Monthly Feature

Monthly Feature

December 2022

The Cyclist Company

The Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers were amongst the first units to form a Cyclist Company which took part in the first War Department Cyclist Camp held at Tintern in the Wye Valley.

The Company was used as 'Despatch Riders' and a mobile force. There is a story of a competition between cyclists and horses delivering a message from Ross On Wye (?) to Shrewsbury (?) and the story says the cyclists won!

October 2022

Exercising in Gibraltar

This month's feature includes 2 press reports of when soldiers from Hereford's C Coy 5 LI deployed to Gibraltar for their annual camp - probably in 1964 or 65.

The Hereford soldiers who deployed to Gibraltar.
The Hereford soldiers who deployed to Gibraltar.
The Hereford Times report on the Gibraltar deployment.
The Hereford Times report on the Gibraltar deployment.

September 2022

Reunion Dinner

This months feature is a photograph of a Reunion Dinner - the exact date is not known but in the 1950s or early 1960s.

Some of those that served in the Regiment in the Second World War have been identified and it looks as thought the table 'legs' are arranged by companies - the 'near' table being D (Leominster) Company with Jack Greenhouse (company sergeant major) and Bill Rollings (officer commanding) and Gerry Feltham.

A challenge - Can you identify any of the others?

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