A commemorative Service to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Arras is being hosted by SSAFA in Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 2nd Sept at 1030 hrs.
We have a limited number of places available to us and any former Royal Scot and their spouse/partner wishing to attend should contact the Regimental Office no later than noon on Tuesday 21st Aug. Invites will be issued on a first come basis.
Early apologies Paul Robertson due to commitments already agreed upon and as part of My Benarty Fundraisers duties I will be at Rockore Lochore Meadows Country Park,music festival,Marshall ing Parking and maybe bar duties if required Bro.Sure all will go well at Grangemouth and Thankyou to all who stand in My and others Stead on the day.U.T.R.Legends oot on the fringes of The Bigger ‘A’ Of Association.
Slainte Mhath Mah Has!!!
The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion and Almoner.
Confirmatory Instructions for Pte Hugh McIver VC MM centenary Commemorative Event Thursday 23rd August 2018, from Colonel Martin Gibson
The centenary of Private Hugh McIver VC MM winning his VC will be commemorated in Linwood, near Paisley on Thursday, 23 August 2018. He was the company runner in C Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots.
The commemoration, organised by Renfrewshire Council, will be led by the Provost, Councillor Lorraine Cameron.
The event will be at the Tweedie Hall and Community Library, at 15 Bridge Street, Linwood PA3 3DB. It is adjacent to a large Tesco store where there is plenty of parking space, including disabled parking. The area is disability friendly, and in the event of inclement weather there is cover adjacent to the entrance to the Tweedie Hall.
Dress is glengarry, blazer or suit, trews welcome, medals.
The programme is:
1030 Those taking part assemble on Tesco side of the Tweedie Hall.
1035 The RS Association Standard Party, Paisley Branch Legion Scotland Standard Party, RE Standard Party and AandSH Standard Party, two RS Association Pipe Band pipers and two Paisley Branch Legion Scotland pipers muster under the command of Tam Douglas, RS Association Vice Chairman. The Royal Regiment of Scotland will be represented by Colour Sergeant Macrae of 1SCOTS. Reverend Stephen Blakey present.
RS Association representative party gather on Tesco side of Tweedie Hall adjacent to those already mustered.
1045 Community Council, local councillor and other guests assemble
1050 Provost arrives
1055 Contingent piped on and take up position.
1100 Event commences
Words from the Family
The Military Setting
Unveiling of Commemorative Stone
Laying of Wreaths by Provost, RS Association, Paisley Branch Legion Scotland
1130 Invited guests including RS Association Representative Party move to 2nd Floor of Tweedie Hall for Civic Reception
1215 Opportunity for Royal Scots to visit Paisley Old Comrades Club (13-19 Renfrew Road PA3 4AF) for light Lunch.
There is also the Opening of the Cambuslang Garden of Remembrance, and unveiling of a duplicate VC stone at 1400. If any Royals wish to attend please notify the Regimental Office on email@example.com soonest.
There is still time to attend what will undoubtedly be a moving event in Linwood; so Royals are encouraged to swell the ranks of those already signed up to attend. Please let the Regimental Office know soonest.
Message from Christopher Delacombe
As you know we have been severely cut down on the number of tickets available to us this year and our allocation of 25 is fully subscribed with a waiting list being drawn up.
Royal British Legion (RBL) has said that any unallocated places will be reallocated on a first come first served basis towards the end of August.
For those of you not already registered to march on Remembrance Day this is therefore your last chance to be able to take part on this centenary of the end of WW1
Some personal details for those on the waiting list I already have but I would be grateful for the following details if you still wish to join the regimental contingent this year:
Rank or title
Date of birth
Place of birth
Full address (including post code)
Military/personal number (if remembered or relevant)
Armed with that detail I shall be able to register you as soon as the places become available. In view of the significance of the year I expect them to be taken very quickly and I can only try to register you as a marcher if I have your details at the moment the spare slots are made available for bids. These details are then required for security checks prior to the weekend and personal checks on the day. It goes without saying that tickets are not transferable and security this year will be stricter than usual.
I look forward to hearing from you if you wish to march and are not already registered with RBL to do so.
Royal Scots Association, Southern Branch
Tel: 01276 855810
On behalf of the Smiles family I would like to thank you all for the kind words of sympathy expressed to the passing away of my father Edward Smiles.
The turn out at the funeral was something else , I’m sure my father would have for once been speechless. So thank you all for coming.
I would also like to thank The Royal Scots Association PIpe Band. Past and present members for all coming together to see him off. My mother was so pleased to see so many familiar faces. They truly made this day special for her and the family.
Thank you also to “Secret Squirrel69” for the kind gift that now has its place in the family home and also for the opertunity to put a face to the name.
Lastly I think if you ever got to meet my father you would agree he gave everything nothing was too much.
He is not gone he is in us all and always will be …….
25th August 2018 Armed Forces Day Grangemouth . Calling all Veteran Royal Scots. The Central Branch and Standard Party will be attending The GRANGEMOUTH Armed Forces Day in support of Noel Martin, David Macleod and Councilor Buchanan. So if you can spare an hour or so, stick this date in your diary.
The British Legion
4 Dundas Street,
Form Up: 11:30
March Off: 12:00
Back to The Legion for refreshments.
So sorry to hear of the passing of my old pal Joseph Patrick Miller. My wife and I are just back from holiday or we would have attended his service. We manged to attend the local chapel, said a few prayers and lit a candle for him. The world will be a sadder place with your passing mucker………R.I.P. Major Paddy Miller
R.I.P. Paddy Millar
A great man.
Condolences to the family of the late paddy Millar. We’ve lost quite a character. RIP Paddy
Can you tell me if there is going to be a discount code for support your services at musselburhj racing..
Sincere condolences to the family of the late Paddy Millar . Your stories when you stayed with us enthralled Mags A great story teller, gentleman and friend to many Rest in Peace Paddy
Sincere condolences to the family of the late Paddy Millar. A true gentleman and without doubt, one of the great characters of the Royal Scots. Rest in peace mucker.
Just arrived back from holiday too find my dear pal Brig Paddy Millar had
passed away.Over the last 4 yrs we have kept in touch ringing each other
nearly every day,he winding me up and myself reciprocating,I have known for a while in the last month he was getting worse as his lovely daughter Joanne had been updating me about her dad.I had Paddy and Tam Millar at my house for a few days when The Gulf War Memorial was being unveiled we had a great few days together.My memory was when Paddy was flying home he ended up in the queue for Abu Dhabi! RIP pal Alex-Evy and Veronica my love too Margaret and all the family X
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