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Sgt’s DERR Dinner Club 2024 Dinner

Sgt’s DERR Dinner Club 2024 Dinner

The 2024 annual dinner will be held at Leigh Park Country House Hotel, Bradford–on– Avon, on Friday the 18th October.The hotel has 22 x Standard rooms, 16 x Executive Rooms plus Single occupancy in a standard room. The price includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Those wishing to make a weekend of it should confirm their booking first with the dinner club and then contact the hotel directly informing them that you will be attending this year’s dinner and arrange your extra nights. The hotel has promised to maintain our price for your extra nights. After the success of last year’s event,…
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Farmer’s boys Golf Society Summer Meet Erlstoke GC

Farmer’s boys Golf Society Summer Meet Erlstoke GC

Contact the Association Jon Marsh writes that, after an 11 year absence, the DERR Golf Society (The Farmers' Boys) returned to Erlstoke Golf Club near Westbury on 30 and 31 May for their Summer Meeting.  Many thanks to Farren Drury for liaising with the club and negotiating a very competitive rate and to Andy Fontana for organising the prizes.  The format was an informal warm-up on the afternoon of day 1 followed by the competitions for the Regimental Trophies the next day.  Please get in touch via the Association if you would like more information or would like to play in…
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Ex CSGT M Navarro – Obituary

Ex CSGT M Navarro – Obituary

Family, friends and Old Comrades gathered on 11 June at the Church of All Saints in Sutton Courtenay near Abingdon for the funeral of ex CSgt Miguel Navarro, known as Mike and/or 'Spanish' to his comrades during his service in the 1st Battalion The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) (1 DERR). His son, Michael, gave a moving eulogy which not only captured the character of the soldier we all recall but also gave fulsome testimony to the very private, inspirational and loving husband, father and grandfather that was the other side of his life. Born in 1941,…
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Funeral Details For ExCSGT M Navarro

Funeral Details For ExCSGT M Navarro

The photographs below illustrate the location of car parking near to the Church of All Saints in Sutton Courtenay.  As you approach the Church from the South and arrive at the village green, you will see signs indicating right to "The Abbey" and "To The Car Park".  This will take you to the small car park in the second photograph.  The Church is a little further along The Green (photograph 3) and it may be possible to park at The George public house immediately North of the pub (photograph 4).  As a last resort it is possible to park along the B4016,…
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The Hungerford Reunion 2025

The Hungerford Reunion 2025

Friday 6 June 2025 - Sunday 8 June 2025 The Farmers Boys Reunion 2025 will take place once again in Hungerford so please diary note it now. Meetings at the RBL Club on Saturday night and Warm Up in The Hungerford Club in the Friday night - both subject to confirmation at this stage. Casual drinking in a variety of local watering holes from Friday lunchtime and dress is casual throughout. There are lots of other quality non-alcohol related activities available in and near Town including the narrowboat ride that is fun. Accommodation is plentiful at present but book early…
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Memorial Service for Captain Clive Ireson, late DERR

Further to the announcement in the April Newsletter of the death of Captain Clive Ireson on 28 March 2024, his son Steve has now informed me that his Memorial Service will be held at 14:00 hours at St. James Church, Church Walk, Devizes, SN10 3AA on Friday 31 May.  There will be a reception after the service at The Wyvern Club (opposite the Church). The family have requested that donations be made to Cancer Research UK rather than sending flowers.  Cancer Research UK has a 'donate' button on its website at <cancerresearchuk.org>. Although car parking at the Wyvern Club and…
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FEROZESHAH COMMEMORATION SERVICE 2024

FEROZESHAH COMMEMORATION SERVICE 2024

St James’ Church, Church Walk Devizes SN10 3AA The Commemoration of the Battle of Ferozeshah will be held in Devizes on the 1st of December 2024.Meet at The Wyvern Club, 51a Church Walk SN10 3AA from 1030hrsChurch Service at St James’ Church 1200hrs.A Curry Lunch will be available at the Wyvern Club after the service.Please indicate on your return if curry is not acceptable. An alternative of chicken fricassee or a Ham or Tuna filled roll will be available only if requested (please state which). Any special dietary requirements should also be mentioned. Please be specific to avoid any embarrassment.…
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Reading Branch Maiwand Gathering & Reunion

Reading Branch Maiwand Gathering & Reunion

SUNDAY 14th July 2024. Memorial Service at the Cenotaph March Past Two Course Hot Lunch Cash Bar in the Dragon Club Static Displays by 7 Rifles Musical Event Most of all come along and meet up with your old comrades and friends. Programme of Events and Timings 0900 hrs – Gates open at Brock Barracks. 0915 hrs – Reception opens in Dragon Club/Sword Bar.                1030 hrs – Standard Bearers Form-up and briefing by Parade Marshall. 1100 hrs – Cenotaph Service Starts. 1140 hrs (Approx)  – Form up for March Past and March on. 1200 hrs to 1600hrs  – Cash…
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The Farmers Boys Golf Society

The Farmers Boys Golf Society

The Farmersboys Golf Society This page is dedicated to the Farmersboys Golf Society. Check back here for news, information and photos from the society. If you have anything that you would like to be included here then please use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us. Broome Manor Golf Complex. A great day, excellent company, some good golf and a sound meal. Thanks to organisers John Marsh Andy Fontana and Gary ODoherty. The winners are - Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum Lorem Ipsum…
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