We hear from Stratton St. Margaret RBL of the death of Tom Barns.The only other infomation to hand at present is that the funeral is on the 6th July 12 noon.St. Margarets Church, Ermin Street Upper Stratton St. Margaret followed by burial 1300hrs. Wake at the RBL Branch in St. Phillips road. Captain Len Keeling will be in attendance with two Standard Bearers.
24134916 Michael (Mickey) Bailey B Coy.
Mike Heavens has reported with great sadness of the passing of Mickey (Michael) Bailey. He was a "B" Coy stalwart who was badly injured during the 72 tour of Belfast - a good friend and a really lovely man.
Mike Heavens speaks for all when he sends condolences to the family.
Rest in Peace bro!! Daughter Kayla will keep Len up to date with the funeral arrangements etc.'
Mickey died 23rd June 2022
UPDATE MIKE BAILEY'S FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
Michael Heavens has posted the following information on social media
In case anyone has not got details of Mike Baileys funeral here they are? It will be leaving from his mum and dads house 55 Aldwick avenue Hartcliffe Bristol BS13 0NU - At 1:30 on Thursday the 28th July. If anyone prefers to meet at the crematorium it’s at Bristol South Crematorium funeral starts at 2:15. Mike`s brother is organising and requires no input.
Bristol South Crematorium is at :Bridgwater Rd, Bedminster Down, Bristol BS13 7AS
Len Keeling writes:
It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of 24203424 Mike Perrins who served with the Glosters from 1972-1983 best remembered as C/Sgt SP Coy transferred to the RAOC in 1983 finishing his time as WO1. Mike lost his battle with cancer on weds 15th June. I am in touch with the family, condolences have been sent.
Details of Mick Perrins funeral to be held at Gloucester Crem on 7 July at 14:00 hrs and after at Saintbridge Rugby Club.
Dress : NO Military dress, but please wear- Hawaiian Party dress and bright clothing ( grass skirts would be acceptable) any ex Gloster or comrade/friends are welcome to attend. Unusual form of dress but it was Micks last wishes
Martin Talling reports:It is my sad duty to inform the passing of Mr K Attwood, Royal Berkshire Regiment and 5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, Ken passed away on 27th May 2022. Roger Smith has been the point of contact with the family as Ken was the former standard-bearer of the Severn Branch. The funeral is at The Oak Chapel, Cheltenham Crematorium on Thursday 16th June at 2 pm.
Stan Knipe wrote the following about Ken; I have had a phone call from Mrs Jenny Attwood saying that her husband had passed away on the 25th of May 2022, He was in the Royal Berkshire Regiment between 1949 and 1951 and served in Eritrea East Africa with B company. When his 2 years were up he transferred to the 5th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment for 3 years. After leaving the Army, he contacted me and wanted to help me start an association branch in Gloucester, which we called Gloucestershire Severn Branch. Ken decided he wanted to be the Standard Bearer, he was living in Cheltenham when he died at age 92, and he will be missed.
The Regimental Association sends our sincere condolences on behalf of all members to the family and friends of Ken.
We hear from Stratton St. Margaret RBL of the death of Tom Barns.The only other information to hand at present is that the funeral is on the 6th July 12 noon.St. Margarets Church, Ermin Street Upper Stratton St. Margaret followed by burial 1300hrs. Wake at the RBL Branch in St. Phillips road. Captain Len Keeling will be in attendance with two Standard Bearers.
Len Keeling reports.
On behalf of his family it is with great sadness that I report the death of 23110761 Pte Ted Perring on the 1st June 22 aged 85.
Ted served as a National Serviceman from Feb 1955-Feb1957. Completing his basic Trg at Resevoir Camp Gloucester. Upon joining the Battalion he became a Regt Signaller and served in Kenya, Aden,Bahrain & Sharjah. He was also part of a Glosters contingent on board a RN Frigate off Kuwait during the Suez Crisis, ending his career in Nicosia Cyprus.
He became a life long member of the Regt Association attending many reunions and functions. A proud Gloster who reminisced about those days right up to the last few days if his life I am in touch with his family and friends and there will be a service held at St Mary’s Church Yate on the 24 June followed by cremation at Westerliegh Crem. Len