Sgt Maurice Samson  
The sad death on 25 November is announced of Sgt Maurice Samsonex-Royal West Kents, Queens Own Buffs and 2 Queen's. Maurice passed away peacefully in QEQM Hospital.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.  
Cpl Adam Hicks  
The sad death of pancratic cancer on 13 September of Cpl Adam Hicks, ex A Coy 6/7 Queens/PWRR, later CVHQ REME is announced.  His funeral took place on 10 November.  May he rest in peace.  
Paul Lemasonry  
The sad death of Pte Paul Lemasonry, ex 1 QUEENS on 22 November is announced.  His funeral will take place on 12 December at 2PM at Bobbing Crematorium, Sittingbourne and afterwards at the Masonic Hall in Sittingbourne.  If you intend to celebrate Paul's life by attending, could you please let his wife  Mary know so that she can organise catering..  You can contact her on her mobile 07841 073776 or via Paul's FB page which she is checking periodically.  May he rest in peace.  
Major Andre Hoad MBE TD  
The sad death on 08 November of Major Andrew Hoad, MBE TD is announced.
Andrew started his territorial career with 4/5 Queen's Own Buffs in 1966, just prior to the formation of the Queen's Regiment. Then after a couple of years with 39 (City of London) Signals, he transferred to 5 Queen's where he rose to the rank of C/Sgt. He was later commissioned in 5 Queen's, before transferring to 631 Sqn RAOC (EOD). He later served as OC 531 Ammunition Support Sqn RLC.
After a brief retirement, he rejoined the Technical Intelligence Staff in the rank of Major.
He held both the Territorial Efficiency Medal and the Territorial Decoration. When he retired for the second time, he was one of the oldest serving officers in the army. 
In his full-time career with the MoD, he worked to develop methods of bomb disposal, and went on to become one of the country's foremost experts in foreign ammunition. Wearing either his MoD or army hat, he worked in the field in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, and visited numerous other countries across the globe to gather or share technical expertise.
 
CSgt Alfie Burford  
The sad death this morning , 1 November, of CSgt Alfie Burford is announced.  Alfie enlisted into the Middlesex Regimwnt and moved to the 1st Battalion on the amalgamation.  Alfie was a much respected member of the Regiment and a stalwart in the Association running the Enfied Branch before it closed when he finally had to give it up.  Details of his funeral which will likely take place in Eastbourne will be published in due course.  May he rest in peace.  
CSgt Bob Gawler  
The sad death on 30 October is announced of C/Sgt Bob Gawler, ex 5th Battalion and 4 BUFFS.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.  
Lt Col Michael Francis Deakin  

The sad death on 28 October is announced of Lt Col Michael Francis Deakin, ex 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment and Army Air Corps.    He joined 1st Battalion The Middlesex Regiment in 1957 in Cyprus moving with them to Hameln, and served subsequently at the Middlesex Depot Mill Hill, the Home Counties Brigade Depot Canterbury and rejoining 1 Mx in Palace Barracks Northern Ireland  (after flying training and 2.5 years in Malaya and Borneo with the Royal Malaysian Air Force). 

 

He was with 1 Mx on amalgamation in 1966 when it became 4th Battalion The Queen’s Regiment. He transferred to the Army Air Corps shortly afterwards.  

 

Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.

 
Cpl Bill Soffe  
The sad death on 24 October is announced of Cpl Bill Soffe, ex 1st  Battalion and Queen's Royal Surreys.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course. May he rest in peace.  
Cpl Michael Pritchard  
The sad death on 26 October is announced of Cpl Michael Pritchard, ex 1st and 3rd Battalions.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course. May he rest in peace.  
WO2 Eric Brown  
The sad death on 13 October of WO2 Eric Brown, ex-1st Battalion, is announced.  Eric had been suffering from liver cancer for some time.  Following his instructions there will be no funeral.  May he rest in peace.  
Maj Graham Turner TD  
The sad death on 1 October of Major Graham Turner TD, aged 89 and ex 7th Battalion and QOB is announced.  His funeral  will take place at 11.20am on 25 October at Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road (A260), Barham, Nr Canterbury, Kent CT4 6QU.  After the service, drinks and food will be served at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club for a bit of fun and a celebration of Graham's life and the family have said that all those who knew him will be made very welcome.  May he rest in peace.  
Pte Paul White  
The sad death from Leukemiar on 3 September of Pte Paul White, ex 3rd and 6/7th Battalions, is announced.  No furter details are known at the moment.  May he rest in peace.  
Cpl Gary Easton  
The sad death of Cpl Gary Easton, ex 5th Battalion, is announced.  He was REME Armourer attached.  No furter details are known at the moment.  May he rest in peace.  
Cpl Stewart James Upton  
The sad death on 4 September of Cpl Stewart James Upton, ex 2nd Battalion is announced. He worked mostly in the Orderly Room in Albuhera Barracks, Werl.  He was diagnosed with a grade 4 aggressive brain tumour the end of April and after a very brave fight passed away on the 4th September in the Weldmar Hospice.    Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.  
CaptainMicky Gwilliam  
The sad death on 17 September of Captain Micky Gwilliam, ex 2nd Battalion and Queens Own Buffs is announced.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.  
Major Alan Gregory  
The sad death of Major Alan Gregory who passed away on  the 12th September is announced. Alan worked for the MOD when he joined  5 Queen's at Hornsey in the late  1970s. He achieved the rank of Cpl before being commissioned  in 1977 into 6/7 Queen's. He later transferred to 5 Royal Anglians where he eventually commanded  a Rifle Company in Hertford.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  May he rest in peace.  
WO2 Noel Stevenson  
The sad death on 5 September of WO2 Noel Stevenson, ex 6/7th Battalion is announced.  His funeral will take place at Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Rd, Findon, Worthing BN14 0RG on 22 September at 15.00 hrs.  May he rest in peace.  
Lt Col Desmond Wilson TD  
The sad death of Lt Col Desmond Wilson TD on 31 August is announced.  He commanded the 6th (Volunteer) Battalion bewtween 1 Apr 1971 - 31 Aug 1074.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.  
CSgt Geoff Tyderman  

 The sad death on 29 August is announced of CSgt Geoff Tyderman, ex 4th and 3rd Battalions and 1 MX.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.

 
Sgt Terry Fry  
 Sgt Terry Fry passed away on Wednesday 17th August surrounded by his family, following a long illness.

 

Sgt Terry Fry joined 4 BUFFS TA in early 60s and was posted to the Assault Pioneer platoon in Herne Bay, following his basic training at the depot in Canterbury. The old drill hall in Herne Bay is still there as an Army Cadet force building.  After April 1966 the old forebear TA units were finally absorbed into The Queens Regiment, displacing the old Home Counties cap badge to proudly wear the same cap badge as the regular battalions. 5 QUEENS was born. Terry transferred to HQ Company in Canterbury and joined the MT platoon, gaining his HGV licence shortly afterwards. Terry became the MT sergeant and trained many young drivers during his tenure in Leros TAC. In about 1983, Terry was transferred to the medical centre as the admin NCO, controlling the battalion medical documents to a high standard. Terry was meticulous in his work and brought all the documentation up to a very high administrative standard. Terry also drove the ambulance providing  MT field skills in setting up the med centre in the field, supporting various medical officers and their staff in the field.  After a full career in the TA from the age of 18, Terry finally retired when he reached the extended age limit of 50. As they say a good innings!

 

Terry served and wore three different cap badges during his service, the home counties cap badge during his BUFFS service, The Queen’s cap badge in 5 Queen’s (V) for the whole of the regiment’s existence and finally the PWRR cap badge in 5 PWRR.  A ‘True Territorial’!  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course.

 
Pte Joe Carroll  

The sad death on 13 August of Pte Joe Carroll, ex 1st Battalion is announced.  Joe was on holiday from New Zealand visiting  family when he was tragically involved in a road accident.  His immediate family in New Zealand have been informed.  Details of his funeral will be posted in due course. Joe was renowned in the battalion for on one occassion climbing the radio tower in the RMP Camp next door to the barracks in Werl and tying a bed counterpane to the top of it.  The BOS, Den Gallacher, admits bubbling him to the RSM when threatened with 28 extras!  What happened to Joe is not recorded.  May he rest in peace.

 
Pte Peter Hubbucks  
The sad death of Pte Peter Hubbucks on 16 August is announced.  Peter Pte served with the 2nd Battalion  from 1972-81 in th Mortar Platoon.  Peter's funeral will take place on Tuesday 20 September at 12.00 at St Mary's Church, Church Road, Willsborough, Ashford, TN24 0YR followed by a burial at Willsborough Cemetary, Church Road, Willesborough, TN24 0JG.  All those wishing to pay their respects will be very welcome.