Skittles v Bournemouth Branch at the Somerset Retreat Ashcott 10th August 2013
Visit to the Smuggled Retreat, Blue Anchor 28 September 2013 Photos by David Bowden, Mike Kemish, Phil Miller
Another war another time…….
Veterans of the war in Afghanistan, Jason,Tony and Alex listen intently to 90 year old Somerset LI, WW2 Veteran, Colin Criddle as he relates his experiences during the epic battle for ‘Hill 112’ in which the Somerset’s suffered heavy losses but gained the honour of adding ‘Hill 112’ to their colours.
The Germans said “He who controls Hill 112 Controls Normandy”
Colin also told them of how an unfortunate incident of friendly fire cost him his left leg.
Branch Annual New Year Lunch 26th January 2014 Held at the Battleborough Grange Hotel, Brent Knoll Photos by David Boaden
Imjin Commemorative Lunch April 2014 Photos by David Boaden
Windsor October 2015
Imjin Commemorative Lunch April 26 2015 Photos by David Boaden
Branch Informal Back Badge Day Get Together. Skylark Wellington 2017 Photos from Annie Cobourn
Imjin Lunch 2017 Photos by Annie Cobourn
Monday 21st August 2017 at the War Memorial in Blackburn Road, Rishton a ceremony was held to mark the centenary of Second Lieutenant Hardy Falconer Parsons VC of the Glosters being awarded the Victoria Cross. It culminated with the unveiling of the Parsons VC paving stone.