News 2019

Officers Occurence Lieutenant Colonel Richard Besly

7 October 2019
With regret I write to notify you of the recent death, of a First Guards' Club member. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Besly died on 25 September, aged 87. Richard was commissioned into the Regiment in August 1950 and subsequently commanded the 2nd Battalion in British Honduras, Windsor and Belfast from... read

Officers Occurence Captain Albert (Stan) Holloway

7 October 2019
With regret I write to notify you of the recent death, of a First Guards' Club member. Captain Albert (Stan) Holloway died on 20 September, aged 87. Stan joined the Regiment in May 1951 and in later years was RSM of Old College before returning to the 1st Battalion in Chelsea as RSM, under the then... read

Funeral of 23075056 Jack Byrne

1 October 2019
Grenadiers, It is with great sadness that I report the death of 23075056 Jack Byrne, whom passed away on Wednesday 25th September 2019. His funeral will be held at Stockport Crematorium, Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LS on Wednesday 9th October 2019.... read

Funeral of 22955818 Arthur Close

19 September 2019
Grenadiers, It is my sad duty to inform you that 22955818 Arthur Close died on the 10th September 2019 from a brain Haemorrhage following a long illness. His funeral will be at Agecroft Cemetery & Crematorium, Langley Road, Manchester M27 8SS on 24th September 2019 followed by a wake at Swinton Go... read

Cenotaph 2019 | Media Interviews Needed

13 September 2019
Grenadiers, The Royal British Legion Public Relations Team are looking to identify individuals who would be willing to share their stories and feature in the BBC broadcast of the March Past or in other media outlets in advance of or on Remembrance Sunday. ... read

Funeral of 2629182 Roy Leonard Pickford

10 September 2019
Grenadiers, It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our father, 2629182 Roy Leonard Pickford, formerly The King's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards 1947-1952, aged 90 Roy joined Corporal Butcher's Squad at the Guards Depot in July 1947.... read

Funeral of 19147783 Gordon L Brown

10 September 2019
Grenadiers, It is with great sadness that I report the death of 19147783 Gordon L Brown whom was a London Branch member. Gordon's funeral will be held at 1300hrs on Friday 13th September at Green Acres, Epping Forest, Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex, CM16 6AD, where he will be laid to rest n... read

Funeral of 2616344 Arnold Mather

10 September 2019
Grenadiers, It is my sad duty to report the death of 2616344 Arnold Mather whom has recently passed away 'Arnie' was a respected and loyal member of the Windsor Branch and spent many years on the committee.... read

Funeral of 23509216 Joseph (Joe) Connolly

3 September 2019
Grenadiers, Ladies and Gentlemen, As many of you will know (and as previously published), Joe Connolly very sadly passed away on Saturday 25th August 2019. Joe's funeral service will take place at 1400hrs at Woking Crematorium, Hermitage Road, Woking, GU21 8TJ on Thursday 26th September 2019.... read

Death of 23509216 Joseph (Joe) Connolly

29 August 2019
Grenadiers, Den and Dave Barrett have asked us to assist with getting the following message, which is sent on behalf of the Connolly family, sent to as many Grenadiers as possible: "It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you that Joe Connolly passed away in the early hours of Sunday mornin... read
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