Saturday 29 September
Military Talk
St John's House Museum Fund Raising event
Friday 5 October
Gala Dinner Warwick Poppy Support
St Mary's Church Warwick
Saturday 13th October
WW1 Commemoration Morning
St John's House Museum event
Sunday 14 October
Annual Church Service and Parade
Warwick Lunch Shire Hall
Saturday 27th October
Military Talk
St John's House Museum
Sunday 11 November
Remembrance Sunday
All locations
Wednesday 14 November
Area Colonel's Meeting Selected members only
Saturday 24th November
Military Talk
St John's House Museum Fund Raising event
Thursday 22 November
Defence Dining Club Dinner
Birmingham Officers Club Fusilier 50 event
Thursday 6th December
Warwick Poppies Christmas Truce Talk

Monday 3 June Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Nuneaton
Sunday 09 June Freedom Parade and 75th Normandy Parade Nuneaton Major Event

Fusiliers Association
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Central Branch
(Coventry & Warwickshire)

Event Organizer
Peter Fazakarley
78 Gravel Hill
Tile Hill
Coventry CV4 9JH
Tel: 024 7659 9098 or Mobile 0789 6478 623
Central Branch Annual Dinner Saturday 6th October 2018

This dinner will be to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the forming of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the 10th Anniversary of the forming of Central Branch RRF (Coventry & Warwickshire)

The venue is, The Village Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Coventry Business Park CV4 9GZ,
The cost of the dinner will be £30 per person; which is a three-course dinner with wine. Anyone wishing to attend without the meal the cost will be £20 per person. The Warwickshire Band will be playing during dinner. Booking should be made no later than the 3rd September 2018.
Telephone bookings only for room reservations; Tel: 024 7671 9101 (Ask for Amelia Reid)
Accommodation cost will be £75 Double Room & £65 single room, bed & breakfast inclusive.
The evening will commence at 1900hrs, all guests are requested to be seated by 2000hrs. After dinner entertainment will by Déjà Vu Disco and Coventry Corps of Drums.
Dress for the evening will be either evening suits, lounge suits or blazers and medals. The dress for ladies is smart alternative.
There will be a photographer on the night to take photos of the evening if you would like to buy any.
We hope that you all have an enjoyable evening.

Fusilier Association
(Coventry & Warwickshire)
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Central Branch
Chef's Plum Tomato and Basil Soup with Red Pesto Croutons & Bread Rolls

Main Course
Roast Sirloin of Beef with Potato Fondant
Yorkshire pudding and a Red Wine and Thyme Jus
Selection of three vegetables

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit Salad

Tea & Coffee & After Dinner Mints
Vegetarian dishes are available and must be requested in advance

Booking form
(Right Click on form with your mouse then click on SAVE IMAGE AS then print it off)

Dear Friends,

As we approach the opening date for the Warwick Poppies 2018 display we thought you would like an update and information on future events.

1. The Display

The Team are working hard in St Mary's Church Warwick to display the tens of thousands of handcrafted poppies we have received. The display will be formally opened at our Gala Dinner on the evening of 5th October, and then continues until 9th December. Please come and visit us! Our website contains details of Church opening times at If you are travelling some distance please email or ring us first in case of any short notice closures (for example for funerals).

The actual number of poppies on display will be announced at the Gala Dinner, when we will also unveil our Commemorative Brochure, available for purchase for a minimum of £2 from both the St Mary's Shop or Warwick Tourist Information Centre.

2. Coffee Morning with the team

Hundreds of people have made poppies. As our way of saying "Thank You" we would like to invite you to a free Coffee Morning at St Mary's on Friday 19th October, 10am-1pm. The team will be on hand to show you round the display and answer any questions. No booking required. We look forward to seeing you.

3. "Battles O'er"

The cease fire at the end of the First World War occurred at 11am on the 11th November 1918, however the Armistice was signed earlier that morning. To commemorate this, at 6am on Sunday 11th November this year, pipers will play the tune “When the Battle’s O’er” at War Memorials up and down the country. In Warwick, the commemoration will be led by local piper Andy Walker, who will then play further pieces for us in St Mary’s Church in front of our display of poppies.

In conjunction with Warwick Royal British Legion, we have organised a Breakfast to follow this event at Alderson House, and tickets are available for £10 per person. Please contact us via email to, pop into Warwick Tourist Office, or call Tony Glover, local Chair of the RBL, on 07709-806325.

4. "We Will Remember" - free concert

At 6.30pm on the 11th November there will be a free concert in St Mary's Church to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day. The Durufle Requiem and Readings will be performed by the Warwick Poppies Chorus and the Foundation Poppies Ensemble.

This community performance will be the musical highlight of the Warwick Poppies tribute. Readings of World War I poetry interleaved with the music to explore the themes of prayer, anguish and salvation that permeate Durufle's Requiem.

Some of Warwick's finest musicians have combined forces in his collaborative presentation under the baton of Alex Laing.

Admission by free ticket is available from St Mary's Shop, Mary Adams, or the Bridge House Theatre box office at or 01926-776438.

5. "The Christmas Truce"

Local historians, Alan Reed and Sir Andrew Hamilton are giving a lecture in front of our Poppy display in St. Mary’s Church at 7pm on Thursday 6th December, on the famous Christmas Truce of 25th December 1914, when troops on both sides of the conflict temporarily set down their arms.

They are co-authors of four well received books about the First World War (Meet at Dawn, Unarmed, We Good… We No Shoot, Stolen Lives and Where Are The Boys?). Copies are available for sale in St Mary’s Church shop.

The lecture and accompanying display have been kindly sponsored by the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Association. Free tickets for this event, to include refreshments, are available from both the St Mary's Shop and Warwick Tourist Information Centre.

6. Electronic donations

If you would like to make a donation for Warwick Poppies 2018 please either visit our Donate page at, or text STMW001 to 70970 to donate £5.

All monies for Warwick Poppies will be shared equally between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the St Mary's Church Capital Campaign.

Thank you very much!

Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see

Thank you for being part of Warwick Poppies 2018.

Warwick Poppies 2018
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Old Square,
Warwick CV34 4RA
Phone: 01926-403940
Facebook: “WarwickPoppies2018”
Twitter: @WarwickPoppies

St Mary's Church Warwick have a project to make 11610 poppies by 11 November 2018,one for each Royal Warwickshire who did return from WW1.

Anyone wishing to make a poppy for the Church, can see the details on, Completed Poppies can be sent to me at St John's House Warwick.