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Last Updated 1st August 2019

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News Letter Update

The Queen's & PWRR Regimental Associations

(West Surrey Branch)


To: All Former Members of the Queens Royal Regiment, East Surrey Regiment and the Queens Regiment.

The Regimental Annual Reunion

will be held on Friday 1st November 2019

from 12pm until 4pm in the Gascoigne Rooms at the Union Jack Club. The address of the Union Jack Club is Sandell Street, Waterloo London SE1 8UJ: Telephone 0207 928 6401. Entry for the function will be via Sandell Street.

For security reason admittance will be STRICTLY BY TICKET ONLY so tickets will not be available at the door unless previously arranged. The cost of the tickets are £15.00 per head and the function is being subsidised. The price of the tickets will include a buffet meal. A cash bar will also be in operation. Those applying for more than one ticket are asked to provide the name and address of each person requiring a ticket. Tickets will not be sent out unless this information is provided as we have to provide a security list. Your co-operation with regard to the issue of tickets would be appreciated.

Applications should be made on the attached proforma, accompanied by the appropriate remittance and a STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR THE RETURN OF THE TICKETS. Applications are to reach the Secretary by no later than 10th October 2019. Those wishing to apply for tickets are advised to book early since the number attending is limited for fire and security reasons. Allocation of tickets will be on “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED” basis.

Cheques should be made payable to “The PWRR Benevolent Fund” (QRS). Members are asked to note that it is not possible to pay in cheques which are incorrectly written out. Where this is the case it is regretted that the associated application(s) cannot be accepted and cheque/postal orders will be returned. Applications should not be accompanied by cash.


The Secretary of the Union Jack Club has kindly agreed that members may reserve beds for the event. Those wishing to do so should book directly with Union Jack Club (address and telephone number as above). This is still a very busy weekend in London this year so allocation will be limited and will go quickly.

Please ensure you address all correspondence as regards this Re-union, updating all personal details on the attached Proforma and returning them back to Dee Hutchison at the address below.  Maintaining a current postal list for you is an important way to stay in contact.  We are also asking for all those who have emails addresses to now include these as post has become very expensive. If you know of the passing of any member who has in the past attended this gathering could you let Dee know. This ensures that our Database is maintained as up to date as possible.


If there are former members out there who you are aware of that have not received a Reunion letter again, please pass details attached and for them to get in contact with Dee so they are added for the future.

It remains for me to say I look forward to seeing you at the Reunion in November this year.

Col A C Ward OBE



    Luncheon Club


     18th Sep 2019           Tim Richardson     Surrey on the front line From the                                     Normans to WW2 £12.50


     27th Nov 2019            Steve Johnson and Ian Chatfield  The Russian                                      Campaign and Brigadier GRP Roupell VC CB DL £12.50

      25th March 2020          Lt Col (Retd) Peter Swanson           £12.50

                                      2/4th Queens in Gallipoli Campaign


As many of you will know the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Association ceased trading as they say in business circles at the beginning of 2012. This meant we lost the bi annual newsletter but there is a much smaller alternative and that is the Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum (FOSIM) Newsletter. For a nominal subscription fee of £10.00 p.a. you will receive copies of the Newsletter and invitations to events in and around the museum. The newsletter will also keep you in touch with what is happening regimentally and includes an Obituaries section amongst other news items. The subscription also helps to support the museum funds which have been reduced due withdrawal in 2017 of MOD funding for many "Old" Regiments. Most newsletters are sent out by email to save costs and if you are on the email list you will receive interim items of interest during the year. Contact Dee at fosim@btconnect.com and she will send you a the latest copy.

Farnham Branch Queens Regiment Association

Don t forget if you live locally to Farnham the ' young' Queen’s/PWRR meet monthly at the Drill Hall so for a quiet drink and a chat come along they also organise trips out and about. You will be made most welcome Please ask for more details

That's all the news I can think of at the moment, so be lucky and we look forward to hearing from you soon

Kind regards

Ian Chatfield

    Honorary Secretary

The Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Center

Do you need a Break

The Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Center is a Registered Lowerstoft Charity whose aim is to provide holiday accommodation to ex- service personnel and their spouses or partners as well as the widows and widowers of ex- service personnel there are ten en-suite twin bedded rooms and the quality of both the food and service are of an extremely high standard.

for more information please click here For Proforma Please Click Here