Hon. President: Major (retd) TJ Cooper MA psm
Hon. Chairman: Mr. J Hinchliffe 01226 872172
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. N Webb 01452
Assistant Secretary: Mr. R G Jones Mob: 07904 443524
Drums Member: Mr. R Turk 01242
Memorabilia: Mr. A Dunn 01452 423191
A Proud Day For The Glosters Band
The Band of the Gloucestershire Regiment leads
the parade for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953
Brian Sims who sent in the photo wonders how many of these proud Bandsmen are still with us?
VENUE AND DATE
The 23rd. Reunion of the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums will take place
on the evening of 7th.
October 2017 at the Walls Social Club, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3HG
(Access via Barnwood Road, not the Walls factory)
The itinerary is as follows:
Speeches and Raffle Draw
0001hrs - Midnight!
The cost of the evening £14
per head. Cheques/P.O. made payable
Gloster Reunion Fund.
Costs are again kept to a minimum; donations in support of the less well off
would be greatly appreciated.
Tickets will be sent to members when the Treasurer receives monies with
Members are requested to return their proforma with a stamped addressed
14 September 2017
early reply is, as always appreciated.
If there are any
change of details please
contact the Hon. Treasurer . Notification of deaths of
members would help in keeping our records up to date and prevent any
possibility of distress to the relatives. A telephone call to the Hon.
Treasurer would suffice.
note address and telephone number of Hon. Treasurer)
Mr Neil Webb
1 Oakhurst Close
Tel: 01452 855236
Home cooked ham and beef platter.
Selection of warm quiche.
Chefs own potato salad.
Chefs own coleslaw
Homemade rice salad
Selection of fresh bread.
Cheesecake and gateaux selection.
The Photograph has been included as a tribute to the Late Ollie Halstead.
Ollie is pictured playing the Piccolo, behind the Drummer.
The occasion is the WO's & Sgt's Back Badge Ball 1957, held at the Depot,
Others making up the Guard were: Drummer Coveney from Bristol. Behind C/Sgt
Ollie Halstead, Cpl. Lucus, L/Cpl Tom Gardner, Pte Cedrick Gifford, Geoff
Sirdefield [RAPC] and Pte Jim Huish
[Thanks to the late Geoff Sirdefield for the photo]
FRIENDS OF THE BAND AND DRUMS.
Numbers attending the reunion each year have increased considerably, due
in no small part to the support of the ‘Friends of the Band and Drums’
Officers, Senior and Junior Ranks who were members of the 28th/LXI.
Further information regarding future reunions and details of former members
can be viewed (by link) on
Chairman's Notes. Posted 1st February 2017
From 1994 to the present day we have had some great Reunions we had
308members for our first Reunion in Cheltenham race course and now we
average between 60 and 80 members which after 24years is quite heartening
last year we had to change our buffet arrangements and comments after were
in favour so we look forward to another good night I must once again thank
the committee but especially Neil and his girls for their hard work through
the year. So get your tickets and I will see you on the night.