1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment - N. W. Europe 1944-45 reunion of 2006
Some 26 old veterans and friends of the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment met for their reunion dinner on Saturday 6th May 2006 at the Gainsborough House Hotel, Kidderminster.
Colonel Jock Bannister (standing) welcomes the veterans to the reunion and recalls thoughts who were no longer with them.
Background left to right: Major John Bailey, Rev. Bill Speirs, Captain Ted Tinkler, Colonel Jock Bannister, Captain Benny Goodman, Colonel John Lowles.
Foreground: Jim Wheeler and Alan Hitchcock (who was wounded at Mount Pinçon in August 1944)
Background Left to right: Clive Dupree (brother of Geoffrey Dupree killed at Cheux 27/6/1944), Fred Robinson, Tom Dutton, Jim Carter, Major Johnnie Davies (Can Loan Officer), Charles Wakeley.
Fred Robinson and Jim Carter
Bill Palmer and Captain Rex Fellows ('B' Company)
Colonel John Lowles (standing) gives an update on the Regiment today.
Left to right facing: Captain Benny Goodman, Colonel Jock Bannister, Colonel John Lowles, Geoffery Procter (Stan Procter's son)
Left to right: Colonel Jock Bannister, Tom Dutton, Charles Wakeley, Jim Wheeler, Alan Hitchcock, Barry Freeman, Alan George and Mick Smith (son of Alfred Smith who was killed in action in March 1945)
Alan George, Mick Smith (son of Alfred Smith) and Eric Tipping ('D' Company)
Left to right: Captain Rex Fellows, Major John Bailey, Arthur Line, Captain Ted Tinkler and Rev. Bill Speirs.
Stan Procter joking with Jock Bannister
Barry Freeman, Tom Watts and Major Jim Bates