Gibraltar veterans pay respects

By Tim Clarke 10/05 Updated: 11/05 12:27

Buy photos » The Mayor of Gibraltar Julio Alcantra meets members of The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association (WFRA). Picture by Nigel Fish.

VETERANS took a trip down memory lane when they visited a British territory where they served with the Worcestershire Regiment during the 1960s.

A group from The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association (WFRA) flew out to Gibraltar at the end of last month, where the regiment was stationed from 1965 to 1967.

The former servicemen organised a tapas night, attended by a former Miss Gibraltar, and there was also a reunion dinner where respects were paid to the two soldiers who died during their service there.

Poppy crosses were placed at the graves of the two servicemen.

A civic reception was also held at the town hall by the Lord Mayor Julio Alcantra who spoke warmly about Gibraltar’s ties with the Worcestershire Regiment and the city of Worcester.

He was also presented with a framed painting and a letter of friendship from Worcester Mayor Dr David Tibbutt.

Mayor Alcantra returned the compliment by presenting the veterans with a die-cast mould of the Rock of Gibraltar mounted on an engraved plaque.

The Worcester branch of the association are currently organising a regimental reunion at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium on Saturday, June 2.

It will be a chance for all ex Woofers to learn about the association’s work and meet old friends.

For more information visit www.wfraworcester.com or call 01905 356537.

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