1. Jim Anderson

    From Ann-Marie Corkerton a request for humorous RS military stories for submissions to The Thistle.

    May the stories be short or long, we would like to incorporate some humor, of all Royal Scots ranks into future editions. Language to be as clean as possible and the content appropriate for publication but this is the military we are talking about so we will take what we get.

    Thank you so much for your assistance.

    Please send any stories to and we will pass them on

  2. J.T Halliday 1 platoon A COY.

    in remembrance of Private Thomas Haggerty 1 platoon Acoy , from Eastwood was 20 when he was killed by an Iraqi landmine on March 3, 1991. never forgotten by us all .

  3. Jan Jeans & Suzanne Jeans

    In respect of my darling ,couragous husband – Bill Jeans , ( William jeans ) ,that passed away ,after a long battle ,in his own home ,on the 10th Feb 2017.

    Myself (Jan ) & Suzanne ( Daughter ) would like to Thank all that have sent sympathy cards to us both & convaying their sympathies on the passing of a true solidier & his fight to the end .

    We would also like to Thank ,all that were in attendence at my Bill’s special day on the 20th Feb ,what a lovely turn out he had & it was great to see a large number of Glengarry’s worn.

    A big Thank you to ,Col Jim Blyth ,Tam Logan ,Stewart Colquhoun ,for allowing Bill to have the Regimental flag drapped on his coffin.
    A big Thank You to Thomas Cornwall ,for playing the pipes at the service & also at the graveside ( Lamant ),our daughter also hired a lovely gent ,to play at the graveside too .
    Bill would have been watching from afar ,to see all that attended & with a contented smile on his face that ,we tried our best to make it as close to a Regimental send off ,as he so rightfully deserved.

    Many Thank You’s
    Jan ( Wife ) ,Suzanne jeans ( Daughter )

    1. Bob Bruce

      Jan Jeans says it all in the final words of her note, of Bill: …as he so rightly deserves. A great man and a lovely family.

  4. Jim Anderson

    BBC living-history series – currently casting.

    Wall to Wall makers of hit series, Who Do You Think You Are? Child Genius, Back In Time…and Long Lost Family are looking for determined MEN and WOMEN (18yrs+) of all ages from across the UK & Northern Ireland who would like to challenge their mental, physical and practical aptitude in a new landmark living-history series that tells the story of Secret Agents in the Second World War.
    Flyer SA
    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to train, live and learn as 1940s secret agents did in one of history’s toughest training courses. There is a flyer attached to this email and it would be fantastic if you could share amongst the members and distribute on social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    For anyone that would like the chance to embark on this incredible historical journey, please contact the team on: or call 020 7241 9348.


  5. Jim Anderson

    Dear all,

    You are warmly invited to the first open day of 2017 at the re-creation WWI trenches in Glasgow’s Pollok Park on Sunday, 26 February, 12.00-16.00. This event is free and open to all. There will be trench tours, crafts for kids, and displays. An event poster is attached and further information, including maps to the site, can be found at Please circulate widely to anyone who might be interested.

    Best regards,

    Dr Jennifer Novotny
    Research Assistant
    School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan
    University of Glasgow / Oilthigh Ghlaschu

    Poster 1

  6. The Secret Squirrel69

    Sincere apologies not able to attend Lt Col John “The Duke” Potter’s Funeral tomorrow.I shall raise a glass before the stairway dries and guid reason for a toast to an Awesome Character.
    R.I.P. John.

  7. Sylvia main

    For the attention of Joe Morrison, Jim Chalmers passed away about fifteen years ago, I often see his wife Val who lives in Bathgate, sorry to be the bearer of sad news x

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