Memorial Service for The Late Lieutenant Colonel Ted Hodgetts MBE

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Memorial Service and Date. There is to be a Memorial Service for the late Lieutenant Colonel Ted Hodgetts MBE, at St. Wilfrid's Church, Strensall at 1200hrs on Friday 25 June 2021.

Invite. Ted's daughter Julie, wishes to invite Green Howards to the service, to join with her and family members in remembering and celebrating Ted's life. After the service, refreshments will be taken at the York Golf Club.

Limitations. It is expected there will be considerable numbers wishing to attend, but members must bear in mind some limitations:

  • Car parking at the church is limited and any overflow will be directed to Queen Elizabeth Barracks. Vehicles must not be parked on the main road running passed the church;

  • The church will seat 278 with possibly 70 standing;

  • The golf club will only accept 200 quests, and this will be strictly monitored by a member of the clubs committee. Alternative venues are the Six Bells and the Ship.

Standard Bearers. Branches please inform me if will parade by Tuesday 1 June 2021. It is requested that Standard Bearers arrive for 1000hrs, allowing time for briefing and rehearsals.

Ushers. John O'Brien is arranging a number of ushers, and those volunteering are asked to arrive for 1100hrs.

Dress. As for Green Howards Sunday and wearing of medals would be appropriate. Officers will not require bowlers and umbrellas.

Returns (Simple email will suffice).

  • For security reasons the guard at Queen Elizabeth Barracks will require a nominal roll, confirming those wishing to park in the barracks, and the Golf Club Secretary has asked for strict control of numbers to their premises. Therefore, those wishing to attend please let me know by Tuesday 1 June 2021, stating full name and name of spouse/partner, where appropriate. Branch returns must include all names and not just numbers.

  • Returns to include vehicle colour, make and VRN.

Photo ID. For entry to Elizabeth Barracks, members must show photo ID (driving license or passport)