KRH Regimental Association
South West Association Old Comrades Gathering
31 May - 1 June 2013
* Friday 31st May - Golf for the Bill Butcher Memorial Trophy at the Dorset Golf & Country Club
* Saturday 1st June - Gathering from 12:30pm in Dorset
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Reunion 17 - 18th/19th April 2013
Kaisers Drac & Pete
Stick it up your Jumpa!
Weekends Don't Get Better Than This!
It seems that each year we seem to be saying that the most recent Reunion was the 'best ever'.
Whether it was true in the past or not it certainly is this year. A nice friendly get-together for the early-starters on
Thursday, an unbelievably enjoyable 'Oompah' night on Friday and yet it was followed by an equally
enjoyable "50s - 70s" night on Saturday.
Add to that the best weather we've seen this year and it was approaching perfection. With around 190 on Friday and pushing
towards 250 on Saturday it was a bumper of a weekend.
Detailed Report to follow once I've grabbed some sleep!
Report now online: Read it here
Photographs of the two events are starting to pour in - you can view them by clicking here:
Just click on a photograph, then click the enlargement again for an even larger view.
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April 16th 2013 marks the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Medicina.
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In 2012 a party of 25 members of Noah's Arc made an emotional and highly cherished vist to the town to share with Mayor Onelio Rambaldi, Councillors and
the people, their celebration of Liberation - in which the 14th/20th King's Hussars played an important role alongside our friends, the 6th Gurkha Rifles.
To commemorate this event Noah's Arc have commissioned a custom flag which will be hoisted for the very first time, during our Annual Reunion.
The following passage comes from the website of Medicina (http://www.comune.medicina.bo.it/).
Medicina celebrates the anniversary of its liberation Tuesday, April 16, 2013 with a series of events spread throughout Medicina.
A series of greetings and gifts to the tombstones in memory of those who lost their lives, starting at 17:00 in the San Antonio at the plaque commemorating
the fallen during the Liberation, 17.15 square S. Antonio at the plaque in memory of the fallen of all wars, at 17.30 at the cemetery of Fiorentina
(plaque in memory of the victims of Nazi occupation) 17:45 Oratory at Bridge Gaiana (plaque in memory of the victims of the Battle of Gaiana ), 18.00 in
localitą San Rocco - by the Canal (plaque in memory of the victims of the bombing), in Piazza Garibaldi, at 18.15, there will be a concert by the municipal
band who will open the parade that will touch all the tombstones in memory of the martyrs of Medicinase Resistance and Liberation of Medicina.
Later, at the loggia of the Palazzo Comunale, we will pay tribute to the fallen with a choir of primary school students of Medicina who will sing the
national anthem played by the Banda Municipal, which ilSindaco (Mayor) Onelio Rambaldi, will donate to the Italian flag and a Constitution "for children."
The Mayor invites all Citizens, especially the invitation is addressed to young people of Medicina, they may not believe that the Libertądi enjoy today
is the result of chance or of a gift, but they know that it comes from the conquest through the sacrifice voluntary so many of their fellow citizens.
Communicated by the Secretariat of the Mayor (with apologies for my 'google' translation) - Bob_H
We'll see you in 2015 :)
Shy Talk, November 2012
This edition of Shy Talk brings important news about our 2013 Reunion at Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool. If you want to
keep up to date with what's going on with Noah's Arc you can do so by clicking on the image to the left.
Have a read of our Shy Talk Newsletter (you'll need Adobe Reader for PDF files)
The name of 'Shy Talk' was the suggestion of my late good friend, Don Davies (ex Regimental Band, ex Provost), to whom its production each year
is dedicated. Bob_H
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There are Just
Days to the 2014 Reunion
Our Annual reunion is getting closer every day. Attendance is likely to be well up on previous years and you're
assured of meeting friends who are attending for the first time. It's at:
Our next reunion will be held at
24th/25th April 2014
Book your accommodation by calling the Hotel (FREEPHONE 0800 317295 - Ref: "22550, Noahs Arc")
Noahs Arc Abroad
How about combining an overseas holiday with a Reunion? Choose Cyprus
Noddy & Ruth Gregory.
KRH Parade and Northern Reunion
Saturday 10th November, 2012
At 11:30 the Regiment will be conducting a Homecoming Parade through the streets of Leyland.
This is a great opportunity for us to see our great Regiment on their return from Op Herrick 16.
Saturday 10th November, 2012
The Northern Reunion will be held at the Barton Grange Hotel.
Sunday 11th November, 2012
On the Sunday morning the Remembrance Service will be held in the Church of St Lawrence, Barton. The Regimental Guidon will be on parade.
Parade details on our Forum - Click Here
The Bill Butcher Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, 21st september, 2012
Blackpool Park Golf Club
Bill Butcher was passionate about golf! He died doing what he loved most - shortly after putting out on the 3rd
green of the Blackpool Park Golf Club - on 2nd October 2010.
He was the Organiser of many golf tournaments to coincide with Regimental Reunions as well as days away and, when
others organised, his name was often first on the list of entries.
To honour Bill's dedication, a Memorial Tournament has been arranged...
For more details and Entry Form: Click Here
King's Royal Hussars Association Ramnuggur Dinner
This is to be held at the King's Arms Hotel, Dorchester on 24th November 2012. Three course dinner from 19:30 and the dress
will be lounge suits and Regimental tie with equivalent for the ladies. Accommodation is again available at the King's Arms
That's the message from the people of Medicina to us of the 14th/20th King's Hussars. In April 2012
a party of 25 members of Noahs Arc visited the town to share with them their celebration of liberation.
As you will read, it was much more than a 'visit' - more a welcoming of unlimited proportion.
Read all about it here: Click Here
That Cake !
Our hosts at this year's Reunion,
Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool
came up with a lovely surprise this year when the chef produced this fascinating cake for us.
It depicts of course our logo shield along with our beloved Guidon.
Beautiful and Yummy !
The Heroes of Ramnuggar
Saturday 22nd November marks the 163rd Anniversary of the Battle of Ramnuggar. On the 22nd November 1848 on the
banks of the Chenab in the Punjab, HM 14th Light Dragoons fought a savage battle in order to force the Sikhs back across
the river. Colonel William Havelock led his troops not only to the edge of the river but into it, where they became almost
immobile and suffered heavy losses including the loss of Colonel Havelock.
Our regiment still 'celebrates' that battle today, so I ask all visitors to join us in a salute to-
The Heroes of Ramnuggar
You can join in the Toasts in our Forum
or See Ramnuggar Today Here
The 2010 Noahs Arc Questionnaire
At the Reunion we handed out a Questionnaire to give attendees and members an opportunity to air their views
on the future direction of Noahs Arc. The results received so far have been tabulated for you.
View Results here: >> Click Here <<
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If you were at the reunion in April you will know that we increased our ticket price from a steady £20 (several years) to £22.50 in order
to provide the sort of weekend you all deserve. We intend that Reunion 2012 (our 16th) will be even better than 2011. You can help us achieve
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New Website of the 6th (QEO) Gurkha Rifles
We are pleased to point you in the direction of the new website of 6GR. Our affiliation with 6GR goes back to 1945 when C Squadron fought alongside the 2nd Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles in Medicina. Although outnumbered the group inflicted heavy losses on the German occupiers. The battle of Medicina was annually celebrated by us during our time in the Regiment.
In commemoration of this action the 14/20 adopted the crossed kukri and 6gr adopted our Hawk as arm badges. The KRH have continued this tradition.
Click Here to visit 6GR
The Regiment's Fallen Remembered
The Remembrance Parade and Service at Barton was held over the weekend of 8th/9th November as ever, followed
by the internment of the ashes of G 'Billy Whiz' Nicholls and Bill Woodcock into the Columbarium.
Meanwhile, this was the scene (photo left) in Whitehall during the London ceremony attended by our Colonel in Chief.
(Photo courtesy of John Kelly)
Attendees at the Reunion enjoyed a great evening although, once again, numbers at the dinner were nowhere near the
attendance of old - we really must endeavour to boost attendance next year. Reports on Regimental activities from the Colonel of the
Regiment, Colonel DJB Woodd and the CO, Lt Col G Harrison were well received. We can all be very proud of our Regiment.
Mesopotamia 1916-1918, Wadi River to Ramadi
Sergeant RE Holland, 14H. Compiled from the papers and diaries of a soldier who ran away from home at the age of 16 to join the army in
the Mesopotamian Campaign 1916-1918 by his son Michael Holland (14/20H 1961-1978), and presented at the April
2008 Reunion in Southport by Michael's brother Robin Holland (14/20H 1957-1979).
This is a vivid account of warfare from a soldiers point of view and one that is a 'must have' for all who served
in the 14th/20th and soldiers who served their country. > Click Here for More Details <
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