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A RUGBY TRIBUTE TO GENERAL BOB

 

By Major Donald Sommerville

 

In the summer of 1953 Lieutenants Richardson and McDonald were in The Royal Scots Colour Party at the Coronation Parade. Immediately afterwards, the Colour Party made its way to Southampton where HMS Empire was waiting to take 1 RS to…

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Posted : 27 Feb 2015 in General News

Troops From The Royal Scots Borderers

Troops from The Royal Scots Borderers, known as the Black Bears, are currently in Jordan on Exercise Olive Grove.

The battalion (1 SCOTS of the Royal Regiment of Scotland) is normally based in Belfast as part of 38th (Irish) Brigade.

The four-week deployment to Jordan is a light-role infantry exercise…

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Posted : 24 Feb 2015 in General News

Scots Troops Head For Jordan

The Royal Scots Borderers (1 SCOTS) are currently in the Middle Eastern country taking part in a joint exercise with the Royal Jordanian Army.

It comes amid increasing tensions in the region, with Jordan's King Abdullah vowing to fight a "relentless" conflict to defeat jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria.

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Posted : 16 Feb 2015 in General News

BOSNIA MEDALS FOR BELFAST BASED TROOPS

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Soldiers from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland have received operational medals from the Regimental Colonel, Major General James Cowan, at their base in Holywood outside Belfast.

The…

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Posted : 13 Feb 2015 in General News

Scots Soldiers Praised

Troops from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, spent four months in Sierra Leone where they provided security for British aid workers, established helicopter landing sites and escorted convoys across the country.

The regiment was among the first deployed to the region and returned to…

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Posted : 1 Feb 2015 in General News

Photos Wanted For Regimental Gathering

We plan to have a photographic display at our forthcoming Regimental Gathering, 24 May 2015. Do you have any pictures we could include?

The photos will be displayed in chronological/campaign sequence, going back as far as World War 2.

Ideally, photos should be sent electronically. Email

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Posted : 30 Jan 2015 in General News

D-Day Veteran Bill

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At the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939, Bill Scally was working as a bricklayer for John Collin builders of Musselburgh.

He tried to join up but the building trade was a reserved…

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Posted : 26 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories

Jimmy Springthorpe

Fifty years ago, on 30 January 1965, soldiers lined the streets of London for the funeral of former Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's greatest wartime leader.

Among them, unusually dressed in the spats and Leslie tartan trews of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, was a young (very young!) Royal…

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Posted : 22 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories

Help Promote Our Regimental Gathering

We have produced a community poster to help publicise our Regimental Family Gathering in May and we are asking everyone who can, to print out a copy and display it in a public place.

Potential poster sites might include community noticeboards in your local leisure centre, supermarket, church, veterans’ residence,…

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Posted : 19 Jan 2015 in General News

Lucky John Biggers

John BiggersOn Saturday 22 May 1915, a train carrying half of the 7th (Leith) Battalion, The Royal Scots, collided head on with a local passenger train at Quintinshill, just North of Gretna. 


The tragedy…

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Posted : 16 Jan 2015 in Soldiers' Stories

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