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Comments: 900
  • #900

    Apples (Tuesday, 18 December 2018 21:07)

    Just a short message to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year, having problems with a useless right hand, so take care and be safe stay upright onward the 35th
    Apples and Hazel.

  • #899

    the bat (Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:41)

    Hi folks !
    I have added 20 brand new postings for December 2018,
    for your pleasure and/or interest.
    Please check on Page "What`s New" for details.
    Thanks & have fun whilst browsing.- Take your time.
    Yours Aye`

  • #898

    Gerry Mac McMahon (Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:40)

    We would just like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2019.
    Gerry & Doreen

  • #897

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 04 December 2018 15:15)

    May I wish all those lads out there, especially those that I have known for many years, a very happy Christmas, and also in this coming year, a really successful, and Healthy 2019. !!

  • #896

    the bat (Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:42)

    Hello again to all....for an update.
    I have started posting for December...........Your very own Regimental Christmas Card for 2018, is now posted at the head of the Homepage - I hope you like it. It is themed this year, with Ceasefire & Armistice.
    best regards
    Yours `` `Aye

  • #895

    the bat (Friday, 30 November 2018 09:58)

    There are 38 new Items for your pleasure & interest, posted for November 2018, on this website.
    I have added our November Facebook promt (Digital Graphic/Doodle) at the top of the Roussillon Gazette, so as to inform also the non-users, a bit of "What goes on " !.................
    Yours True

  • #894

    Mike Sinden (Monday, 26 November 2018 16:26)

    Derek 'Apples' Cox is now back home, but cannot use his affected right hand. It is his thumb that is the problem. I did tell the prat many months ago NOT to use his thumb to stick it where it should not be challenged. BUT, he did not obey his 'Starlight' experience.!! lol.

  • #893

    the bat (Thursday, 15 November 2018 21:02)

    Hi All !
    Derek "Apples" Cox is in hospital with a hand infection.
    He has been in for 5 days & another ca 3 are expected.
    We wish him a speedy recovery. - Thanks to Starlight for the heads-up.

  • #892

    the bat (Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:30)

    Impressions from "Armistice 100"- from the War Memorial Remembrance Parade & Service in Eastbourne, Sussex - November 2018 - now posted on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News, the top article.
    I could not cover all the many Sussex commemorations for Armistice 100 and so have used Eastbourne as a representation.........I hope you like it !
    Best Armistice Wishes to all.
    Yours Aye`

  • #891

    Mike Sinden (Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:12)

    Colin, DAM you have found me out, BUT, you are not far wrong. lol.

  • #890

    Colin Twiggs (Thursday, 15 November 2018)

    Mike Sinden, are you sure that you were not mowing the lawn at "Downton Abby", ? lol

  • #889

    the bat (Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:14)

    Gotcha, Thanks Paul.....(I know many, many, Pauls ! )

  • #888

    Paul (Wednesday, 14 November 2018 17:06)

    Hi Les
    Re #885 and 881
    I did previously post a message 790 a few months ago.

    Name is paul stevens living in Sussex. I did find from my family tree I found that great uncle john newman (born 1897) G/8615
    served with royal Sussex injured in 3 July 1916 (homeward bound 8/7/1916) and again injured 4 nov 1918 gsw thigh r.he was homeward bound 8/11/1918.

    From his service history enlisted 8/12/1915
    Posted to royal Sussex
    3rd 21/1/1916
    2nd 10/5/1916
    3rd ? 18/9/1916
    9th 18/10/1916
    13th 29/10/16
    Another entry but cannot read it .
    2nd 30/3/1918.

    George Frederick Stevens

    born 1910 Brighton who I understand was rsm in Royal Sussex. Sorry don’t know anymore details than this at the moment.

    Regards paul

  • #887

    the bat (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:03)

    Hi to All,
    There are already 25 brand new entries of items & persons, for November 2018.
    Many more to come !.......Please go and have a look....
    For the details, see Page 4 ,"What´ s New"
    If any visitor would like a particular theme/subject of their own choice, .......please, just ask.
    (I am a hive of information & bribeable ! ....ha ha)
    best regards to all,
    Yours Àye

  • #886

    mtb (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:15)

    les I think paul is post 790

  • #885

    the bat (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 17:45)

    Could the "Paul" from Message 881, please briefly ID himself to the board.
    Thanks in advance

  • #884

    the bat (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:32)

    Now to be seen on Page 4, "The Rouussillon Herald", Tony Botting` s magnificant
    Regimental Birthday Cake !
    best regards

  • #883

    the bat (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:29)

    Dave Grayling` s OP Successful. (Triple BP)
    He is recovering.

  • #882

    mtb (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:35)

    just watching bbc news and there was an article called sneeker authenticators.These people verify whether these sneekers trainer shoes are authentic or fake by sniffing them.I started laughing and the wife said why are you laughing.I told her one of my dads mates was scots guards in the fifties and sixties and to earn extra money they would rent there old smelly socks and boots out to some weird blokes in London ,when they were on public duties.Its a funny old world out there.

  • #881

    Paul (Monday, 12 November 2018 15:14)

    Hi Les,
    Came across this thought it might be of interest


  • #880

    Colin Twiggs (Saturday, 10 November 2018 17:08)

    I have just received a message from "Dave Grayling saying he has had a heart attack, on Monday he will be having a triple by-pass, no further info at the moment but I will post when I hear more, Have a good weekend all.

  • #879

    mtb (Wednesday, 07 November 2018 18:00)

    afternoon mike I was born in Crowborough hospital while dad was stationed in uckfield 1964 to 1971.My brother was born in the frontroom of the police house at uckfield.maresfield camp was still open I think ,im sure there was a calvary regiment there.I can remember my dad said some foot guard regiment were in the married quarters I think coldstreams,they caused a bit of aggro.I might be wrong but I think they were an overflow from Caterham barracks.

  • #878

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 07 November 2018 15:41)

    Hi mtb I do agree with you that today the 'Snowflake' youngsters have no idea of the most lovely traditions that we enjoyed in the years gone by. My wife and I lived in Uckfield in a married Quarter and we felt that it was, and is, a quite lovely town. Even now we go there 2 or 3 times a year, and enjoy the quiet area. We even go to the really lovely married quarter that was right beside the forest and I do wish I was still there. Youngsters of today have just no knowledge, or, experience, of the incredible moments of time gone by, that you and I so enjoyed.!!

  • #877

    mtb (Monday, 05 November 2018 20:27)

    I see on the local news they had a story about the lewis bonfire society.Also on the radio there were some people complaining about the lewis bonfire celebration,saying it was an old tradition and its had its day.I think certain traditions should be kept going this is one of them,its part of our history.When I was small we lived in police house in uckfield dad was policeman they had a procession there it was great,i don't think they do procession now .

  • #876

    Mike Sinden (Monday, 05 November 2018 15:15)

    You are so right Les in that 'Reg' Ryder was a Character of the first born. I knew him well and he never made me laugh so much, when I was with him, when we were in quite awful situations in NI.
    RIP mate as you now do deserve that unbeknown journey into a more splendid world that you will know when you get there.!! AND I bet you will still be smiling on arrival.!!

  • #875

    the bat (Monday, 05 November 2018 15:02)

    Hi !
    Working on it, Edward.

  • #874

    Edward Robinson (Monday, 05 November 2018 12:32)

    Does anyone do research in to soldiers in the first world war. I have found out some information but would like some more history of what my grandad did in the war. The details I have are:
    Name: Private Lewis Robinson born 1899 in East London, England.
    Joined: Local territory force in London around April 1918, and transferred on or, around the same date to the 2/1st Sussex Yeomanry. Number D/28644. Sometime later he was transferred 2nd, and then the 1/4th battalions of The Royal Sussex Regiment - G/23852. He was awarded the British war medal, and Victory medal. These were authorised on 26th June 1920 at, Staines Road, Hounslow.

    Any information you can add to the above would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, and regards,

    Edward Robinson.

  • #873

    the bat (Saturday, 03 November 2018 23:05)

    Important information for all !
    Attention - Menu Change !
    We have a large & complex website with many seperate subjects & their corrosponding sub- areas.
    To simplify, I have changed the names of each seperate subject from PAGE so & so, to SECTION so & so.
    This is to avoid a mix-up during referencing, when a Subject Section consists of multiple Pages.
    For exammple : Section 14, Page 13 are the Regimental Photos from Aden 1965.
    The complete section is headed " The Regiment in Photographs" and has as content, Pages 1 to 30.
    Please come back to me....if anything remains unclear.
    Yours Aye `

  • #872

    the bat (Saturday, 03 November 2018 22:24)

    Hi !
    Reginald "Reg" Ryder has sadly passed away. ("C" Coy & Assault Pioneers, 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment)
    He lived in Mossside near Preston, Lancs.
    I have done an "In Memoriam" with Funeral details on the "Roussillon Herald"
    It is sparce, as not many knew him well or his life after the Regiment.
    I remember patrolling with him in Belfast - What a Character ! ?
    May he Rest in Eternal Peace,

  • #871

    the bat (Friday, 02 November 2018 14:58)

    Hi all !
    My friends in Istanbul translated..........It`s a textile firm , selling uniform articles.

    - "I sell the military jacket and top. All clothes all the photos in extremely good flow. Here I'm starting to feel a variety of points of view. To try to find the best clothes for you or your relatives should go to MODASTO. They offer the best bid for these products. Similarly, they also offer a variety of outfits. Starting here, you can get an extremely perfect deal. " -

    Not nasty or dangerous........They will go away.
    best regards

  • #870

    mtb (Friday, 02 November 2018 12:02)

    Turkish just a guess

  • #869

    RossP (Friday, 02 November 2018 10:49)

    Hi Apples, I think it must be the Scottish language written down??? Or is it Welsh?? Someone must know.

  • #868

    apples (Friday, 02 November 2018 06:59)

    what is that all about on 867

  • #867 (Thursday, 01 November 2018 20:14)

    Askeri ceketini ve en iyisini besliyorum. Tüm giysiler fotoğraflarının tamamında son derece iyi akıcı. Burada çeşitli bakışlara başladığımı hissediyorum. Siz veya akrabalarınız için en iyi kıyafetleri bulmaya çalışmak için Modasto'ya gitmelisiniz. Bu ürünler için en iyi teklifi sunuyorlar. Benzer şekilde, çeşitli kıyafetler de sunuyorlar. Buradan başlayarak son derece kusursuz olanı alabilirsiniz.

  • #866

    the bat (Thursday, 01 November 2018 12:46)

    Hi to all ! the Golden month of October closes & we move into the Guy Fawkes month..........
    There are now 30 new persons & artefacts posted on the "Orange Lily" website for October 2018.
    They are for you, please,... do go and have a scout around. (For details, see page "What`s New")
    Best regards........Yours Aye`

  • #865

    RossP (Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:50)

    Reference the question on the ‘Ballymurphy’ problem, I certainly think that you all should read, on the other Royal Sussex site, Brian Marjorams letter about this problem. He has more experience with these matters, I for one, shall follow his advise.

  • #864

    the bat (Friday, 26 October 2018 02:53)

    Hi JC !
    Thanks for your input & advice.
    All OK here so far.
    Stay upright.
    best regards

  • #863

    John C Medic (Wednesday, 24 October 2018 23:51)

    Hi Les Hope you and the family are well as we are back in Sussex.. I do hope the last update was useful. Regards JC

  • #862

    John C Medic (Wednesday, 24 October 2018 22:12)

    I have received one of the letter in question re Ballymurphy 1971. I have contacted RHQ and they put me in touch with Col John Powell who is dealing with these He has instructed that I forward all letter received to him at RHQ PWRR Tower Of London. Send questionnaire back to the solicitors unanswered with a covering letter saying (All papers sent to My Regimental HQ). If any one has any questions or not sure please call Col Powell or Gary Woodruff, 0203 166 6906. Please do not send any detail to the solicitors John C Medic

  • #861

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:14)

    As always Les Sir, my admiration, and respect go towards your good self and your lovely Lady.!!

  • #860

    mtb (Monday, 22 October 2018 13:05)

    just read les newmans regimental story a very interesting read

  • #859

    the bat (Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:08)

    You can read LES NEWMAN` s Regimental Story in Section 16, "Swing the Lights", Story No 4.
    best regards

  • #858

    the bat (Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:00)

    Thanks.....Les !.....proud to have you visit us
    Good to hear from you again.
    I think you may be our eldest now.
    Great that you are stiill active & writing.
    Keep Movin `the 35th !
    Yours Aye

  • #857

    mtb (Sunday, 21 October 2018 21:54)

    well done leslie for looking after your lovely wife,keep safe .

  • #856

    LESLIE NEWMAN (Sunday, 21 October 2018 21:18)

    Hi ! Les & Everybody,
    Here I am,still about,and I hope all is well with you all,I still from time to time look through the web-site,and it keeps getting better, Thanks to the hard work of Les.
    My self am kept busy attending and looking after my lovely wife of 62 years, as she is suffering from bone cancer,not curable but treatable,but she keeps a stiff upper lip,I am now 92 years old,but lucky health wise so am able to look after her. I do hope that you Les and all the lads are well. my mind goes back very often to my time in the Royal Sussex, and would love to go back and re-live them times,so long ago, but golly does'nt the years fly by. Regards Les.

  • #855

    the bat (Friday, 19 October 2018 23:57)

    Many new items & persons, already posted for October,
    for your leisure & interest
    Yours Aye
    Les "the bat" Deacon

  • #854

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 19 October 2018 14:33)

    'Without Limits:Australia was on BBC1 on the 17th October and the final part on BBC 1 on 24th October. Extremely good viewing.!!

  • #853

    Mario B. (Friday, 19 October 2018 07:00)

    It is easier found by just typing "Without Limits Australia" on Google.

  • #852

    Mario. B. (Friday, 19 October 2018 06:14)

    I have just watched the first of two episodes on ABC "WITHOUT LIMITS AUSTRALIA". It tells the story of five squaddies, 3 Brits and 2 Aussie, all with broken bodies after serving overseas for their country. They are tracking the remote expanse of Western Australia's remote region of the Kimberly. It is a harsh environment but picturesque views especially near the Billabongs (water holes). These four males and a female who are trying to regain their lively hood, and each tell his or her story. Great viewing with a certain sadness.
    The now Duke of Sussex starts off with telling these five persons straight and plane what they are letting themselves in for and with all the bush dangers on this exercise. Great viewing.
    Go to Google and type out

  • #851

    mtb (Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:09)

    hi les
    good info,good advice wilco.