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7th December - The Queensman Lodge - An introduction to Freemasonry

Any of you PWRR/QUEENS Veterans ever wondered what Freemasonry entails? The Queensman Lodge will be holding a Blue Table event on 7 December 2024, at the Freemasons Hall in Great Queen Street, Near Holborn Tube Station, this includes a Festive Board (A Dinner Night) at the Union Jack Club.

If you have an interest or want to find out more, contact the lodge secretary with your name and email address and await further instructions. The Lodge secretary is John Edwards Please also pass this on to anyone who has served in the PWRR or forbear Regiments, as they may also be interested.

10th November 2024 - Cenotaph March

All places have now been allocated.

3rd August

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment - Regimental Families Day

Leros Barracks, Sturry Road, Canterbury CT1 1HR 12 noon to 5pm
Open to all Serving members and veterans of the PWRR and Forebears. Fun rides for the kids - Bar - Lunch - Entrance: £10 per person, children under 12 £5
You will need to book in advance (ID will be required for entry to the barracks)

See Poster for full details »   Booking Form for Tickets »

5th - 7th July The One Aim Rally

The Queen's Regimental Riders Association
3 day military themed event with live music, camping, food stalls and entertainment.
All funds raised go to The Queen's' Regimental Association Benevolence Fund - administered by the Trustees of the PRINCESS OF WALES'S ROYAL REGIMENT (QUEEN'S AND ROYAL HAMPSHIRES) BENEVOLENT FUND Charity number: 1024418

16th June 2024 - Combined Irish Regiments Cenotaph March

For those wishing to attend, details have been sent to Association Members

12th June 2024

3 PWRR are dedicating a Memorial Bench in memory of Dave Harris who was a loyal civil servant and ex Queensman and died while still serving the battalion. The dedication will take place at 16.00hrs at Leros Barracks, Sturry Road, Canterbury CT1 1HR on 12 June. If you would like to attend please let Alasdair Goulden know by Monday 10 June.

25th May 2024

1 QUEENS Annual Reunion at Herne Bay
See details here »

16th March 2024

Great Tommy Sleep Out.
The sponsored Sleep Out in aid of the RBL will take place at the Veterans Rehabilitation Centre near Faversham. Directions here: Google Maps » .

2nd March 2024

7pm - Gala Military Concert - Folkestone, Kent
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Band, supported by The Military Wives Choir. In aid of The Army Benevolent Fund
The Tower Theatre, North Rd, Folkestone CT20 3HL Tickets available from »

2nd March 2024

AGM & Reunion at Union Jack Club
All places have now been allocated.

18th February 2024

Apply to become a Chelsea Pensions We are in constant need of new recruits who hold the values and standards needed to represent this great institution and to be advocates for the wider veteran community. We recruit both male and female former soldiers, of any religion, ethnicity, or cultural background, from all regiments and corps, and from all parts of the UK and beyond. Criteria for application: A former Private Soldier, Non-Commissioned Officer, Warrant Officer of the British Army. Late Entry Officers may apply subject to having served time in the ranks but will wear their soldier rank on their Chelsea Pensioner uniform. In receipt of your State Pension or eligible to receive it. Free of financial obligation to support a spouse of family (we do not accept applications from individuals who are currently married, in a civil partnership or have children under 18 yrs. old) Able to live independently in our Long Ward accommodation. We don’t accept applications from those who currently require residential or nursing care. If you are looking for something more from life in retirement or still have the urge and drive to do something different and think you have what it takes to be a Chelsea Pensioner, then get in touch. Our Admissions Team would love to hear from you. Greta Kendall Admissions Officer Contact details: Tel: 0207 881 5204 E-mail:

14th January 2024

Abdication of HM Queen Margrethe II


23rd November 2023

As usual the Queen's Regiment Association will be holding its annual service of Remembrance at the Memorial to our Fallen at Leros Barracks at 1230 hours on Sunday 12 Nov 23. Timings should allow those who wish to parade at their local memorials first, time to get to Leros Barracks. This will be followed by a Curry Lunch (cost £5) courtesy of the Commanding Officers 3 PWRR. If you wish to attend and have the Curry afterwards please let Alasdair Goulden know by 5 Nov 23 so that he can submit a consolidated bid.

September 2023

Veterans in the UK will soon be able to use One Login for Government to apply for a Veteran Card. The digital transformation of the application process will mean that service leavers can apply and authenticate online by the end of this year.

26th August 2023

Queen's Regimental Riders' Association 10th Anniversary Party - Kennels Field, Homestall Road, (Nr. Newnham) Faversham,

12th August 2023

The Weald Branch BBQ

27th July 2023

Marking 70 years since the signing of the armistice that bought about an end to military operations during the Korean War. 60,000 service personnel from across Britain and the Commonwealth saw action during the Korean War, with 1,100 losing their lives.   The Royal British Legion will be marking this important milestone in an often-forgotten conflict with a special service of remembrance at Horse Guards Parade on Thursday 27 July from 11am. The event will focus on telling the story of the Korean War through the testimony and memories of the conflict from those who were there, as well as looking to inform and engage the wider audience and attendees about a war which never truly ended. Attendees/Eligibility Korea 70 is a ticketed event open to British and Commonwealth veterans who served in the Korean War, bereaved family members and their descendants (spouse, partner, or family members). The surrounding event expo area will be open to the wider public. Where previously invited guests/veterans would bring a single guest, they encourage you to bring your friends and family members with you to this event. You will be able to request up to three guests when event registration opens in April. All eligible attendees will need to register their interest to attend the event by following the link below and completing and submitting the Register your Interest form. They will then be in touch again via email when registration opens in April to ask you to complete your full event accreditation. It is at this point you will be able to invite your additional guests

30th June - 2nd July The One Aim Rally

The Queen's Regimental Riders Association
3 day military themed event with live music, camping, food stalls and entertainment.
All funds raised go to The Queen's' Regimental Association Benevolence Fund - administered by the Trustees of the PRINCESS OF WALES'S ROYAL REGIMENT (QUEEN'S AND ROYAL HAMPSHIRES) BENEVOLENT FUND Charity number: 1024418

June 11th 2023

The Combined Irish Regiments Association (CIRA) have invited us again to take part in their march past the Cenotaph on 11 June in recognition of our contribution to peace during OP BANNER. This is the Anniversary of King George V decreeing in 1922 that the Irish regiments should parade at the Cenotaph to remember their Fallen. This is a singular honour that we have been given and it would be great to have a good showing. To that end, for security reasons I need to know by 15 May at the latest, if you want to attend. We need to be in King Charles Street, Whitehall by 0945hrs on 11 June in normal marching kit ie suits/blazers, regimental tie, medals and bowlers/berets. Following the march, we will be entertained by the CIRA at the Civil Service Club for lunch

27th May 2023

WILD CAMP VETERANS Calling all Queens / PWRR Veterans We run an organisation suited for all Military Veterans. The purpose is for all ex military to have a one to Two night wild camp and get back to basics. Great for mental health and to help former soldiers to speak to other soldiers about their experiences whilst sat round a fire. We other a unique opportunity to cater for all former soldiers and to help stimulate more of a positive mental health stability. We are a for non - profit and only ask for a contribution towards dry goods and materials. We have access to 100 acres of woods just outside Canterbury,

16th May 2023

Isle of Thanet Branch Albuhera Dinner
The Pegwell Bay Hotel, Ramsgate

13th May 2023


23rd March 2023

The QRA Corps of Drums are opening up their ranks to anyone wanting to learn how to play the Drums. If you know of any young or not so young person , male or female, who would like to learn how to play the drums please pass on the attached flyer. It's a great opportunity for the Corps to engage with the local community and at the same time might get us some more recruits! Contact:Tony Philpott or Amy Holden Tel: 01843 491 962 Email: or find them on Facebook »