Marching Band Trophy

The Jamaica Military Band – Marching Band Trophy

The Trophy was awarded to Parish of St. James at the Jamaica Legion Annual Conference held November 30, 2013, for being the Parish that amassed the most funds from a Band Concert. Rev. Horace Mellish (left) Chairman of JDF Ex-Soldiers Association Western Chapter, Montego Bay Branch, Jamaica Legion (2008-2014) being presented with the award by Major Gen. Robert Neish (right). Looking on is Lt. Col. D.C. Lobban, Chairman of the National Poppy Appeal Committee.


World War 11 Veteran Medals donated to the Jamaica Defence Force Museum

The late WO11 Clarence Murray was a World War 11 Veteran. He was the recipient of several medals, including the King James War Defence medal and the Italian Star medal.

 After leaving the Jamaica Voluntary Battalion WO11 Clarence Murray enlisted in The 3rd Bn. Jamaica Regiment (NR) in 1962.

 Following his passing in November 2012 his family donated his medals to the Jamaica Defence Force museum. WO11 Murray pictured far right receiving a congratulatory handshake from the late Brigadier David Smith, former Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force.


January 2015, members of the JDF Ex-Soldiers association Western Chapter participating in prayer during their visit to the home of Ex-RAFA Vincent Jobson  (4th left) on the passing of his wife Gloria Jobson, honorary member.

EX-RAFA World War 11 Veterans Charles Phillips and Hugh Vincent Simpson celebrating their 90th and 92nd birthdays, respectively

Charles Phillips Ex-RAFA – 26 January 2016



Hugh Vincent Simpson – 27 January 2016