Jun 262016

Armed Forces Day 2016

at the

National Memorial  Arboretum


SATURDAY 25th JUNE 2016.

Whilst Veterans and Serving personnel, Country wide and those serving World wide for our Sovereign Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, pay tribute and respectful thanks as the newness of our Country dawned.

This year had poignancy not to be matched by any other than freedom from oppression that so many had campaigned for, and had been decorated for.

Our own Antecedents having earned in the sum of 59 Regimental Victoria Crosses and 2 RAMC VC`s attached to our antecedent regiments.


1854 Sebastopol- Rfn F Wheatley RB

1854 Inkerman – Lt the Hon HH Clifford RB

1854 Sebastopol- Lt WJM Cunninghame RB

1855 Sebastopol – Lt CT Bourchier RB

1855 Sebastopol – Rfn J Bradshaw RB

1855 Sebastopol – Rfn R Humpston RB

1855 Sebastopol – Rfn R McGregor RB

1855 Sebastopol – Lt JS Knox RB

1857 Delhi – Rfn S Turner KRRC

1857 Delhi – C/Sgt S Garvin KRRC

1857 Delhi – LT AS Heathcote KRRC

1857 Delhi – C/Sgt G Waller KRRC

1857 Delhi – Rfn J Thompson KRRC

1857 Delhi – Rfn J Divane KRRC

1857 Delhi – Bgir W Sutton KRRC

1857 Delhi – L/Cpl H Smith 52nd LI

1857 Delhi – Bgir R Hawthorne 52nd LI

1857 Delhi – Ensgn EA Lisle Phillipps KRRC

1858 Lucknow – Capt H Willmot RB

1858 Lucknow – Cpl W Nash RB

1858 Lucknow – Rfn D Hawkes RB

1858 India – Rfn V Bambrick KRRC

1858 Lucknow – Rfn S Shaw RB

1859 India – Pte H Addison 43rd LI

1864 New Zealand – Capt FA Smith 43rd LI

1866 Canada – Rfn T O`Hea RB

1879 Zululand – Bt Lt Col RH Buller KRRC

1882 Egypt – Rfn F Corbet KRRC

1884 Sudan – Lt PS Marlin KRRC

1899 S Africa – Capt WN Congreve RB

1899 S Africa – Lt the Hon FHS Roberts KRRC

1900 S Sfrica – Rfn AE Durrant RB

1901 S Africa – Lt LEA Price-Davies DSO KRRC

1903 Somaliland – Bt Maj JE Gough RB

1914 Belgium – Lt JHS Dimmer KRRC

1914 W Africa – Lt JFP Butler KRRC

1915 France – Csm H Daniels RB

1915 France – A/Cpl CR Noble RB

1915 Belgium – 2Lt GH Wolley QVR / KRRC

1915 Belgium – L/Sgt DW Belcher LRB/ RB

1915 France – Rfn W Mariner KRRC

1915 Belgium – 2Lt SC Woodroffe RB

1915 France – Rfn GS Peachment KRRC

1915 Belgium – Cpl AG Drake RB

1916 France – Bt Maj WLaT Congreve DSO MC RB

1916 France – Sgt A Gill KRRC

1917 France – 2Lt GE Cates RB

1917 France – Csm E Brooks Ox and Bucks LI

1917 Belgium – Sgt E Cooper KRRC

1917 Belgium – Sgt FW Burman RB

1917 Belgium – Sgt AJ Knight Post Office Rifles RB

1917 France – Rfn AE Shepherd KRRC

1917 Palestine – L/Cpl AJ Christie Finsbury Rifles KRRC

1918 France – L/Sgt JE Woodhall RB

1918 France – Sgt W Gregg DCM MC RB

1918 France – Rfn W Beesley RB

1918 France – L/Cpl A Wilcox Ox and Bucks LI

1941 N Africa – Lt Col VB Turner RB

1941 N Africa – Rfn. J Beeley KRRC

1914 France – Capt HS Rankin RAMC Att KRRC

1915 France – Lt GA Maling RAMC Att RB


The latter day Regiment The Royal Green Jackets this year also commemorates 50 Year of faithful service to Her Majesty it is fitting this year as with ever year to pay tribute to all who served with the great family of green and our Antecedents from which we have taken our lineage.

It was with great pride and honour that i commemorated them all remembering so many that are resting High on a Hill in the knowledge that they served their Sovereign and Regiment well.

A posy of Green, Red, Black and white was laid at the RGJ Memorial Staffordshire to mark our place in the back bone of the British Army, the Red, Green and Black resplendent of the Regimental colours the Red significant of the blood shed by so many the Green resplendent of the beret and the pasture where so many lie and the Black significant of the boots worn into combat Swift and Bold the White for the GJB and also the tears of many as freedom became reality and significant of peace. And those who had achieved a new dawn.