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  • Captain Sir Thomas Moore It has been announced that Captain Tom is to be knighted and his official Title will be:- Captain Sir Thomas Moore The Knighthood was nominated by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and confirmed by the Queen     Read more...
  • Captain Tom Moores Pre-Birthday Celebration Gentlemen & Ladies of the Regiment   As you can imagine there is huge media interest in Capt Tom Moore’s 100th birthday tomorrow (Thursday). So much so, that if we were to attend in any form, we would simply be part of the backdrop and unlikely to get any air time whatsoever. Thus with the agreement of the family ... Read more...
  • Jack Scroby – Death Notification The Association has been advised that Jack Scroby has sadly passed away, aged 83, in hospital, on 25 April, 2020, from the Covid-19 virus, following a hip operation, whilst waiting for discharge to a care home. The Association extends its condolences to his wife Beryl. Jacks Funeral was held on 13 May 2020. The Cortege passed ... Read more...
  • Dukes Veterans helping during Covid-19 It seems that some of our veterans are back in business, though this time it’s in a secondary role, not on the front line. Providing security at the Doncaster Virus testing station.     Read more...
  • Captain Tom Moore (Ret’d) The whole nation has been inspired by the fundraising walk undertaken by Captain Tom Moore; who served in The ‘Dukes’ during WWII. Tom continues to proudly wear the Regimental tie and sport the Regimental Cap Badge on his blazer. Tom was born in April 1920 and raised in Keighley, Yorkshire. He now lives in Marston Moretaine, ... Read more...
  • Jim Briston – Death Notification Michelle Summers, daughter of Jim and Betty Briston, has advised that Jim passed away, on the 30th of March, 2020, due to a heart attack at home. despite Michell and her husband Paul doing CPR they were unable to save him. Both Jim and Betty were stalwarts of the Regiment and well liked by all who met ... Read more...
  • Adam Kelley – Death Notification Shaaron Kelly has advised that her son Adam Shaun Anthony Kelly, passed away on Friday 20th march aged 34yrs, due to a massive heart attack. Adam was and was medivaced back to the UK, from Iraq, in 2005, with Cancer. Adams brother Neil also served in the Dukes and like Adam served in Osnabruck and Iraq. Following a ... Read more...
  • Museum Closure – Covid-19 restrictions Due to the Covid-19 restrictionsCalderdale will be closing their Museums, from Friday 20th March until further notice. As our museum and association office are inside Bankfield Museum, that means we too will have to close, especially as most of the volunteers are over 70. As we don’t staff the office on Friday’s, it means we ... Read more...
  • Major John B Heppenstall – Funeral Notification The Association has been advised that TA officer Major John B Heppenstall, former paymaster of 3rd Bn Yorkshire Volunteers and a retired Trustee of the Huddersfield Drill Hall, passed away last week. John was a very well known and respected officer in the TA, in which he served for many years. John’s funeral will be at 10:30 ... Read more...
  • Patrick ‘Paddy’ Orr – Funeral notification The Association has been advised of the Funeral of Patrick ‘Paddy’ Orr Who Passed away on February 14th. Paddy was a Korean Veteran, who was awarded a Military Cross, in the field, in February 1953, for bravery, at the age of 19, when serving as a 2nd Lieutenant. Paddy also carried one of the Regimental Colours ... Read more...

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