Leith Remembers The Armistice
F A O All
I was there when they unveiled this carriage .
I will be proud of you all when you attend on Sunday.
My best to you all. [ utr ].
Greatly impressed by the online WW 1 Roll of Honour and its associated map and links.
Purely by chance I clicked on the map location Armadale on the Isle of Skye and found that at least one of the entries referred to a soldier who was born in Armadale, West Lothian!
My Great Uncle, Thomas Montgomery was seriously injured during the Ypres battle in 1917 and later died of his wounds and is buried in the St Sever Cemetery extension. With the help of your website, I should be able to add more detail to Thomas’s story.
Remembrance Events 2018
Saturday 10th Nov
Act of Remembrance – Glencorse Gates, 1030 for 1050 All Regtl Family welcome, followed by lunch in WOs & Sgts Mess (a small charge may be made). Piper & Bugler from 2 SCOTS
Leith Commemoration 14:00 All Regtl Family welcome gather outside Malmaison Hotel. Railway carriage of the type similar to those involved at Gretna on display.
For more information follow link Leith’s War 10th Nov 18
We have been sent the following
“Michael Henderson, eldest son of Sylvia and the late, former Warrant Officer Jimmy Henderson, passed away in the early hours of Thursday the 25th of October after a long Illness. Michael’s funeral is to take place at Houndwood Crematorium on Friday the 2nd of November at 11.30 am. Houndwood is just South of Grantshouse on the A1 and 13 miles North of Berwick upon Tweed.
CHRISTMAS CARDS – WARNING NOTICE Please note that we have decided (as for previous years) not to send out Christmas Cards this year – the main factor being the extortionate cost for postage. As an alternative, it is our intention to once again give a cash donation to GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND. I do hope that this does not offend anyone. Bill and Lyn Sutherland
Please see the latest news section for more information on Remembrance Events.
I have just this morning received this press release. I know it is very short notice, however I think some of The Regimental Family may wish to attend.
On Saturday 20th of October at 11am will see the first Wojtek Day at the Wojtek Memorial In Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. The simple ceremony to celebrate the life of the faithful bear, and those Polish soldiers who cared for him, will be the first in his honour since the unveiling in 2015. The event planning came from a meeting between the Reverend Peter Sutton of St Cuthbert’s Church close to the memorial, and Aileen Orr of Wojtek Scotland, who wrote the story of the bear’s long journey from Persia and whose Grandfather, a member of the KOSB, had travelled with the Poles who had the bear.
The Reverend Peter Sutton said today “As Minister of the Parish Church of St Cuthbert it is a great honour and privilege to be taking part in this event. Each year I conduct a service at The Call statute just along from Wojtek. The Call Service commemorates the Scots Americans who came home to serve in the Highland Regiments and fought and died in WW1.”
Berwickshire singer Brigid Mhairi accompanied by Richard Dunn will sing My Love is Like a Red Red Rose, a favourite of the Poles who lived in Berwickshire as well as Polish music and readings. Members of the Polish Combatants Association will be in attendance as too the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh Ireneusz Truszkowski. It is hoped visitors and the general public will join the ceremony at 11am beside the memorial which is sited on the top path of the gardens close to the West End.
We’ve been notified that another ex Royal has passed away. Mr Joseph McGeachy died on 20 Sep 18. He served from 1969-71 we have no other information at this time.
Guessing it would be worn by the wife of RSM 1 SCOTS?
The Funeral of William Reynolds who served in 1RS 1977-89 will take place at West Lothian Crematorium at 3 pm on Thursday 18th October.
I was Attached to the Royal Regiment for Op Granby I’m just trying to catch up with the cracking lads from MT Platoon
Hi Rab, Hope this finds both you and Jean well. Drop me an
email if you have time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill and Lyn Sutherland
Hi Kevin am the dude that taught ya how to operate a tanker hope yer well cheeers
Hi tom Logan , I had a disaster whilst moving home a while back mate . I lost my photo Album with all my photos off my time in the Battalion . Would you happen to have any photos with me in them , kinda sad not being able to look back at them . Be much appreciated Tom , let me no , thanks . Clive Wallace , I’m at the Scottish Vetrans houses at longniddry mate . 07718052306
Nope no glasses until I was nearly in my 40’s I was in 3 Platoon can’t remember who was the Platoon Commander then Smasher Murray was our Pl Sgt
Hi Dave then I just cant see the face to the name but you should remember Richard Cuthbertson [ cubby ]
him and I joined up together and shared the same room we were always together drunk or sober.
Good old three platoon. James.
Aye James know “Cubby” from those days and later within the battalion most my partners in crime in those days were Tam Kane, George Brownlee,Tom Turner,Rab Fraser,Tony Coyle to name a few.
No bother James I was A Coy in 1971 then transferred to ATK-SP Coy in later military life hope all is well with you.
Dave & Janet
Sorry Dave I was in A coy in 1970-72 before going to support comp as an assault pioneer.
The Dave Dickson was my platoon commander was that you there was one more Dickson I think who used to wear glasses was that you.
Please see the News feed for the full list of events.
Remembrance Week 2018 is going to be busy and will concentrate on commemorating the end of World War One 100 years ago. This gives us our opportunity to pay our respects and Remember the events and loss of life in numerous conflicts. Many will be attending Services in their local town/area and it is hoped that the Regiment can be as widely represented as possible in our Regimental Area. There are a number of events that the Regimental Family will be involved in, some of these are organised externally and others are purely Royal Scots events; see below for details of RS events.
Co-ordination: The Regimental lead on all Remembrance issues is the Regimental Administrator, Captain Jimmy Springthorpe who can be contacted during office hours on 0131 557 0405 or email email@example.com,uk.
Wreaths: Representatives/Branches laying wreaths on behalf of the Regiment are responsible for ordering their wreaths from the Regimental Office and arranging collection from the Office prior to the event. Please don’t leave until the last minute. Wreaths for the events at the Garden of Remembrance and Edinburgh City Chambers have been pre-ordered and will be delivered to those locations.
Dress: while in no way mandatory, it is hoped that those attending will wear, if in possession, Blazer, Trews/Flannels, RS Tie, Glengarry with RS Cap Badge, Medals and of course, a Poppy.
Please continue to watch the Regimental Website for information regarding Remembrance Events : http://www.theroyalscots.co.uk/
I am trying to make contact with the late Steve Telfer’s wife. I attended the Canadian Command and Staff College with Steve in1993/4.
Could you assist with the provision of contact details please?
Please contact the Regimental Administrator on 0131 557 0405 if dialing from the UK or +44131 557 0405 outwith the UK
I have some WW1 medals and regimental photos which I would like to donate to Royal Scots Museum, Can you provide me with an email contact.
And thank you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or as they are WW1 email@example.com.
Hi I wonder if you can help? My dad passed 12 years ago and his brother passed on Saturday, I am trying to find out about their service with the regiment. My dad was Roy Charles parry and his brother was Derek Parry , I know they served in the mid to late 50’s dad served in Aden and Egypt
If you go to http://www.theroyalscots.co.uk/help-on-research/ they will be able to help.
Former Service Personnel Briefing.
Army HQ Scotland will be delivering a Former Service Personnel Brief at 1545 hrs on 30 Nov 18, location Edinburgh, for further details and to register contact… The Regimental Office with the following details:
Make and Model of vehicle:
The briefing will cover a number of topics of interest to former service personnel.
To James Valentine & Family
Sorry to here of your sad loss, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at such a time,as you said our wives are our stalwarts through good times and bad, our rocks, our guiding lights.
Dave & Janet
Thank you for your support at this time David & Janet I was probably not that well known as a assault pioneer
but thought I would have received a bit more support than I have done from the regiment I served in.
Thanks Again James Valentine.
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