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  1. Dear All

    The funeral of Dennis Morley, the last survivor of the sinking Lisbon Maru, will take place at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 26 January at the Gloucester Crematorium. He died aged 101 sadly a victim of Covid-19. His last co-survivor, William Bennifield of the Middlesex Regiment, died shortly before Christmas..

    There will be a webcast of his funeral service so that those not attending might be able to watch the service live via internet. Please note that there is a limit of 150 viewers. If as a member of the regimental family you wish to view his funeral please can you let me know in good time so that arrangements can be made. Details of how to view the webcast are below.

    I have been privileged to be invited to attend and I shall endeavour to bid Dennis farewell on behalf of all of you.

    By the way, you may wish to know that William Beningfield of The Middlesex Regiment passed away shortly before Christmas, so Dennis was the very last known survivor of the sinking of the Lisbon Maru.

    Best wishes to all

    Christopher Delacombe
    Southern Branch The Royal Scots Regimental Association

    Service order for
    Dennis Morley
    Service Date 26-Jan-21 at 12:00
    Service Chapel Chapel – Gloucester

    Username Lafo1987
    Password 100874
    Webcast: Live Webcast

  2. Can we remind you all that your Regimental Association Membership fees are due on 31st January 2021

    Your Subscriptions will be payable to the Branch to which the member belongs, if you are not sure which Branch you are a member of, or have any queries then please contact the Association Secretary, 07912859976.

  3. It is with great sadness that I have been told that Peter “Peachy” Sutherland ex C Coy 1970’s pass away this morning due to Covid. My deepest condolences to his family.

  4. Many congratulations to the latest recipients of the Regimental Prize.
    Maj David Dickson for all that he has done to keep alive the memory of La Paradis ensuring that those who made the ultimate sacrifice there continue to be remembered.

    Mr Billy Rutherford for his continuing support at Regimental events both as a member of the Royal Scots Association Pipe Band and as a solo Piper at funerals or notable birthdays.
    Well done to both of you.

  5. It is with great sadness that we record the death of Dennis Morley, late of 2nd Bn The Royal Scots who passed away peacefully at 12.30 yesterday in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
    Dennis aged 101 was the last surviving Royal Scot from the sinking of the Lisbon Maru. Despite the horrors he suffered as a young man Dennis lived a full and happy life and many years ago he was able to forgive his Japanese captors.
    Dennis had hoped to attend the unveiling of the Lisbon Maru memorial which will take place on 3rd October this year.
    RIP Dennis.

  6. Brigadier Charles Ritchie’s Cremation Service took place on 30 December with a congregation restricted to 15. For those unable to attend, but would have wanted to be there, the Service has been filmed and can be found at this will only be online for 28 days.

    A Memorial Service will be held in The Canongate, the Regimental Kirk, when conditions allow, to which all are invited. Details will be published on the Guestbook.

    Please use the following.

    Username : Gate5016

    Password: 210008

  7. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Regimental Family all best wishes for the festive season. I hope you will have as a good a Christmas as is possible under the present restrictions. I would also like to thank all of you who have in those difficult times taken on volunteering tasks and put others before yourselfs.
    Stay safe.
    All best wishes,

    1. Jimmy stay safe and stay well and that includes everyone in The Regimental Family Jan and I send our best wishes to all.

  8. Royal Scots veterans. The funeral arrangements for our comrade and brother ROBERT (JONAH) JOHNSTONE are as follows. 1pm on the 30th of December at seafield crematorium. As you’re all aware, only 20 allowed in the service. The family have informed me that there’ll be room for 6 of his fellow royal Scots. Anyone wishing to pay their respects can form up outside. If you would like to attend the service then can you send me your contact details that are required for the track and trace. I apologise in advance if you’re wanting to attend inside but can’t. It’ll have to be the first come first served basis. The family send their apologies also but we all understand due to the circumstances we find ourselves in. The family have informed me that the service will be going out digitally and will be able to follow it online on your computer or phone if you’re unable to attend. It’ll be available for 30 days. I’ll give details for this once it’s been passed to me. Once a royal always a royal. RIP JONAH.

  9. Over the festive season we can still be contacted by email if you have any URGENT enquires please use the Urgent Contact Form

    We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  10. So very sad to hear of the passing of Brig. Ritchie. A true officer and gentleman. My sincere condolences to his family at this sad time.

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