2016 Biennial Association reunion comes to close

The 29th Biennial Reunion of the Association was attended by 21 members and four widows of VC and GC recipients. The images above give a flavour of the week and much thanks is due to their President, HRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and the De L'Isle family who hosted a wonderful visit to their home, Penshurst Place.


Visit the following links for more information:


http://forces.tv/76571089


http://www.theborneopost.com/2016/05/18/national-hero-awang-returns-home-to-huge-welcome/

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