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A reversed chronological view of recently posted messages (latest at the top !)


Comments: 1730
  • #1730

    mtb (Tuesday, 27 July 2021 10:18)

    Rip Leslie.

  • #1729

    the bat (Tuesday, 27 July 2021 08:10)

    Thank-you, David, for the sad News. - Our Regimental Obituary to your Grandad is now posted on Page 4 "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper. - May Les rest in Eternal Peace.
    Condolences from The Regiment
    best regards
    Les

  • #1728

    Leslie Newman (Monday, 26 July 2021 19:42)

    Leslie Newman 14887205 Royal Sussex Regt

    My Grandad asked me to let you know he passed away on 24/07/2021

    Thank you!

    David Brookstein TMIET

  • #1727

    the bat (Monday, 26 July 2021 01:13)

    Thanks, Joe....very good news !.....L

  • #1726

    Joe A. (Sunday, 25 July 2021 19:52)

    Had a wonderful mini reunion today with Dave &Kate Bunclark their daughter Ruth,Dave Allaway ,Dave (Bones) Tilley, Monty Morgan Tessa&I. We all enjoyed a Sunday roast @ an Italian restaurant in Bath. It was great to see them all.All the best Joe.

  • #1725

    the bat (Sunday, 25 July 2021 14:47)

    Now for your scrutiny, we have the complete "New-Generation" armoured vehicle fleets of Britain, United States & the Russian Federation posted on the website.
    We are leading on the web with our info depth on this subject. - You will find the links on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
    best regards,
    Les

  • #1724

    the bat (Saturday, 24 July 2021 22:13)

    I had a great long chat today, with Ted Young veteran Royal Sussex soldier from Hailsham, Sussex.
    He is today 85. - He served in Minden from 1954 and went on to Korea in 1956/57.
    There are many of his pics on the Korean Pages, many with a shotgun (An excellent poacher !) - He is still quite fit, with a bright wit, but admits a light dementia. - I am sure that we, the Regiment wish him well & good health for his time ahead. - Thanks again to Ted for talking to us & sending us all his pics !
    take care,
    best regards to all,
    Les

  • #1723

    the bat (Saturday, 17 July 2021 22:55)

    Not so bad here in the eastern Bavaria, Eric.............the Border Counties to Holland & Belgium have been hit hardest........Death Toll now at 160 and rising as they attempt to clean up. - 1300 still missing.
    L.

  • #1722

    Eric Hensby (Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:12)

    Les, I hope that the flooding in Germany is not affecting you.

  • #1721

    Mario (Monday, 12 July 2021 01:03)

    Wishing you a very happy belated birthday mate. Hope you had a good day and a deep pint. Sorry I missed your call and thanks again for the great website you run. Will call when my internet is running again.

  • #1720

    Joe A (Sunday, 11 July 2021 16:20)

    Hi Les Just to ditto what Twiiggy put on. All the best to you & your Family.Joe&Tessa xx

  • #1719

    eddie cobb (Sunday, 11 July 2021 12:12)

    I did not know, A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Les, All the best eddie.

  • #1718

    eddie cobb (Sunday, 11 July 2021 12:07)

    I did not know, A Very HAPPY BIRHDAY to you Les, All the best eddie.

  • #1717

    mtb (Sunday, 11 July 2021 10:17)

    Happy birthday Les.

  • #1716

    Colin Twiggs (Sunday, 11 July 2021 09:25)

    I wanted to wish you Les, a very happy birthday and to thank you for the tremendous work that you put in to making the site so interesting, also because I think there are members who do not use F/B and they can not know that its your birthday, Have a fantastic day ole friend, !

  • #1715

    mtb (Thursday, 01 July 2021 22:05)

    The Battle of Boars head was about now ,Various Battalions of the Royal Sussex Regiment Particpated in the Battle.

  • #1714

    the bat (Thursday, 01 July 2021 15:51)

    Today is the 105th Anniversary of the First Day, of the Battle of the Somme. - 1st July 1916.
    The battle began on this day at 7.30am when the Regiment went "Over The Top" on a perfect summer’s morning. - See now at the head of the Home-Page.
    regards
    Les

  • #1713

    Dave Tilley (Monday, 28 June 2021 14:11)

    WOODLAND GARDEN OPEN DAY and comeration of 3 Royal Suxxex Veterans Ray Jenks,John Blanchette,Dave Batchelor, all who can make it will be most welcome the trees and plaques have all been donated by the Queens Chichester branch ,regards Dave (Bones)

  • #1712

    Mike Sinden (Monday, 28 June 2021 13:19)

    So sorry to learn of Syd Flower passing away.
    Mike

  • #1711

    Dave Tilley (Thursday, 24 June 2021 13:05)

    Lewes Reunion is ON for Saturday 11th September
    Tickets can be obtained from the Association secretary with a self addressed envelope Regards Dave

  • #1710

    the bat (Monday, 21 June 2021 19:34)

    Details & Review of the new British vehicles for the Modern Battle Group - (Warrior going obsolete)
    AJAX (Tracked) & BOXER (Wheeled) now complete the future Battle Group with Challenger & Apache.
    Read now, about this new kit on Section 4, "Rousillon Herald" Newspaper.
    regards
    Les

  • #1709

    APPLES (Monday, 21 June 2021 11:08)

    Thank you, Les another great memorial done by you for Syd on this site page 4 keep up the good work mate the Orange Lilys need you mate
    Derek and Hazel

  • #1708

    John Micallef (Sunday, 20 June 2021 19:09)

    Reminds me of when my older brother phoned me at three in the morning from Australia to say goodbye as he was not expecting to last the day. He died a few hours later. Must admit I was rather stuck what to say to him. At least my other brother was there with him, so he didn't die alone.

  • #1707

    the bat (Sunday, 20 June 2021 03:19)

    I normally refuse to post about the 1st Bn. - But this really got at me.
    " LCpl Ian Barrass. served with 1st Bn. The Queen’s Regiment in the 1980s and 90s. He had lung disease from which he had been suffering for some time. Doctors informed him that he had lost the fight for life, but made his last hours comfortable by sedating him. - He died on the morning of 15th June, but not before he had posted the following message to his old comrades on social media, (only hours before) :
    ‘Hi everyone, unfortunately my illness has beat me & I’m starting to pass.
    Thank you for the memories’....
    That is so powerful, that further words fail me. - Farewell, Ian, loyal Queensman
    L

  • #1706

    APPLES (Friday, 18 June 2021 19:13)

    It is with great sadness that I post this message my brother in law Syd flower passed away this afternoon in Hospital in Spain from Bone Cancer he was a good Sussex soldier serving in Shorncliff Malta Aden Lyd in A Coy, and Germany he was Batman to to RSM Pace He has lived in Spain for the last 15 years more details to follow as we get them

  • #1705

    the bat (Friday, 18 June 2021 12:25)

    A COPY OF TODAY` s EMAIL from Ross Pritchard :
    Hi Les
    Enclosed our photos of our reunion today, 17th June 021. Megan and I met with Joe Armini, his wife Tess, Dave Bunclark and his wife Kate. - It was great to see them again after such a long time.
    Hope you and yours are keeping safe and healthy.
    Doug’s photos you published are great and brings back many memories.
    All the best
    Ross
    (Ross` s Photos are now posted on Page 4 - "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper)
    Thanks a lot, Ross - Good show.
    Best regards
    Les

  • #1704

    the bat (Thursday, 17 June 2021 03:58)

    FOR DAVE.
    Thanks for the update, Dave.....I am very sorry to see you go - It may unfortunately, be exactly the reaction which Lane & Co, needed to secure their silly, civilian, ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT, LTD.
    But unfortunately for them, WE on the ground, They might even haveare still "The Regiment" & will remain so.
    It will not happen in my lifetime, as long as there are still, active & real Royal Sussex Regimental veterans still functioning.- Most Royal Sussex Regimental Veterans, whom I have spoken to, are of the same opinion. - The Hi-jackers might even have ordained enough "Fake" members to fill the gaps ! (Joking) - Stay in close contact,
    Keep movin` the 35th !
    Yours Àye
    Les

  • #1703

    the bat (Wednesday, 16 June 2021 21:53)

    STOP PRESS
    I have redone the collection of 44 pics which we recieved from Doug Jones per CD.
    I have vamped up the quality of the pics, done some missing Nametags/Locations etc, and reposted.
    To be found now, on Section 25 - Private Collections Part 1 - JONES.
    Well worth a look, as a lot are unpublished.
    Thanks again to Doug in Canada. (I think, we` ve got it right now !)
    SITREP.
    Having done Doug` Jones` s pics, I now move onto my backlog of 150 pics to post on various pages.
    I am still a bit behind due to COVID, but will catch up soon. I have many interesting themes & pics for you, for pending & future postings.
    best regards to all out there in the pandemic,
    Keep movin` forward, the 35th !
    At Your Service
    Les

  • #1702

    Dave Tilley (Wednesday, 16 June 2021 01:26)

    I have stood down as Chairman of the Chichester Branch Royal Sussex , i will remain a branch member but take no part in any future organisations of branch activities. I will remain Chairperson of the Chichester Branch Queens Regiment and keep every one informed of any military news or updates i hear regards Dave (Bones) Tilley

  • #1701

    Bob B (Saturday, 05 June 2021 21:33)

    Thank you for section 36, Les

  • #1700

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 04 June 2021 12:57)

    Well done Les, keep it going. Great interesting message board.
    Mike

  • #1699

    the bat (Thursday, 03 June 2021 09:12)

    On 3rd June, I have posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper, a photo report.
    Regimental Veterans turn out for, Remembrance on the "Glorious 1st of June" & for Bill Dixon` s "Living Wake" - May 2021. (13 Photos) - Thanks again to Dave Tilley for the report & pics.
    Youre ` Aye
    Les

  • #1698

    Eric Hensby (Tuesday, 01 June 2021 11:50)

    Hi Les, As a former bugler/drummer (not R Sussex) this interests me very much. I particularly hope you can do the long reveille which I found to be one of the hardest calls to play.
    Regards, Eric.

  • #1697

    the bat (Tuesday, 01 June 2021 09:28)

    STOP PRESS
    A difficult and long task is finished.
    I have now posted on Section 36, all Royal Sussex Regimental Marches and their Regimental Bugle-Call. That makes seven music pieces in all, for your entertainment & memories.
    Please go and have a listen ! (Nothing can take us back, as much as this music !)
    I plan to post the remainder of all Regimental Bugle Calls in due course.
    Stay focused - Have a good listen - Keep moving the 35th of Foot !
    Yours ` Aye
    Les

  • #1696

    the bat (Sunday, 30 May 2021 14:57)

    STOP PRESS
    I have located a very good booklet, covering really everything about Drums, Drummers & Drumming.
    It can be found at the following link - (Not only for Drummers !) - Pass it on, please :

    https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/11525700/napoleonic-drum-calls-barry-turnbullportfolioart-graphic-design-

    Yours ` `Aye
    Les

  • #1695

    the bat (Sunday, 23 May 2021 21:21)

    Hi all !
    Our website has recieved an Email from the long lost Ian McLeod.
    He is well & living in the town of Obernai, in the Alsace, France.
    Ian served from 1966 to 1981 in the Royal Sussex Regt, 3rd Bn the Queens Regt, 5th Bn the Queens Regt (TA) and then on to the School of Infantry Warminster Signal Wing.
    Some may remember him from "A" Coy in Lemgo with his mate, Terry "Lofty" McDermott.
    Please email me for his contact, if required.
    Thanks, Mac !....Nice to have you onboard,
    Yours ` Aye
    Les

  • #1694

    the bat (Saturday, 22 May 2021 06:48)

    Another gripping, personal story for you........ on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald",
    the late, Vernon Wareham at Dunkirk, with illustration & pics.
    Always at your service with the 35th !
    Yours ` Aye
    Les

  • #1693

    the bat (Friday, 21 May 2021 01:23)

    Thanks a lot, Brian Raymond !
    L

  • #1692

    Brian (Thursday, 20 May 2021 20:29)

    Brian Raymond

  • #1691

    the bat (Thursday, 20 May 2021 18:47)

    I was about to post the samr, Thanks, Brian.....(Which Brian, Please ?)

    Further.....
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !
    On Sunday 27th June
    Location : The Woodland Garden
    Pasture Wood Road
    Holmbury St Mary
    Dorking, Surrey
    RH5 6LG
    Longitude – Latitude
    51.186845,-0.403313
    This is the week before the open day, on the 3rd July
    PM Dave Tilley for details.
    Thanks
    Yours ` Aye
    Les

  • #1690

    Brian (Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:05)

    From Dave Tilleys post on the other website.
    Don't know how to start this but here goes // Bill has been fighting cancer and sorry to say sands of time are running out and his wish is to have a live wake with friends and comrades the venue is
    THE GEORGE at
    EARTHAM
    CHICHESTER PO180LT 3 MILES N/E OUTSIDE CHICHESTER TOWARDS FONTWELL ,FROM 1500 hrs till late on Tuesday 1st JUNE
    Please those of you that know Bill he is so looking forward to seeing you all he only has a short time to be with us please try and make an effort to say farewell .
    A big thank you to James who owns the George who has given us the pub, no public that day only veterans and partners so covid friendly, give me heads up if possible regards Dave

  • #1689

    the bat (Monday, 17 May 2021 03:40)

    Thanks Mario,
    Our Regiment was not present at the Battle of Abuhera (The Buffs, the Middlesex and Fusilier forbears were there) - However, the link sports a good story, & is well illustrated for the interest of the History freaks :
    https://www.british-cemetery-elvas.org/en
    Yours ` Aye
    Les

  • #1688

    Mario (Sunday, 16 May 2021 01:08)

    Received this from Alasdair Goulden about the battle of Albuera if anyone is interested to watch.

    I would like to draw attention to a podcast on the Battle of Albuera to be broadcast on Youtube and other outlets on 16 May. Details on this website:

    https://www.british-cemetery-elvas.org/en/future-e-past-events/redcoat-history-podcast-on-the-battle-of-albuera

  • #1687

    Mike Sinden (Thursday, 13 May 2021 12:21)

    Hi Lads
    I am still up but not running around as I used to.
    Well done Les for all the info, and those that place items on this great site.
    Stay Safe and Take Care lads.
    Mike

  • #1686

    eddie cobb. (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:05)

    Tonight on BBC 2 at 9 pm there is a fact based story about Phil Shiner who took up the cases against the Army in Iraq.

  • #1685

    Dilly (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 12:16)

    Totally agree

  • #1684

    mtb (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 12:08)

    yes you are right Dilly about a coroners inquest.I muddied the waters a bit with reference to the government.Johnny mercer mp seems to be one of the few mps who seems to be on our side,being a ex dropshort rupert that he is .The way veterans generally have been let down is a disgrace.

  • #1683

    Dilly (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 11:45)

    But this wasn’t government
    It was a coroners inquest
    Not disputing your points on government
    But this decision wasn’t down to MP.s

  • #1682

    mtb (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 11:26)

    as you say les the verdict is a joke.Its about as believable as adams never being in the ira.once again the government has let the side down again,a little bit of pressure and they cave in .General dannett was on tv yesterday and stood up for the army ,against a biased BBC reporter.The only way governtment listen to people is if they cause trouble,blm,extension rebellion etc,unfortunately the vast majority of law abiding people get kicked to the side.

  • #1681

    Dilly (Wednesday, 12 May 2021 10:46)

    Not strictly true les
    Those that were in the province at the time will know we were dispersed over several sites during that period.
    Some of us attached to this area and received letters.
    Not all where cleared by the major’s letter