Cpl John Adlam
The sad death is announced of Cpl John Adlam, ex 2nd Battalion who died on 7 February.  His funeral will take place at Rowan in North Devon on 26 February at 14.20 and the service can be viewed at www.obitus.com, using the log in julo4949, password 273156 and the family would welcome any of his collegues who wish to view the service and take part in the celebration of John's life. 
May he rest in peace.
Pte Terry Murphy
The sad death suddenly on 1st February of Pte Terry Murphy, ex 2nd Battalion, is announced.  Terry died from an embolism that travelled to his heart and lungs. it has been a massive shock to his family and friends.
 
After serving in the Army, Terry spent a number of years running a local sports centre before joining the prison service. In this service he was an exceptional officer receiving Prison Officer of the Year as well as many other awards and commendations. His entire life was spent looking after others, sometimes to the detriment of himself.
 
Like many former service personnel, Terry did suffer with his mental health and was diagnosed with PTSD a couple of years ago. This had its roots in the time he spent in Northern Ireland but the vast majority was down to experiences within the prison service. It was compounded by the complete lack of care or support offered by them.
 
Terry fought hard and had made giant strides forward with his metal health with the help of MIND. He had regained his sense of fun and humour and had plans to retire somewhere warm in the next few years. He was introduced to Cyprus during a break from Northern Ireland for "exercises" and this destination was high on his list.
 
I know he had lost contact with many of his friends from 2nd Queens but i know he was always proud of his service. Our family are very proud of the man he was. His legacy is the number of people whose lives are better for having known Terry.
 
WO2 Dave Marriott

The sad death is announced of WO 2 Dave Marriott who passed away after a short illness at his home in Bexhill  on Thursday 11th February 2021 at the age of 90.

 
Dave originally joined the RASC in 1948 as part of his National service then transferred to the Parachute Regiment in 1953.  During this time he was sent to the Suez Crisis in 1956.
He was discharged from his regular service in 1957.
 
On his discharge he joined HQ Coy Royal Sussex Regt TA.  He was eventually made up to Sgt of the Recce Platoon at the Bexhill drill hall. In 1962, the Ever Reddies were set up and Dave was one of the first to join for a £150 bounty and a liability to 6 month call out. In 1966 the 4/5 Royal Sussex TA was disbanded and Dave was one of the Colour Party at the laying up of the 4/5 Royal Sussex colours at Chichester Cathedral.
 
On 31 December 1966, The Queens Regt  was formed, with C Coy at the same building at Bulverhythe, Hastings.  Dave was called out along with many other Ever Reddies  where Dave played an active part with the rank of Sargent.
 
In 1968, he was promoted to WO2, as Company Sergeant Major of C Coy, until he resigned to join the Foreign Office in 1978.
 
Dave’s medals included the Territorial Army Long Service, the Aden GS and Suez medal.
 
Dave service with the Foreign Office was served mainly abroad as a security specialist until his retirement in 1995.
 
Dave would meet with his old army mates every other month at the Bopeep public house until Covid struck.
 
May he rest in peace.
Pte Christopher Bettles
The sad death on 24 December 2020 is announced of Pte Christopher Bettles, ex 2nd Battalion.  His funeral has already taken place. 
Sgt John 'Bill' Bailey
The sad death on 29 January of Sgt John 'Bill' Bailey, ex 3rd Battalion and R Sussex is announced.  He had been ill for some time.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.
LCpl Richard Grover
The sad death of LCpl Richard Grover, ex 1st Battalion, on 15 January of Covid is announced..  His funeral will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Broadstairs, 1pm, 23/2/21. Following this he will have a burial at Margate Cemetery on the same day at 2pm, being interred alongside his wife who passed away six years ago. 
 
If you do decide to attend in person, I am afraid that you will not be able to attend the service inside the church but you would be very welcome. If you do attend the family have asked that you wear a mask, maintain a full social distance and follow all governement guidelines.
Cpl Mick Redgrave
The sad death is announced of Cpl Mick Redgrave, ex 5th Bn Corps of Drums on 12 January.  Details of his funeral when known will be posted in due course.
Cpl Nigel 'Nig' Handley
The sad death of Cpl Nigel Handley otherwise known as Nig is announced.  He passed away on Monday 18th January at 10.30pm.  Nigel joined the Queens Own Buffs out in Borneo in July 1966 before transferring to the 2nd Battalion on amalgamation.  He subsequently served in Hong Kong, Northern Ireland and Germany. May he rest in peace.
Cpl Colin 'Banzai' Brett
The sad death is announced of Cpl Colin 'Banzai' Brett, ex 1st Battalion who died this afternoon, 11 January, of Covid. He was one of the battalion's great characters, a legend of the AFV432 vehicle park and will be sorely missed.  May he rest in peace.
WO2 Terry Isaacs
The sad death on 3 January is announced of WO2 Terry Isaacs, ex 1st Battalion and stalwart of the Battalion's Army Champion Boxing Team.  Terry had been ill for a number of months but died peacefully yesterday.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course but it is likely to be a quiet family affair.  May he rest in peace.
Cpl Tony 'Pip' Shields
The sad death is announced on 1 January of Cpl Tony 'Pip' Shields, ex 5th Battalion, 5 PWRR and RLC.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.
LCpl William Lynas
The sad death on 23rd Dec of pneumonia after a long fight against lung cancer of LCpl William Lynas, ex 1st Battalion is announced.  He served with B (Holland) Company in the Ardoyne in 1972.  His funeral details are unclear at the moment but it is expected that it will be a quiet family affair in the Northampton area. May he rest in peace.