THE QUEEN’S REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Patron: Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
RHQ PWRR UPDATE 20-26 MARCH 2023
Honours & Awards. Major Rob Smith (formerly 2 PWRR) has been awarded the United States Bronze Star Medal for services in Afghanistan in 2019/2020. It will be awarded to him today (24 Mar) at the US Embassy in London.
No5 Board Results:
Major Simon Gray – SO2 Armd D Progs Andover.
Major Edward Hunter – CJU SO2 Cyber Ops MOD MB
Major Iain Wicks – OC HQ Adventurous Trg Group Army – Netheravon
Major BRB Thompson – SO2 AA NRHQ RA
Major JR Sparks – SO2 AA NRHQ RA
RMAS Instructors. CSgt Shaw PWRR has attempted and passed the Sandhurst selection cadre and will be assigned as an instructor to the Academy.
Retirements. Two stalwart supporters of the Regiment retired from Full Time Reserve Service last week:
Capt Anthony Bolton. Anthony Bolton has been the Unit Welfare Officer for 4 Military Battalion Regiment for ten years. On the last day working for the Battalion he received his LS&GC from the Colonel of the Regiment (along with a personal letter of thanks since the General is also his GOC). The photograph below shows General Martin handing over a framed citation and medal to Capt Bolton:
Capt Bolton gets his medal
Capt Jerry Maltman. Jerry Maltman worked as Adjutant of London University OTC. He too received the LS&GC at the end of his service and the photograph below shows him being presented the medal during his dining out by Maj Gen John Thompson CBE DSO (the event was supported by the PWRR Band). The OTC presented Capt Maltman with a copy of the book ‘The Longest Stag’ which also contained a letter of thanks for his service and support to the Regiment from the Regimental Secretary:
Welfare/Benevolence. Statistics for the period are:
1 x household items
1x rent arrears
Maximum grant provided a matter of months ago – support to be provided in other ways
Declined as need met by other charities
Declined as incorrectly allocated
Pending, awaiting further info such as VoS
Alf Guppey. Alf Guppey (rank not known), who served in the post war 6th (Bermondsey) Battalion the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died on 12 March. He also served as a national serviceman in 1st Battalion the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) in B Company MT 1954-56 during the Malayan emergency
Private Philip Hill. Philip Hill, who died on 10 March, served with 2nd Battalion The Queen’s Regiment.
Cost of Living Crisis. LONDIST has produced a cost of living leaflet that is full of good advice. It can be accessed here: LONDIST - 20230224-Cost of Living Pamphlet.pdf - WIP (sharepoint.com) (MODNET only)
Great Tommy Sleep Out. Eleven members of the Queen’s Regiment Riders Association (QRRA), and a random member of the Royal Navy who turned out on the day, took part in the Royal British Legion Institute's (RBLI) Great Tommy Sleepout for March last week. Braving the chilling wind and a torrential downpour in the middle of the night, the Riders, aged between 59 and 75, spent the night under the stars in a variety of small tents, bivvy bags and bashers to raise over £2,000 in aid of the RBLI's work with homeless veterans. Any resemblance to homeless veterans in the photo is purely coincidental. The QRRA and the RBLI have a close connection with each other. The Queen's Regiment has three known members currently being assisted by the RBLI and shortly it is hoped that the QRRA and the RBLI will be cooperating in the horticultural side of the rehabilitation project on Kennels Field. They will also be represented at the One Aim Rally being held between 30 June and 2 July at Kennels Field. The Sleepout was visited by Emily McNeillis, coordinator of the Great Tommy Sleepout. If you would like to contribute to the fundraising of this very worthwhile initiative please go to www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/alasdair-goulden
Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference. WO2 Johnson Beharry VC COG was the guest speaker at the Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference last week. The attached photographs show him with Col Patrick Crowley MBE (CEO SERFCA and Deputy Colonel), Col John Baynham OBE (Dep Comd 11X), Lt Col Nick Burley (Comd Aldershot Gar) and Helyn Clack (Chair of Surrey County Council).
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