The Regimental Association of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

Our Events

Our Events

Activities

Each Association Branch and Focal Point conducts meetings and a number of social events annually. The Association is also involved in a number of other activities during the year including battlefield tours, Remembrance Day parades, anniversary commemorations at home and abroad, civic events and activities in support of The Rifles, not least parading with the new Regiment as it exercises its freedom of cities and towns in Devon and Dorset.

Main Events

2017

27 May           Regimental Reunion

27 May           Regimental Reunion after party (Exeter White Ensign Club)

24 Jun             Armed Forces Day

17 Sep            Dedication of the memorial to the county regiments of Devon and Dorset at the NMA 

22-23 Sep      Jolly Boy’s Outing – The Gypsy Hill Hotel Exeter - For full details click here.

07 Oct            Exeter Sandwich Lunch (Officers)

13 Oct            Kenya Vets / 4th Devons / 1st RV / D and D’s ​annual lunch

11 Nov           Armistice Day

12 Nov           Remembrance Sunday

2018

30 Jun             Armed Forces Day

19 May           Regimental Reunion

19 May           Regimental Reunion after party (Exeter White Ensign Club)

21-22 Sep      Jolly Boy’s Outing – The Gypsy Hill Hotel Exeter 

11 Nov           Armistice Day

11 Nov           Remembrance Sunday

Full Calendar

Our members can access the 2017 calendar via our Members Area page.  It contains details of all Branch and Focal Point activity, and further information about centrally planned events.

The Regimental Reunion

Every year, in May, the Association comes together for its annual Regimental Reunion, in order to:

  • Allow participation by the maximum number of those who served in our Regiments.
  • Demonstrate in public the continued existence of our Regimental Association.
  • Remember our Regiments and those who went before.
  • Provide an excellent opportunity for meeting old acquaintances and for rekindling friendships.

This prestigious event includes our Annual General Meeting, a parade and march to demonstrate to our two counties our continued existence and support, a Service of Remembrance, an awards ceremony and a buffet lunch.  There are usually a number of Branch events on the Friday and Saturday evenings which are open to all members, making it a full weekend of activity.

Our reunions have become well-attended, very special occasions, and preserve the close comradeship developed and enjoyed by those who served in The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment and its forbears.

A review of our 2016 Reunion can be found on our News pages once available.  Reports and photos of previous reunions are at:

2016 Reunion

2015 Reunion

2014 Reunion

2013 Reunion

2012 Reunion

2011 Reunion

2010 Reunion

2009 Reunion

 

Other pages in this section:

2016 Reunion

2015 Reunion

2014 Reunion

2013 Reunion

2012 Reunion

2011 Reunion

2010 Reunion

2009 Reunion

 

OUR DEDICATION CEREMONY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

After years of painstaking preparation, pivotal decisions, detailed staff work, artistic endeavour and comprehensive fundraising, we finally and formally launched our National Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 17 September. Through this website, we have all become familiar with the three harmonised figures of West Country infantrymen, designed and fashioned by our sculptor, Vivien Mallock, from their origin as scale models, through the design, production and casting stages, from miniature to life-sized and from clay to bronze.

Mike Richardson: 17th Oct 2017 21:11:00

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Key Links

Donate By Text

You can now text donations to The Devon and Dorset Regimental Association Charity

Text DDRA11 £? to 70070
Where ? can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10

For more information on how to donate to the Association charity click here

They couldn’t have done better by Christopher Jary

The Story of the Dorset Regiment in War and Peace 1939-67 - compiled by Christopher Jary.

Click the picture to read more detail and order the book.

For a review of this book by John Gaye click here

The Royal British Legion ... and one small branch in Devon

Stories of service by Devon legionnaires - compiled by Paddy King-Fretts. Profits go to the RBL.

Click the picture to read more detail and order the book.

For a review of this book by Colin Pape click here

A Royal Christmas by Jeremy Archer

Profits go to ABF - The Soldiers Charity.

Click the picture for a link to the ABF shop page where you can order a copy.

A celebration of the Royal Family at Christmas

The Ulster Tales by General Sir John Wilsey

Profits go to The Rifles Care For Casualties (C4C) appeal.

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For a review of this book by John Gaye click here

The Old West Country Regiments by Jeremy Archer

Profits go to The Keep Museum.

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Get In Touch

The Regimental Association of The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
The Rifle's Exeter Office,
Block 11,
Wyvern Barracks,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX2 6AR

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