Death Notice – Colonel Henry Arthur Gunning Brooke, MC – 16/5L

It is with great regret that I inform you of the death on Saturday 4th February 2017 of Colonel Henry Arthur Gunning Brooke, MC. Colonel Henry was born in London on 17th September 1923. He was commissioned on 20th February 1943 and joined the 16th/5th Lancers. He commanded the 16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers between 1966 and 1969. He was appointed Colonel of the regiment in 1980. On the formation of The Royal Lancers he was appointed to the Council.

The funeral and memorial service will be at 12 noon on Friday 24th February at St Simon Zelotes, Milner Street, London SW3 2QF.

If attending, please inform Home Headquarters.

Death Notice – Captain Christopher Mordaunt, 9L

 It is with regret that I inform you of the death of Captain Christopher Mordaunt on 24th January 2017 aged 82. Christopher was commissioned in to the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers on 5th December 1953.

There will be a private family funeral followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Lambourn, RG17 8PA at 2 p.m. on Thursday 9th February. If attending, it will assist the family if you notify Home Headquarters.

No flowers but, if desired, donations may be made to either The Injured Jockey’s Fund or Racing Welfare c/o R.C. Smallbone, Funeral Directors, 37 Pound Street, Newbury RG14 6AE


Death Notice – Cpl JB ‘Barry’ Ledgar 16/5L 1962-1968

It is with regret that I have to inform you of the death of Barry Ledgar on Sunday 8th January 2017.                        

Barry’s funeral service will be held on Friday 3rd February at Christ Church, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 3AJ at 11am followed on at Carmountside Crematorium, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AB at 12.15pm.

I have arranged to send a wreath on behalf of The Royal Lancers Regimental Association.

The family have requested that donations may be made in Barry’s memory to the British Heart Foundation through the funeral directors.

The Funeral Directors address: Harold H Lees, St Peter’s Close, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1LP.  Telephone: 01782 744433.

We do our best to ensure that those who might want to know this information are informed, but we have to rely, to a certain extent, on word of mouth and the Branches. If you are aware of anyone who might have known Barry and would be interested, could you please pass on these details bearing in mind the Data Protection Act regarding personal details.