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The CO also promoted several NCOs and had the pleasure of awarding 2 Long Service and Good Conduct Medals to Cpl Martin Pike and Sgt 'Sandy' Sanderson.The CO presents Cpl Dixon his Afghanistan medal CSgt Gardner promoted to WO2 by the CO Despite an extremely wet start to the day, the gods must have been on the side of the Unit Welfare Officer Capt 'Goldie' Goldsmith as it stopped raining and the sun even came out for the 1 RRF families day on the rugby pitches.It will sit on a plinth of solid granite approx 11 ft by 5 ft engraved with a suitable inscription on the front such as; 'We Will Remember Them' (not shown in photo) and be surrounded by 4 granite benches.After considerable deliberation the design on the memorial was agreed as it is the Colours which all Fusiliers follow and are the embodiment of the Regts achievements and sacrifices.It also gave the Fusiliers an opportunity to think and act as an insurgent.

Meetings have been held with the Arboretum Authorities who have agreed the general size, shape and design of the new memorial.Everyone is looking forward to a change as the Battalion joins 1 Brigade and starts to prepare for deploying on Operations in the near future. Despite the persistently soggy weather (made all the more miserable by the swelteringly hot previous few days) Thursday 4th August was a memorable day for 38 soldiers from X Company for several reasons.Not only was it Battalion Minden Day, which is always a good day, but more importantly as part of the Minden Day celebrations, the 38 soldiers who served in Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 13 as part of the Battle Casualty Replacement Cohort were awarded their Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan.Lt Andy Wellum-Kent briefs the Bn on the Battle of Minden in a 21st Century style Change of Role.The First Battalion took over the Land Warfare Centre Battle Group role in August 2009.

Meetings have been held with the Arboretum Authorities who have agreed the general size, shape and design of the new memorial.

Everyone is looking forward to a change as the Battalion joins 1 Brigade and starts to prepare for deploying on Operations in the near future. Despite the persistently soggy weather (made all the more miserable by the swelteringly hot previous few days) Thursday 4th August was a memorable day for 38 soldiers from X Company for several reasons.

Not only was it Battalion Minden Day, which is always a good day, but more importantly as part of the Minden Day celebrations, the 38 soldiers who served in Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 13 as part of the Battle Casualty Replacement Cohort were awarded their Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan.

Lt Andy Wellum-Kent briefs the Bn on the Battle of Minden in a 21st Century style Change of Role.

The First Battalion took over the Land Warfare Centre Battle Group role in August 2009.

We are still in negotiation with them over whether it can be put into the same location as the current memorial, but early indications are that this is achievable.