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

Comments: 1111
  • #1111

    the bat (Sunday, 25 August 2019 03:24)

    Hello !
    Our first film is now posted can find it on : Section 4, The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper. (more of a test really, as I have many films archived.)
    The famous short film of the 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, performing it`` s pageant of the Battle of Quebec. - 200 years since the Regiment was on the Plains of Abraham.
    Performed on "The Green" at Roussillon Barracks, Chichester 1959.
    I was present on that day, and in uniform, which ages me a bit, I guess.....ha ha
    Enjoy, friends - (I hope it all works !, please give some feedback)
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1110

    the bat (Saturday, 24 August 2019 05:51)

    Hi !
    A very interesting statistic listing, discovered & posted for your interest - A List of all the Royal Sussex Regimental Officers who led a Bn. in action, as CO, during the battles of the Great War 1914-18 - - Now posted on "The Roussillon Herald" News ! - See which different fates awaited them all, in those dark days !

  • #1109

    the bat (Saturday, 24 August 2019 05:40)

    Many Thanks, Bob
    best regards
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1108

    Bob B (Friday, 23 August 2019 23:01)

    one of the last times I met up with the Colonel he said that he was ,indeed, commissioned into the Royal Scots Grey, which was a cavalry regiment.

  • #1107

    the bat (Friday, 23 August 2019 00:16)

    (Section 31 - Weapons, Etcetera) Is a Section about Infantry Weapons, Ordnance & Equipment. - I have now spent some time, revamping & renewing for your pleasure with many striking new photographs.
    I have also added the Riot Guns - There are many memories, good & bad, packed in there !
    Now it` s REALLY worth a visit & a browse ! - Please, Enjoy it !
    All feedback welcome,
    Yours ` Aye
    best regards

  • #1106

    mtb (Tuesday, 20 August 2019 15:31)

    I think colonel Arnold was originally a calvary man.Im sure he was either 3rd caribiners ,or royal scots greys which later became royal scots dragoon guards in 1971.

  • #1105

    Chris Message (Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:34)

    Thanks for the informative obituary on Col Rod.
    As you are aware I joined 1 Royal Sussex from the Queens Surrey Ever Readies with Col Rod, Bob Jacobs, Roger Enticknap, Richard Fairfax and others who have slipped my memory.
    Do you know which regiment the Col was commissioned into, I seem to remember something about Guards but I may be totally misinformed.
    I know he was Queens Surreys and believe he may have been based at Kingston Drill Hall.
    At the time of my joining the regiment the Queens Surreys had previously been amalgamated (1959) from two Regiments, The Queens Royal (West Surrey) Regt and the East Surrey Regt, the later being based at Kingston and the surrounding area.
    I became an Ever Ready in the Queens Surreys, the Ever Readies were set up in 1962 around the time I Joined the Queens Surreys.
    I am sure you are aware of the above so my question relates to the regiment Col Rod was commissioned into and the date he joined the Queens Surreys.
    I trust that you have the information in your vast archive.
    Many thanks
    Ex 11 Platoon

  • #1104

    mtb (Monday, 19 August 2019 10:35)

    very interesting article on colonel Arnold.Your knowledge is second to none les keep up the good work.

  • #1103

    the bat (Sunday, 18 August 2019 03:35)

    Hi all,
    Our public "In Memoriam" entry, on the sad passing, this morning 17th August 2019, of Col. Roderick M. Arnold. - Royal Sussex Regiment & 3rd Bn. Queen` s Regiment,
    can now be found on our Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper, top article.

  • #1102

    the bat (Saturday, 17 August 2019 13:47)

    Thanks Chris,
    for your words & please accept our condolences from the Regiment, on your sad loss.
    Thanks also, .......for your faith in the Regiment that meant so much to your Father.
    We are waning, but are still here ! - It means a lot to us, not to miss a brother` s farewell.
    Maybe you could send a photo & details for the Gallery, when the rush is over.
    This would cement a memory of him, in the history of the Regiment for all time. (See the Nominal Roll)
    Yours ` Aye
    Les "the bat"Deacon

  • #1101

    mtb (Saturday, 17 August 2019 08:58)

    nice words chris,Honourable man of sussex duty done Rip

  • #1100

    chris Nice (Friday, 16 August 2019 23:10)

    Its with huge sadness that i have to announce the passing of my dear Father - Raymond Frederick Nice 15/02/1934 - 27th /06/ 2019.

    Dad served with the Royal Sussex in the 1950`s as Lance corporal and always spoke of his time as " the best years of his life".

    I know he acted as driver and batman for General Lashmere Whistler and used to park a tank outside his mums so he could sneak a sandwich between depots.

    The greatest man i have ever had the privilege of spending time with, integrity, courage and a real sense of duty marked my Dad out as an `Honourable man of Sussex. He now lies overlooking the South Downs in the heart of East Sussex at Gun Hill. - an enormous loss but so much to be thankful for.

  • #1099

    the bat (Thursday, 15 August 2019 23:56)

    Many new postings for you !
    Check on Page "What` s New"
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1098

    the bat (Thursday, 15 August 2019 08:43)

    I have updated our Bibliography pages, with a new book called "The Orange Lilies", it is a Royal Sussex Regimental story, it is fictional, but not as one might imagine ! - (Section 26 - BIBLIOGRAPHY) - At the top.
    After conferring with the author, he has sent us a copy for our Library - ISBN 9781505314595.
    As you know our website has a reference library, which has quite grown !
    best regards

  • #1097

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 09 August 2019 14:00)

    Shall not be here tomorrow, so may I wish now many congratulations to Derek & Hazel Cox on their 56th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday 10th August.
    Well Done.

  • #1096

    Mike Sinden (Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:21)

    Big Bob has sent me mail to say that he is okay now and out of Hospital, and will be returning to work next Monday.

  • #1095

    the bat (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 18:43)

    Roger ...Thanks Brian Raymond for the update.
    I was in Basic Training & 2 Pln. "A" Coy with Vic. - Will was our Arms Storeman. - I served with both in Malta, Libya, Aden & Germany. - Please pass on my best regards. (many pics of them here !)
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1094

    Brian (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 13:21)

    Hi Les,
    Vic, Will and I are all doing fine. We're all retired and doing all the things retired people do. (pottering about etc). Other than that not a lot to report.

  • #1093

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:57)

    Many thanks indeed Les, your knowledge is boundless.

  • #1092

    the bat (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:50)

    Ref : Sythetic Armour
    Here a detailed explanation of the military KEVLAR plastics from chemical content & structure,
    including the follow-up products.
    (for a deeper interest, if needed)

  • #1091

    the bat (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:35)

    Hi Mike,
    The brand name was KEVLAR (c) a synthetic material with an elongated cell structure. Later also used for helmets, body armour, Vehicle armour, riot gear, etc,..... This was the poineer material, copyrighted from Du-Pont....(In those days we were unaware of the name, maker or brand !)....Nowadays, there are at least 50 alternatives, also copyrighted.....In those early days, there was only one........In the end, whole vehicles were encased in the stuff, and so it was not possible to keep it under one brand name as the price was too high.
    As you rightly will protect against almost everything, except bullets. (their high kynetic energy penetrates Kevlar, although slowed a little)
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1090

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 11:51)

    Memory search lads.... I have had a mail from a friend of ours asking what the armoured cladding on our Land Rovers was called. It was not bullet proof, but managed to stop bricks etc.
    Thanks for your help.!!

  • #1089

    the bat (Sunday, 04 August 2019 00:27)

    To Capt. Leonard "Len" G. Butt
    D-Day Veteran - Fighting Sapper & Orange Lily.
    Today on his 94th Birthday - Congratulations, Sir !
    Report now posted in Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.
    Thanks to Bill Dixon for pics & Report.

  • #1088

    the bat (Friday, 02 August 2019 07:06)

    Hello Brian Raymond !
    Good to hear from you !
    How are Victor And Will ?......give us some info, please.
    All the best to you & yours.
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1087

    Brian Raymond (Thursday, 01 August 2019 23:16)

    Always a pleasure to visit this site.
    Well done Les.

  • #1086

    the bat (Thursday, 01 August 2019 01:02)

    Hello !
    As we move into August, a note for you on July.

    I have posted 14 interesting new items on "The Orange Lily" website for July 2016, for your pleasure.
    (Please see Section 3, "What`s New" for details.)
    This is not as many posts, as in a usual months posting, but I was "sidetracked" quite often in July.
    I still have a large backlog, so I will post ca30 or 40 in the August batch to balance that.
    We are still holding a steady rate of around 30 visitors per day.
    Don`` t forget to comment.
    All for now.....Yours `` Aye

  • #1085

    the bat (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 18:27)

    Our ` In MEMORIAM` to Lt.Col. John J. White, late of SP Company, 3 Queens - Now posted on Section 4,
    "The Roussillon Herald" News. - May he rest in Eternal Peace.

  • #1084

    Mike Sinden (Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:55)

    To BIG BOB if you read this old friend, hope your Hospital visit is successful.!!

  • #1083

    the bat (Saturday, 27 July 2019 00:31)

    Paul Munday asked about his Grandfather`` s War Service in WW2. - As my research results have neither been claimed nor acknowledged I have posted them on (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper) for your interest.
    best regards

  • #1082

    Mike Sinden (Friday, 26 July 2019 12:31)

    Hi there
    Do hope that you all are making sure that you are not suffering with this heat.??
    Please ensure that you do NOT leave your dogs in your cars for any length of time.!!
    Please ensure that your young children are sun creamed and covered with a hat, and suitable clothing.
    Many Thanks.

  • #1081

    the bat (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 20:54)

    No word from Paul Munday ?
    Your Research results are waiting

  • #1080

    the bat (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 20:52)

    Hello D. Gillett,
    Your book is quite rare today, although there are occasionally copies, still to be had on Amazon or Ebay.
    It has an open market value of about GBP 40.00. This is of course a guide & by no means a fix price.
    yours ` Aye

  • #1079

    DGillett (Saturday, 20 July 2019 17:52)

    I have an original book - A short Record of the Royal Sussex Regiment, from 1701 to 1905, printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited, Printers. Can anyone tell me if it is valuable? Many Thanks D

  • #1078

    Doug Jones (Monday, 15 July 2019 18:07)

    Just had a look at IWM - Well done Les.

  • #1077

    the bat (Monday, 15 July 2019 11:11)

    Finished research Paul Mundy !
    Send me an Email contact address to :
    Dont forget that Photo (Your mother will have one)

  • #1076

    the bat (Sunday, 14 July 2019 21:23)

    Thanks Paul !
    Working on it.
    Sen me a photo.
    best regards

  • #1075

    Paul Mundy (Sunday, 14 July 2019 07:24)

    I am trying to find any information related to my grandfather
    Thomas Victor Prodger Royal Sussex Regiment, killed 21st September 1942 in a North Africa.
    It would appear he was with his officer Second Lieutenant
    HARRINGTON, WALTER FREDERICK and three others, all killed on the same day.
    If anyone could help me find further information I would be most grateful as I am researching on behalf of my mother, who was six months old when Tom was killed.

  • #1074

    Mario (Sunday, 14 July 2019 01:24)

    Wow, what can one say to this achievement? You have been directly honored and you have re-established the greatness the Royal Sussex Regiment has always enjoyed.
    Bonza mate.

  • #1073

    mtb (Saturday, 13 July 2019 22:39)

    well done les your sight is second to none.

  • #1072

    APPLES (Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:44)

    Well done mate a great acheivment your hard work has paid off,
    Derek and Hazel

  • #1071

    the bat (Saturday, 13 July 2019 20:41)

    This content of this website, has been accepted by the board of the Imperial War Museum.
    It is permanently posted into their feature "Lives of the First World War".
    I am pleased to say, that we have made it, to one of the most prestigious web positions possible in the country. (which deals with this form of study) They are even using our content as a "Working Folder",
    which mirrors their regard for our work.
    I must admit, as a "little"webmaster, I am am proud also, that the Royal Sussex Regiment alone, has reached this position & no other Regiment.
    The following link will take you to our Imperial War Museum entry :
    Give it a Go !
    Yours ` Aye

  • #1070

    the bat (Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:59)

    Thankyou very much to all who sent me my Birthday Wishes for today, on various Social Media outlets.
    (Too many to answer !)......... Most of the time, I feel like 22......though sometimes like reality I am only 73..........Thanks again, brothers & sisters of the Regiment, I appreciate that very much !
    Yours Àye

  • #1069

    the bat (Thursday, 11 July 2019 03:14)

    New for You !
    (for Colours, Standards & Guidons) - Something, not only for Bruno ?
    Remember....We have no flags, except the commemoration ribbons that may tied around the Pole,
    the Colour or Standard has then been "Flagged".
    Interesting reading - (Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Top Article)
    Yours ` `´Aye

  • #1068

    the bat (Tuesday, 09 July 2019 05:09)

    Hi to all visitors !
    The CURRENT NEWSLETTER from the Royal Sussex Regimental Association for SUMMER 2019, is now posted.
    You can find it on Section 4, the "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper, at the top.
    Thanks to Mario for the heads-up.
    Yours ``` Aye

  • #1067

    colin twiggs (Monday, 08 July 2019 10:40)

    Well done Mike and Margaret and of course congratulations, 56 years, I have only managed a few years myself and deffo wont make 50 years but I,m on my 3rd wife, so I beat you on quantity, sadly not on quality, but I,m still happy. enjoy, regards Colin. lol

  • #1066

    Garyd (Saturday, 06 July 2019 17:27)

    Well done mike and Margaret
    Can’t match you we’re a mere 53 this year
    There must have been something in the air in the 60`s
    Garyd (dilly) and Anita

  • #1065

    Mike Sinden (Saturday, 06 July 2019 16:43)

    Thank you 'Apples' for your kind comments. Margaret and I have now celebrated today our 56th Wedding Anniversary. Except for Eric Sir, can anyone else out there beat that .?????

  • #1064

    APPLES (Saturday, 06 July 2019 10:49)

    Today is Mike and Margaret Sindens 56 Th wedding anniversary, well done, may you have many more.
    Derek and Hazel

  • #1063

    the bat (Thursday, 04 July 2019 08:10)

    Millions of websites (including Whatsapp, Facebook, T-online, and ours) went down across the internet yesterday after massive Cloudflare outage.- (Cloudflare looks after the various "Cloud" storage bases.)
    The failure was repaired after a few hours, but shows how vulnerable we are, if our net is that vulnerable.

  • #1062

    the bat (Monday, 01 July 2019 07:56)

    Sad News
    Brenda D` Agostino passed away suddenly, yesterday in Australia.
    She was the wife of Mario "Dags" D`` Agostino, late of the Recce Pln. who died in 2002.
    I have posted an "Im Memoriam" on our Roussillon Herald, as I knew them both very well.
    Yours ` Aye