Meetings held on the last Tuesday night, of every other Month (EXCEPT DECEMBER!) at, Barbourne Ex-Services Club
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.
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2023
W.F.R.A. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
ALL WELCOME 11:00 hrs START
LICHFIELD SOCIAL CLUB, PURCELL AVENUE, LICHFIELD WS13 6TS
Dates of next Branch Meetings and A.G.M.:-
2024 All on Tuesdays in Lounge
12th January Tuesday 19:45hrs
26th March Tuesday AGM 19:00 for 19:30hrs start
28th May Tuesday 19:45hrs
30th July Tuesday 19:45hrs
24th September Tuesday 19:45hrs
10th December Tuesday 19:45hrs
NOT ALL ON LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH
WORCESTERSHIRE WFRA AREA MEETING.
SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2023 11;15 FOR 11:30 START. AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES CLUB THE MOORS WORCESTER WR1 3ED.
Barbourne Ex Services Club
Saturday Veterans Breakfast Club at The CROWN 18 Street, Crown Passage, Worcester WR1 3LL . On the first Saturday of the Month at 10:00hrs onwards ( except 1st Saturday in June see details in events list below)
EVENTS AND PARADES.
ADDRESS FOR Gheluvelt Park, BARBOURNE ROAD, Worcester. WR3 7AA
NEW VENUE FOR REUNION
THURSDAY 1st June 2023 Glorious 1st June Ceremony at Worcestershire Rgimental Stone Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. 10:30 for 10:45 start. Dress Blazer medals Beret.
Saturday 3RD JUNE 2023. WFRA Reunion
The WFRA Reunion 2023 will take place on Saturday 3 June at Worcester Rugby Football Club (WRFC), Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8TR. This is our new location and the same as last year. Please do not go to Sixways. Details as follows:
The event opens at 1200 hours (we ask that you do not arrive earlier to allow set up of the event) and closes at 1700 hours. The WRFC will remain open for anyone that wishes to remain afterwards.
Entrance is £2 (cash) per adult and all costs will go towards the cost of the event. All veterans and serving members are asked to sign in and check their personal logs or complete a new one. The logs are entirely voluntary but do allow RHQ to keep in touch with you and the museums to update their records. There will be a raffle (cash) on the day and anyone who wishes to contribute (alcohol seems be the preferred prize) are asked to drop them off at RHQ Nottingham or bring them on the day. The draw will take place after the Service and any prizes not collected will be kept by the Worcester Branch for future use. There will be food and drink outlets at the Club at normal rugby club prices and attendees are kindly asked not to bring their own picnics. In attendance will be 1 Mercian, RHQ including the IET and the Regimental Mascot, Hereford & Worcestershire Cadets, the Worcestershire Museum, a PRI stand, local clergy and SJA. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Tenbury Town Band. There will be a Drumhead Service at 1500 hours at which time the refreshment outlets will close. Attendees are asked to give due respect to the service. Following the Address, members who wish to march will be directed by CSM 1 Mercian to form up, to parade.
Complimentary transport is provided from Silver Street, Worcester WR1 2SG to the event, at 1200 hours. 1245 hours and 1315 hours. There will be return transport at 1700 hours and 1800 hours. The transport is available on a first come, first served basis although it is hoped that priority will be given to the older veteran community and branch members. There is plenty of car parking on site including Blue Badge Holder parking closer to the club. If anyone anticipates difficulties with parking, they are asked to contact the Assistant Regimental Secretary. Please do not drink and drive. The event is a private event for association members and their families and anyone connected to the Mercian Regiment and its antecedents. The police have been informed of the event and there are no known security risks but all attendees are asked to remain vigilant on the day.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET YOUR CASH as the WFRA do not have an electronic payment system. All monies raised goes towards paying for your reunion . Any questions should be directed to the Assistant Regimental Secretary, Nottingham firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 19th June Guildhall Worcester, Flag Raising , Armed Forces Week. 10:30 for 10:45hrs
Sunday JULY 2ND 2023. CRICH 100TH ANNIVERSARY RHQ Mercian are pleased to announce that the 2023 Pilgrimage is being planned for Sunday 2 July.
15TH AUGUST 2023, VJ DAY. BURMA STAR MEMORIAL Abbey Gate, The Almonry, Evesham WR11 4BQ 10:15 FOR 10:30 START.
STANDARDS, BERETS, BLAZERS, MEDALS.
Saturday 26TH AUGUST 2023. 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
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
Worcester Branch Dinner. the Berkeley at Spetchley £22 pp 12:00 for 12:30hrs. contact email@example.com for menu.
SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2023.
Worcester Branch are organising a wreath laying service on Saturday 24th September 10:30hrs at the WFR Memorial Bench, Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. WR3 7AA. It is a commemoration service in memory of those killed on active service and those that served on Operation Banner.
Dress: Beret, blazer. medals. If you do not have these please still come along and feel free to post on social media.
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2022. POPPY LAUNCH GUILDHALL WORCESTER HIGH STREET. 10:30
SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2023. ANNUAL GHELUVELT SERVICE. STANDARD BEARERS REPORT 11:00HRS OTHERS 11:15 AFTERWARDS BUFFET AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES.
This years Annual Gheluvelt Service is on Sunday the 29th October 2023
If you are not a Standard Bearer or helping set up, the timings are 11:15 for 11:30 start.
The Invites are out, we have the Lord Lieutenant for Worcestershire Beatrice Grant, The High Sheriff for Worcestershire Louise Hewett, MP Robin Walker. The request is in for a Mercian Officer who will read out the roll of Honour. Afterwards there will be a buffet at Barbourne Ex Services Club the Moors, Worcester. WR1 3ED.
A call will go out for volunteers for a couple of days before so that a tidy up of the memorial and area can be done.
We have confirmation that Lt Ben Boxall 4 Mercian will be attending also Derby and Handlers.
BERET BLAZERS MEDALS
AFTERWARDS BUFFET, AT BARBOURNE EX SERVICES. A RAFFLE WILL BE HELD PLEASE BRING ALONG ANY PRIZES YOU WANT TO DONATE.
Monday 31ST OCTOBER, GHELUVELT DAY.
Friday10th November 10:30hrs County Council Act of Remembrance Friday 10th November 2023. The branch has received an invite to an Act of Rembrance. On behalf of Councillor Kyle Daisley, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council we would be delighted to invite the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association to our Service at County Hall on Friday 10th November, for an Act of Remembrance. The Service will start shortly before 11am in front of staff and councillors. The Chairman and our Chaplain will conduct the Service which will include a two minute silence for reflection. Light refreshments will follow to which you are warmly invited.
We normally undertake this annual Service in front of our Roll of Honour Memorial plaque which is located outside the council chambers. Due to significant building works going on at County Hall we are unable to replicate this year – however, we plan to conduct the Service outside the main entrance.
We would be delighted if you or any of your members would like to attend, along with your Regimental Standard.
Dress, Berets, Blazers, Medals
Saturday 11TH NOVEMBER, ARMISTICE DAY. MEET OUTSIDE CATHEDRAL NR 'BYGONES' NEAR S.A. MEMORIAL 10:20. BERET BLAZERS MEDALS
12TH NOVEMBER, REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
More details on events to follow
Other Usefull Addresses
City Museum & Art Gallery, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
Tel 01905 721982
Address: Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE
Phone: 01905 721982