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     BRANCH   MEETINGS.

Meetings held on the last Tuesday night, of every other Month   (EXCEPT DECEMBER!)   at,   Barbourne Ex-Services Club
The Moors
WORCESTER
WR1 3ED

If you served In the Worcestershire,  Sherwood Foresters,  Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters .

T.A etc , or attached to one of these , (Even a different regiment or unit and you have no branches in this area) why not come along ?  Please contact with your details through 'FEEDBACK' PAGE, or the 'GUESTBOOK' PAGE` & we  WILL  get back to you.

 

         W.F.R.A........A.G.M`s.

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 SATURDAY  8th  OCTOBER 2022

LICHFIELD SOCIAL CLUB, PURCELL AVENUE, LICHFIELD WS13 6TS 

WFRA ( Exec comm only meeting 09:30)  AGM Lichfield at Lichfield Social Club, Purcell Avenue, Lichfield. WS13 6TS commence 11.30 hrs.

It is planned to hold an AGM at Lichfield Social Club at 1130 hours on Sat 8TH OCTOBER 2022. 

 

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Dates of next Branch Meetings  and A.G.M.:- 

NOT ALL ON LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH

 

7th December        2021                  20:00 hrs  Presidents Raffle !

                   2022

  31st May             2022                     20:00hrs

  26th July             2022                     20:00hrs

  27th September  2022                     20:00hrs

  13th December    2022                     20:00hrs


                                             

COMMITTEE MEETINGS  2022 

Committee Meetings all at 19:30hrs  

Tuesdays  

12th July               19:30hrs

13th September     19:30hrs

22nd November     19:30hrs                        

Barbourne Ex Services Club

The Moors

Worcester

WR1 3ED

Saturday Veterans Breakfast Club at The Postal Order, 18 Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DN . On the first Saturday of the Month at 10:00hrs onwards ( except 1st Saturday in June see details in events list below)

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              EVENTS AND PARADES.

 

ADDRESS FOR   Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD,  Worcester.  WR3 7AA

 

NEW VENUE FOR REUNION

Saturday 28th May 2022. WFRA Reunion Worcester Rugby Club, Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcester. WR3 8TR. 122:00 to 17:00. Same format as was at 6 Ways.

 

Wednesday 1st June 2022 Glorious 1st June Ceremony at Worcestershire Rgimental Stone Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. 10:30 for 10:45 start. Dress Blazer medals Beret.

 

Saturday 18th June 2022

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GHELUVELT PARK – 18TH JUNE 2022

After the Great War Worcester City and Worcestershire decided that they wished to create and open a Public Park in the city as a permanent and living memorial to all who had fallen in World War I. Included along one side were a number of new homes built by the Haig Fund specifically for disabled veterans. In honour of the extraordinary actions of the 2nd Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment on the 31st October 1914 it was decided to name it Gheluvelt Park. It was opened by the 1st Earl of Ypres, Lord French, on the 17th June 1922. Since then it has become a memorial to all who have fallen in subsequent conflicts. The Haigh Homes continue to be used by veterans, the Worcestershire Regimental Stone and the WFR  Memorial Bench have been added. In 2012 HLF funds were obtained to create the Gheluvelt Memorial (formerly the Interpretative Feature) at which the annual memorial service is held on the Sunday nearest to 31st October.

In order to mark the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Gheluvelt Park the Mayor of Worcester wishes to hold an event on 18th June 2022 at the Gheluvelt Memorial and around the Park. In outline the event will consist of:

1030 (Approx) Assembly, with VIPs seated at the Memorial.

A presentation on the Battle of Gheluvelt explaining its importance in the early stages of WW1 by Lt Col (Retd) Mark Jackson OBE, Chair of Trustees of the Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) and President of Worcester Branch WFRA.

A talk by a representative from the City Council on the opening of the park, its history and its future.

A short service conducted by clergy from Worcester Cathedral with the Roll of Honour read out, wreath laying, Exhortation, Last Post, 1 minute silence, Reveille and Kohima Epitaph.

A tree planting.

Lady French, has confirmed her attendance. Other invitees will include the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, MPs and Civic Dignitaries, Standards, veterans, cadets and members of the public.

In the east end of the park where the memorials are situated we are planning military displays / recruiting, with other military based stalls and charities. Past the bandstand and splashpad in a larger area, there will be stalls and attractions and further into the park sports events. This auspicious event will be an all-day commemoration by the City of Worcester .

This is an all day event, after the service members are invited to bring a chair and picnic (food stalls available in park) along to the branch`s gazebo.

 

Sunday JULY 3RD 2022. RHQ Mercian are pleased to announce that the 2022 Pilgrimage is being planned for Sunday 3 July.  Whilst we remain hopeful that it can be held in its usual format, we are sure you can appreciate that we are bound by the Government’s final stage of the Roadmap out of Lockdown on the 21 June and any subsequent restrictions that we may have to abide by.  Further details will follow, when known.

 

Friday 26TH AUGUST 2022. ANNUAL SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE 1ST, 2ND & 7TH BTTS VERNON FRANCE, BURMA, MALAYA.  AT WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTAL STONE GHELUVELT PARK. 10:30 FOR 10:50 START.  STANDARDS, BUGLE. DRESS:- BERETS BLAZERS MEDALS

 

SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2022. ANNUAL GHELUVELT SERVICE. STANDARD BEARERS REPORT 11:00HRS OTHERS 11:15 AFTERWARDS DRINKS AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

 

15TH AUGUST 2022, VJ DAY.

 

 26TH AUGUST 2022. ANNUAL SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE 1ST, 2ND & 7TH BTTS VERNON FRANCE, BURMA, MALAYA.  AT WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTAL STONE GHELUVELT PARK. 10:30 FOR 10:50 START.  STANDARDS, BUGLE. DRESS:- BERETS BLAZERS MEDALS

 

20th SEPTEMBER, ALMA DAY.

 

SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2022. ANNUAL GHELUVELT SERVICE. STANDARD BEARERS REPORT 11:00HRS OTHERS 11:15 AFTERWARDS DRINKS AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

 

Monday 31ST OCTOBER, GHELUVELT DAY.

 

Friday 11TH NOVEMBER, ARMISTICE DAY.

 

13TH NOVEMBER, REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY.

 

More details  on events to follow

Other Usefull Addresses

City Museum & Art Gallery, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

Tel 01905 721982

Web
www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Museum Archives

Address: Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE

Phone: 01905 721982


 

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