Sobraon Lunch, 2010
Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln
The Lincoln Branch organized a celebratory lunch to mark the 164th anniversary of the Battle of Sobraon (10th February 1846). To mark the beginning, The Royal Lincolnshire Regimental flag was raised by the Chairman, Cyril Key to the regimental march played by the band of the Lincolnshire A.C.F.
One hundred and fourteen members and guests including, the Mayor and Mayoress of Lincoln, Councillors Mr & Mrs Gratrick and the City Sheriff and His Lady Mr & Mrs Pennell sat down to enjoy a three course lunch. After the loyal toast, the chairman recounted the events at the battle with special reference to the personal view of Hookum Singh, an enemy gunner who referred to the 10th foot as they advanced in complete silence, "As demons, evil spirits bent on our destruction". The regimental toast "The 10th Foot" was drunk after which, the Mayor presented certificates of appreciation for their work in the branch to Mr.R.Chapman, Mrs.A.Chapman, and Mr.M.Reams. The Chairman then presented both the Mayor and the Sheriff with copies of the Poachers.
A raffle was then held, with a special prize being an embroidered Regimental Crest in a frame which had been stitched by Mrs.Chapman.
The A.C.F. band, which had been in attendance all day entertained everyone with a concert of music bringing to an end the festivities of a very successful and enjoyable celebration.
Photographs taken by David Hooper
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- The Poachers in 2009
- Video Clips
- John Searby's photographs of Palestine (1947)
- Bas Warrior's photographs of Malaya (1956 - 1957)
- John Horry's photographs of Malaya (1953 - 1957)
- Terry Bailey's Photographs
- Books & Publications
- Band Reunion 2010
- Normandy 2009
- Sobraon Day 2010
- Miscellaneous Photographs
- Harold Laws' Photographs
- Talavera Day 2008
- Sobraon Day 2005