CLCGB Calendar

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Tom West RIP Obituary

It is with deepest sympathy to announce the passing of Tom West, who passed away on 12th July after a long struggle with cancer.

Tom's son Andy emailed to advise of the sad news.

"He initially joined what was then The Church Lads’ Brigade in Sheffield in the 1950’s.

Following 22 years serving in the army, and as an active member of the congregation at St Mary’s Parish Church in Chepstow, he went on to assist Elaine Huson, Kevin & Trudie Higgs and Chris Wheeler in forming 3655 Lower Wye Valley Company in the 1980’s.

At this time there were also strong companies at Caldicot and St Hilda’s, Griffithstown.  Chepstow had a close friendship with the Harrow Company in those days too, this was through connections with the late Des & Jean Carter.  He was very involved in Brigade matters, never slow to spot the opportunity for a fundraiser, and always proud to wear Brigade uniform.

I am not sure with whom he would have dealt most recently, but he was a close friend of the late Dave Harris & Mike Syrett.

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday 8th August, 2:00pm at St Mary’s Parish Church, Chepstow prior to cremation at The Forest of Dean Crematorium, 3:30pm.  Family flowers only, donations for St. David’s Hospice Care may be sent to Philip Blatchly & Son, 5 Station Road, Chepstow, Mon. NP16 5PB."


Denham weekend away 2019

Deputy Brigade Governor Martyn Bedder is in the process of organising a weekend away in July 2019 to Denham to mark the return of veterans and KRRC in 1919, this is a chance to give tribute to those men who returned and those who were left behind.

The weekend will include a parade through Denham and Drum Head Service at the grave of Walter Mallock Gee.

A copy of Martyn’s presentation which was put forward at the recent CLCGB AGM, along with an expressions of interest form can be downloaded below:

  pdf Denham 2019 Presentation (1.14 MB)

  document Denham 2019 Expressions of interest form (50 KB)

This event will be open to all Brigade Companies and Formations.

Please note that camping costs are estimated and travel costs would be down to the Company/Formation.

If you have any queries/comments please contact Martyn direct


CLCGB Music and Drill Competition 2018

The CLCGB Music and Drill Competition will be taking part this year at the Hermitage Centre Whitwick, Saturday 29th September 2018 (10am-5pm approx).

We currently have a core of companies who attend yearly and it would be great to see some new faces.

To see how great this day can be watch the short video below.

Please see The Rules of the competition by pdf clicking here (658 KB) and the intent form by pdf clicking here (131 KB) . All questions can be directed to either Martyn Bedder ( or Robbie O'Brien (

Even if you do not decide to enter it would be really good to see some new faces in the audience (perhaps you could talk to one of us at the event about entering some members in 2019).

Martyn and Robbie