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Final Funeral Arrangements

Notable EventsPosted by Bob Woolnough Wed, April 15, 2015 11:54:30
Just received from George Woodall re Funeral arrangements Former TSM (WOII) W.L. (Bill) Griffiths MBE RMP MTD.

Dear All,
Bill's funeral will take place at Aldershot Crematorium on Wednesday 29 April 2015 at 12. 15 hours. After the Service refreshments will be served at the Aldershot Cricket Club.
It will be Family floral tributes only. Donations in Memory of Bill may be sent to the Funeral directors: The Co-operative Funeralcare, 91 Victoria Road, Aldershot, GU11 1JE. Tel: 01252 320055, on behalf of The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Wavererley Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8BL.
To assist Betty with the catering I should be grateful to be informed if you will be attending refreshments after the Service so I may advise the family of numbers.
RMPA Branch Standards will not be paraded at the funeral sevice.
Aldershot Crematorium is located at: The Park Crematorium, Guildford Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4BP Tel: 01252 321653.
Aldershot Cricket Club is located at: Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP. Tel: 01252 328537. DIRECTIONS - Take the A331 towards Aldershot. At the exit signposted Aldershot take the A323 towards the town.
At the second set of traffic lights turn left into Lower Farnham Road (Vauxhall garage on the corner). Guildford Road is the 4th turning on the left and the ground is at the end of the road.
As ever, George
Secretary RMP Mounted Branch, on behalf of Vice Chairman RMPA. (Out of Station.)

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Funeral of WOII Bill Griffiths

Notable EventsPosted by Bob Woolnough Wed, April 08, 2015 19:29:24
Update on the Funeral arrangements for WOII Bill Griffiths RMP (MTD)

I've just spoken with George Woodall and apparently it's looking as though the funeral will be approximately a couple of weeks yet. This is due to the fact that Betty has had to make an appointment with the registrar to register Bill's death and the first available appointment is Tuesday next week 14th April so, going forward it is likely that the funeral will be the week following that. If there are any changes I'll let you know.

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Loss of a Former Leader

Notable EventsPosted by Bob Woolnough Tue, April 07, 2015 11:36:28

It is with great regret that I've had notification from George Woodall this weekend in the following:

Late yesterday afternoon (Sat 05/04/2015) I received a telephone call from Andrew the son of former TSM (WOII) Bill Griffiths MBE informing me that Bill had passed away at home a little earlier that day.
I shall forward you any details that I receive when they are known. I don't expect this to be after next Tuesday owing to Easter Monday holiday
Should you wish to send a condolence card to Betty and family, the address is:
Mrs E. Griffiths 70 Rowhill Avenue, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 3LP.
Please pass this message on to any former Mounted / Display Team members who you are in contact with, that knew Bill, I would be grateful.

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Mounted Reunion

GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Thu, April 11, 2013 11:42:16
Well only a couple of weeks to go. The Reunion begins two weeks today on 25th April down in Gosport. It will be good to see old friends again and lift a few to those who cannot be there.

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1970's Reunioun

GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Tue, October 16, 2012 14:15:03
A Reunion of former members of the Troop who served during the 1970's has been proposed.

Would all former members who would like to attend this event please contact Alexander Low:

Tel: 01723892049

The event is proposed to take place in Aldershot sometime during the Spring of 2013, probably around March/April time.

A good excuse for a knees up...

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GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Fri, August 31, 2012 15:52:51
I have been contacted by Stephen George this week who served with the Troop form 1989 until its disbandment in 1995.

No doubt many of you remember him as I believe he is still in contact with many Ex-Troop members.

I am at present in contact with the Imperial War Museum in an attempt to see what pictures are available from our past. I have already posted a few in the Albums section but I am hoping that there are many more to come.

If any of you have any suggestions for the website please don't be backwards in coming forward.

Kind Regards Bob

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New Pictures

GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Tue, July 24, 2012 16:51:48
I have added three picture today into a new album which are compliments of the Imperial War Museum and are from the First World War.

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More Pictures

GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Thu, July 19, 2012 16:57:11
I have today received a few more pictures from Bill Brown which have been posted to his album.

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Former Member David Gordon

GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Wed, July 18, 2012 13:06:04
I have this week been contacted by David Gordon, son of the late S/Sgt David Gordon who sadly passed away on 24/06/12.

S/Sgt David Gordon Joined the Mounted Troop in 1958 after completion of his training and served with S/Sgt Ernie Scattergood and Sgt Bill Griffiths, as they were at that time.

During his service with the Troop his two main horses were 'Dennis' and 'Sam'. He served on the display team and competed in many competitions winning many trophies. Notably he was placed first on five occasions at the Royal Tournament.

He also competed in Show Jumping, Cross Country, Tent Pegging, Sword, Lance and Revolver.

Hi son David has many pictures etc which he has kindly promised to let me have copies of, which I will then place into David's own album.

David left the Troop in 1974 on his promotion to S/sgt.

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New Pictures & Member

GeneralPosted by Bob Woolnough Mon, July 16, 2012 16:21:33
Hi All,
In the last couple of weeks I have been contacted by Erica Mears who was with the Troop from 1992 until disbandment and whose details I have now entered onto the Members list.

I have also had a couple more pictures from Bill Brown which I have today added to his album.

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