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Posted on 4 Oct 2015 by kenneth cowper baker

Edward baker, my father, served in the royal scots from 1914 to 1917 - he was gassed at the somme - I have a photo of him taken in 1917 - he is in uniform wearing the forage cap - on the back of the photo is written "lythe - yorks - 1917" - would this have been a hospital I wonder ?

Posted on 4 Oct 2015 by John {Scott] Clements

Hi people can anyone help I am tying to find an old royal his name is Faf Falconer he was the D coy Clark when i joined in August 1976 {god that's a longtime ago ha ha] I was put in 10 Plt which was the old Recce and a few resented me but thankfully it was only the odd one or two. The sargent in charge was Ozi and I'm not going any further than that. so if any one knows of Faf please let me know on the above email. Many Thanks Scott or Clem.

Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

Sadly I have been informed that Willy Bertram is very ill and is not expected to survive the next two days, Willy was a member of the Edinburgh Branch but mostly attended the Southern branch activities, our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by DANNY MCMEECHAN

FAO TONY REID Tony can you give me a call on 01983 854869 or 07853491083? Thanks, Danny

Posted on 30 Sep 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

The museum shop has been closed, old Royals can still purchase items from The Regimental office, see link below for details.

The Royal Scots Shop

Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by george higgins

Attention Royal Scots who intend to come to the gathering at the end of next month. An ex royal has kindly offered ( as he works for a hotel chain ) reduced rates for any Royals Looking for accommodation on the weekend, or night of the gathering.

They have two hotels in Edinburgh. One is near the city centre, and the other a wee bit further out. For small groups of six max, it would be 25 pounds B&B. One of the hotels is just off the Grassmarket..

If this is of any help to anyone then let me know and i'll arrange the details for you.

Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by George Higgins

Hi folks. Would like to reiterate Jimmy Springthorpe's words. Great service in Dundee on Saturday afternoon with some well kent faces from the old and bold on parade. The Regimental Autumn dinner was well attended. Great food along with great company. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, I couldn't make the Musselburgh races but will be there next year.

On another note, the Royal Scots veterans gathering on the 31st of October is looking really good. More guys at the weekend indicating that they'll be seeing us there. Once I come back from holiday, I'll update you all with regards to meeting places and main rendezvous.
Yours aye. Dode. UTR.

Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Jimmy Springthorpe

I would like to thank all Royal Scots who supported the events of the past weekend. On Saturday a contingent of ex Royals marched behind an association standard party in Dundee before attending a service to commemorate the Battle of Loos and to pay tribute to the many Scots who died in the battle. After the service we attended a civic reception in the company of the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay.

Meanwhile in Buckhaven another Assn standard party and a group of ex Royals attended a ceremony where a paving stone commemorating Robert Dunsire VC was unveiled.

On Saturday evening 45 ex Royal Scots and their ladies attended the Autumn dinner in The Royal Scots Club chaired by Colonel Martin Gibson Chairman of the Regimental Trustees.

Then to round off the weekend a number of Royals and their Ladies had a most enjoyable day at Musselburgh races on the Sunday.

To all of you who supported those Regimental events, thank you very much and to those of you who give off your own time to organise and run them a special thank you.

Captain J Springthorpe
Regimental Administrator
The Royal Scots Regimental Office
The Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place
0131 557 0405

Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

Battle of the Somme centenary: Memorial ticket ballot opens.

Tickets for centenary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme have been made available by ballot. Residents of the UK, France and Irish Republic can now apply for free tickets for the ceremony at Thiepval Memorial in France on 1 July 2016.

The Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of World War One with more than one million casualties over 141 days.

The online ballot will be open until 18 November - the day the battle ended in 1916

Battle of the Somme online ballot
Royal Scots Battle Honours

Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

Private Robert Dunsire was born at Buckhaven, Fife in 1891. The family moved to Kirkcaldy where he became a miner. He enlisted in January 1915 and, after training, was posted to the 13th Battalion.

He was awarded his Victoria Cross

For most conspicuous bravery on Hill 70 on 26th September 1915. Private Dunsire went out under very heavy fire and rescued a wounded man from between the firing-lines. Later, when another man considerably nearer the German lines was heard shouting for help, he crawled out again with utter disregard to the enemys fire, and carried him in also. Shortly afterwards the Germans attacked over this ground.

Private Dunsire emerged unscathed from both these rescues but, by then a Corporal, was mortally wounded in a trench mortar attack whilst in the trenches at Hulluch in the Loos sector on 31 January 1916. He is buried at Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery in France.

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