The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment

The Regimental Association

The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Association was open to anyone who has served in The Queen's Royal Regiment, The East Surrey Regiment or The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment (regular or territorial). It organised a number of functions each year. Amongst these were: the Annual Reunion usually held at the Union Jack Club, London in November; and the Annual Church Service, usually held at Guildford Cathedral in June.

Due to the advancing years of members and the steadily reduction in membership it was decided to close to Association in 2011. Funds were distributed as follows: One Million pounds were passed to Headquarters The Princess Of Wales’s Royal Regiment (Our Successor) to fund Benevolence, £300,000 endowment to the Surrey Infantry Museum at Clandon Park, £50,000 to each of the Regimental Chapels at Guildford Cathedral, Holy Trinity Guildford and All Saints , Kingston upon Thames.

Responsibility for Reunions, Benevolence and General Contact is now undertaken as follows:

Regimental Headquarters The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Area Secretary: Henry Thomas MBE, 01227817970 henry.thomas112@mod.uk RHQ PWRR, Leros Barracks, Sturry Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1HR.

For Welfare or Benevolence Matters: You should contact: RHQ PWRR , HM Tower of London, LONDON, EC3N 4AB 0203 166 6902 Diana.White993@mod.gov.uk. Who will arrange for a ssafa Caseworker to visit and arrange help.

Notification of Deaths: Association Secretary, 5, Alfred Square, Deal, Kent CT14 6LU 0771484 4069 queensregimentassociation@gmail.com

REUNIONS

The Queen’s Regimental Association arrange through their Branches a number of reunions. Contact:
Association Secretary, 5, Alfred Square, Deal, Kent CT14 6LU 0771484 4069 queensregimentassociation@gmail.com

West Surrey Branch: Dick Scales 02380694974 dickscales284@btinternet.com This Branch arranges the Annual 5 Queen’s OMA Dinner at Farnham Reserve Centre.

East Surrey Reunion: Ken Bowden arranges a Reunion for East Surreys. kjbowden@icloud.com or Dee Hutchison fosim@btconnect.com

The Queen’s Royal Surrey Reunion. This reunion has been held at Union Jack Club in early November. Due to falling numbers the continuance of this event is be considered. Contact: Dee Hutchison fosim@btconnect.com

Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum (FOSIM). Subscription for membership is £10 a year. A Newsletter is issued twice a year updating members on events. It also arranges Battlefield Tours and Quartey lunches followed by a lecture. Contact Dee Hutchison fosim@btconnect.com   

The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Combined Charities. Charity No: 249538.
This Charity makes grants in region of £25,000 annually to past and present Regimental organisations. Contact for Grant Application: THE QUEEN'S ROYAL SURREY REGIMENT COMBINED CHARITIES - 249538 (charitycommission.gov.uk)

The Infantry of Surrey Museum

The Infantry of Surrey Museum remains very much a focal point for our Regiments. In order to help raise funds for the Museum the Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum was established in June 2011. Membership costs £10 a year which entitles you to a Newsletter, priority booking for Museum events and discounts for the shop. The newsletter gives up dates on the museum and also, within the limited space available, provides a means of maintaining contact. See the section on the Museum for further details. Volunteers are always required to assist in the museum, if you are able to spend a few hours to help please contact, Ian Chatfield 01483 223419.

 

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