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FOSIM Past Events

21st June 2023
The Dhofar Campaign
Maj (Retd) David Pollard - At the Surrey History Centre 12.30 for 13.00pm
David was seconded to the Sultan's Armed Forces in 1975, serving in the Muscat Regiment. He will talk about the strategic importance of Oman and its topography, giving an overview of the course of the war. He will also talk about the operation from Sarfait, close to the South Yemen border, which enabled SAF to build an obstacle down to the sea, thus stopping enemy movement into Oman and effectively ending the war, and in which he took part.;
Further details here »

fosim-battlefield-tour10th-14th May 2022
WW2 Battlefield Tour
This tour follows the Queen's and East Surreys through their time with the British Expeditionary Force over the period Apr-May 1940.

The Tour started with the Battles around the River Escaut with both Regiments 1st Surreys and 1/5th and 1/6th Queens between 16 – 22 May 1940 and followed the story as these Regiments battled their way back to Dunkirk to be evacuated by the ‘little ships’ around 30 May 1940.

We brought the personal accounts of some those who were there with us and visiting the CWGC at Esquelmes where we have 38 Queensmen buried.

30th April 2022
Queens Royal Surrey Reunion/ East Surrey Reunion and OMA
12 Noon - The Army Reserve Centre in Farnham Surrey
See Newsletter for further details »

16th October 2021
360th Commemoration and Reunion on Putney Heath
A ceremony was held at the Monument on Putney Heath marking the spot where The Tangier Regiment first mustered on 14 th October 1661. A short Drum Head Service was held, followed by a Reunion at London Scottish Golf Club with Buffet . This was also an occasion to say farewell to LT Gen Doug Chambers CB, DSO, OBE on standing down as Colonel Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

26th June 2021 - Eastbourne and District armed Forces Day
This was held in Five Acres field and was a free Community Event.

Badge 18th September 2021
The East Surrey Reunion was held at Whiteley Village


6th-8th September 2019
Sint Niklaas - Belgium
A small contingent of Queensmen went over to the town of Sint Niklaas to commemorate the liberation from German Occupation.

28th September 2019
East Surrey 44th Regimental Reunion
Whitley Village Hall - Postcode KT12 4EH from 13.00

1st November 2019
Regimental Annual Reunion
The Union Jack Club, Gascoigne Rooms, 12.00 - 16.00

12th June 2019 OMA Dinner - Farnham Army Reserve Centre The OMA Dinner was held at the Farnham ARC on 12th June.

29th Nov 2018 Peter Matthews – Secret Intelligence - Surrey History Centre 


21st June 2016 Lt Col D Patterson - 12.30pm At the Surrey History Centre