News 2014

D-DAY 70 – AWARD OF THE LEGION D’HONNEUR

25 July 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen, In conjunction with events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Government of France has advised the Ministry of Defence that it wishes to award the Legion d’Honneur to all surviving veterans; not only of the landings, but also the wider Battle for Norman... read

Funeral of 21006176 Mervyn R Rowe

15 July 2014
Grenadiers,   Sadly, I must report the death of 21006176 Mervyn R Rowe. Mervyn was the Chairman of the Wolverhampton Branch and will be sadly missed His funeral will take place at 1345hrs on Thursday 31st July 2014 at St.... read

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFORMATION - GRENADIER DAY 2014

9 July 2014
All, See below a message from Andy Green about traffic disruption on Grenadier Day which clashes with the Farnborough Air Show. Essentially, the normal route from the M3 to Lille Barracks is open until 2pm and the route from Lille Barracks to the M3 is open from 2pm.... read

Colchester Garrison Memories and Experiences

2 July 2014
With permission from the Garrison Commander Carole McEntee-Taylor is writing the story of Colchester Garrison and, as with Military Detention Colchester from 1947, Voices from the Glasshouse, she would like to make this a living history, written in the words of those who were there. Perhaps you or ... read

Cagny Commemoration - 70th Anniversary of Operation Goodwood The Guards Division

2 July 2014
There will be a ceremony on the 18th July in the town of Cagny, France. The town was liberated by The Guards in 1944 and they wish to show their appreciation for what The Guards did. The programme of the days events is as follows: ... read

Funeral of 2626994 Richard John Wickens

25 June 2014
Grenadiers,   Sadly, I report the death 2626994 Richard John Wickens. He died from cancer on 15th June 2014, aged 87. His Funeral will be held at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5JJ on the 1st July at 1330hrs ... read

Funeral of 22955426 George Richard Dance

25 June 2014
Grenadiers,   Sadly, I report the death of 22955426 George Richard Dance. George was not a member of the East Kent branch even though he lived in Hythe, Kent. He worked on the Hythe Range complex until his retirement and was a past Chairman of the Hythe Albion Social Club.... read

Grenadier Day - Sunday 20th July 2014

19 June 2014
Grenadier Day 2014 is fast approaching. For those of you unaware, it will be held on Sunday 20th July, at Lille Barracks, Aldershot, GU11 2NQ. The Battalion will be present this year and will put on a variety of stands and demonstrations including pace sticking, the latest operational weapons and ... read

Funeral of 22213775 Bryan Fulton-Hart

13 June 2014
Grenadiers,   Bryan died on Friday 6th June 2014, from Prostate Cancer, that was sadly diagnosed too late. The Funeral will be held at St. Mary Magdelene's Roman Catholic Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1RH at 1000hrs on Friday 20th June. ... read

Funeral of 22213678 Ron J Wasley

4 June 2014
Grenadiers,   For those unaware, 22213678 Ron J Wasley , a Member of the Gloucestershire Branch, passed away a few days ago on Thursday 29th May 2014. The Funeral service will be on Friday 13th June 2014 at 1130hrs at St Lawrence Church, Church Lane, Barnwood, GL4 3JB. ... read
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