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Comments: 1048
  • #1048

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:38)

    Sorry Les I was not aware of the copyright rulings.!!

  • #1047

    the bat (Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:21)

    DAVID BROWN`` s book, "The Wolves of the Radfan" is now reviewed on our Section 26, Bibliography)
    To Mike; I have had to delete your Message, I` m sorry. - It is against copyright rulings to publicly reveal the "Real" name of a writer, together with his/her Pseudonym.
    You may not have been aware, as it only applies to authors - Don` t worry.....keep moving !
    best regards

  • #1046

    the bat (Monday, 17 June 2019 22:24)

    Thanks Mike & Colin for your input.
    We have recieved rare pics of the 4th Bn. Colours in a Horsham Church, from Andrew Byford.
    (See Section 3, "What` s New" for details.)
    best regards

  • #1045

    Colin Twiggs (Monday, 17 June 2019 09:36)

    I,ll second what Mike Sinden posted and a yes to boot, Hope to see you in Lemgo Mr Bat.

  • #1044

    Mike Sinden (Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:37)

    Please keep your sites going Les, you are a real credit to us all.

  • #1043

    the bat (Wednesday, 12 June 2019 01:04)

    Reference our tribute to Maj. Brian Hudson BEM :
    Brian was of course a Signaller & not a Sapper.
    I have corrected our tribute accordingly and added an extra text.
    I apologise for my blunder ! (Must be gettin` on a bit !)
    Now reposted on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
    yours ` Aye

  • #1042

    the bat (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:52)

    Many Thanks, Derek !
    best regards

  • #1041

    APPLES (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:38)

    Hi Les
    OK receiving all that you are putting on site and on F/B thanks mate for the work that you put in I look in daily but left hand typing is difficult,
    Take care stay upright
    Derek and Hazel

  • #1040

    the bat (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:27)

    The Webmaster requires a control feedback from a visitor, that all on the website is working correctly, Please. (....the reason being, your website entry is different to mine....I cannot see your view exactly)
    A Yes or No would suffice.
    Thanks in advance.

  • #1039

    the bat (Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:11)

    Our BEM story for our outgoing Regimental Secretary, Major Brian Michael Hudson (RE) now posted on : "The Rousillon Herald" Newspaper.
    Congratulations !
    best regards
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1038

    the bat (Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:08)

    Our BEM story for Sgt. Bruce Snoad 4th/5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex & 5th Bn. Queens Regiment, now posted on : "The Rousillon Herald" Newspaper.
    Congratulations !
    best regards
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1037

    the bat (Thursday, 06 June 2019 00:49)

    Hello !
    There`s a lot going on at the Mo.....and our newspaper is filling up...........I have posted a large amount, (See "What`s New") - I need some feedback that it is all understandable, reachable, readable, etc,
    Not praise !!..... but just a usage confirmation for the technic.
    Thanks again,
    Yours` Aye,

  • #1036

    the bat (Monday, 03 June 2019 19:16)

    ATTENTION - Important post for all !
    The largest post of 90 super photos from the 5th Aniversary of the QRMW woodland, including Commemoration Service & Memorial dedication etc, to the late Robert "Jonah" Jones. - Queensman & Webmaster. ........Now posted on :
    Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Top article. - Thanks for the assistence from Debbie "Froggie" Hornblow, P.G."The Hat"Cooling, Dave "Bones" Tilley and Bob "Steady the Buffs" Kitson who helped to make this magnificant spread. - It shows a successful meet of 250 veterans. - No Regimental Officers, except for Bob Kitson were present. - Little reaction from either set of Regimental Officers or their Associations....We will continue, least we still have our own Regimental pride to hold on to.
    Best regards to all
    Yours ` `Aye

  • #1035

    the bat (Saturday, 01 June 2019 19:52)

    O, yea....O, yea.....O, yea !
    The Newsletter for Spring 2019, from the Royal Sussex Regimental Association. (A first from secretary Edwin Drew !) - Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
    Yours Àye

  • #1034

    the bat (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:24)

    Greetings again !
    In addition to our running news coverage in Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald".......there have been 25 new entries on the Orange Lily pages, for May 2019.
    Please be sure, that you keep up to date, within these two areas.
    So.......don`t forget to have a "butcher` s" !......(details of current postings in Section 3, "What` s New")
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1033

    Garyd (Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:45)

    We’re all getting older and we all change. When photos are out up I love seeing is it possible to put names as well.
    Cheers take care keep up the good work

  • #1032

    the bat (Sunday, 26 May 2019 01:58)

    The Royal Sussex Regiment at the "Not Forgotten" Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. - seen in the photo, later, at the Union Jack Club.- Thanks to Tony (..the only Buff present !)...for the photo & the
    heads-up. - Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News, for your pleasure.
    (Somehow, this appears a little "hush-hush", but probably not meant or planned that way)
    At the service of your interest,

  • #1031

    the bat (Sunday, 19 May 2019 23:12)

    Hello again !
    Impressions of the Annual Albuhera Dinner 18th May 2019 at the "Beachcroft Hotel". Thanks to Dave Tilley for the Org. & Rachel Johnson for the photos. Now posted : (Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" - Top Article)
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1030

    the bat (Sunday, 19 May 2019 20:42)

    Hello again !
    Now posted on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News :
    Impressions of Dave J. Steadman`` s Last Parade in France. - Wed. 15th May 2019.
    It is really good to see so many brothers on a distant foreign funeral - Well Done, to all who attended !
    A big thanks to Eddie Cobb, for capturing the event in photos.
    Yours `` Aye,

  • #1029

    Mario (Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:38)

    BUGGER, as we say in Oz, we were all waiting for a great Sitrep from a well informed person. Keep Moving Forward The 35th, till next year.
    Stay well and take care Les.

  • #1028

    Joe A (Saturday, 18 May 2019 11:10)

    Hi Les oh! what a shame I or should I say we we’re looking your Sitrep. as you say next year. Take care mate Joe.

  • #1027

    the bat (Saturday, 18 May 2019 04:47)

    The Monte Casino trip for which I was sheduled, has been cancelled. (Sad for al involved)
    Sicknesses amongst the drivers, foul weather, hotel cancellations, etc, have messed up the org.
    Well....maybe next year......
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1026

    the bat (Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:33)

    Hi all !
    Thanks Mike for your BB Sitrep.
    There are now many posts for the month of May already posted on various pages.
    Please check on "What`s New" for details & locations.
    I hope you find pleasure in exploring the fresh "stuff" that I have dug up.
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1025

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:06)

    Bob sent me a mail, and said that he was in Pembury Hospital and went into the Acute Medical Unit. He is still there but will be discharged quite shortly. Well done indeed to dear Tricia who from the first moment, phoned the Dr, and within 10 mins the Dr called the Ambulance and with in an hour Bob was in Hospital.
    Well Done indeed Tricia you are indeed a Star.!!

  • #1024

    Apples (Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:11)

    Hi Bob Bumstead
    We wish you a speedy recovery mate, Take care and do as you are told for a Change
    Apples and Hazel

  • #1023

    Mario (Friday, 10 May 2019 23:55)

    Safe trip Les and tell us all about it after words.

  • #1022

    Les Newman (Friday, 10 May 2019 11:24)

    Hi Les. Do hope you are enjoying your trip,and look forward to your reports on your experiences, keep safe Les. All the best. Les.

  • #1021

    Apples (Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:57)

    Hi Les
    Have a good trip old friend take care and enjoy the break
    Apples and Hazel

  • #1020

    the bat (Thursday, 09 May 2019 09:32)

    On Monday 13th May 2019, I will be leaving for Italy, to represent the Regiment at the 75th aniversary of the Battle of Monte Casino. I will be visiting with Wilhelm Weyer of the 4th German Para Regiment,1st Div. who stood opposite our Regiment as their direct opponent. ........So this coming week I will not post daily, but much more on my return.
    Best regards Les

    "The main battle of the Royal Sussex Regiment was the assault on Point 593. On 15th February, elements from the 4th British Indian Division had advanced up Snakeshead Ridge and were preparing to launch an assault on the key defensive position of Point 593. 1st Bn.Royal Sussex Regiment, supported by the Rajputana Rifles and a Battalion from 9th Gurkha Rifles, had reached a low rise just 90m from Point 593. Opposing them, and heavily dug in around Point 593, were the elite German 1st Fallschirmjager Div. (Elements of 3rd & 4th Bns.)... The first attack was on the 15th with 1 company only, which failed (with twenty casualties) as they ran out of grenades. As night fell on the 16th, the Royal Sussex Regiment attempted, again, to cross the 90m of scrub and capture point 593, this time in Div strength. Nearly 50% of the men, that attempted the assault that night failed to return. The second attack was not terminated early enough, causing heavy casualties. ..The attack failed at the accumulative cost of 12 officers and 162 lives. The Royal Sussex Battalion attacked for a third time on the 17th Feb. in a Div. operation, which also failed....They were now rendered unfit for combat & withdrawn from the line."............. 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th (Inf)Brigade, 4th (Inf) Division, 8th Army.

  • #1019

    Marion Hewitt (Wednesday, 08 May 2019 11:38)

    Thanks Les - Sylvia has already been really helpful with social media sharing, and we've found 3 families through that. And another through the BBC News website where the name was altogether unknown. Plenty more to discover though, so fingers crossed...!

  • #1018

    the bat (Wednesday, 08 May 2019 02:06)

    Roger, Marion.....thanks for the info and your invite.
    I am probably not your man, as my means are a touch crude & neither up to date, nor complete,.....but I am sure that Silvia Fox, the author of "NOT FORGETTING THE 9TH "....could be of ample assistance for identification......L

  • #1017

    Marion Hewitt (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 18:25)

    Les - I noticed that you have posted a BBC news item about the Calling Blighty filmed messages home from the Far East, and our efforts to trace the families and invite them to a screening in Brighton on 16th June 2019. This link to the website gives some background to the project, has a picture and a clip for each message, and can be searched for names. Some names are unknown at present but we are hoping that people will identify their relatives and we can remedy that. The films have been preserved at the Imperial War Museum, and the North West Film Archive (where I am Director) is working with IWM and Screen Archive South East to spread the word and find the families. Any help you and your networks might give would be much appreciated! Many thanks.

  • #1016

    Monty (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 16:06)

    Well done Les great tribute for a good man.

  • #1015

    Joe A (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 15:16)

    A very fitting tribute Les. you put in for Dave SteadmanHe was a good bloke. R.I.P. Dave.

  • #1014

    the bat (Sunday, 05 May 2019 13:06)

    An Obitual Tribute to Dave Stedman` s passing, now posted on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News.

  • #1013

    the bat (Sunday, 05 May 2019 11:30)

    Thanks, Monty....
    I am very saddened to hear of the death of Dave Steadman, he has been a staunch & loyal member of Monty` s House Reunion for many years...... I remember our times in "A" Coy Club in Lemgo in 1966/67 and later, when he was a SP Coy Driver. We moved together to "SP" Coy in 1967/68.
    We had many good (.....and wild) times together.
    I will write an Obituary for the website, ( I do for all those who`` s deaths are brought to our notice)
    Rest in Eternal Peace, Dave....

  • #1012

    Peter Morgan (Sunday, 05 May 2019 09:43)

    Dave Steadman passed away last Thursday very sad news his funeral will take place in home village in SW France in a couple of weeks.RIP Dave a good friend.

  • #1011

    the bat (Sunday, 05 May 2019 05:01)

    BBC releases War-Time Royal Sussex Regiment Film Reel - Never seen before footage of the Shiny 9th.
    Here is the link - (Copy & Paste)

    Many faces have already been recognised, including Officers.- An historical Document !
    We relive "The Shiny 9th"
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1010

    the bat (Sunday, 05 May 2019 00:01)

    Pics galerie of the Hastings Branch Lunch at Cooden Beach.
    Now posted on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald".
    A big thanks to Malcolm Sharp who took the shots !
    Best regards to All,

  • #1009

    the bat (Saturday, 04 May 2019 07:01)

    For Queens Regtl. Assoc :
    "I am very sorry to have to inform you of the sad death of WO1 Colin Goatham, ex 3 QUEENS and 2 PWRR on 1 May. His funeral will take place at 1500hrs on Friday 24 May at Bobbing Garden of England Crematorium, Sheppey Way, Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ and will be followed by a wake at 3 PWRR, Leros Barracks, Sturry Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1HR. All who knew Colin are very welcome to attend and pay their respects."


  • #1008

    mtb (Friday, 03 May 2019 09:16)

    Britains small wars is an excellent website with plenty of stories im glad its still going.well done to all who spend hours keeping our history going,including you les who have spent thousounds of hours making this website what it is.

  • #1007

    the bat (Thursday, 02 May 2019 20:19)

    A real treat reappears !
    I am glad to announce that the great website "Britains Small Wars ", which had closed in the late 90`` s,
    has been revived by Ray Vearnals (after the founder, Martin Spirit, has recently died.)
    So my tribute story, "The 'Orange-Lillies' in the Radfan - 1965", lives on again !
    Cpl. Milham` s story of the ambush, has also reappeared. (TA)
    Well done Ray, bloody good show ! ....and thanks for the endless working hours whilst rebuilding anew !
    (I know the feeling !)
    best regards

  • #1006

    RossP (Wednesday, 01 May 2019 11:15)

    Glad to hear that you are OK Apples, too many of us ‘suffer in silence’ keeping in touch is important.
    Take good care and Hazel as well.

  • #1005

    Apples (Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:43)

    Thank you for your concern Ross and your Comments about my driving, I still drive but not so much these days Had a good Chat with Les Yesterday on the Phone he is doing OK and works hard to keep the site running Take care stay upright
    Apples and Hazel

  • #1004

    the bat (Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:47)

    I have had a good natter to Apples Cox on the Bone.
    He is doing quite well & was just taking a natural break from the Internet, we all need that occasionally.
    best regards

  • #1003

    RossP (Tuesday, 30 April 2019 14:42)

    Thanks Les.

  • #1002

    the bat (Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:57)

    I have recieved word that Apples is OK. He has a problem with his comms at the Mo.
    best regards

  • #1001

    RossP (Monday, 29 April 2019 18:02)

    Well done Les, your coverage of Rolling Thunder, Lyra McKee and Soldier F is brilliant. The Rousillion Herald is one of my favourite reads with the excellent graphics included.

    Eric asked five days ago for news of ‘Apples’ Cox. Still no answer, does anyone out there, know anything? Apples was one of our best MT drivers. Hope he’s OK.

  • #1000

    the bat (Monday, 29 April 2019 16:26)

    Hi all,
    There are new Pics & Graphic entries posted on the"Roussillon Herald" - For details, see "What`` s New"
    best regards

  • #999

    Eric Hensby (Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:55)

    Still no news of Apples ???