SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER AT LEROS BARRACKS

The annual Remembrance Service will take place at Leros Barracks on 10 Nov at 12.30. This is a special event as we will be adding two names to the Memorial - Maj John Barr who was killed in a helicopter crash a few weeks after the amalgamation but who did all his OP BANNER tours with us and Pte Colin Wootten who was shot in the head in Feb '71, was paralysed down one side, unable to communicate and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair before succumbing to his injuries in 2012 never having recovered from his injuries, 40 years after he shot. Members of their families will be at the Service and so we need a good turn-out. 

For security reasons the Secretary needs to know if you wish to attend and the names of any of your guests.

Parking for pre-booked Blue Badge Holders only will be available.  If you are disabled and need a parking place please let the Secretary know your registration number when you reply.  All other parking must be done outside of the barracks.  The ASDA carpark just across the road from the barracks is probably the best.

A curry lunch will be provided by 3 PWRR afterwards at £5 per head payable to the Secretary.  Please let him know if you want to stay for lunch when you apply and send the £5 to him before the event.

This has been organised for 12.30 specifically to give people time to arrive after other local remembrance services.It would be helpful if you could let me know soonest whether you are attending.  Nil returns are NOT required.

Owen 'Grandad' Harden
The sad death on 14 October of Owen 'Grandad' Harden, ex QOB and senior member of the QRRA is announced.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.
Raymond Jenkinson
The sad death on 8 September of Raymond Jenkinson, ex 3rd Battalion is announced.  His funeral will take place at Eastbourn Crematorium Family Chapel, BM23 8AE at 10.30 on 28 October.  You will be made very welcome should you wish to attend and pay your respects.
Sgt Rick Staves
The sad death is announced on 6 September of Sgt Rick Staves, ex 5th Battalion and Parachute Regiment.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.
Pte Steve'Bill' Bailey
The sad death is announced on 6 September of Pte Steve 'Bill' Bailey, ex 3rd Battalion following a long fight with cancer.  Bill's funeral will take place at Southend-on-Sea Crematorium on Friday 11 October at 12.00.  All those who wish to pay their respects are invited to attend.