1. The Edinburgh Branch are sorry to hear of the passing of Stevie Walker and would like to pass on their condolances to Carol and family at this sad time.

  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of Steven (Stevie) WALKER. Thoughts with Carol and family at this very sad and difficult time. Bill and Lyn Sutherland. RIP Stevie. UP THE ROYALS

  3. It is with heavy heart whilst humbly privileged to advise The Regimental Family of the passing of Former WOII Stevie Walker,HQ Coy CSM Colchester where he took up his 2nd career with M.O.D. Police I believe.Carol has asked me to put up this intimation and also on Royal Scots(THE ROYAL REGIMENT) pages to help let all know at this sad time.Stevie passed away this morning with his wife and family by his side after recent illness.R.I.P.Sir until the Grandeozo Re-Org Legend racing snake.

  4. My Grandfather, James Aitken Tait (4th RS) fought in Gallipoli, Palestine, and France. I have an photo album of his time in Palestine and some photos of his company before being shipped (Territorial). I am trying to find out if there is a place where I can send copy of these photos, as they have not been seen outside of our family for 100 years. Also trying to find and a cap emblem for a shadow box memorial I am doing for him. We have lost all his medals (3), except one, but I was able to buy mini copies of those medals on my visit to Edinburgh earlier this year.

  5. Maxi (Maxi) MacDonald

    I am enquiring if anyone has a such a thing as a spare RS staff cap badge or one they would like to sell on to me, mine was removed on Sunday from Newtownards RBL without my consent, if you should happen to have one or even know where to get one please contact me it is very much appreciated
    many thanks

    1. Hi Maxi,
      Have a Scrolled Royal Regiment RS Capbadge Lothian Batttalion left,Also a gold gilded one similar to 2nd Battalion in looks,both Gun metal and Soldier’s Capbadges.I sell at what I go t them for A tenner on E-Bay. + P&P MUCKER.
      Hopefully someone comes forward with a similar replacement,if not offer from these twae 1st refusal Bro S.M.I.B
      Fraternally Yours
      The Secret Squirrel69 unsalaried Veteran Civilian Champion and Almoner.
      07434580434 moby,01592 358170 ;Landline.

  6. Following the Service at The Memorial Garden at Glencorse on Sat, approx 50 of those who attended enjoyed a curry lunch in the WO’s and Sgts Mess of 2 SCOTS.
    The lunch was funded by the caterers ARAMARK to who we are most grateful. Those attending were asked to make a donation for RS Benevolence and £206.05 was donated.
    Thank you all.

  7. Good Morning All;

    Very many thanks to all those who were involved in organising, and those who turned out to attend, commemorative services, wreath laying events, parades and marches across the land this last weekend. In this the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) were well represented at Local, Regional, Scottish and UK National events. The Thistle Team look forward to receiving your photographs of this representation, so that we can create an appropriate record of the 2018 events.

    Yours Aye


    Chairman of Trustees and President of The Association

  8. Scotty Sigs Pl is in a bad way in intensive care on life support he has pneumonia doctors prognosis is not looking good.

  9. In your battalions list there is I believe a serious omission in that the 15th recruited in Manchester and were known as ‘The Manchester Scottish’?

    1. Thank you for the information however after a bit of research.

      15th (1st Edinburgh) Battalion The Royal Scots was raised in September 1914 by the Lord Provost and City with half the men being recruited in Edinburgh and half in Manchester, for this reason The Battalion is sometimes known as the Manchester Scottish. After initial training close to home, they moved to Troon in March 1915 then in June they joined 101st Brigade, 34th Division at Ripon. They moved to Sutton Veny for final training in September and proceeded to France, landing at Le Havre on the 8th of January 1916. 34th Division concentrated at La Crosse, east of St Omer. They were in action during the Battles of the Somme, including the capture of Scots and Sausage Redoubts, The Battles of Bazentin Ridge and Pozieres Ridge. In 1917 they fought in the The First and Second Battles of the Scarpe and the The Battle of Arleux during the Arras Offensive. In August they were involved in the fighting at Hargicourt and in October they took part in The Third Battles of Ypres at the Broenbeek. In 1918 they were in action in The Battle of St Quentin and then moved to Flanders seeing action in The Battle of Estaires, The Battle of Bailleul and The First Battle for Kemmel Ridge during the Battles of the Lys, suffering heavy losses. The 34th Division was then withdrawn from fighting and on the 21st of April they moved to the area west of Poperinge for reorganisation and was engaged in digging a new defensive line between Abeele and Watou. On the 13th of May the infantry units moved to the area around Lumbres and reduced to a cadre which was then employed in the training of newly arrived American troops. The 15th Royal Scots transferred to 39th Divison at Wolphus on the 17th of May. The battalion was disbanded in France on the 14th of August 1918.

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