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Last Updated 9th November 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 :-

queensregimentassociation@gmail.com.

Kind Regards

Alasdair Goulden

Secretary



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





News Update


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


28th March 2018    Stephen Johnson Medenine to Mareth - 75th Anniversary

Surrey History Centre  £12.50…….   

 

28th June 2018 Andrew Maclehose – Lt Col Bushell VC - WW1

Surrey History Centre £12.50…….

 

27th Sep 2017 Lead Dee Hutchison/Ian Chatfield     Salerno - 75th Anniversary of the Landings      

 Surrey History Centre  £12.50…..

 

29th Nov 2017   To be announced    Surrey History Centre  £12.50…..