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Rowland Brothers Family Funeral Directors Croydon have been funeral experts for over 140 years. Using our professional knowledge, we write regular updates on our experiences, stories about the funeral industry and an industry view on current events. Read some of our news posts, here.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

February 25th, 2022|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on FCA Regulation