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Death of Walter Taylor Ex LF & RAC
IP: 159.242.227.67


Tuesday 9th March 2021 13 :31hrs
It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of 14307519 Walter Taylor Ex Lancashire Fusiliers & The Royal Armoured Corps.
Sadly Walter passed away on the 26th February 2021.
Funeral Details are,
Monday 29th March 2021 at 10 :00hrs in
The Oaks Havant Crematorium,
Bartons Road,
Havant,
Hants
PO9 5NA
Our deepest sympathy's & sincere condolences to out to Gary, Paul & Family,
David Platt
Welfare & Liaison
XX Lancashire Fusiliers.
Fusiliers Association HQ North Lancashire
07989730841
Out of Interest
Origin and traditions
108th Regiment RAC was formed at Barnard Castle on 1 November 1941 by the conversion to the armoured role of 1/5th (Bury) Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, a 1st Line Territorial Army infantry battalion.[1][2] 1/5th Battalion had been serving in 125th Infantry Brigade of 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division, which were redesignated 10th Armoured Brigade and 42nd Armoured Division respectively. All three regiments in the brigade were drawn from the Lancashire Fusiliers and underwent simultaneous conversion (the other two became 109 RAC and 143 RAC).[3]

The regiment was intensely proud of its Lancashire Fusiliers heritage, and always included the name in its RAC designation.[4] Soon after its conversion, the 108th's officers were ordered to wear the black beret of the RAC with their battledress uniform;[5] but in common with other infantry units transferred to the Royal Armoured Corps, personnel would have continued to wear their Lancashire Fusiliers cap badge on the beret.[1] 108 RAC also continued the Lancashire Fusiliers' commemoration of Gallipoli Day (25 April) and Minden Day (1 August). Minden Day was celebrated by Trooping the Colour, a drum-head service, and regimental sports, followed by the officers visiting the men at

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