Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment Annual Sevice of Remembrance @ St Elphin's Parish Church, Warrington
Oct 5 all-day

The Service of Remembrance and March Past is a joint Warrington Borough Council and The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment event. It is a major date in both the North West Civic and Regimental Calendars.

The aim of the Service of Remembrance and March Past is to bring together all elements of the Regiment surrounding Warrington to remember former members of the Regiment affirm their current links to the Regiment and enjoy each other’s’ company. It also confirms the Regiment’s historic and emotional links with Warrington.




Civic parties assemble at Warrington Town Hall


Received by Councillor Ted Finnegan, Mayor of Warrington. Robing before moving to Parish Church.





Other guests assemble at St Elphin’s Parish Church, Warrington


Received by the Deputy Colonel of the Regiment





Parade of Association Standards, Branch members and cadets, Parish Church






Guests (other than civic parties) seated in Church








Civic and Regimental Processions into Church. Service commences.






March past Church Street


Salute taken by Mayor of Warrington and Deputy Colonel of the Regiment






Regimental Association Reunion and Civic Reception including:

Buffet Lunch



Town Hall Warrington


1430hrs +







NW RFCA Autumn Briefing @ Peninsula Barracks
Nov 5 all-day

With thanks to Commander 42 Infantry Brigade and the Naval Regional Commander North of England and Isle of Man, and on behalf of the Chairman, NW RFCA, Colonel Nick Williams, we would like to invite Honorary Colonels, Armed Forces Champions, Association Members and Employers to a briefing and seminar event to be held in Warrington on Wednesday 5 November.

The morning Event

The format for the morning will cover a series of briefings given by a selection of our Commanding Officers who are currently commanding reserve units from the Royal Navy (includes the Royal Marines), the Royal Air Force and the Army based within the North West of England.   The speakers will be (order to be confirmed):

  • The Commanding Officer of 75 Engineer Regiment – Lieutenant Colonel Alan Mason
  • The Commanding Officer of Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside (which includes Greater Manchester) – Lieutenant Colonel Jon Dowd
  • The Commanding Officer of 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment – Lieutenant Colonel Tony Royce
  • The Commanding Officer of 611 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force – Wing Commander Gavin Hellard
  • In addition the Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment – a regular regiment – Lieutenant Colonel Hamish Cormack will talk about the approach to twinning and partnering with a reserve unit – in this case 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment


Lunch will be provided courtesy of 75 Engineer Regiment after which, you will be free to leave less those attending the afternoon event.

The afternoon event

The format for the afternoon event is for 42 Infantry Brigade and NW RFCA staff to undertake a seminar with our Local Authority Armed Forces Champions from across the North West.  A programme will be distributed at a later date.

Timings for the event

  • Arrive between 0945-1015 hours
  • 1020 hours: Scene setter
  • 1030-1245 hours: Presentations
  • 1250-1400hours: Question and Answer Panel with all Commanding Officers followed by lunch
  • 1415-1630hours : Afternoon session (Only those listed above in “The afternoon Event” are required  


The following are invited:

  • All members of the NW RFCA Association – this includes COs/OCs of units within the North West.  If the CO is unavailable a unit representative is very welcome to attend
  • All Honorary Colonels of the reserve units based in the North West
  • All units may invite up to 3 employers of reservists – this would give a selection of our employers the opportunity to hear from a cross section of commanding officers 



Pagoda Arts: The Last Post @ Pagoda Arts
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pagoda Arts invite you to join our Last Post event on Saturday 8 November 2014, 1pm – 2pm at Pagoda Chinese Community Centre.

We will be playing The Last Post for the Chinese Labour Corps. Find out more about them and the impact the First World War had on our community, also how the western music influenced China around that period.

Free entrance and free refreshments.

MJMT Annual Winter Ball @ Netherwood Hotel
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

The Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust (MJMT) Winter Ball will take place on Saturday 8 November from 1900hrs at th Netherwood Hotel in Grange Over Sands.

MJMT was set up as a UK Charity in October 2011 with the purpose of raising funds for two separate causes:

The first is to raise funds for children living in the area of the Cartmel Peninsula situated in the South Lakes region of Cumbria in order that they can enjoy sporting and cultural activities that are not able to be met from the normal education budgets.

The second is to raise funds on behalf of UK Charities that support servicemen and women.

The funds raised, after expenses. are distributed in the ratio of two thirds to the children and one third to the service charities. The chosen service charities are responsible for the ultimate use and distribution of the funds raised whilst the local children’s funds are distributed at the discretion of the Trusts own trustees by making grants and donations, subject to a policy as shall be agreed by the trustees from time to time.

The main fundraiser for the charity is the annual ball, which is a Black Tie / Mess Dress event with a military theme. The charity is also calling for auction prizes – ideally, experiences money can’t buy! If you are able to contribute a prize for the auction, please contact MJMT.

Collective Honours @ Titanic Hotel
Nov 22 all-day

22 November sees the inaugural Collective Honours – a prestigious awards show from International arts, style and travel publication, Collective Magazine – which will showcase the very best in arts, style, business and philanthropy.

Sponsored by Gieves and Hawkes, the star-studded ceremony will take place at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel and will recognise the people and organisations that really make the North West great! Please contact Lee if you are interested in attending (

The awards show is set to be a fantastic night and promises to include some spectacular surprises.

In the meantime, you can also get involved in the awards and cast your votes at

Christmas at the Centurion Centre @ Centurion Centre
Dec 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

To all serving and ex serving Armed Forces and their families:

We would like to invite you to the Centurion Centre to join us for some Christmas fun, carols, music and a festive buffet.

Please call or text 07753 221234 to confirm your attendance and to add your name to the list (booking is essential for catering purposes).


Broughton House: Gala Dinner 2015 @ The Midland Hotel
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

Following on from the success of this year’s Inaugural Gala Dinner, Broughton House will be holding the next Gala Dinner on Saturday 28 February 2015.

The evening will be hosted by Paul Crone with live music from Dominic Halpin and the Honey B’s and the Corps of Drums of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire).

The Scottish Military Ball @ Royal Scots Club
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:00 am

Dress: Mess Kit or Black tie with miniatures

An auction will be taking place in support of this year’s charity, Families Outside.  Lots will be announced on the evening. 

Tickets: £65.00
Concession*: £55.00
*Junior Officers currently serving

Bookings can be made by contacting:

Note: An ‘early booking’ discount of £5 will be applied to each ticket, if your order is received before 28 February 2015.

Families Outside is an independent charity which has been helping prisoners’ families in Scotland for over 20 years. They offer support and information to families affected by imprisonment.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015 @ Holiday Inn Haydock
Jul 3 all-day

On behalf of the Chairman, Col Nick Williams, we would like to invite Association Members to the NW RFCA AGM which will take place on Friday 3 July 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Haydock, located near the M6 and accessible by both car and public transport.

The AGM is our opportunity to bring together our Association Membership to update you on key issues affecting the Reserve Forces and Cadet organisations both in the region and nationally. The day will include a presentation by a keynote speaker (details to be confirmed) and talks from representatives of the Reserve Forces and Cadet organisations of the three Services, who will give Association Members an insight into the experiences of Reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and cadets in the region.

Please note that the date of 3 July is a change from the traditional date of the AGM previously held at the end of March.

The outline programme for the day will remain as follows:

  • 1030 – 1100 hrs Tea/Coffee on arrival
  • 1100 -1330 hrs Annual General Meeting
  • 1330 – 1430 hrs Buffet Lunch

Please note: the NW RFCA AGM is open to Association Members and invited guests only. If you are an Association Member and you have not yet registered your intention to attend the AGM, please do so as soon as possible.

Merseyside Employment Initiative @ Everton Football Club
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

156 Regiment RLC and Liverpool City Council invite you to attend the Merseyside Employment Initiative, Monday 11 September 2017 1000 – 1700 hrs at Everton Football Club, the Peoples Club, Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL.

The event is FREE and open to the Service Leaver, Veteran, Spouse and Reserve community. The event is not open to the general public.

Many (North West) Armed Forces Covenant companies who understand the qualities the Service person brings to industry will be in attendance and are actively looking for full-time employees. There will also be the opportunity to discuss Self-employment options with X-Forces.

A CV and Interview skills workshops will be on offer.

The Local Authority Armed Forces Champions will be on hand to answer questions regarding housing, school admissions and family NHS support, and Veterans HQ will be available to discuss on-going Welfare support to Veterans.

To book a place at this event email Captain Geoff Nuzum at or go to the CTP website and search for the event in the calendar.

Event details can also be found at the Regiment’s Facebook and Twitter pages…

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