“THE BLACK HACKLE” NEWSLETTER OF THE
WITWATERSRAND RIFLES REGIMENTAL AND FAMILY ASSOCIATION
First Quarter 2016
Greetings to our members, their families and the friends of the Association. We trust that all had an enjoyable festive season and we wish everyone a prosperous, happy and healthy 2016.
The peacekeeping force in Sudan is due to return during early April and will be welcomed back at the Medal Parade to be held on 15th April.
Recently a WR patrol was ambushed and one of our members was wounded in the attack. Fortunately the patrol followed their drills and no further casualties were experienced. The member concerned was wearing a bullet proof vest which provided sufficient protection for the injury not to be too serious and he was transported back to SA for further treatment.
The Regiment participated in a number of high profile parades, in particular the Infantry Parade at the Infantry School in Oudtshoorn and the Johannesburg Freedom Regiments parade.
Membership continues to grow and family members are welcome to join.
Membership is not restricted to WR types but is open to anyone who has the interest of the Regiment and the Association at heart.
Annual subs are R50-00 per annum. Please make your cheques payable to Witwatersrand Rifles Regimental Association and forward them to Roy Brown at our postal address which is reflected above or EFT into the Association Account, details which are reflected under “Fund Raising”.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
March 7th - Combined Regimental Birthday (112th) and Cameronian Day Function - 19h00
March 14th - Cameronian Day
Best wishes to all,
Kevin Townsend (Lt Col ret), Editor