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he served in The Worcestershire Regiment becoming a Life Member of the Association on 31 September 1948. After leaving the Army, he became a Press Operator.


STANTON Harold Pte 5251400


Of Sandwell on 13 July 2008 aged 88. Born in Tipton on 23 December 1919, he enlisted into The Worcestershire Regiment on 3 February 1938 serving with the 1st Battalion; from 1938 until 1939, he was in Norton Barracks and thence to Sudan. He was wounded in 1942 and was in hospital in Egypt until 1943. He was discharged on 26 July 1944. He was a Squad Shot in 1939.


STONE Jason


Of Stoke on Trent in April 2008. He served with 1st Bn The Staffordshire Regiment in the 1990s.


The Editor apologises to Mrs J C Trueman for inserting the incorrect photograph and text for her husband, Lt Col R P Trueman, in the October 2008 issue. The correct text and photograph are produced below:


TRUEMAN R Peter Lt Col


Marine Small Arms School and, in 1956, was selected to attend Op Buffalo as a member of the Indoctrinee Force at the nuclear trials at Maralinga, South Australia. In 1958, he attended the Austarlian Staff College and was then posted as GSO3 Int GHQ FARELF and GSO2 MI7 at The War Office. He returned to 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment for two years before becoming BM 146 Inf Bde (TA) at York. In January 1967, he assumed command of the Mercian Brigade Depot and, still being a keen cross country runner, he used to lead all staff and trainees on the well-known “Trueman’s Trotters”. He was posted to Saigon as Assistant Defence Attaché followed by a tour as GSO1 Ops/ Int ACE Mobile Force in Heidelberg. He commanded the Int & Sy Group in Singapore and then served in HQ AFNORTH for his final five years in uniform.


He was always keen on fitness and sport completing the Holmenkollen March (an annual skiing marathon) twice whilst in Oslo. In retirement, he enjoyed sailing his 27’ Gypsy from Porthleven and took up travelling. In 1976, he and his wife drove their Morris Traveller from UK through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Germany and Belgium to Oslo. He was on the Army Benevolent Fund (Cornwall) Committee and he organised the annual Poppy Appeal in the Porthleven area. He was involved with the Conservative Association, St Sithney Church, he was a town councillor and Secretary of the Porthleven RNLI Branch for many years.


TUCKER Philip Pte 4985570


TURNER Frederick John


Of Malvern on 29 October 2008 aged 85. Born on 6 May 1923 in Malvern, he served in The Worcestershire Regiment and enjoyed gardening and making bird tables.


TWELLS Francis Joseph WO1 (RSM) 14194018


Of Waddington, Lincolnshire, on 9 November 2008 aged 79. Born on 6 January 1929, Frank enlisted into 1st Battalion The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment in July 1946 serving with it until 1953 when he transferred to The Sherwood Foresters. He joined the 1st Battalion and completed tours in UK, Germany and Malaya where he was CQMS. He became CSM B Company and, in 1968, RSM. He joined the Long Service List in 1970 and he retired on 2 May 1974 as WO1 (RSM) The Prince of Wales’s Division Depot having completed 28 years’ service. He joined the Civil Service as a Diplomatic Courier until retirement in October 1990.


VARTAN Charles Keith Robertson 2Lt


Of Bishops Stortford on 14 November 2008 aged 76. He was commissioned into The Sherwood Foresters from Eaton Hall OCS having originally enlisted into The Royal Scots in 1951 for National Service. He served with 1st Battalion The Sherwood Foresters in Goslar, Germany, until 1953 and then transferred to The Sherwood Foresters TA. He became a Director of an Oil Company and later Company Secretary of Diners Club International.


WAKELEy Charles E “Wake” or “Nodder” Pte


Of Helston, Cornwall, on 6 November 2007 aged 81. Born on 22 December 1925, Peter Trueman attended Calday Grange Grammar School. He became CSM in the CCF and joined the local Home Guard. He enlisted into the Army direct from school and, after 12 months’ service, was commissioned in 1944 into The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and posted to India. He missed the Burma Campaign and served briefly with The Worcestershire Regiment and The Dorset Regiment before being seconded to The Sudan Defence Force where, at the age of 21, he commanded a Camel Company. In 1948, he was granted a regular commission in The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, serving in Lichfield, Chester, Malaya (during the Emergency), Northern Ireland, Munster and Singapore. He instructed at the Royal


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Of Rugby, Northamptonshire, on 26 December 2007. He enlisted into The Sherwood Foresters in 1941 and joined the 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion. He then transferred to RAOC and then to REME. He was badly wounded during the Sicily Landings. Following demobilisation, he worked for the Ambulance Service and was also a bus driver. He later took up employment as a licensee and owned a hotel in Italy.


(The Editor apologises for displaying the photograph of Mr Tucker under the incorrect heading in the last issue)


Of Rowley Regis on 7 June 2009 aged 89. Born on 8 February 1920 at Cradley Heath, he enlisted in The Worcestershire Regiment and served in N W Europe with 17 Platoon D Company 1st Battalion in World War II. After the War, he returned to his job as a tool setter, working for a total of 43 years for Lucas. He was a keen sportsman, excelling at football and cricket. He was a West Bromwich Albion supporter.


The Mercian Eagle


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