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Veteran Stories – Ruaraidh O’Stiubhart

Ruaraidh (Rory) O'Stiubhart was in the Royal Army Medical Corps service number 22812296. We completed his pre-paid funeral plan in 2016,  and our funeral directors remember him well. Rory was blind when we met him with his carer at his flat in Thornton Heath. As a veteran of the Armed Forces, he requested military honours [...]

2022-10-27T12:22:07+00:00October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Ruaraidh O’Stiubhart

Veteran Stories – Robert Gandy

Robert Gandy joined the military to serve his National Service. He joined the elite Parachute Regiment (3 Para). Most people in the National Service never did much,  however Robert gained his Jump wings which are hard fought for. During his basic training he won best recruit “The Browning Award” and this was awarded to him [...]

2022-10-27T12:31:57+00:00October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Robert Gandy

Veteran Stories – John Wilson

John (Jack) (Tug) Wilson was in the Guards Parachute regiment. Tug served in the Irish Guards and then in the 1st (Guards) Independent Company, The Parachute Regiment. He served at the same time as his son in the same regiment. They can both be seen in the two pictures of the Company. Tug had served [...]

2022-10-27T12:32:22+00:00October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – John Wilson

Veteran Stories – James Smith

HMS Fearless James Smith was a veteran of The Royal Navy. With approximate dates, this is his navy service on board ships: Completed training at HMS Ganges – 1961 (Naval training base) HMS Vincent (Naval Training) HMS Agincourt (Battle class destroyer) HMS Grenville – 1968 (Type 15 frigate) HMS Sheraton 1970 (Minehunter) HMS Blake - [...]

2022-10-27T12:29:06+00:00October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – James Smith

Veteran Stories – Cpl James (Jim) Carpenter

Cpl James (Jim) Carpenter joined the Army at the young age of 16 in 1955 ( Service number 23503886). He was first with the East Surrey Regiment and then the Paras, where he served with 3 of his brothers. He was then selected for the 21 SAS and was stationed at the Chelsea Barracks, Duke [...]

2022-10-27T12:30:19+00:00October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Cpl James (Jim) Carpenter

Veteran Stories – Eileen Bascombe

Eileen Bascombe was a leading Aircraftswoman in the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF), she was in the Air Force during the second world war. Eileen base was Chicksands Priory this was her station Z, her roll was a communications officer working at the famous Bletchley Park listening for codes and then passing them onto the [...]

2022-10-27T12:28:27+00:00October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Eileen Bascombe

The Language of Flowers & Sympathy Card Messages

The Language of Flowers Roses represent love, happiness, hope and new beginnings. White roses express reverence, innocence and youthfulness; Red roses convey respect, love and courage; Pink roses signify love, grace and gentility; Crimson roses denote grief and sorrow; and yellow represents friendship. Lilies represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed, majesty and purity. Carnations [...]

2022-06-23T12:55:57+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Bereavement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Language of Flowers & Sympathy Card Messages

FCA Regulation

Due to recent media coverage, concerning the funeral plan sector being regulated by the FCA, we would like to make the following statement: Rowland Brothers have partnered with Golden Leaves for 38yrs. During that time Golden Leaves has always been at the forefront of regulation of our industry being a founding member of the [...]

2022-02-25T15:32:29+00:00February 25th, 2022|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on FCA Regulation

What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

https://ptbertram.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/what-to-say-to-someone-who-is-grieving/ April 11, 2010 — Pat Bertram I mentioned to a friend that, after receiving notification of my mate’s death, few people from a certain online group sent an acknowledgement, and she said perhaps it was because they did not know what to say. This is probably true. Most comments posted to me on the various threads began [...]

2021-04-09T13:50:36+00:00December 4th, 2020|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Christmas Memorial Tree 2020

Rowland Brothers and our associated branches in Selsdon, Addiscombe and Orpington have been privileged to serve you, and we are aware that the approaching season of Christmas can be difficult to cope with.We would like to help you through the season in a small way by suggesting you might like to place a small memorial [...]

2021-04-12T13:34:07+00:00December 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Christmas Memorial Tree 2020