks, big place. No entry fee, ticket or numbers are needed if you are in PWRR veteran dress code. ]
PWRR have the unique honour of the historic, huge National Cathedral uniquely housing our PWRR (Middlesex) chapel inside and holding our annual Albuhera service. Tiger ROAR attendees are expected to attend in good order on time to honour our Albuhera fallen, all Tigers and forebear regiments.
ROAR Lunch & reunion:
1300 Union Jack Club, Waterloo (UJC) via Bus or Tube for self-
PWRR Officers Club self-
All are to remain vigilant and protect information and timings passed for PWRR events wherever possible.
All should aim to get to London by 0930 in various FUPs and then close up asap to St Paul's for 1015.
Dress code for all Tigers is as per the web link on the veterans page on Assoc website www.pwrrtigers.com/veterans . Get your kit ready early; the new online official regimental shop is due to launch in Jan/Feb so await that too.
Accommodation is not required for the London ROAR. We don't tolerate drink driving. Distant Branches may organise self-
This Wng O allows time so that family plans and Saturday travel can be booked early to save £s. The Royal Wedding in Windsor does not affect London so a family day out maybe an option for some (check for train deals). Any questions via me/RHQ. http://www.pwrrtigers.com/contact.html
More to follow from branches or the Association ROAR!
0771 484 4069
Queen's Regimental Association