The Royal Anglian Regiment big breakfast event returns on 25th February at locations across the UK.
We offer you the opportunity to attend where 30+ simultaneous breakfasts will be held. This is a Regimentally funded initiative (c.£7.50 p.p. for all attending).
The hope is to reach out to concentrations of Royal Anglians and bring them together in a low-key, low-impact and dispersed event and that the event complements the concentration we achieve at the Regimental Day at IWM Duxford but connects our Regiment with more local initiatives.
The first Big Breakfast event in 2022 was a great success and the feedback we received showed the importance of events like this and the desire to get together with friends and acquaintances from the past.
The area events are open to both serving personnel and veterans.
This page will be updated with venues shortly.
The Regimental Battlefield Study will concentrate on the Allied advance through Holland and into Germany during the winter of 1944 and spring of 1945 with particular focus on battles fought by our antecedent regiments involving 1 Suffolk, 2 Lincolns, and 1 R Norfolk.
The cost of the trip to include return travel by coach with various pick-up points, all accommodation with breakfast, dinner and packed lunches will be £500pp for a single occupancy room, or £400pp sharing a twin room/double. Please inform Major Tim Brown at RHQ if you wish to join the tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Joining instructions, including details of pick-up points, will be sent out in the early spring.
|Monday May 15th|
|Travel to Holland via Harwich – Hook of Holland daytime Ferry.
Departure from Kendrew Barracks.
Pick Up at Bury St Edmunds
Arr Harwich Parkeston Quay
Arr Hook of Holland
Arrive at Hotel Asteria (Venray)
Film “A Bridge too far”.
|3||Introduction to Battlefield Tour||TB & MP|
|4||Settle into rooms||Hotel Asteria|
|Tuesday May 16th|
|5||0830||Depart Hotel for Grave||Introduction to Op Market Garden MP|
|6||0900 – 1000||Stand 1 Bridge over River Maas at Grave||US 82nd Airborne Division landings
|7||1000 – 1100||Drive to Ginkelse Heide near Ede||Via Arnhem Bridge|
|8||1100 – 1200||Stand 2 – Ginkelse Heide||4th Para Brigade Landings Y DZ – MP|
|9||1200 – 1230||Drive to Hartenstein|
|10||1230 – 1430||Stand 3 – the battle for Arnhem
Visit Hartenstein Airborne Museum
Euro 7.50 per head tbc. Time of arrival needs to be booked with Museum by email
Packed lunch in grounds after Museum
|11||1430||Stand 4 – drive to visit Oosterbeek Church, The withdrawal
|Contact before to open church.
Site of Maj Lonsdale action (ex Leicester) – PJWB
|12||1600- 1700||Drive to Hotel|
|Wednesday May 17th|
|14||0830||Depart Hotel for location just outside Venray||Introduction to former Regiment battles Sep 44 – Mar 45 TS|
|15||0900- 1000||Stand 5 – 3 Div battle for Venray||1 Suffolk and 2 Lincolns – TS|
|16||1000||Drive to 1 R Norfolk Memorial Venray by Molen Beek|
|17||1030 – 1130||Stand 6 – 1 R Norfolk battle for Venray||(Captain John Lincoln MC) – PJWB|
|18||1130||Drive to Overloon|
|19||1200 – 1400||Visit Oorlogs Museum Overloon||Including lunch break . Entrance to Museum Price per head tbc( approx. 15 Euro). Arrival time needs to be booked with Museum by email.|
|20||1400||Drive to Guysteren|
|21||1430||Stand 7 – battle for Guysteren Castle. Winter on the river Maas||1 Suffolk. Entry to Gusteren Castle may cost 2 Euro per person – TS|
|22||1600||Drive to Hotel|
|23||Evening free||Eat out|
|Thursday May 18th|
|24||0830||Depart Hotel for Reichswald|
|25||0930||Reichswald CWGC – the air battle||MP|
|26||1030||Drive to clearing in wood near Kervenheim|
|27||1115||Stand 8 – 1 R Norfolk Battle for Kervenheim||TS. Followed by packed lunch.|
|28||1230||Short visit to 1 R Norfolk memorial in civilian cemetery.||TS|
|29||1315||Drive to Winnekendonk|
|30||1345||Stand 9 – outside Winnekendonk – 2 Lincolns battle for Winnekendonk
Stand 10 – centre of Winnekendonk, fighting through the town.
|2 Lincolns – PJWB & TS|
|31||1530||Drive to Overloon CWGC|
|32||1615||Concluding discussion and visit Overloon CWG Cemetery||MP|
|33||1700||Drive to Hotel|
|34||1930||Final Group Evening meal||Asteria Hotel|
|Friday May 19th|
|Return Travel to UK|
The Royal Anglian Association (Vikings) past and present will be holding a summer ball on the 10 June 2023 at Ashlar House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It is open to all veterans and serving Officers’ and other ranks from Aden to present.
The aim of this enduring event is to bring us all together annually and have good time with our fellow comrades of whom you have served with, over the past 58 years.
The ball is open to all; wives and partners are encouraged to attend the function. Those who wish to attend are to complete the attendance return form. The tables will be in groups of 10, if you have a preference of whom you would like to sit with, please annotate your return.
Returns must be completed and email to email@example.com by 20 February 2023.