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Roy Mills
May 9, 2017

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Roy Mills

May 9, 2017

Just had an email from HHQ with the sad news that Roy Mills has passed on. I never served in 3DG with Roy, I joined from 10H after he left, but he was SSM in JLR when I first joined. I remember him as a colourful character, he put the fear of God in me one day in the cookhouse where I was behaving with a bit too much exhuberance!! Barry was in my intake. Roy must have been in the mid to high 80s when he passed away. Another fine soldier gone, really sad. My condolences to his family RIP Roy.

May 9, 2017

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Roy Mills

May 9, 2017

 

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF A DEATH - CAPTAIN R MILLS

 

 

It is with regret that I inform you of the death on, 8 May 2017 of Captain R (Roy) Mills, who served with 3DG 1947-70, he served as RSM 1966-68

 He was affiliated to the North West of England and Wales Branch of the Association

 Details of his funeral will be promulgated when known.

 Condolences can be sent to

Mrs Agnes Mills (wife)

70 Halton Road

Upton-By-Chester

Chester

CH2 1SJ

 He also had 4 children

 3 sons, Doug, Barry and Roy and a daughter Ann.

Sharon

 Yours Sincerely

Sharon McConnell

May 9, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Roy Mills

May 9, 2017

David. When we were in Detmold, Roy as RSM was holding a Nunshigum rehearsal one day. I was a Cpl at the time, in the rear rank of A Sqn. We did one circuit, and Roy halted us all. He was well away from me, when he roared "Cpl Coates, your hair is too long, Get it cut NOW!!" so off I went to the barbers under Sgts Mess. Few mins later, out I come, march to edge of square, and ask Roy for permission to rejoin my Sqn. He gave permission, so on I went back rank again. And then he did the same thing TWICE more, and I behaved and did what he said about my hair, and each time asked permission to rejoin A Sqn. permission granted, and we continued until we did the 3 circuits. When we fell out, Roy just looked at me, winked, and smiled..... he was telling the whole Regt that he had good eyes and ears and loud voice, to tell us all he could see everything, always, even in a coalmine without lights. He also gave me a smile after marching off, and raised eyebrows!! I will NEVER forget that day, and we got on very well, and we shook hands the day I left the Army, in Chester. A great man, never to be under estimated, but he was a real Carabinier thru and thru. RIP Roy, you will be remembered ever after, Tom C. My condolences to his family, and his many many friends.

May 10, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Roy Mills

May 10, 2017

Freddie, I have the location of the Church for the funeral but not the date/time. Church: Christ Church, Gloucester Street, Newton, Chester, CH1 3JD. Perhaps Sharon may have the time/date,  but I can nip round to the family tomorrow to get date/time ? Tom Coates  

May 10, 2017

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Roy Mills

May 10, 2017

From: Miss Sharon McConnell

 

          Assistant Regimental Secretary

 

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

(Carabiniers & Greys)

Home Headquarters

The Castle, EDINBURGH EH1 2YT

 

Telephone:   0131 310 5100/5102

e-mail:RACHQ-SCOTSDG-HHQ-RegtSec-Asst@mod.uk

Facsimile:    0131 310 5101

 

 

HHQ 530

10 May 2017

 

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF A FUNERAL - CAPTAIN R MILLS

 Further to my notification of the death on, 8 May 2017 of Captain R (Roy) Mills,who served with 3DG 1947-70, who served as RSM 1966-68 the details of his funeral are as follows:

 

Thursday 1 June 2017 at 1200hrs, service at 1230hrs

Christ Church

Gloucester Street

New Town

Chester

CH1 3HR

Then onto

 Blacon Crematorium

Blacon Avenue

Blacon

Chester

CH1 5BB

 

 

Sharon

 Yours Sincerely

Sharon McConnell

 If you are attending the funeral please inform Home Headquarters

 Sharon McConnell Asst Regt Sec HQ SCOTS DG The Castle Edinburgh EH1 2YT 94740 5102 0131 310 5102 Role: RAC HQ-SCOTSDG-HHQ-RegtSec-Asst Personal:sharon.mcconnell391@mod.uk

May 11, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Roy Mills

May 11, 2017

I was given the wrong postcode and roadname for the Church. Correct name Christ Church, Church Lane, CH2 1DJ. Narrow road ,first few get a parking spot, only limited parking there. From Bache station, up Mill Lane, at roundabout turn left, church on right after about 100 yards. You may be able to park in the British Legion further up Mill Lane, up to you to ask. The Blacon Crem location is well known to us all now, in doubt, ask. Tom

May 11, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 555
Roy Mills

May 11, 2017

So very sorry to hear of Roy's passing - he was my first RSM in adult service, and I learned a lot from watching / listening to everything he said & did - for those who have not heard this tale before, WO1 (RSM) Roy Mills "cured" my impetigo when numerous doctors & BMH Rinteln had failed to do so ! To keep it short, I contracted impetigo resulting in a period of 2.5 months without shaving, haircuts, and unable to wear Army issue shirts or headwear. In addition, I had to wear slippers due to a foot problem sustained playing footy in Rinteln - in essence, I looked a bloody tramp, especially when put on the Provost Staff and gate barrier duty when the Regiment was away on exercise. Anyway, RSM Roy came back, I lifted the barrier to let his Landrover through, he took a double take of my appearance ( long hair, no beret, white shirt, full beard and carpet slippers), and from his office his dulcet tones could be heard. I scuttled round there having been summoned, & produced ALL my "excused" chits, which he ripped up, & then gave me 15 minutes to re-appear properly dressed, shaved & haircutted - amazingly, during that 15 minutes, EVERY trace of my impetigo disappeared ! It was then I realised the power that an RSM had !! John (JKW)

May 11, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 555
Roy Mills

May 11, 2017

Further to my words posted above, Barry & I served together both in JLR & the Regiment, doing pre - para training at Bovy, and playing in both JLR & 3DG football teams together. Duggy & I served in SCOTS DG together, and although he was in the Regimental team, by then I was only fit enough to play in the Mess team with him !  I will, of course, be attending the funeral. A great family, I have fond memories of them all, and my most sincere condolences are offered at this sad time - RIP Roy, you'll be well remembered by all who knew you.    John (JKW)

May 13, 2017

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Roy Mills

May 13, 2017

Please note church service is now at the church originally designated on the site but with an amended post code of CH1 3HR

May 15, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Roy Mills

May 15, 2017

Thanks Freddie, I am now a "Postcode" chaser!!!!!! Tom

October 8, 2017

Joined: October 27, 2014
Posts: 24
Roy Mills

October 8, 2017

Just read of Roy Mills passing,a sad day. I first remember him on his promotion to acting RSM of C indep Sqn in Aden 60 to 61 then of course in Detmold. On my promo to Sgt he and  John Tyson taught me the hard way how to play liar dice in the mess.Always a man you could talk to abouth anything knowing he would listen. RIP Roy.


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