Elizabeth Cross – Died On Operations Recognition Award

Posted by webmaster | General | Tuesday 23 February 2010 6:49 pm

This new award has been created to provide national recognition for the families of Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism.

The Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll are granted to the Next of Kin of UK Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism in national recognition of their loss and sacrifice. The Elizabeth Cross is not a posthumous medal for the fallen but an emblem demonstrating tangible national recognition for Service families for their loss. Not all deaths of Service personnel are included in this scheme.

Full details at www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/Veterans/Medals/TheElizabethCross

See also our Regimental website LINKS PAGE

The ‘Black Hackle’ - Extracted from the First Quarter Report

Posted by webmaster | Archived Posts, Events | Monday 22 February 2010 11:56 am

Extracted from the First Quarter Report


Greetings to all our members, friends and their respective families and a happy and prosperous 2010 to all.

We trust you all enjoyed the festive season. Amazing how we are well into the first quarter of the year and time is flying by as usual.

REGIMENTAL NEWS – From the Officer Commanding, Lt Col Cobus Valentine

It is the year that all of South Africa has been waiting for with the advent of the Soccer World cup. Witwatersrand Rifles will once again play an important role in the SA National Defence Force and the year 2010 will hold many challenges for all of us. The Regiment will again be leading the way during any task that it receives or during any operation that it supports


The Armed Forces Memorial

Posted by webmaster | General | Thursday 11 February 2010 9:23 am

A new link has been added on our Cameronians links page:


This refers to the Armed Forces Memorial. Dedicated on Friday 12th October 2007. The dedication ceremony was led by HG The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

This is the first national memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War. The Memorial is located at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire.

The Memorial start date is 1 January 1948, which follows on directly from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission which commemorates those who died up to 31 December 1947. The one exception is for those killed in Palestine who are included on the Memorial.