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Alphington Village and Beyond from Shillingford Hill
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Photo by Rowena Jay. Copyright © Rowena Jay

Philips Childhood Memories 1935-1949>>>Read on
Growing up in the village of Alphington. A village now swallowed up by the growth of  the City of Exeter but still retaining its identity as a village.

To Be A Farmers Boy>>>> read on
It was Phil’s ambition to be involved in farming in one form or another but was declined a place at an agricultural college as in those days not being a farmers son, two years practical experience was needed before acceptance could be considered.

To get the required experience he left school in Bristol, aged 15 and started as a trainee at North Cadbury Court, on the 28th December 1950.
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Heniarth Welsh Pony Stud>>>> read on
Heniarth was formed in 1995 when son Richard and Meirion moved to South West Wales, though the prefix was first registered by Meirion back in 1978 when he bred some Mountain Ponies alongside his parents Rhoson Stud of Section B ponies. The prefix itself, roughly translated from Welsh into English means, “old farm yard,” and was the title of a novel written by a family relative, W.Beynon Davies.

At the same time Richard had Section A’s under the “Blesslea”, prefix, in between time spent at the Sydenham Stud of Welsh Cobs and Grazing Fields Farm (Penrhyn Stud) in the U.S.A.
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Sonia’s Story  For Katie ‘Finnegan’s Holiday Adventure>>>> read on
Sonia has always had a passion for writing and enjoyed creating bedtime stories for our boys when they were small. Recently a holiday in Ireland and the purchase of a Leprechaun doll inspired her to pen a story for granddaughter Katie. Here is her story.

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Cornwall Cam>>> > read on
These stunning photographs taken by  Charles Winpenny are updated almost daily throughout the year. He clearly loves his County of Cornwall as we do!

Phil is rewarded for services to the Regimental Association

The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel in Chief of The Rifles, the Duke of Gloucester, the Royal Colonel of 6 RIFLES, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Royal Colonel of 7 RIFLES and Princess Alexandra, the Royal Colonel of 3 RIFLES, attended The Rifles bi-annual Awards Dinner on 21 November 2013

The Colonel in Chief H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh is greeted by the Bugles on arrival.

Colonels Bewick and Smith file their reports

Philip A Miller receives the Colonel Commandant’s Award for Innovation

In recognition of very special services to the Regiment
and as a mark of gratitude and appreciation


The Colonel-in-Chief
Field Marshal His Royal Highness
The Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE AC QSO PC

Philip is a member of his Regimental Association having served with the Glosters 1954-56.
Phil has sat on the Executive Committee of the Association  since 1994.
He designed and continues to be webmaster of the
Glosters website.www.glosters.org

Somerset Branch of the Rifles and the Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire & Wiltshire Regimental Association.

Phil is Secretary of the Branch.



Coverack a favourite holiday destination of ours