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Posted on 25 May 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

THE CANADIAN SCOTTISH REGIMENT (PRINCESS MARYS)

The Canadian Scottish was raised as the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914. They fought with distinction on the Western Front where Piper James Richardson won the V C at the Battle of the Somme. During the Second World War they took part in the Normandy Landings and the liberation of France, Belgium and Holland and the final advance into Germany.

In 1926 H M King George V authorised the alliance of The Canadian Scottish and The Royal Scots. The Regiment is based in Victoria, British Columbia, and is a Militia Regiment.

A copy or their Newsletter can be found on the link below or in the News Feed

The Can Scot


Posted on 25 May 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

A new You Tube channel has been setup, see link below all contributions are welcome

Regimental Family You Tube Channel


Posted on 25 May 2015 by DANNY & JEAN MCMEECHAN

GRETNA WEEKEND Jean and I would like to thank and congratulate all those involved in the planning of the Gretna weekend. It is apparent that to organise four events in three days took a great deal of work and this was appreciated by all those who attended the various events. The Royal Scots once more showed their commitment to remember those soldiers who served and died in the Regiment and this time we paid tribute to those who died in the Gretna train disaster. Well done and Up The Royals!


Posted on 24 May 2015 by Carol Nowell

As the descendant of Pte James McSherry, 7th Battalion (Leith) Royal Scots who died at Quintinshill on 22nd May 1915 with so many of his Batallion, and as an ex Royal Scot wife (formerly Carol McPherson), I would like to thank all of the Royal Scots Association who paraded on Fri 22nd May at Gretna and Sat 23rd May at Rosebank Cemetery to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Disaster. You done each and every one of those men proud, ensuring that they will not be forgotten.


Posted on 24 May 2015 by Jimmy Ovens

Would just like to thank everyone who donated to the Raffle at the Gathering on Sunday 24th May and to let everyone know we raised three hundred and seventy pounds which is being donated to the Royal Scots benevolent funds. Thank you Jimmy Ovens Chairman Edinburgh Branch


Posted on 23 May 2015 by John Martin

Hello, I'm trying to get "ANY" information I can, about a large brass ?brazierre?, that was awarded by the Royal Scots in 1815. If someone can give me a contact, I would love to share my pictures of it, as well as discover the History behind it. Thank you! John

John contact museum@theroyalscots.co.uk


Posted on 22 May 2015 by Liz Kyle

Firstly, can I just say well done to all so far who have attended both the Larbert and Gretna Parades. Secondly, I am in possession of the menu for the golf at Alloa on 14th June. I have replicated it below and would appreciate if you could send you request to either myself or John Buckham (John.Buckhamatblueyonder.co.uk) so that we can allow the Chef to plan accordingly. The menu is as follows:- Steak pie - Chips or Potatoes Scampie - Chips or Potatoes Chicken Tikka with rice, naan and chips Cold meat salad - chips Warm Apple pie - ice cream or cream Warm Chocolate fudge cake - ice cream or cream Please advise by no later than 8th June to ensure requests. Thank you


Posted on 21 May 2015 by Gerard Stryker

My Grandfather 40226 Pte E Stryker and his brother 2373 Pte J Stryker where both in 1/7 Bn Royal Scots, At the time the Battalion was moving to Gallipoli my Grandfather was not fit for the frontline duties and was left a Dalmeny St before moving to the Scottish Rifles My Greatuncle was on the second train and served in Gallipoli then on to the Balkans with the Royal Scots Fusiliers I will be on parade on Saturday to remember them both and all the rest of the Royals that lost there lives on that May morning 100 years ago


Posted on 20 May 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

Honour and Tradition

The Battle of Waterloo, Two hundred years ago, these flags or Colours were carried by the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Scots into the thick of the fighting at Waterloo. The Kings Colour and Regimental Colour represent The Royal Scots honour and traditions and were a rallying point in the heat of battle.

The 3rd Battalion of The Royal Scots regiment fought with distinction against Napoleon Bonepartes army. Of 624 men, 363 were killed or wounded while defeating the French at Waterloo on 18 June, 1815. Four officers and a sergeant major were killed while carrying the Kings Colour.

The death grip of 16-year-old Ensign James Kennedy was so tight that both the flag and Kennedys body were carried together back to the British line.

The Colours are currently on display in The Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle until the end of August.

RS Waterloo Colours


Posted on 20 May 2015 by Jim Anderson Website Administrator

Remembering the men of The 7th Battalion who perished in this tragedy.

THE QUINTINSHILL GRETNA TRAIN CRASH


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