Royal Sussex Regimental Association News

St. George’s Day and Colours Interred

St. George’s Day and Colours Interred

Our annual St George's Day Service took place on Tuesday 23 April 2024 in Chichester Cathedral. What was pleasing was the increase in numbers this year with well over 200 people attending, and it was good to see QRA and Fusilier members attending. This is to be...

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On Display – Rye Heritage Centre

On Display – Rye Heritage Centre

After the agreement of the Director's, a display of artefacts from the Regimental Collection were loaned to The Rye Heritage Centre. Due to Rye being a premier Cinque Port, the items selected were from the Cinque Ports Volunteers to keep to the theme of the Centre....

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A very special wedding

A very special wedding

On route home from Bicester, after having its new hood fitted, General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s staff car made a slight detour to attend a very special event in Hampshire. On 8th July last year Miss Johanna von Arnim was married to Mr Alexander Welch in St. Paul’s...

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Patcham Memorial Hall – One Hundred Years On

Patcham Memorial Hall – One Hundred Years On

Patcham Memorial Hall was opened in 1924 to commemorate the 29 men from Patcham who gave their lives during The Great War. As several of those named on the Roll of Honour served in The Royal Sussex Regiment, the Brighton Branch of the Association decided to fully...

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Honouring Sir William

Honouring Sir William

Thanksgiving service for Sir William Goring Bt. On the 1st of January 2024, the Association lost one of its most stalwart supporters when Sir William passed away peacefully at home. A long serving Trustee of the Association and also co-editor with Guy Scoular of the...

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The Record Office turns 50!

The Record Office turns 50!

On Saturday 25th November 2023 the West Sussex Record Office celebrated its 50th anniversary with an Open Day of the facility. The various strands of the organisation had stands for the public to explore, with booked tours of the archive material running throughout...

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Field of Remembrance

Field of Remembrance

The weather was kind to those attending the opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on 9th November 2023. All seven branches of the Royal Sussex Regimental Association were represented with a Badged Cross, as well as an individual cross from Dr G. Day...

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Armed Forces Champion

Armed Forces Champion

Pictured here is Cllr Amanda Grimshaw BEM, Armed Forces Champion for Brighton and Hove Council, proudly wearing a Royal Sussex scarf whilst attending and paying her respects at the Menin Gate, Ypres, on Armistice Day, November 2023.

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MCTC

MCTC

Chichester and District Branch were fortunate enough to have branch member, Lt. Col Mike Fielder, take time off work to visit and give a presentation to the branch on his role as Commandant of the Military Correction and Training Facility, Colchester. The presentation...

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Meeting the Veterans

Meeting the Veterans

In September of last year a 'Meet the Veterans' evening was arranged collectively with the RSX Museum Collection Team, who visited the Littlehampton Detachment of the Sussex Army Cadet Force  to deliver a presentation on Lowther's Lambs as well as a display of...

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