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Colin Fletcher's Regimental Medal
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Congratulations to Colin Fletcher who this morning at the Association (Lancashire) AGM was given his Regimental Medal for his services the the Regiment The citation read

REGIMENTAL
MEDAL OF MERIT

Awarded to
Colin Fletcher

Secretary and Treasurer of Shiny D Branch
Colin Fletcher was conscripted into the army on the 20th January 1955 as a Lancashire Fusilier and Completed his eight weeks training at Wellington Barracks in Bury.
The whole Platoon was then rebadged into The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 47/81 of foot.
On passing out Colin was sent to the Infantry Clerks Training Centre at Chichester where he passed the course with flying colours.
Colin moved to The School of Infantry as an Orderly room Clerk before being discharged on 16th January 1957.
On discharge Colin joined the TAVR at the drill Hall in Bury as an Infantryman and after only three years had been promoted to Sgt. He attended Skill at Arms course in Warminster and a Mortar course in Netherton. He was discharged in 1981.
On Discharge he founded a club of ex Lancashire Fusiliers and became Secretary and Treasurer, an appointment he still holds to this day.
Despite being in his 83rd year Colin never fails to attend the monthly Association Meetings in Bury and countless funerals of Fusilier Fallen

His dedication and commitment has kept the Shiny D Branch alive though good and bad times, He has given so much of his time to so many for so long and his service to the Association is undeniably worthy of recognition
Signed by
Major General Nanson




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