SECTION 4



"The Roussillon Herald"

(A sort of Regimental Newspaper !)



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 ?

WE WILL NOT !


LIRA McKEE

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)


"ROLLING THUNDER"

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.)


"Jonah"

             The final tribute -"the bat"


Our IN MEMORIAM to :

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)


`   TWAS A PIECE OF CAKE, REALLY !

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.


TO KEEP YOU INFORMED !

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

...at :  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.


Ex Rsm JOHN EDWARDS, his wife CAROL and BILL DIXON.

SHOWING THE FLAG !

"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

(..so 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. 


STOP PRESS !

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)


THE ANNUAL REUNION OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION - Sept. 2018 - in Lewes.

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 how.....you 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