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    Royal Musselburgh GC

    Sunday 24th October 2021

    All we have managed to get the Royal Musselburgh GC for this annual trophy (Thanks to Andy Shearer for arranging). First tee time is at 12:36 hrs, we have provisionally booked 10 tee times. The cost of the day’s golf and refreshments will be £40 payable on the day.

    Booking in will be from 11:30 hrs, in the Royal Lounge in the Club House.

    Liz Kyle are you free to do your usual lovely hosting and refreshments at the 9th hole, Andy is trying to procure you the use of a buggy.

    Can you please let me know if you are going to play so that we can start to organise tee time’s.

  2. Team RS 373 Update

    Now that we have been able to meet up again, whilst socially distancing, the opportunity has been taken to work with our film maker, Paul Diffley, to enhance the Scottish Soldiers Post World War 2 Regimental Memories film to include memories from both Gulf War 1 and Bosnia, as well as overall enhancements by including more as yet unseen photographs. The current film is on the Regimental website and on You Tube: Scottish Soldiers Post WW2 Regimental Memories.

    Once again travel restrictions prevented the commemoration in France of The Royal Scots heroic actions at Le Paradis in May 1940, which played a key part in enabling the evacuation of Allied Forces from Dunkirk. 141 members of the 1st Battalion The Royal Scots were killed in Belgium and France in the operations leading up to Dunkirk, some 350 were wounded or posted missing, and 292 became Prisoners of War. Plans are already being prepared for a large party of Royal Scots to take part in the May 2022 event in France. Further details of the actions at Le Paradis are available on the Regimental Website: link

    In July HRH The Princess Royal unveiled the Memorial in Norwich Cathedral to all those serving Royal Norfolk’s, and Royal Scots personnel who lost their lives at Le Paradis. The Regiment contributed to the costs of the memorial however because of travel restrictions a Royal Scots representative was unable to attend.

    VJ DAY is on the 15th of August. 146 Royal Scots made the supreme sacrifice in the Burma operations, and a further 477 were wounded or posted missing. Further details are on the Regimental Website; link
    In less than two months’ time, on Sunday the 3rd of October, two events are taking place at the National Arboretum. The first is the unveiling of a Memorial Stone to commemorate all those who served in The Royal Scots during our 373 years of continuous service to Sovereign and Country..

    On the same morning The Lisbon Maru Memorial for all those killed when the armed Japanese merchant ship, MV Lisbon Maru, which was carrying Japanese soldiers and 1816 British Prisoners of War, was sunk by an American submarine on 1st October 1942 will also be unveiled. 181 Royal Scots perished as a result of this action, and many more remained as Prisoners of War for the remainder of World War 2. Further details are available on the Regimental Website: link

    In conjunction with the University of St Andrews the virtual Between the Wars and Post 1945 Roll of Honour has been developed and finalized. The Roll records the names of the 44 Royal Scots killed after WW1 in Ireland and Palestine and from 1945 onwards in Palestine then through many campaigns until 2006 when the Royal Regiment of Scotland was formed. In addition, the Roll includes the names of 3 former Royal Scots who were killed whilst serving with The Royal Regiment of Scotland in Afghanistan. The Roll of Honour is available on the Regimental Website: link

    For those interested in the early days of the 1st Battalion’s OP BANNER deployments a visit to You Tube: Op Banner Photographs by ‘Benny’ (Scoop) McArdle , is recommended. Perhaps you could put a name to the faces of the Royal Scots and personnel attached to the Battalion when on operations in Northern Ireland?
    August 2021

  3. Sadly we have to announce the Passing of Allan Sneddon on the 5th of August funeral details will be published when known, condolences to the family

    1. very sorry to hear of the loss of a good friend from School day to the Royals , condolences to Denise and the family , till the big reorg RIP Allan

    Joe’s funeral will be broadcast from Livingstone Crematorium at 14.00 hours tomorrow.

    You can access it:

    User name: vidu0138

    Password: 909081

    It will probably be available to view for about a month.

  5. Ginge (Noel) Martin had another heart attack yesterday! Fortunately, he was at Beatsons in Glasgow getting tested for Covid and pre op details done! He was blue lighted through to Little France and rushed into emergency theater for an operation! The stent he had put in back in 2008 wasn’t working properly! He now has a new one!! He is hoping to get transferred through to Forth Valley either today or some point soon! no visitors are allowed! I will keep you all updated on his progress when I can!

    1. Liz, thanks for that, please pass on my best wishes to Ginge when you can.

  6. The funeral of David Alexander Kildae will take place on Wednesday 4th August at 10am.

    Livingston crematorium
    Starlaw Road
    EH54 7DA

    All are welcome to attend the crematorium service.

    All those in attendance have been asked to wear something Blue in remembrance of David’s favourite colour.

    Please be advised that due to COVID-19 there are current restrictions in place, some may be asked to stand outside during the service with speakers available.

    Masks will be required for entry to the crematorium.

    There will also be a live stream link available for those who would like to pay their respects however cannot attend. Please contact Nicola or Kayleigh for the details.

    There will be a private reception after the service for close friends and family by invite only.

    No flowers please, as there will be a Collection at the end of service for Poppy Scotland as per David’s wishes and it is requested that everyone wears poppies which will be available at the crematorium.

  7. Sadly we have to report the passing of Peter Nisbet on the 21st July, Peter served in The Regiment from 1963 to 1976, funeral details will be published when known.

    As per the family’s wishes no details of the funerial will be published. RIP Peter

  8. Saddened to hear of the passing of former Csgt Davie Kildae. Davie passed peacefully with his family at his bedside after a short illness in the early hours of Tues morning 20 July he was 55. Funeral arrangements to follow

    1. Jimmy, just heard that Peter Nisbet ex Royal, died a few days ago. My son saw it on FB on comment from his daughter. No other details known.

      1. Hi there Jim. This is Peter’s daughter Charlotte. Unfortunately cancer took him from us and he passed away early on 21st July 2021. Please thank your son for pointing me to the guestbook. I was on the website this morning dont know how I missed it. I’m trying to find men he served alongside who knew him when he was a young man, if they can tell me any stories etc. I was also trying to find out about poems he wrote that were in the Pilates Post I think. Kind regards.

        1. Charlotte

          My condolences to the family, I served with Peter in the signals platoon and as per our emails we will try and get this information for you.

          Best regards

          Jim Anderson

  9. Hi Jim, heard that Davie Kildae ex QM’s has passed away but cannot see anything on the guestbook? It was a message from Paddy Barnes that I received!

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