SECTION 3



WHAT`  s NEW ?

A reversed chronological review of recently posted items

The latest entry is at the head of the list & is dated.

So as to remain orientated, read in reverse, from bottom to top !

(I have restarted this feature afresh in Febuary 2021, so as to avoid clutter)



(118) 24/10/21 -    Now posted fresh on Section 5, the "Nominal Roll" 

                                  RICHFORD Arthur & RICHFORD Frederick, who both fell with the 12th. 

(117) 24/10/21 -    NEW STUDY IS FINISHED !

                                  NOW 50 CURRENT FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE WORLD.

                                  Fresh ones added, yesterday. - Now  it´ s Finished !

                                  Very much has changed in a short space of time !

                                  (Remember that this study is only a "snapshot in time" for 2020 to 2022).

                                  Please go and have a glance at this rare collection & tell me what you think !

(116) 23/10/21 -     There are now 44  entries (many fresh ones) ! on our Section 37, Modern                                         Combat Vehicles of the World, - Have a Shufti, and stay up to date !

(115) 20/10/21 -     Now posted fresh on Section 5, "The Nominal Roll" - Major DICKSON MC -                                     9th (Shiny Ninth) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

(114) 20/10/21 -     Now freshly posted on Section 5"The Nominal Roll"

                                   G/17419.   Cpl. Thomas Reginald Charles TOMPKINS. - 13th (Southdown)                                         Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

(113) 18/10/21 -     Is it nearing "The End" for the WARRIOR APC ? - 

                                   Stop-Press ! - Just in ! - Section 37, Modern Combat Vehicles of the World,

                                   At the top - "HUNTER" A new AFV from SINGAPORE.                                 

                                   A real "State of the Arts" Armoured Personnel Carrier & AFV. 

(111) 17/10/21 -     Our study of LEOPARD 2 A1 to LEOPARD 2 A8, now posted on 

       Section 37 - COMBAT VEHICLES OF THE WORLD

                              The successful MBT of Germany since 1965 untill today. 

                                   Probably the best Main-Battle-Tank in the world today, being                                                               one of the most advanced !  -  Sold & adopted worldwide.

                                   To date the Germans are busy working on LEOPARD 3 !

(110) 17/10/21 -     Our obituary to the late, Captain Len Butt - Royal Sussex Regiment,

                                is now posted on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(109) 15/10/21 -  Now posted on Section 4, The Roussillon Herald  Newspaper :

                            BILL DIXON` s FUNERAL - I will let the photos speak for themselves,

                                   on this so sad occasion. - Thanks to Alf & Co for the Photos - Well done                                             & Thanks brothers ! - for the Turn-Out & to Alf for carrying the Pioneer Axe,                                     in his honour, Bill would have appreciated the gesture.

(108) 13/10/21 -    Section 20 - The story of General Von Arnim & his Staff Car.

                 (his Staff-Car is in the Royal Sussex Regimental Museum Collection)

                                  5 Fresh Photos added - The full story is now complete.

EXCEPT WHEN WE ARE GETTING OUR CAR BACK !

(107) 09/10/21 -    NEW STUDY - "CURRENT COMBAT VEHICLES OF THE WORLD"

                                  Now posted on Section 37, Modern Combat vehicles of the World.

                                  Extracted from the "Roussillon Herald" News, so as to avoid clutter.

                                  The Armour freaks should really give it another "Shufti".

(106) 02/10/21 -    Now posted on the Roussillon Herald News - "An Ode to the Stretcher                                            Bearers" - by Padre Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy - A remarkable & poignant                                    reminder of the Stretcher Bearing Drummers in War.

(105) 02/10/21 -    Now freshly posted on Section 12,  "The Anonymous Ones",

                                  Nos. 461 - 462 - 463 -464 - 465 - 466. - for you to ponder.

(104) 01/10/21 -    Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" News - older pic of John                                      Costan, as he was 15 - Thanks to John for the pic !

 

                   Fresh Items , posted during the month of  OCTOBER 2021. (above)

 

(103) 24/09/21 -    Our OBITUARY to the passing of the late Bill Dixon is now posted on                                                Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(102) 18/09/21 -    "WINGMAN" is here !

                                  The first completely unmanned (robotic/remote) system against all modern                                    Armour. - The  Nordic Robotic "Wingman" RCV (Remote Combat Vehicle).
                                  For all roles - Swedish origin - Be afraid, infantryman, be very afraid !

                                  Now presented on Section 4, the Roussillon Herald" News - Top article.  

                                  If you have read "War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells, - Well.......He was right !

(101) 13/09/21 -    I have posted the first pics from the Reunion 2021 - Lewes - More to follow.

                                  Now posted on Secton 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper- Top Article.

(100) 09/09/21 -    I REALLY, SERIOUSLY, THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE ! - New MOD poster                                       campaign for recruiting 2022 - Sect 4, "Roussillon Herald" - Top entry.              

(99) 08/09/21 -     Worthing Herald report & 12 pics, on :

                              The Royal Sussex Regimental Association.

                               Remembrance Service - 2021

                                 30th June 2021 in Worthing. - (...and No !...I dont recognise anybody ! )

                              Now posted on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(98) 08/08/21 -  A bright & happy photo of birthday boy, John "Starlight" Costan for                                  you.- Now posted on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.

(97) 08/09/21 -   "BMO - T" - A New Soviet Concept : “THE SPECIAL FIREPOWER A/TK TEAM“

                               in a converted T72 & armed with 30 Anti-Tank rockets. 

                               Now on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(96) 08/09/21 -   A Film review : THE FUTURE ANTI-ARMOUR CONCEPT of the BRITISH ARMY

                               carried by "BOXER" - Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.

(95) 08/09/21  -   A Film review - "BOXER - The Whole Story"

                               Now on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.

(94) 08/09/21 -   A Film Review - "AJAX" The Next Generation.

                               Now on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.   

(93) 08/09/21 -   "MASTIFF, WOLFHOUND and RIDGBACK". 

                               A multi-role system of next-generation mine-proof, wheeled carriers. 

                               Now posted on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News. 

(92) 08/09/21 -  "CHALLENGER" - Main Battle Tank, Now being updated to Mark 3.

                              Now posted on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper,

(91) 08/09/21 -  Now posted on Section 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper,

                              ("Houston, we have a problem") - The future of the British Infantry AFV ?

                              Featuring the outgoing FV 510 "WARRIOR".

(90) 05/09/21 -  Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

                             THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY ARRIVED ! (Beam me up, Scotty !)

                              US Army testing a “Stryker“ Prototypes Equipped with an

                              Anti-Aircraft & Anti-Missile, LASER-CANON for role after 2022.

(89) 05/09/21 -  DANCER, GOVIER & COVELL, COOMBES 2.

                              Now posted on Section 5, "The NOMINAL ROLL"

(88) 05/09/21 -  "BAKELITE" (Plastic) Wartime Royal Sussex Cap-Badge.

                              Now posted on Section 9, "Badges & Insignia"- Other Ranks - Last entry.

(87) 05/09/21 -  ROGERS MM 4A & ROGERS MM 4B (9th Bn.)

                              Now posted on G/17419.   Cpl. Thomas Reginald Charles TOMPKINS. - 13th                                      (Southdown) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

(86) 05/09/21 - Captain Reginald Anthony ALSTON-ROBERTS-WEST MC.

                             Now posted on Section 5, "The NOMINAL ROLL"

(85) 05/09/21 -  Now posted on Section 27, Regimental "BIBLIOGRAPHY".
                             The book : "EL ALAMEIN TO SALONIKA VIA MONTE CASINO"

                             Paperback N8055X1.
                             by Capt. Alston-Roberts-West - 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

(84) 03/09/21 - "Messages to Loved ones" - from the Arakan Jungle, Burma - WW2                                    1944. - 9th (Shiny Ninth) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

                            A remarkable document.

                            Now on : Section 33, "Regimental Films & Video". 

(83) 03/09/21 -  A video of "B" Coy, 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

                       dismantling & removing barricades in the Market, Ismāilia, Egypt 1952.

                           I just discovered this ! - Now on : Page 33, "Regimental. Films & Videos".

(82) 02/09/21 - A WW2 War Trophy of the 1st Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

                            from the Battlefield of Tunisia, 1943.

                            General Von Arnim` s Personal Staff Car (German Officer IC Africa)

                            Captured, with the General, at St. Marie du Zit, Tunisia on 12th May `1943                                          Now posted on the "Swing the Lights" Section 17, Top Article.

                            (In addition to our original Story, already posted on :

                            Section 20, Von Arnim & his Staff-Car)

 

Fresh Items above, posted during the month of  SEPTEMBER 2021.

 

(81) 31/08/21 -  I have completed new studies of some  of our personal weapons, 

                              Now posted on : Page 4, "Roussillon Herald" News.

                              & on Page 32, "Weapons, Et Cetera" .   

                              https://theorangelily.jimdo.com/32-weapons-etcetera/                 

(80) 29/08/21 -  451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461.

                              These 11 unknown Royal Sussex soldiers are now posted fresh on                                                      Page 12, "The Anonymous Ones"

(79) 29/08/21 -  BLANN, BOXALL 4, FAZAN G. R., GILLETT, LANCASTER, LAYARD,

                             OWEN Brothers, PHILBY, ROGERS MM, ROGERSON 1, ROGERSON 2,

                             SMITH G. W. H., TOWNSEND, WADEY - Known individual Royal Sussex                                               soldiers - Now posted on Page 5, "The Nominal Roll "

(78) 27/08/21 -  A unique photo of the three RAYMOND Brothers, all late of the Regiment.

                              Now posted on Page 4, the Roussillon Herald Newspaper.

(77) 26/08/21 - The US Army`  s new, 8 wheeled all-rounder - "The Stryker"

                                    Just posted ! - On page 4, the Roussillon Herald Newspaper.

(76) 25/08/21 The Swedish Combat Vehicle Fleet "CV90"; is undergoing a British updating                                   contract - This vehicle is now on Page 4, of the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(75) 25/08/21 The new Dutch "FENNEK" wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicle from                                  Holland, can aim & fire it`s Artillery Battery remotely, from a forward "Aiming "                                position. - The old & endangered FFC is obsolete - Page 4, the "Roussillon                                 Herald" Newspaper.

(74) 25/08/21 - The US sells the new & improved version of the M109 "PALLADIN" SP                                               Howitzer to Taiwan - Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(73) 25/08/21 - The new German "PUMA" Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle                                                       (AIFV) takes the stage ! - Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(72) 23/08/21 - India has reportedly, just finalised a deal to purchase around 70,000 AK-203                                 assault rifles from Russia.- (the new & much improved version of the AK47)

                         See it now on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(71) 23/08/21 - ROGERSON

(70) 15/08/21 - STOP PRESS !!"Operation Pitting"is a British military operation currently                                 ongoing at this moment.- It is to evacuate British nationals and staff from                                       Afghanistan following the 2021 Taliban offensive. - The operation consists of                                   around 600 British troops including paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade.                               who are now on the ground, attempting to organise the withdrawal.                                                 It` s like a second Vietnam.........I hope everyone gets home..
(69) 11/08/21 - A study of : The only official Blazer Badge of the Royal Sussex Regiment.

                             Now posted on Page 4, The "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(68) 09/08/21 - The “Next Generation“ FMTV A2 Oshkosh - All-Rounder Truck. - US Army

                             Now posted on Page 4, The "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(67) 09/08/21 - New wheeled All-Rounder for the Russian Airborne - TYPHOON K-4386

                             Now posted on Page 4, The "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(66) 09/08/21 - NEW, IMPROVED M109 Howitzer Version for the US Army (Artillery)

                             Now posted on Page 4, The" Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(65) 05/08/21 - THE STORY OF ANNA - A Sussex girl - Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.

(64) 04/08/21 - HAVE YOU ALREADY VISITED THIS INTERESTING & NOSTALGIC PAGE ?

                             Section 35 - THE MOTOR TRANSPORT PLATOON

                             The Motor Transport Platoon & it` s vehicles, within a Mechanised Infantry                                       Battalion in BAOR.

                             (A nostalgic reminder of  all vehicles in Service - 1968 to 1988)

(63) 01/08/21 -  Lt. LAYARD  - Royal Sussex Regiment - Later CSI, CIE & Governor Sec. of India.                               Now posted in  Sec. 5,  The "Nominal Roll".                                        

 

Fresh Items above, posted during the month of  AUGUST 2021.

 

(62) 30/07/21 -  If you have anything of interest concerning the Regiment, which you                                            would like to post, just send to me, with a few details & we will "DO IT !"

                              Don`t be shy...most people have some item, which they would like to have                                        posted.

(61) 30/07/21 -  Parade for 200 Years Arundel Memorial - 24Th July 21 - now posted on

                              Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(60) 30/07/21 -  Mini-Reunion in Bath on 25th July 21 - now posted on Page 4,

                             "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(59) 30/07/21 - The Pandur II. - (Armoured Fighting Vehicle System) - The Austrian answer to                               Stryker (US), Boxer (UK) & Bumerang (RUS) - Now posted on Page 4, "The                                       Roussillon Herald" Newspaper. - An interesting comparison !

(58) 29/07/21 -  The Royal Sussex Regiment in Siberia - Now posted on Page 4,

                            "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(57) 27/07/21 -  Our IN MEMORIAM to the late, Les Newman is now posted on Page 4,

                              "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(56) 25/07/21 -  THE AMPV, THE USA` s ANSWER & EQUIVALENT, TO THE NEW RUSSIAN                                        "KUGANET" AND BRITISH "AJAX" FAMILIES OF ARMOUR.                                                                Now posted on Page 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(55) 24/07/21 - Two older pics of John Edwards - (2019) Now posted on Page 4,

                             The Roussillon Herald"Newspaper.- Thanks John !

(54) 23/07/21 - Yet another New Russian Tank ! - to complete their fresh fleet.

                             Replacing the old Amphibious PT76 Light Tank, is the new SDM1 "Sprut".

                             Light Tank - Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News. 

(53) 22/07/21 - I have transferred the Obituaries which had accumulated on Page 4, "The                                  Orange Lily" Newspaper to Page 18, "In Memoriam".

                            Thanks for your understanding.

                            I need the space to keep the Newspaper as current as possible.

                            The transferred Obituaries are : ARCHER, BAILEY, BLANCHETTE, BUCK, BULL,                                  BUTLER, CRICK, FARRUGIA, FLOWER, FOSTER, HARVEY, MILLS, and ZAMMIT.

(52) 21/07/21 - Extra New pics of the New/Old Charlie G  (Now M3E1) with the US Army.

                              Now posted on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News. 

(51) 13/07/21 -   Poland to buy new fleet of M1 Abrams MBT`  s from United States.  

                              Now posted on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.                        

(50) 13/07/21   STOP PRESS - New Modular family generation of Russian Wheeled vehicles.

                              T-14 ARMATA - Now posted on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News. 

(49) 13/07/21 -  STOP PRESS - New Modular family generation of Russian Tracked vehicles.

                              T-15 BUMERANG - Now posted on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" News.

(48) 13/07/21 -  I REALLY HAD TO CHUCKLE A BIT, HERE ! - RECYCLED ?

                            See the "New" US 84mm Carl Gustav  RCL Gun.- (No ...it` s not a joke !)

                            Now on Page 4, the "Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

 (47)  01/07/21 - 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.

                         (The fatal , Battle of Boar`s Head on the 30th June, by the

                         Royal Sussex Regiment was "ONLY" a Diversion to this battle !!!)

 

Fresh Items posted during the month of  JULY 2021.

 

(46) 30/06/21 - Outdated/Deleted

 

(45) 21/06/21 - A review of both the new tracked (AJAX) & the new wheeled (BOXER)                                                  vehicles of the British Army - Now posted on Section 4, "Rousillon Herald"                                        Newspaper. - Designed to complete the future Battle Group with Challenger &                              Apache.

(44) 20/06/21 - Our obituary tribute to the late Sid Flower, now posted on Section 4,

                           "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.- Thanks to Apples for Heads-up.

(43) 03/06/21 - Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Royal Sussex                                  Regimental Veterans turn out for Remembrance and for Bill Dixon`  s "Living                                    Wake" -  May 2021- (13 Photos)

(42) 01/06/21 - Now posted on Section 36 - Regimental Music - For your pleasure only

                            (...not Royal Sussex music) -  A very moving piece.                       

                            The "EVENING HYMN & SUNSET" from Handel.

 

Fresh Items posted during the month of  JUNE 2021.

 

(41) 31/05/21-  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 !)

(40) 22/05/21 - "My Dunkirk Story" a gripping story by the late Vernon Wareham.

                           (4 Slides in all) - Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper - Top Article.

(39) 21/05/21 - IMPORTANT MESSAGE - An important message, to all who served in Northern Ireland                                from Robert Horsfall. - Now posted, on Section 4, "The  Roussillon Herald" Newspaper &                              on our Facebook Page - Second Article. - (3 Slides in All)

(38) 18/5/21 - SPANISH BRANCH of the QUEENS - Lt Col Steve Wall has set up the new 'Albuhera                             Branch' based in Spain. - It encompasses all members who wish to join who live in Spain,                           Portugal and Gibraltar. 

(37)  11/5/21 - The New Royal Sussex Regimental Remembrance Poster for May 2021

                                     Now posted on Section 4, "The Roussillon Herald" Newspaper.

(36)  11/5/21 - The 1971 killings of 10 in Northern Ireland.N I High Court has now condemned The                                British Army of Unlawful killings in Ballmurphy. Those involved will be held to                                                  account, following next court hearing & pending full trial. - (Just as a reminder,

                            Col. Douglas McCully has cleared the name of the soldiers of our Battalion, in                                                   writing, explaining to the prosecution, that the Bn. was nowhere  near

                             Ballymurphy Estate on the dates in question.) - All those killed, are declared                                                     "Innocent bystanders" by the court.  - Mrs Justice Keegan concludes the hearing,                                      "They were innocent, unarmed and were "posing no risk."

                             So the unending prosecution of those 70 year old veterans, starts all over again !

 

 (35) 11/5/21 - Now posted on "The Roussillon Gazette - A Sergeant of the 1st/4th (Territorial) Bn.                                             Royal Sussex Regiment.- During the occupation of Cologne - 1919.

 (34) 11/5/21 - Now posted - two new Regimental Films on Section 33. Regimental Videos.

                                  The Battle of Monte Cassino   &   Marching in Sussex ("Sussex by the Sea") 

 

Fresh Items posted during the month of MAY 2021.

 

(33)  21/04/21 - reposted : Sgt. Phillip Pain BEM- on reciept of extra info.

(32)  21/o4/21 - Our tribute to the late,... 

                                           His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh 

(* 28. Mai1921- in Mon Repos Castle on Korfu, Greece) 

(† 9th April 2021 - in Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK.)

"In Perpetual Memory"

Now posted at the head of the Home Page.

(31) 04/04/21 -  Your special Easter greeting from the Webmaster - Now posted on the HOME Page (at the top !)

(30) 04/04/21 - Now posted on Section 6, Recruit & Group Photos, Miscelaneous, 2nd/4th Bn. Older Men. - Home Service Only.                            

(29) 04/04/21 - Now posted on Section 12 "The Anonymous Ones" : Entries    anon 448

                                                                                                                                                anon 449

                                                                                                                                                anon 450

28) 01/04/21 - Now posted on Sect. 5 "The Nominal Roll" - New Entries :          TUPPEN 1

                                                                                                                                               TUPPEN 2

                                                                                                                                               PARTRIDGE 2

 

Fresh Items posted during the Month of APRIL 2021.