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 Queen's Own Highlanders

(Seaforth & Camerons)
1961-1994

Application forms for joining a branch that is close to you can be downloaded by Clicking HERE

 Obituary Page last updated on  08/11/2017 Drummer Jackie MacRae Association Pipe Band

 

   Photo Page last updated on 12/11/2017 Seoras McIntosh Elgin wreath laying

Dates for your Diary 2017

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Southern Branch, Amalgamation Dinner 2018

Warning Order: Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association – Southern Branch, Amalgamation Dinner 2018

The Southern Branch would like to inform you that the Amalgamation Dinner will be held on Saturday 14th April at the White Hart Hotel Andover, timings, menu etc., to follow, Yours Aye Robbie Gow CFGB.

Kind Regards,
Robbie Gow
39 Colenzo Drive
Andover
Hants
SP10 1JN
Tel; 01264 362918
Mob; 07710054372

Latest News for November 2017

 

Thank You – Moray Loon's You’re Amazing!

 

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Dear George,

 “I could have walked out of my house and never gone back again – that is how I felt.  Erskine is my home now and I enjoy making friends with all the other veterans.  I get involved in as many activities as I can; why come here and sit in your room?”

 The words of Jimmy Groat a Royal Navy Veteran who served at Scapa Flow and was also stationed in West Africa during WWII.

Jimmy attends the daily exercise classes held in the physiotherapy department of the Erskine Home at Bishopton, usually pushing himself on the static exercise bike.  He takes great pleasure in telling everyone how many miles he has travelled without moving an inch!

To read more go to one of the links below
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Yours sincerely,
Michael Parks 
Community Fundraiser - North of Scotland (Based in Buckie)

  

Please find attached the Museum’s latest newsletter


Kirstin Mackay
Business Manager
The Highlanders' Museum
Tel Office:   0131 310 8702
Postal Address: Fort George, Ardersier, Near Inverness IV2 7TD
e-Mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Drummer and Bugler Alister MacGillivray (Gilly)

During a recent discussion with Col. Gilmour I asked if it would be possible if Allie could receive the medal which was struck for services to the Pipes and Drums of The Regimental Association posthumously.
Things moved swiftly along and I received an envelope from the Pipe Major John Macdonald and today after lunch at the Laichmoray Hotel, Pipe Major Richard Anderson who is also a member of the Regimental Pipe Band, presented Meg, Allie’s wife, with the Gold Medal for over 5 Years’ service to the band, Meg also received a personal letter from the band President Col Colin Gilmour.

Meg enjoyed the ceremony and meal and would like to thank everyone involved in the posthumous presentation of this medal to her beloved Allie.
C F G B
Seoras McIntosh

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Moray Loons Report 2017

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Another good night was had last night at the Annual gathering of the Moray Loons.

After much discussion Ronnie, Hamish and myself decided that it was time for a change and to allow this to happen last night we relinquished the reins and handed over to Suds Sutherland to take the Moray Loons forward.

We would like to thank you all for the tremendous support you have given in turning up year after year, there would be no Moray Loons without you. To the Seaforth club for its warm welcome and excellent service and to Irene for her world famous stovies.

To Richard Anderson and his pipers for supporting us with their excellent playing each year.

Our greatest wish is that the Moray Loons will go on for many years to come, so please give the same support to Suds and his team as you have given us.

Thanks

Tosh, Ronnie & Hamish

4/11/2017

 EDINBURGH BRANCH - NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Attached is the latest newsletter from the Edinburgh Branch.  Among other things, you will find news about our Christmas Dance, Remembrance Parades in Edinburgh, the unveiling of the Queen's Own Highlander's memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, and the minutes of our Branch AGM
Happy reading all

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CHARLIE LIDDLE

Jim Liddle has asked me to let everyone know that Charlie's ashes are now back in Scotland.

There will be a memorial service for the scattering of the ashes on the 10th November 2017 at 2pm in the Hibernian Football Stadium, Edinburgh, EH7 6AS. Followed by a get together to share memories and stories about Charlie at the Barrelhouse Bar & Grill, 35 Smokey Brae, Edinburgh, EH7 8AA.

Jim says all who would like to attend will be made more than welcome.

CFGB Charlie Liddle

Jim Elliot

 

UNVEILING OF QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDERS (Seaforth & Camerons) STATUE

AT THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM SATURDAY 16th JUNE 2018

 

Transport will be provided departing Inverness with pickups on route (no big diversions) departing Friday 15th June and returning Sunday 17th June. (Depending on numbers there may be more than one coach).   Those not on the route Inverness – Arboretum will be expected to make their own way unless numbers from a particular area dictate otherwise.
To read more go to one of the links below.

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Latest News for October 201

 

Peter McMurdo

Bob’s photo taken yesterday while visiting Peter McMurdo who is in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he had a leg amputated several weeks ago.
He will be discharged as soon as alterations are made to his home.
Margaret Munro

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5th Seaforth Highlander Robert McBeath VC

On 15th September 2017,  members of the Regimental Association attended the VC stone unveiling and dedication ceremony in memory of 5th Seaforth Highlander Robert McBeath VC, who hailed from Kinlochbervie, Sutherland.  

McBeath was awarded the VC for his outstanding bravery and actions at the Battle of Cambrai, and the stone unveiling is part of the UK government’s initiative to place a stone in the hometown of all WW1 VC recipients on the centenary of the award.

During the ceremony Lt Col Colin Gilmour laid a wreath on behalf of the Seaforth Highlanders Association and Callum Mackenzie, Q O HLDRS Association Pipes Band, played the lament Flowers of the Forest, and then at the close, a selection of other Seaforth pipe tunes.

The VC stone is inset into a dry stone wall which was built specially for it, with help from a grant from the Seaforth Highlanders Association. For those visiting the west coast of Sutherland the memorial stone is located beside the war memorial in Kinlochbervie.

Robert McBeath survived the War, and then emigrated to Vancouver, where he joined the Canadian police. In 1922 he was tragically killed by a gangster whilst on duty. His funeral in Vancouver was the largest ever seen in the city with close on a quarter of a million lining the streets.
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While you are looking at the Photos I suggest you listen to Richard Anderson playing “Remembrance”

 

 HIGHLAND BRANCH CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2017

Read more information on above on one of the links below

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Also,

The Amalgamation Dinner is planned for Friday 9th February 2018 at the Sgts Mess Fort George with the permission of RSM BW.    Catering contractors at the Fort are due to change with effect 01 November 2017 .  Hopefully this will not affect previous arrangements. 

Yours aye,
Bob

Battlefield Tour Report

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Battlefield Tour Report by George Givens is attached below.

Thank you George for your good work.

Seoras

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Below are the two tunes that Richard Anderson composed called "Remembrance & Drummer MacGillivray" Remembrance was played at the Menin Gate by Richard on our Battlefield Tour 2017

 

 Major Robin McLaren

Dear All,
A service of thanksgiving for the life of
Major Robin McLaren

Queens Own Highlanders will be held at 2pm on Saturday 7th October 2017, at Alvie Kirk, By Aviemore, Inverness-shire.

                               

All welcome

Latest News for September 2017

4SCOTS March through Elgin 23/09/2017

The 4SCOTS P&D’s Regimental Mascot CO No 1 Guard x 96 Colours No2 Guard x 96 RSM 2 x Heavy Armoured Vehicles 4x Sniper Quad Bikes marched in Elgin today.

The salute was taken by Grenville Johnston Esq OBE TD CA and Members of the Moray council.

After they marched through the town they went for lunch in the Ex Serviceman’s Club in the town.

As you will see by the photos it was also well attended by Ex Q. O. Hldrs

Seoras

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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 Another battlefield Tour is Over
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Another battlefield Tour is over and thank you to all for helping towards the success of it. A special thanks to all who took the thousands of photos of all the different events. A very special thank you to Seoras Mcintosh for his advice and guidance with all the special photographs he directed on our behalf.
Thank you to all of you who laid the wreaths and to Bobby Costello and Terry MacQeen who carried the Standards so immaculately.
Please keep the photos coming.

Dave Chapman MBE

 

Results for the recent Autumn Golf Meeting at Aboyne

Dear All,

Please find the results for the recent Autumn Golf Meeting at Aboyne. Thank you all for supporting it.

Yours Aye,
Crawford.

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 For all on next weeks Battlefield Tour

For those of you keen to attend the Menin Gate ceremony there will be an opportunity to attend on the Tuesday evening ( this is optional). Remember we will not arrive at our hotel until Monday evening. Please pack enough clothes (medication for those who need it) in your overnight bag for the ferry ⛴.

Will be running a raffle on the way home, all donations for the raffle is highly appreciated

See you all on Sunday.
Dave Chapman MBE

Awarded The Imperial Service Medal

(Mrs Robbie Mackintosh) is awarded the Imperial Service Medal by General Bruce for her hard work looking after Wick TA Centre as Caretaker for thirty plus years.
Well done Margaret CFGB X

Yours aye,
Bob

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 Scot Kilts

Heard on MFR that Gary Smythe (Ex QOHldrs Pipe Band) who owns / runs Scot Kilt

is looking for folk to work in his new premises in the Longman, Inverness in both

a Front of House and Back of House capacity.

Might interest some members of the extended Regimental Family.

CFGB
Maurice Gibson

Mr Neil Wilson

I am the Scottish War Blinded outreach worker for Highlands, Islands and Morayshire. I have an ex-Seaforth currently admitted to Raigmore hospital and he has asked if I can pass his details to you and request a visit. It is Mr Neil Wilson of Avoch, a WW2 veteran. He is in Ward 7A, and would love to see someone from your association.

Michael Hilton

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 HIGHLANDERS AUTUMN GOLF MEETING - ABOYNE  GOLF CLUB 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

Dear All,

  1. Please find attached starting times and partners for golf on the 15th. Note the first starts are at 0920 from the first and tenth tees. Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be available from 0815. A short briefing will follow at 0900. The cost of the day (no part option) is £51. Please pay me before you set out on the afternoon 9 holes.
  1. The following categories will be contested. 2016 winners are listed in brackets and are asked to return trophies ready for presentation.
  1. Scratch.          (Steven Robertson)            
  2. Handicap       ( Gordon Duncan)          
  3. Stableford       (Peter Kellas)      

( Note that a golfer may win only one of the above categories).

  1. The Vernon Nicoll Trophy - best net score aggregate Spring and Autumn meetings     (Bob Towns)
  2. Team Match - lowest net score (Kevin Brown will return)
  3. Best guest scratch            
  4. Best guest handicap        
  5. Nearest pin on 4th hole       (Peter Kellas)
  6. Longest drive on 9th hole
  7. Sweepstake for 2s - £1 entry.
  1. Aboyne GC is situated on the east side of the village and is signposted from the main road, a few hundred yards after the garage, driving from Aberdeen/Banchory. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 15th.

Yours Aye,
Crawford.

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Davy Little Get Together

Dear All,

Sorry for the very short notice but I thought I had done this already:-

Davy Little has organised a wee get together at the Beer Cafe,78 Candlerrigs, Merchant City, Glasgow on Saturday 09 September 2017 from 1400hrs. All Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons), with POVs (Partners of Veterans), friends and relatives or anyone with the remotest of connections with the Regiment   is invited to join the get together.   Be there or be square!

Kenny Reid

 Battlefield Tour Administration Details
04/09/2017

To read more click on one of the links below.

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The nearest Restaurants are at the Train Station about 100 meters from the hotel for an evening meal

EDINBURGH BRANCH NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2017

Please find the latest Edinburgh Branch Newsletter containing reports on our Armed Forces Day Parade, Summer Dance, and dates for your diary.
Happy reading.

George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

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The Moray Loons 2017

It is that time again when I require the numbers that will be attending the Moray Loons Night Oot, this will allow me to order your stovies.

Please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me on 07739746611
to let me know if you are attending

The night out will be held on Friday November the 3rd 2017 at the
Seaforth Club
Academy Street
Elgin
IV30 1LJ

Time:-19.00 Hr for 19.30

We look forward to seeing you all there where you can have a great night with old friends

C F G B
Seoras McIntosh

Latest News for August 2017

 

The Countdown Is On

News from the 2017 Tattoo team
To read more go to the link below
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Mr Alex Sinclair (sinky) Celebrate his Retirement

Come on boys and girls let me know if you are going then i can let sinky know. Party party party yes this is a party alert Mr Alex Sinclair (sinky) has decided to retire and put his old feet up he has asked me to put out the announcement to you all Friday the 22nd of September 19:00-0100 at the Peebles ex servicemens club Mini pipe band Disco Irish bingo Raffle All very welcome please come and celebrate his retirement, Alex has asked for £3 a head and all monies raised from the tickets raffle and bingo will be going to the three charities chosen by Alex, Alex is not on face book so if you need any information just send me a PM or give me a ring hoping to see loads of you there. If you have trouble getting Phil tell me and I will pass it on.
Regards to you all
Kenneth Mackay Reid

Contact Me on:-07817256742
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 Edinburgh Branch Committee Meeting 19/08/2017 Photo

Photo was taken by Bob Munro and sent in by Margaret.
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Museum newsletter for August 2017

We have pleasure in attaching our Museum newsletter for August 2017, we hope you will enjoy the reading?

Kind Regards
John Bailey MBE
Director

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 Poppy Scotland (Inverness)

Dear All

Poppy Scotland (Inverness) have asked me to advertise their Family Ceilidh which will take place on Friday 1st Sep at The Royal British Legion Club, Inverness from 7.30pm.

Please see attachment for more details and costs.

Kind regards
Maurice Gibson
Major (Retd) MRM Gibson MBE

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Can You HELP Wilson Page (Ex Signal Platoon)

Hi, I run a small motorbike charity along with other BW ex squaddies. Where we take anti-social kids to experience legal ridding.

We had our bikes stolen along with a lot of kit we managed to salvage our bike but in need of repair and new kit and tools.
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Internet

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Regards
Wilson

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 4 WEEKS TO GO TO THE
Highland Military Tattoo

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Regimental Association Bulletin 21 Jobs

Dear All

Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 21 Jobs, which details some of the latest jobs in Scotland. As this will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community.

Yours aye
Maurice Gibson

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 SCOTS Regimental Association

Dear All

Please see attached a Poster advertising the next Highland (Inverness) Branch meeting of the SCOTS Regimental Association , which serving, recently retired and veterans are more than welcome to attend.

Please pass this message on as widely as you can. Capt Pete Marshall (Chairman of the Highland Branch) would love to see as many as possible attend.

Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

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Latest News for July 2017

JIB Shorncliffe Reunion

Dear All,

Maj Pat Ralph (YORKS) is hoping to organise a JIB Shorncliffe reunion for those individuals who have passed through the JIB since it was formed in 1967 – but he needs to get a feel for whether there is an appetite for such event.

He would be most grateful if you could distribute the attached widely to include Regimental Associations. The note includes his contact details – to whom all interested parties should direct any further enquiries.

Kind regards

Maurice Gibson

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Queen’s Own Highlanders Branch Director 2017

You can find the directory update by going to Regimental Info then click on Assoc Info
Seoras McIntosh
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Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums

Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums led by Pipe Major John MacDonald will play at The Forres Highland Games at Grant Park on Saturday 8th July.

The Pipe Major and his fellow pipers and drummers would be delighted to meet members of the Regimental family who will be attending the Games. 

The Association Pipes and Drums will also play at the following events:

  • The Highland Fields Sports Fair at Moy on 4th & 5th August
  • Outside Inverness Town House on evening of 30th August before the start of Northern Meeting Piping Competitions the following day.
  • The Inverness Parade on Remembrance Sunday on 12 November.
  • Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums welcomes new members from all generations of the Regiment.  
  • Many thanks
    Alec Rose
    Support Committee Secretary
    Tel: 01667 493683
    Mob: 07974 159840

 HIGHLANDERS AUTUMN GOLF MEETING ABOYNE - 15 SEP 17

Dear All,

It's almost that time of year again - this is a quick e mail to allow you to plan your diary. A full instruction will be issued once I have had numbers confirmed.  I would be most grateful to Seoras and Mike Gerrie for a shout on their respective websites.

The day will comprise a medal (individual) round of 18 holes strokeplay in the morning and a 9 hole team match in the afternoon. Golf and catering will cost £51 - bacon roll and coffee, soup and sandwiches and a two course tea. Play will start 0915 (ish) and 1415 (ish), going home time will be after prize giving, around 1800-1830. Mick Low has kindly agreed to present the prizes.

Those wishing to play please reply by e mail remembering to include your handicap. If you know any regimental golfer who has not received this, and who would like to play, please advise him to contact me by e mail, or by ' phone - 01463-831418 / 07437 965185.
Email:-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Aye,
Crawford.

Looking for a Queen’s Own Highlanders Sergeants Cane

I thank Peter Finlayson for presenting me with his Sergeants Cane. It has got pride of place in my little office/museum

Regards
Seoras McIntosh
cabarfeidh.com

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 The Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums

The Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums led by Pipe Major John MacDonald will play at The Forres Highland Games at Grant Park on Saturday 8th July.

The Pipe Major and his fellow pipers and drummers would be delighted to meet members of the Regimental family who will be attending the Games. 

The Association Pipes and Drums will also play at the following events:

  • The Highland Fields Sports Fair at Moy on 4th & 5th August
  • Outside Inverness Town House on evening of 30th August before the start of Northern Meeting Piping Competitions the following day.
  • The Inverness Parade on Remembrance Sunday on 12 November.

Individual members of The Pipes and Drums will play at Fort George in support of visitors to the The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) on 18th, 22nd, & 30th June, 4th July, 27nd August and 4th September.

Queen’s Own Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums welcomes new members from all generations.  

Colin Gilmour

Latest News for June 2017

A Call From Kenny Read

Anyone who knew the Late Mick Innes RIP CFGB could they make friends with his Son Scott Innes on face book or other means, he would like to hear your favourite stories of his Dad. In a Search he comes up as a Hearts Fan on face book no bad thing there lol.  I can get other means of contact if anyone wants to take this up, email me Kenny Reid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kenny

 From the Lt Col Neil Tomlin Commanding Officer of The Highlanders 4 SCOTS

4 SCOTS PIPES AND DRUMS – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS, UK CHAMPIONS AND ARMY CHAMPIONS!

I wish to congratulate the Pipes and Drums who last weekend added the European Title to the UK and Army titles they won earlier this year. The Pipes and Drums have worked extremely hard for many years and it is a pleasure to see their hard work is paying off. We must be very proud of our Pipes and Drums and many congratulations to Pipe Major Simpson and Drum Major Phillipps and all in the band. Thanks also to Pipe Major McGregor for all the work he put in when he was Pipe Major, before being promoted and posted to the Army School of Bag Piping and Drumming.
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Armed Forces Scotland Open Day

Grateful if you would bring this to the attention of any folk you are working/engaging with that might find it useful to pop in on Friday for a chat to learn a little bit more about how we can help – Open Day is from 11.30-15.00 at Poppyscotland, Strothers Lane.

Also, you are invited to join us earlier on the morning of Friday 23 June at 0945 when we will be making our way down to the Legion Scotland Inverness Breakfast Club for a Bacon Roll and a Brew – please let us know of anyone joining us for the Breakfast Club by 2pm on Thursday 21 June as need to know numbers for catering.

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AFD Parade in Bangor,N.I. 2017

The A.F.D.parade in Bangor,N.I. went off really well yesterday,sun was splitting the stones,it was well supported and there was a good Scottish contingent,sadly though I was the only Q.O.Hldr,c"mon boys we walked these streets for thirty years lets walk them again,Ah ken we"re awe Jock Tamsins bairns but don't let the R.H.F.,Royal Scots etc rule the roost.

Tam Hunter

Regimental Association Bulletin 16

Dear All,
Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 16 Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland. As this will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community, it is requested that this bulletin is given the widest distribution.

Regards

Maurice Gibson
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 Kilts For Sale

Dear All,

I have 2 x brand new never been worn, lightweight MacKenzie kilts. One to fit waist 34-36 and the other 38-40. If anyone is interested my contact details below.

Hi all,

Both kilts now gone to good homes. Thanks guys.

Regards,
Donnie. CFGB

 

Falklands conflict and Operation Banner service of commemoration

Dear All,

In relation to the above subject, I would like to take the opportunity to invite you and members of the association / group that you represent to attend the above service of commemoration that is being held to mark the 35th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict and the 10th anniversary of the end of operations in Northern Ireland. 

The service will be held at the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh at 2pm on Saturday 1st July 2017.

I request that you share details of this service with your respective contacts and those persons wishing to attend should contact me with names and numbers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kind regards,
Natasha Haynes
Intern – Event Support
Royal British Legion Scotland (Legion Scotland)

New Haig House, Logie Green Road,
Edinburgh, EH7 4HQ         
Switchboard: 0131 550 1583
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 Andrew Ross

Andrew MacRae Sent in the Following:-
Hello, I have attached some photos of the 6th Morayshire Battalion if of interest from my Grandad's collection. He was Pte. Andrew Ross (2822944).
I was interested in the history of the Regimental Association HQ, the original address from the Membership Certificate had it at 15 Ambercromby Place in Edinburgh.
I am currently researching his WW2 service with Jim Stockman's book as reference, as well as mounting his medals for framing.

If you or your readers can help in any way get in touch with me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards
Andrew MacRae
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Latest News for May 2017

2016/17 Annual General Meeting of the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association (Ross-shire Branch)

Please note that 2016/17 Annual General Meeting of the Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association (Ross-shire Branch) will be held in The Legion, High Street Dingwall on Tuesday 6th June 2017 starting at 19.30hrs.

All members of the Association are invited to attend.                    

Bob Shanks

 

HIGHLAND BRANCH LUNCH NAIRN LEGION
SUNDAY 2nd JULY 2017 at 1230

To read more please go to one of the links below
Yours Aye
Bob Towns

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 EDINBURGH BRANCH NEWSLETTER - MAY 2017

Have a shufti at the attached newsletter for details of our Summer Dance, as well as the amended arrangements for this year's Armed Forces Day parade in Edinburgh. 
All welcome to both events
Good reading
George Givens
Edinburgh Branch Committee

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 The Highlanders Museum Newsletter 2017

It is our pleasure to attached our Newsletter for May 2017.  We hope you enjoy the read.

Kind Regards
John Bailey MBE
Director

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Waxy O'Connors, 44 West George Street, Glasgow

This may be a wee bit late for some but Iain Sargent and his Good Lady Janet have put together a wee get together of like minded Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons), which is advertised on facebook but not on here. Waxy O'Connors, 44 West George Street, Glasgow. G2 1DH, just sits outside Queen Street Station. There is an area booked in this quite nice pub that also serves food. Come along and join us from 1400hrs Saturday 13 May 2016, be there or be square!

Kenny Reid




 Thomas McIvor has a  Grandson

Thomas is a very happy Grandad indeed.
Murray Thomas Malcolm Ramsay is his name.
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Regimental Association Bulletin 14 

Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 14 Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland. As this will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community, it is requested that this bulletin is given the widest distribution.
Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

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 Highland Branch AGM 2017

Minutes, Report, Financial statements and forecast of events for next year attached in Word .doc and .pdf format.
Regards
David Terron

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Latest News for April 2017

 Army Cadet Force P&D's Concert at Ironworks 122B Academy Street Inverness on 15th April

Dear All,

The annual Army Cadet Force P&D’s concentration is happening in Cameron Bks this week, they are excellent.

If you are in Dingwall on Friday 14th April - afternoon (High Street) at approx. 13.30hrs you can see them their but they will also be doing a full concert

In the Ironworks at 122B, Academy Street on Saturday 15th April at 7pm.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on the night or by visiting; www.ironworksvenue.com or by phoning 0871 789 4173.

They are very good and I am sure you would enjoy their performance.

Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

 

MORAY ARRAS CEREMONY FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017

All Queens Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons) Regimental Association members welcome.

1. 0930 Re-enactors assemble( Tom Greenshields and 39 Regt personnel)

2. 1015 Those marching and those setting up assemble.

3. 1035 Troops march on from the Cathedral area. Currently there are small detachments from 39 Engr Regt and RAF Lossie. There will be a Colour Party from 7 SCOTS and a Standard Party from RAF Lossie. PM Barry Ashby will lead the contingents onto parade. Association and RBLS contingents most welcome.

4. 1045 – 1050 Contingents on parade and Colours and Standards placed on drums by Padre 39 Engr Regt. Military Wives’ Choirs from Lossie and Kinloss in position.

5. 1100 RAF Typhoon fly over

6. 1100 Lord Lieutenant welcomes all.

7. 1105 -1115 Brief on the Battle of Arras and Moray’s involvement.

8. 1115-1130 Military Wives Choir sing a medley of WW1.

9. 1130 – 1150 Service conducted by Padre. Last Post, Reveille and Lament.

10. 1150 -1155 Schoolchildren place 250 crosses representing each Moray life lost.

11. 1200 End of Ceremony.

12. Light refreshments in the Library.

Glengarry's Medals. Let me know if you can support this important event and I will confirm meeting point.
They deserve our attendance in their memory.
CFGB
Yours aye,
Bob.

The South Atlantic Medal Association 1982
(Scotland Branch)

35TH ANNIVERSARY - FALKLANDS WAR

VETERAN’S RE-UNION DINNER

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 Battle of Arras, Commemorate Service, in Inverness

The Provost and Councillors in conjunction with the RBLS, Inverness Branch, are to hold a Battle of Arras Commemoration Service, at The Cenotaph, Cavell Gardens, Inverness on Monday10th April 2017 at 0730 hrs.
To read more on this please go to one of the links below.
Roddy Wood

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Latest News for March 2017

HIGHLAND BRANCH AGM .

To read more go to one of the links below

Regards
Bob Town
Chairman

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2017 Highland Military Tattoo

Dear All.
Would you be so kind and help get the attached message out about the 2017 Highland Military Tattoo at Fort George, Inverness, 8th - 10th September.

Your assistance would be much appreciated.

Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

https://highlandmilitarytattoo.co.uk/

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 Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association AGM

The Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association AGM will be on Friday, 30 June 17 at 1100hrs.

Venue : Sgts Mess, Fort George.

Coffee will be available from 1015hrs. Lunch will be at 1215hrs.

If  attending:  Grateful if Members could email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Letter: Cameron Bks, INVERNESS. IV2  3XE) to confirm their attendance by 12 June please.

If you wish to park inside the Fort; submit your car details (VRN, Model and Colour).

Your reply will greatly assist with the Sgts Mess reception/ planning”

Yours aye – David Grant

‘In the Footsteps of Allenby’

The Palestine Campaign 1916-1918

A talk by Colonel A K Miller on the campaign of the 52nd Lowland Division in Palestine during the 1st World War

This talk commemorates the feats of Scottish Soldiers, and particularly those of the 52nd Lowland Division, who fought in the Palestinian Campaign 100 years’ ago. Having faced the horrors of Gallipoli, the 52nd Division was reconstituted in Alexandria in February 1917 and then fought their way to Tel Arsuf, north of modern-day Tel Aviv, until withdrawn in early 1918 to be redeployed on the Western Front.

To read more go to the first link below
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Regimental Association Bulletin

Dear All.

Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 7 Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland. As this will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community, it is requested that this bulletin is given the widest distribution.

Please note also my change of work E-mail as at 31st March below.

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Kind regards
Maurice Gibson

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Latest News for February 2017

RETIRED COUPLE WANTED

To live near Hay on Wye, Powys (20 mins Brecon) in a cottage rent free in return for some housework, driving & walking dogs for my elderly parents, house next door. Driving licence essential.  Salary negotiable

Vacancy immediate - for more apply - Emma Phillpotts 01497 831 704 : 0777 567 1868

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Combat Stress

Combat Stress  :  As you may or may not be aware Combat Stress provides its unique services free of charge to veterans and is reliant on the generosity of volunteer fundraisers.  Your gift can help us provide the following care:

125.00 GBP    One session with a Combat Stress Psychiatrist
545.00           One day of Outpatient Assessments fort Veterans leaving our centres
664.00           One day of funding for the 24 hour Helpline

Why don`t you help by purchasing a ticket for the Charity Night on the 7th of April at the Raigmore Motel Inverness. 
The night will begin at 1830hrs and finish at 0100 hrs   Not only will you be helping this very worthwhile Charity, but for your 10.00 you will get good food, good music and a Raffled (Main prize-43" TV).  It will also give you the opportunity to meet up with old friends that you haven`t seen for ages, and have a good natter. There will be free bus running from Elgin, stopping in Forres and Nairn.  The bus will take you home again after the event.  As you read this we have sold 51 tickets and reserved some.   If you wish to purchase ticket(s) you can do so by contacting Mary or myself on 01463 571 458 or 07925653933.  Come along and make this event a great night. 
Yours Aye  Eric & Mary   CFGB

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EDINBURGH BRANCH NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2017

For a full report on our recent Amalgamation Dinner and a list of upcoming events in the Edinburgh area, why not have a quick look at the following attachment

George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

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Highland Branch Amalgamation Dinner Report

Please click on one of the links below to read report.
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Museum News Letter Feb 2017

Please find attached the February 2017 Newsletter.  We hope you enjoy the read?
Kind Regards
John Bailey MBE
Director
The Highlanders' Museum

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                Seaforth Highlanders Dinner
Just a note to let everyone know that the 68th Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association (Ross=shire Branch) Annual Re-union Dinner will be held in the Ross Hall, Legion Club Dingwall on Friday 10th March 2017.

Tickets, which cost £20 per person, can be reserved by contacting Bob Shanks on 01463-242915.

Transport from and to Inverness will be available for which there will be an addition charge.

Final costs for this service, which return participants to their home address, have still to be confirmed but going on previous years is likely to be in the region of £12.00 per person return.
Bob Shanks

 LT DONALD MACKINTOSH VC - Seaforth Highlanders
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A paving stone to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the  action in which Lt Donald Mackintosh earned his VC is to be laid in the grounds of Glasgow Academy on Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 10.30 am (Great Western Road, Glasgow)

It is very much hoped that a good number of former members of the regiment will turn out to mark this civic ceremony (Regimental headdress, Association ties, and medals please)

Tam Balloch is liaising with the school and Council and needs to know numbers for the ceremony and civic reception taking place afterwards.

Can anyone who intends going please let either Danny Carruthers or George Monaghan know so we can feed names and numbers into Tam.  

The following is part of the citation for this VC:

"At the first Battle of the Scarpe, part of the 'Arras Offensive' of April 1917, Lieutenant Donald Mackintosh served with the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders.

On 11 April 1917 north of Fampoux, France, during the initial advance, Lieutenant Mackintosh was shot through the right leg, but although crippled, continued to lead his men, and captured the trench. He then collected men of another company who had lost their leader and drove back a counter-attack, when he was again wounded and although unable to stand, nevertheless continued to control the situation.

With only 15 men left he ordered them to be ready to advance to the final objective and with great difficulty got out of the trench, encouraging them to advance. He was wounded yet again and fell. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his bravery"

His medal is now held by the Highlanders Museum at Fort George.
Regards
George Givens

 Regimental Association Bulletin 4

Dear All

Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 4 Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland. As this will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community.
Kind regards

Maurice Gibson

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Can You Help

I am looking to find out if anybody knows the whereabouts of a Pte Ally Meakin/Meachin (Q O Hldrs)who was attached and embedded with C Coy, 3 RRF for the first Gulf War. His CSM at the time has in his possession a 30mm brass shell casing that this individual won in a top soldier competition. It was then removed from him for ‘safekeeping’. CSM Peter West would like to give it back.

Email:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Latest News for January 2017

Transport for our amalgamation dinner at Ft George on 10th Feb

Hi, me old muckers, transport for our amalgamation dinner at Ft George on 10th Feb. for Elgin/Forres loons only.

Dep. Elgin 1800 hrs. Sharp!!

Dep Forres 1830 hrs. Sharp!!

Inverness have their own arrangements.

Look forward to seeing you all.

Ronnie Sinclair

CHARLIE O'LOAN

Charlie O'Loan is currently in the Marie Curie Hospice in Frogston Road West, Edinburgh and unfortunately has not got that long to live (terminal cancer).  I visited him today (23/01/17) and although not very mobile, he chatted away OK

If anyone knows Charlie and is in the Edinburgh area and would like to visit him, he would be more than happy to see any of his old buddies.  

I have asked Charlie's son to keep me informed of the situation

George Givens
Edinburgh Branch

 JIB Shorncliff Reunion

I have been asked by three veterans from the DWR, to see if there is an appetite for a reunion this September 2017. 50 years ago the camp opened its gates to 1000, 15 year olds. The gathering would be for anyone that started out in JIB. All three of the DWR lads started their army careers off as junior solders in Sir John Moore Barracks. I did myself.
Major (Retired ) Ralph MM
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Battlefield Tour September 2017

This is open to all Ex Queens Own Highlanders Connected Reservists Cadet Adults and Families plus museum staff and volunteers.

As promised I now have the dates and basic Itinerary along with other have relevant details for the battlefield study in September:

The cost will be £390 PP (single person supplement is an additional £35 per night)
To read more go to one of the links below.
Regards,
Dave Chapman

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Name List to date 09/02/2017
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 The SCOTS Regimental Association Branches

Dear All.

The SCOTS Regimental Association branches – Edinburgh (Branch 001) and Inverness (Branch 003) will be holding their next branch meetings at the following:

Edinburgh.  Redford Sgts Mess Thurs 26th Jan 17. 1900-2100.

Inverness.  C Coy 7 SCOTS, Gordonville Rd, Inverness Tues 31st Jan 17.  1900-2100.

Can I please ask that you advertise this around your antecedent community to garner as much support as possible? There will I am sure be SCOTS Veterans who are affiliated to your Branches or who read your websites who might like to consider supporting these fledgling branches.
As a reminder, the SCOTS Association will welcome all serving and former soldiers of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and all former soldiers from all our antecedent regiments. There is no set agenda other than the bar will be open for a drink and it’s a chance for us to foster our esprit de corps.
Kind regards,
Maurice Gibson

Leo is Remembered

3 members of the Liverpool Scottish Association, Lenny Osbourne, Jim and Doreen Smith and 6 Queen's Own Highlanders, Colin Hughes, Ronnie Baybut, Kenny Banks, John Gribbon, Jim Ryan and Andy [Robert] Capp, attended the cremation of Leo. Colin played Leo into the crematorium and played the lament at the end of the service to which he received a very warm round of applause. After the service, Leo's daughter, Julie thanked every one of us and told us she was thrilled that we had attended. Kenny and Ronnie gave her some photos of her dad which she had not seen before.
Jimmy Ryan.

Liverpool Lads,
I would like to thank you all for the support that you gave Leo’s daughter Julie.
A special thanks to Colin for playing the Bagpipes. I am only sorry that I could not have been there myself.
C F G B

Regards to you all,
Seoras

                             Tam Hunter Writes:
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I would just like to say thanks to all the liverpool boys,Leo deserved a good send off and we can always depend on our scouse friends to do the right thing.
Tam

Tam Balloch MBE Writes:-

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Tosh just to say you do a wonderful job on your web site and have done for years Its great getting all the info from you and others ref the Regiment keep up the great WORK.

TAM

                         We'll Say the Blessing
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Chonie Monro is doing the official launch of her book, "We'll Say the Blessing" at Birnie Kirk Hall on Saturday 21st January between 11 am and 2 pm and she would be delighted to see as many of you as she can.

I can assure you that this book is well worth a read and some of it is very funny

Hugh will be there serving the teas and mulled wine and that in itself is well worth a visit

Sample Below click to enlarge
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Guest Book

I can only apologise for having to take down the Guest Book but this is due to getting sent a lot of SPAM
Meanwhile I am working on getting a new guestbook and I will put up any message you send up on the homepage.
You can use the Contact page to send your messages and photos you may have
Regards
Seoras McIntosh

Ian Geddes Writes:-

Very sad to see the passing of King Kenny Urquart a great bn footballer saw him as a young lad playing for Nairn County along with Johnny Bateson, I only played a few times with him as he had come to the end of his career but he still had it.
Also sad to see the passing of Freddie Mair.
RIP CFG.

Regimental Association Bulletin 1

Dear All.

Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 1 Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland. As this will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community.

Regards
Maurice Gibson

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 Highlanders News Letter

Dear All,

Happy New Year

Good news The Highlanders Newsletter 2016 is now complete and online at http://www.thehighlanderonline.co.uk 

There are various ways to review / read it but the link explains that in a straight forward manner.

Please pass it to anyone who you may think will enjoy it.

Warmest Regards
Maurice Gibson

Happy 2017

I wish all my followers a very prosperous 2017 and hope you will continue to use this website to put up your photos and information and this will give me the encouragement to keep it going.

Seoras McIntosh
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51st Highland Division at St.Valéry-en-Cau

We would like to invite you to attend an illustrated talk by Brigadier (Ret'd) C S Grant OBE on Wednesday 15th February 2017.
Meet at The Highlanders’ Museum, Fort George at 6.30pm for a drink and look round the museum ready for the lecture at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 which includes light refreshments. Telephone 0131 310 8701 or book online
http://www.thehighlandersmuseum.com/store/st-valery-talk
The illustrated talk will give an overview of the one of the most poignant and painful events from the start of the Second World War – the surrender and capture of the 51st Highland Division at St.Valéry-en-Caux. It is a story of tremendous endeavour and outstanding bravery by Scottish soldiers in one of the key episodes in World War Two, told by one of the country’s leading experts on the subject. Please find a poster attached. If you would distribute amongst your contacts we would be very grateful.
I look forward to seeing you at the Museum.
Kind Regards
Gill Bird

Education and Outreach Officer
The Highlanders' Museum

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