Jim Fox passed away on 20th May 2017 aged 96.
He was born 25th July 1920 and served in the second world war.
'B' coy 12th Btn 4th Indian Division 5 Brigade
Hounslow 1937, 2nd Btn 1938. 1st Egypt. Sudan, Eritria, Agordat Keren. April 1941 Western Desert
Syria, Iraq, Trantot, Italy.
He left the Battalion at Pescara, Italy.
Lawrie Gibbins sadly passed away on 16th June 2017 in Malaga, Spain where he had lived for the past 32 years. He was 85.
Lawrie served September 1949 – September 1954. He was based at the Tower of London and also spent time in Berlin and BAOR.
He fought in Korea where he was injured after being blown up which broke his neck as well as getting shrapnel in his leg and foot. He spent 3 months in Japan for medical treatment and R&R.
He married Solange, who is Swiss, and they had two daugthers, Nathalie and Laura-Jane. He also had Nigel and Suzanne from his first marriage.
Left: Lawrie at the Fusilier memorial in Holborn and Right: A young Lawrie in uniform.
Bert Mayle sadly passed away on 27 June 2017.
Around 400 people attended the funeral of Bert at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Many had travelled long distances to pay their last respects to a lovely man and a fine Fusilier.
After the service at Chelsea, a private family service was held followed by refreshments in Surrey. More images here.
A full obituary to follow soon.
Left: Bert with former speaker of the House, Betty Boothroyd.
On 25 March WO2 Bob Riley, ex 1st and 3rd Battalion and Queens Royal Surreys passed away.
Bob commenced his service as a National Serviceman enlisting into the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment.
His funeral will took place on 11 April at Sunderland Crematorium, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7RS.
Died 14 December 2016, aged 83.
Gordon joined in 1952, D Company based at the Tower of London and saw active service in Korea.
He attended many reunions and was a keen member of the Korean War Veterans Association.
Major General David Woodford CBE
Major General David Woodford CBE, died on Thursday 6th April 2017, following a long illness.
He was originally commissioned as a Royal Fusilier in the 1950s and served in Korea. He went on to command 3rd Bn RRF 1970-1972 in Gibraltar and Colchester, including two roulemont tours in Northern Ireland.
He was appointed Deputy Colonel of the RRF for Lancashire from 1977-1982 and was Colonel of the Regiment RRF 1982-1986.
• In December 2013, David wrote an article for the The White Hackle newsletter recalling his time in Berlin after the Second World War, where he met Rudolph Hess in Spandau Prision. A pdf of the article can be found here.
Edward (Ted) Albert Brian Buckle
Ted Buckle passed away on the 19th of April 2017. Ted, who was 83, served with 1st Bn RF, 1951-1953.
His funeral was at
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Church Hill, Tatsfield, Surrey, TN16 2JX on 8th May 2017.
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