Archive for June, 2012


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The 2012 Minden Day Reunion will take place on Saturday, 04 Aug 12 at East Dene WMC, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 1UD. A map is attached showing location.

The outline programme which is similar to last year is as follows:

            1830 Doors open

            1900 Bar open

            1915 Mayor of Barnsley arrives

            1930 Parade and Toast

            2000 Entertainment

2100 Buffet

            2230 Raffle

            2400 Bar closes

Entry fee is £7.00 at the door this is to cover the cost of the Buffet.

There will be a short parade of Branch Standards. Standard Bearers will be briefed before the Parade.

Entertainment will be provided. A buffet will be provided and there will be a raffle. All Branches are asked to donate Raffle prizes. All should bring their own White Roses.

Branches are to let this Office know estimated numbers by Friday 12 Jul 12.

All are encouraged to come. Beer will be at Club prices.


Major (Retd)

Rifles Secretary Yorkshire


Tara is a great tennis player, her grandparents are so proud of her as we are in the regiment


Birth Date: 06/08/1992
Birth Place: Hong Kong
Resides: Florida/Welwyn Garden City/Doncaster
Nationality: British
Plays: Right Handed – 2 Handed Backhand
Game-Style: Attacking All-rounder
Favourite Surface: Grass
Age Started Tennis: 7
Turned Pro: 2010

Career Highlights

Tara has had a very successful junior career winning two ITF junior titles in Canada and St Maarten as a 13 year old and achieving a top 100 ITF junior ranking little over a year later as a 14 year old. Tara left the junior game behind relatively early and since playing on the women’s tour Tara has had some very exciting wins over several top 100 WTA players.
To date Tara has won two ITF women’s titles, her second coming this year at the $10,000 event in Chiswick, a win that propelled Tara back in to the worlds top 500 following injury and illness. Now fully fit do not be surprised to see Tara dominating the very best players in the world with her exciting, attack from the get-go style of play.

2010 Highlights

Tara has had a solid 2010 by most players standards but for someone like Tara who has her eyes firmly on the top of the game, the success she has enjoyed in 2010 is not enough. Having returned from injury Tara reached the final of the $10,000 event in Edinburgh losing to training and some times doubles partner Timea Babos, from there Tara hit the grass where she represented Great Britain in the prestigious Maureen Connolly trophy going undefeated in the process beating the very best America had to offer. Tara’s winning streak continued on the grass as she beat WTA world number 89 Kai Chen Chang at the women’s event in Nottingham. Following on from there Tara played the junior events at Roehampton and Wimbledon and enjoyed wins against the reigning junior Australian Open champion and current junior Olympic champion and world number 1, winning 6-3 6-1 and 6-1 6-0 respectively on her way to the final of the Roehampton event, on to Wimbledon and Tara blasted her way to the quarter finals before losing to Laura Robson having been in charge for much of the match. Tara then won her first $25,000 title in the doubles at Wrexham beating the likes of Sania Mirza en route. Tara finished the summer by winning her second singles title of her professional career at the $10,000 event in Chiswick dropping one set along the way. By year end Tara had improved her WTA ranking from 790 to 335 making her one of the highest climbers in 2010 whilst giving the world a glimpse of what is to come.


Tara is a sociable and likeable character that is known and well liked by many players, coaches and fans all over the world. Her Chinese mother and English father live in Hong Kong whilst her grandparents live in South Yorkshire in the UK where she resides most of the time. She trains at GTC Academy in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Tara is a supporter of Manchester United and enjoys watching them whenever the opportunity arises. Her favourite food is Japanese and she enjoys all types of music, Tara’s hobbies outside of tennis include listening to music and attending festivals, shopping and meeting up with friends.


Please watch the video of Tara’s interview

She was playing at Wimbledon this week

God Bless Tara



For all attending the Reunion this weekend.

 Please note that we will be showing the England v Sweden game on Friday 15 June ko 7.45pm in the bar area.  It will be shown on a 42” or 50” screen.  The bar on Fri 15 Jun will now open from 1800 hrs, with a limited service from 1630 hrs.

 Could we please also remind everyone NOT to bring your own drink into the Reunion.  The Reunion get a donation from Casey’s Bar profits to the Reunion funds and it is in our own interests that the bar is fully used.  Many thanks for your cooperation.

 Please pass this on to as many people as possible.

 Many thanks.


Rifles Office (Shrewsbury)

01743 262430

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1.General.  The LI and Rifles Reunion will be held in Shrewsbury on 15-16 Jun 12. It will follow the same format as 2011. There will not be a Sounding of Retreat on Fri evening, due to the Rifles Band and Bugles not being available. There will be the normal gathering in the beer tent commencing at 1900 hrs. The Bligny Day service will be held on Saturday and not on the usual Sunday. Again, this year accommodation will be available in Nesscliff. The Waterloo (TA) Band and Bugles will perform on Saturday. Other details are below.


Minden Day do is at Barnsley this year and the address is :-
East Dene Working Mens Club,             
111, Doncaster Road,
South Yorkshire.
S70 1UD
The Date is 4th August 2012, Starting at 1900 Hours until Midnight