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  1. Central Branch, our gathering will be held on Sunday 7th August @ 2pm in the Hilcroft Hotel Whitburn. If you want to pop along, it will be great to see you there.

  2. From Tom Logan

    I’ve been asked by James Gillespie to post the sad news that his brother Chris Gillespie (Titch) A Company, has passed away yesterday 29th July 2022. Chris served 7 years in the Regiment.

    More details will be published when known.

  3. Posting for Ron Cairns.

    I’m trying to raise some money for a cancer charity having recently loosing my wife to this disease.
    The belt is 54” when opened up.
    Give me a shout if you are interested. Contact Ron on 07856759658

    Belt

    Also

    Crown and One

    Contact Ron on 07856759658

      1. Seems have to go for £150 good cause and worth it

    1. Good cause, I’ll go £140 on belt and accessories John

  4. I cannot believe that it is 50yrs in a few days time, that the 1st Battalion The Royal Scots played a major part in Operation Motorman a significant moment in the history of the Troubles / War . John Anderson ex 10 Plt.C Coy 1RS John Anderson wifes Facebook

    1. John remember it well .not a nice place but a good memory .

    2. Hi John, I was also in 10 Platoon during OPERATION MOTORMAN. Would be nice to get in touch. My mobile number is 07411557222. Facebook…. Bill Sutherland… you will maybe remember me as Willie Sutherland .. or Suds.

  5. The funeral service for Jack Barnetson will be held at 1030 on Thursday 21st July 2022 at Colinton Parish Church Dell Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0JR, followed by a burial service at 1200 at the Grange Cemetery, 60A Grange Rd, Edinburgh EH9 1TT.

  6. It is with great sadness we report the death of Jack Barnetson, who passed away peacefully on Friday 8th of July.

    Jack was one of our four World War 2 veterans who featured in Team RS 373’s 2018 Film WW2 Veterans, Regimental Memories.

    Our Regimental Family’s condolences have been passed to Jack’s family.

    Funeral details will be posted when known. A notice will appear in the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotsman later this week.

    1. Re: The funeral of Jack Barnetson, World War 2 Veteran

      On behalf of the family, I would like express our gratitude to all the Royal Scots that attended Jack Barnetson’s funeral on Thurs 21st of July at Colinton Parish Church. Myself and the rest of the family were touched by this gesture of kindness. We feel ever so privileged and proud that Royal Scots of such great esteem were there to honour Jack, one of the last of the Greatest Generation.

      Louis – Jack’s grand-nephew

  7. Hi Franny
    Thanks for letting me know where Pte Steven Potts resting place is .
    I will have to take a trip down to visit it and will call in to the pet shop.
    to see if his mother is still there,again thanks for your help.
    Mike McCann

  8. Mike McCann
    I am trying to find out where the resting place is of the late Pte Potts F S Coy is located he served with us in werl, any help would be appreciated.

    Mike McCann ex atk pln.

    1. Hi Mick,

      Pte Steven Potts place of rest is Wilton Cemetery near Burnfoot, Hawick where I use to live.
      I met his Mother & stepfather back in 2009, sadly I have discovered that he has since passed away, not sure if his mother stills own’s and works at Libby’s Pet Shop, 9 High St, Hawick, TD9 9BZ, Tel-01450 377400. To be honest she would probably like to talk to another ex-Royal about him, Hope this helps.

      1. Condolences to Ron Cairns on the passing of your wife. You are in our thoughts. RIP

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