Suffolk Regiment – Cyprus veterans
Reunion – 17th April 2016
By Margaret Sheard…..
I am always pleased to publish news of the Suffolk Regiment Cyprus “old boys” but this year the reunion has a lot of sadness surrounding it with the sudden death of Chris Veness Black in January. Chris and Derek Chilvers worked together to set up their reunions and Derek has had a hard time coming to terms with the loss of his pal and now organising the first reunion of the year without the help of Chris has been a bit traumatic.
However, life has to go on and the reunions are so important to the Suffolk Regiment Cyprus veterans so Derek is making arrangements at the usual venue of The Rushbrooke Arms in Sicklesmere, Bury St Edmunds for a get-together on 17th April at 12noon and it is hoped that as many of the “old boys” as possible will be able to attend.
One of the “lads” from the Cyprus days – Pat Arbon – is currently in hospital after suffering a stroke and his wife, Pam, has said there has been a little improvement in his condition and she will keep Derek informed. Derek would like, on behalf of all the lads, to wish Pat a speedy recovery. He said the reunions and Minden Day wouldn’t be the same without his happy smiles and banter.
We hope there will be a good turnout for the reunion in April. It is so important to keep the memories alive of those long gone days in Cyprus.