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Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Tom Logan

Anyone in and around the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, pop into Ward 106 and visit an old Royal; Ross Swinton

Dode and I are not on shift till Wednesday but I am sure one of us will be there. Jim A


Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Tom Logan

REGIMENTAL DAY 28th MARCH 2015. The Regimental Day Dinner Night will be on Saturday 28th March at the Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh. The Cost of the Evening will be Twenty Five pound per head. Cheques made out to:- ROYAL SCOTS ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND BRANCHES, all cheques and monies sent to Mr T Douglas at the Regimental Office. This event is open to the Regimental Family, Friends, Guest and non Association Members, Dress:- Mess Dress or Suit, Regimental Tie and Medals. Regimental Day Dinner Proforma


Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Tom Logan

RS ANNUAL REUNION 2015 Tickets for this year Annual Reunion are now on sale; THE FIRST FIFTY TICKETS HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD...The Reunion will be held at the BMC Club, Edinburgh on Saturday 25th April 2015. This years entertainment are a group called TIMELESS who come highly recommended by the BMC club. Tickets for this years Reunion will be Twenty Pound per person, all monies must be paid up front for tickets, (no money no tickets), cheques made out to :- ROYAL SCOTS ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND BRANCHES, forms for tickets are attached to this months Newsletter or contact :- Association Secretary Scotland Branches.


Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Tom Logan

The Royal Scots Association would like to welcome the following new members to the Association:- Paul Carlisle, Edinburgh Andrew Robertson, Edinburgh Branch Steven Boyle (RSM 1Scots) Cliff Mason, David Glover, Ormiston, East Lothian. Alexander Clark (Sugar) Kirkliston, Returning Member.


Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Jim Anderson

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Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by Bill Sutherland

MESSAGE FOR DI ANDERSON. I remember you well Di from the Glencorse days. My email address is: Sutherland.william1@sky.com Would be nice to catch up. I am also on FB: Bill Sutherland Ref Historical Enquiries...... see Museum section on this page...... you will have to get in touch with them, As far as I am aware, they are inundated with requests at the moment and unable to cope... so there will be some delay in responding to you I am sure. Good luck with your research. Look forward to hearing from you. Bill Sutherland


Posted on 1 Mar 2015 by Di Anderson

For Bill Sutherland. Hopefully you will remember me from Glencorse Barracks 1987-1990. I was the Budget Manager, maiden name Wilson. I came on to this website because I am involved in a volunteering project researching WW1 soldiers (including 4 Royal Scots and 4 Royal Scots Fusiliers) who died at the Military Hospital in Catterick. It is coincidental that almost the first thing I saw was your name and your retirement! Would the regiment be able to provide any info about these soldiers and/or would they be interested in receiving any information once the project is finished? Hope you don't mind me asking. I wish you all the best for your retirement.


Posted on 1 Mar 2015 by cliff mason

For Bill Sutherland Happy Retirement bill. good man who always gave sound advice when chief clerk.


Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Major Joe Brown CBE

Veterans of the 7th/9th (Highlanders) Battalion rejoice with Sergeant Jack Hall at the news of the Award of the Military Cross to his Grandson in todays Honours and Awards for Operations in Afghanistan.

Captain William Andrew Hall, 16th Royal Regiment of Artillery, crawled through intense Taliban fire to try and save a comrade. Crawling 20 metres along the top of a ditch to the fallen soldier, he gave emergency aid in full view of the enemy before pulling the wounded soldier into cover. He then turned his attention to the enemy guns and despite the reflection on his binocular lenses causing insurgent fire to be refocused on him for a third time, Captain Hall undeterred continued to call for fire until ordered to withdraw.

Veterans proudly recall Jacks own exemplary courage, when only 18, the Buffalo in which he was advancing to Middelburg was blown-up by a mine when investigating an enemy pillbox. Six men were tragically killed. Jack suffered during the explosion which threw him into the deep flood water. Re-surfacing, he immediately began diving to assist in the rescue of his comrades.

We share in the pride of Sergeant Jack Hall in the award of the Military Cross to his Grandson and warmly congratulate Captain William Andrew Hall, M.C., 16th Royal Regiment of Artillery.


Posted on 26 Feb 2015 by Lt Col (Retd) W J Blythe

For the attention of Major Joe Brown and others of 7/9 RS. The wider RS Association will likewise be saddened at the passing of Robert Tilly. In more recent years, he was a regular attender at our Spring Lunches and Autumn Dinners in the RS Club. Lt Col Jim Blythe.


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