Mr Hadge Davis – 5th Jan 2017 1RS
Mr David (Plug) Robertson – 13th Jan 2017 Black Watch/1RS
Mr Ian Scott – 22nd Jan 2017 1RS
Mr William Jeans – 10th Feb 2017 1RS
Lt Col John Potter M.C. – 13th Feb 2017 RHF/1RS
Mr Robert (Boaby) Burns – 25th Feb 2017 Pipe Major 1RS
Mr Ian Duncan – 1st Mar 2017 RS
Mr Sam Anderson – 2nd Mar 2017 1RS
Mr Gary Hawkins – 2nd Apr 2017 1RS
Mr George Lamb – 3rd Apr 2017 1RS
Mr John Harvey – 10th Apr 2017 8RS
Mr Bobby Buchanan MM – 24th Apr 2017 1RS
Mr Scott (Tosh) McIntosh – 29th Apr 2017 1RS
Major (Retd) David M Hay MBE – 18th May 2017 1RS
Mr Neil Wight – 6th June 2017 1RS
Mr Jimmy Scoular – 6th June 2017 1RS
Mr Robert (Bob) Lowson – 14th June 2017 1RS
Mr Bill Finlay – 3rd July 2017 1RS
Mr Chris (Para) Williams – 30th Jan 2016 1RS
Maj Richard Mothershill – 4th Mar 2016 1RS
Mr Scotty Fair -14th May 2016 1RS
Mr Stephen Balfour – May 2016.1RS/1 SCOTS
Mr Francis (Frank) Lawson -17th May 2016 1RS
Capt Jack Storie MC – 22nd June 2016 7/9 RS
Mr Alex Gray – 29th Aug 2016 1RS
Maj Hugh K Young TD,CA – 24th Sep 2016 1RS
Mr Stefan Bolonkowski – 30th Oct 2016 1RS
Mr James Whitecross – 1st Nov 2016 1RS
Mr Jimmy McCulloch – 5th Nov 2016 1RS
Mr Joe Polson – 15th Nov 2016 8RS
Mr Jimmy Henderson – 17th Nov 2016 1RS
Mr Andrew Sneddon – 26th Nov 2016 1RS
Lt Col Robert (Bob) Paterson OBE – 3rd Dec 2016 Cameronians/1 RS
Mr Kenny Armstrong – 12th Dec 2016 1RS
Mr John (Jock) Marr – 30th Dec 2016 1RS
SANDEMAN Enid From Bridge of Allan and laterally from Bristol, died peacefully, on April 15, 2017, aged 88, widow of Major Robert Sandeman, much loved mother of David and Annie, loving grandmother to Lachie, Isabel, Archie, Stella, Jonny and Isla. Thanksgiving service at St Monicas Trust, Cote Lane, Bristol, on April 27, at 14.30 pm. Funeral at Logie Kirk Stirling, at 10 am, on Saturday, April 29.
Enid was married to the late Major Robert (Bob) Sandeman who served in 1RS as a company commander in Libya, Aden and afterwards Tidworth. They subsequently returned to their house in Scotland where Robert became a solicitor and was a member of The Royal Company of Archers and a DL. He also commanded a Black Watch company of the Home Service Force.
Condolence letters can be sent to David Sandeman c/o The Regimental Office.
Mr John Neil – 11th May 2016.
John Neil was born in Paisley in 1947 and joined The Royal Scots in 1965.During his time with IRS John deployed on six tours in Northern Ireland.During one of those tours John was Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). From 1979-87 John served as an instructor with the REME and completed his service as a Staff Sergeant. It was while serving with the REME at Arborfield that John met and married Helen and became Step Dad to Danny,Brian and Karen. As a civilian John worked for Reading Council and later moved to Slough and High Wycombe. When they finally retired John and Helen moved to Dorset.
Mr John Myles- 30th April2016
John Myles was born on the 27th June 1924 and enlisted in The Royal Scots in 1942. John served in India with the 14th Army under Gen Bill Slim. John escaped death on a number of occasions the first being when the troop ship he was on was sunk by an aerial torpedo. He was later to be struck down with malaria and dysentery while serving in Kohima. In May 44 whilst attacking a strongly held Japanese position he was hit by a jagged bullet which narrowly missed his spinal cord. He was to be wounded again in 1945 when he was hit by a dum dum bullet. Age 23 John was demobbed in 1947. A great supporter of the Regimental Association John was at his happiest while parading in the annual Cenotaph parade.
Mr J (Jimmy) Scullion -12th April 2016
W02 IRS 1962- 86. Jimmy spent most of his time at Regimental duty in the Signal Platoon but also had spells in the Reece Platoon and B coy. His last appointment at Regimental Duty was as Sergeant Major HQ Coy. He also served at the Depot and at the School of Infantry where he was a tremendous ambassador for the Regiment.In civilian life Jimmy continued to serve the MOD as a Range Warden and as an Accommodation Services Accountant. He is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Stella and son James.
Major (Retd) Bob MacLean -17th March 2016
Bob Maclean passed away peacefully,in his 96th year, on 17th March 2016 in Edinburgh. He is survived by his wife Sheila, daughter Anne (Gill), son Roderick and Grandchildren, Catherine, James, Richard, lain and Gemma.
Capt Robin Fegan – 22nd February 2016
In 1956,Robin graduated from Sandhurst,and was commissioned into the 1st Battalion The Royal Scots and served in Egypt,Scotland,Libya,and Benghazi. Robin spent two years in the newly independent Nigeria during which time he wrote an article for the regimental magazine titled, ‘From Lowland Bonnet to Bush Hat’.
Robin left the regiment in 1965 but he never forgot his military roots later joining the regimental association and, despite his emphysema, marched at the National Cenotaph parade in London. He could be seen playing his accordion in the grand Entrance of the Old Building as a greeting to special lunches at Sandhurst. So, to the last he remained a brave soul despite the slings and arrows of life that came his way!