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27 January 2016             Col Patrick Crowley (Rtd) Princess of Wales's Regiment

Col Patrick Crowlet (Rtd) of the Princess of Wales's Regiment gave as a very enlightening talk on the history of the Regiment and an understanding of why for Regiment one could read family.

He had been brought up close to Guildford and as a youngster had joined the CCF at St Peter's School and subsequently went to Sandhurst and joined the Regiment as a commissioned Officer and served all over the world. He is now The Chief Executive of the South East Reserve Forces' and Cadets Association and Deputy Colonel of the Local Regiment. It was fascinating to hear how with various amalgamations the Regiment had developed and now takes recruits from most of the Souh East of England.

 tossed a Football over the trenches into "No Man's Land" to encourage the troups to follow.The event one hundred years on, will commerate that day and there will be teams from organisations representing the community, the forcesand both men and women.

The event is being organised by the local Regiment, the Army Benevolent Fund and the South East Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association. Civilian teams taking part include Aldershot Football Club, Guildford City, Chelsea, Southampton, Surrey Fire Brigade and Hamshire Police and military tams from Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre, Pirbright, Aldershot,Cyprus and Germany.

Shahid Azeem, prominent local entrepreneur, Rotarian, Chairman of Aldershot Football Clu siad "it is important that the town of Aldershot as home of the British Army, commerates the the sacrifices made by our troups" Col Patrick Crowley said "we plan to Commemerate the scacrifices made through means of football fun and a commemerative ceremony. We also hope to raise mony for local Regimental benevolence and the Army's Soldiers Charity".

The football runs from 10.00am in the morning to the final due mid-afternoon. There will be refreshment available and various stands to visit.

Come along and join in the event.  For further details contact   Fred Hughes at

se-comms~rfca.org.uk