Upcoming Events

Dec
10
Sat
Regimental Carol Service – St Mary’s, Bury St Edmunds @ St Mary’s,
Dec 10 all-day
Dec
20
Tue
British Battalion Day
Dec 20 all-day
Feb
25
Sat
The Royal Anglian Regiment big breakfast 25 Feb @ Across the UK
Feb 25 all-day

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.

May
15
Mon
Regimental Battlefield Study, Holland and Germany 15 – 19 May 2023 @ Holland and Germany
May 15 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 11:45 pm

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 timothy.brown133@mod.gov.uk. Joining instructions, including details of pick-up points, will be sent out in the early spring.

Serial Date/Time Event Remarks
  Monday May 15th    
1  

 

0500

0630

0800

0900

1715

1930

Travel to Holland via Harwich – Hook of Holland daytime Ferry.

Departure from Kendrew Barracks.

Pick Up at Bury St Edmunds

Arr Harwich Parkeston Quay

Sail

Arr Hook of Holland

Arrive at Hotel Asteria (Venray)

TB

 

 

Film “A Bridge too far”.

 

(GMT +1)

2 2000 Dinner Hotel Asteria
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

 

MP

 

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

MP
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

Lonsdale Force

Contact before to open church.

MP

Site of Maj Lonsdale  action (ex Leicester) – PJWB

12 1600- 1700 Drive to Hotel  
13 1930 Dinner Asteria 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  
May
27
Sat
27th May Band Spring Concert – TBC @ TBC
May 27 all-day
Jun
2
Fri
2nd June – Band Spring Concert – TBC @ TBC
Jun 2 all-day
Jun
10
Sat
ROYAL ANGLIAN ASSOCATION (VIKINGS) PAST AND PRESENT ALL RANKS SUMMER BALL 10 JUNE 2023 @ Ashlar House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Jun 10 all-day

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 david.granfield666@mod.gov.uk by 20 February   2023.

See this link for all the information

 

Jun
24
Sat
Armed Forces Day, Peterborough with our Band @ Peterborough
Jun 24 @ 4:38 pm – 5:38 pm
Dec
9
Sat
Carol Service with the Regimental Band – Bury St Edmunds @ Bury St Edmunds
Dec 9 all-day

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