"The Roussillon Herald"

(A sort of Regimental Newspaper !)

The King```  s Colour & the Regimental Colour

of the 

4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.

laid up in a side Chapel of St. Mary`s, the Parish Church of Horsham, Sussex.

(Thanks to Andrew Byford of Queen`  s Branch Horsham, for the pics !) 


Pte. George William SHORT - 1896-1915

"A Tribute & a "Thankyou"

Major Brian  Michael Hudson BEM (Royal Signals) .....(revised)

A Fireman & Soldier Extraordinary !

Sgt. Bruce Hoad BEM

 The 5th Anniversary Celebration of QRMW - 1st June 2019

Commemoration Service in the Garden of Remembrance to the late Robert "Jonah" Jones,

and to the late David Simpson.

Wedding Ceremony of QRMW Trustee Dawn Barlow and Ex-Queensman Frank Owens.

Music by the "Cinque Ports Corps of Drums"

Thanks to the many donors of photos of many faces on this special occasion,

enabling me to create a small impression of this Regimental Day. - Many Thanks to Debbie & "The Hat",

and to Dave "Bones" Tilley for photo org.

The Newsletter for Spring 2019

from the

Royal Sussex Regimental Association

(A first from secretary Edwin Drew !) 

The Royal Sussex Regiment at the "Not Forgotten" Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

(seen here afterwards at the Union Jack Club)

Thanks to Tony (..the only Buff present !)...for the photo & the heads-up.


A Tip : Enlarge the pics & look closely, from Left to Right !

(Not very "Regiment", but very funny)

Peter the Lamb (later a sheep !)

The story & pictures of a Royal Sussex Regimental Legend.

The Southdown Battalions & Claude Lowther.

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.

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 !

(See our Obituary Tribute, below)

For me, there is nothing sadder, than an old soldier, who has to " leave" us un-noticed.
Mark Willis, late of the Royal Sussex Regiment, has passed on, unnoticed by the Regiment.

His funeral was on Friday 8th February 2019 at the Downs Crematorium in Brighton.


Kenneth Andrew, late of the Royal Sussex Regiment passed away,  just 8 months after the passing of his wife.
He served in the Royal Sussex Regiment for many years & was both Drums Sergeant & Provo Sergeant - Aged 73, from Worthing.- Survived by a son only. Ken’s funeral took place on Monday 27th February 2017 at 1300hrs at Downs Crematorium, Bear Rd, Brighton BN2 3PL.- His passing left insufficient funds for his funeral and there was an appeal to raise additional funds to ensure that he had a dignified funeral........Les

Our Obitual Tribute to Dave Stedman.


WW2 Filmreel of the Royal Sussex Regiment`` s "Shiny 9th Bn."

in the Arakan, has re-appeared from deep in BBC` s Archives.

The Hastings Branch

The Royal Sussex Regimental Association lunch at the Cooden Beach Hotel.

Sat, May 04 2019


Produced by me & posted from this website to our visitors & followers on Facebookduring this last week, 

(for more information, and for the info of our visitors without Facebook) 

We are proud to say, that at least 2 of these posts went viral,

reaching  5.360 + persons. - (click to enlarge)

The Million Veterans March (for Soldier "F") 19th April 2019.

10.000 Veterans from mixed Regiments & Arms, march on London, Manchester & Plymouth.

Here also, there was a media blanket from the Government.

Maybe they believe we will "Go away" in time ?



Our tribute to a young journalist from Belfast,

murdered by IRA gunfire in Derry on Good Friday 2019

ONE AMONG MANY ! .....Estimated at about 22,000 Riders and Pillion.

An unknown "Orange Lily" veteran, from the 3rd Bn. Queens Regiment

riding in Ex. ROLLING THUNDER in London !

(complete media blackout, except for SKY TV)


Some of the Graphics , (for flags, shirts, banners, etc.) that I have completed

for "March for Veterans" 19th April and "Rolling Thunder" 12th April

The graphic art pic, that represents this website on Facebook for March 2019.

(Posted only, for the possible interest of those who are not connected to FB.)


             The final tribute -"the bat"


Lt./Col. Derek Carter, 4/5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment (TA)

who passed from us on 18th Feuary 2019.

Royal Sussex Regimental soldier & musician from World War 1,

who`  s instrument becomes a legacy in the Royal Albert Hall,

exactly 100 years later.

DID YOU KNOW ? -  I must`  ve missed this one !

The Royal Sussex Regimental Memorial Garden

- in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. 

(In Memory of Roy Delves) - 2019

Odd Statement

at the head of "Blue` s" latest Newsletter - (Thanks to Blue for my usual copy)

I am not aware of this situation & so will refrain from comment - reporting only.

Remembrance Parade in London in September 2018 (slightly belated)


The Royal Sussex Regimental Association. - Eastbourne & District Branch - 15th Febuary 2019

The Laying-Up of the old Standard & the Blessing/Dedication of the New one. - St.  Mary`` s Parish Church, Old Town.

A big thanks to Eddie Cobb for the photo report.


Here are our latest ""Prompts" posted on Facebook, for those who have no FB account.

I really hate Facebook, but our permanent presence, secures a large number of our extra visitors.

(There are even users now, collecting my various graphic renderings !)

The remainder (40), older versions can still be viewed in Section 16 - "Swing the Lights".

"The UK Services should stop recruiting children"

- Health experts say :.........

 British armed forces should stop recruiting children and raise the age at which people can join to 18, health experts have said. - The UK is the only permanent member of the UN security council to allow 16-year-olds into the army and is alone, the only European country, recruiting at this age.

UK recruits still sign on at 15, and enter service at 16. - Active service at 18 yrs.

....from an article in The Guardian 26th Feb 2019

(News Report only - not necessarily Webmaster opinion)


Photos from  The Army Foundation College at Harrogate, Yorkshire. 

Herewith the content of the REGIMENTAL NEWSLETTER for the WINTER of 2019.

Thanks to Bones for the heads-up !

Laying up of the old Eastbourne Association``  s Standard.

St. Mary` s Church, Eastbourne - 15th Febuary 2019

Incredible German Photos of the Regiment (Never seen before!)

of the ill-fated, but extremely brave, 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

during their capture near Amiens on 20th May 1940

Don`  t forget to visit the Regimental Jewellery Section :  Section 7 - Regimental Jewellery - Here are some examples. 

We have a new page on your website !

Section 31 - Weapons, Etcetera.

Weapon Porno, a`  La ``."the bat".......Here are two pics to wet your appetite.

Go and have a "drool " 

Farewell, Mick Wilson, Brightonian, Junio Leader, Soldier, Signaller........." I knew him well !"


This website sends tribute to a non-Royal Sussex soldier, who parted this life on Thursday 17th January 2018.

Aged 88 - Battery Sergeant Major Windsor Davies from "It ```   aint`  arf `  ot `  ere Mum ! " - Rest in Eternal Peace.



"Somewhere in the Carribean Sea on the P & O - MV Brittania - Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 2018"

Well done , guys !!

The 11th (Southdown) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment -  WW1 is ended, but they are still fighting in Siberia, 1919

Our monthly "Promt" in Facebook for November

( that non-users are also informed)

Impressions from "Armistice 100"

from the War Memorial Remembrance Parade & Service in Eastbourne, Sussex - November 2018.

Thanks to Barry Tippett for carrying our colour - To Phil Turner for laying our wreath - to John Butler for martialling the Parade & to all other "Orange Lillies" who took part. - Thanks to the Eastbourne Argus & Herald for borrowing the pics.

Armistice & Ceasefire WW1 on the Orange Lily

A selection of current Regimental Remembrance themes at the close of the Centenary.

Our brother, Reginald "Reg Ryder" has passed from us

Here our "In Memoriam" to him - May he rest in Eternal Peace

UPDATE - The German Generals car, siezed by the Royal Sussex Regiment in Tunisia in 1943, 

now nearly fully restored to it` s original state on capture - (only Canvas Canopy to restore)

New Pics courtesy of Sussex Express.

The Anton/Ascher Story

"Issued" with the Royal Sussex Regiment as bogus unit (complete with cap-badge & contact Officer !) in an attempt, if captured, to foil the death sentence for Commandos. (All members of X Troop - 10 Comd. had bogus names & Regiments.) - A famous "German" British commando.

This proud German/Jewish veteran has now commited suicide.

Peter Burbery, 82, Royal Sussex Veteran (1954-1956) from Brighton.

Facebook promts for 2018, from this website.

(NOT to promote Facebook, only to show our visitors the sort of thing we do, on communication)

Supply & Replenishment system during World War One.

(5th (Cinque ports) Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.)

LAST POSTS - Our Obituaries to Col. Peter Hubert OBE  (late 2I/C ""C" Coy, 3 Queens in Mullhouse)

who died on 1st Febuary 2017, to L/Cpl Phillip "Pip" Wicks, who passed on 28th January 2017, to Sir Peter Tapsell MP, an  Ex-Regimental Officer of the Royal Sussex Regiment, who died yesterday 18th.Aug. 


Unvieling of a new Regimental Plaque to the men of the Royal Sussex Regiment,

in Lewes Town Hall by the Mayor, on 12th September 2018.

STOP PRESS - Visit of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association in Priez, Sept 2018

& the memorial to the fallen. (for the 2nd Year)

(Thanks to Alfie drew for the Pics)


Here are a few photos (mainly of Ex-Sigs. Pl. members)  Thanks to Ross for sending & Jean Jones for taking them.

How do you construct a Fake ?

If you know may not wish to fake anything.........but you can at least then, recognise one !

(follow the story in 5 slides from left to right - 1 to 5)

How a popular photo from the various media outlets was not what it appeared to be !

Research & Expos`e - copyright Leslie Deacon