Queen's Own Highlanders
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Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons)
Regimental Association – Southern Branch
The Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association – Southern Branch
are to hold their Amalgamation Dinner on Saturday 28TH MARCH 2015with the kind permission of
Charlie and Gail Duncan at the Solway Lodge Hotel.
Annan Road Gretna Dumfriesshire DG165DN
EDINBURGH BRANCH AMALGAMATION DINNER 2015
Amalgamation Dinner on Saturday 7th February 2015 to which we are hoping to achieve a bumper turnout this year. Members of other Branches will of
course be made most welcome, as will any former member of the regiment who want to renew old acquaintances.
So if you fancy starting the New Year off in style please get your returns in ASP.
HIGHLAND BRANCH AMALGAMATION DINNER 2015
With the kind permission of the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Black Watch, 3 SCOTS the Amalgamation Dinner, will again be held in the Sergeants’ Mess at Fort George on the 6th Feb 2015. The Commanding Officer, Quartermaster, Regimental Sergeant Major and some others from the Black Watch will be invited as our Official Guests.
We have also invited the Chairman and three Committee Members of Edinburgh Branch to come along as our guests.
If you are planning to attend please submit your request soonest. A few places are still available.
To read more and to book please go to one of the links below.
List of those attending so far:-
Latest News for January 2015
QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDERS MEMORIAL WINDOW
The memorial window from the St Martin’s in the Mournes Garrison Church, Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler where it had been since 1996 has returned home. The Battalion never served in Abercorn Barracks however whilst attending a Warrenpoint Memorial Service at the Church, I took note that a plain glass window next to the Parachute Regiment Stained Glass Window could be put to better use. With assistance from others the window was made and fitted. The window was installed “In Memory” of all Queen’s Own Highlanders who lost their lives at Warrenpoint and on active service in Northern Ireland. Those who travelled to the Service which was held in the Church in 2009 will remember how fitting it looked.
Last year we were informed by Stewart Spud Thompson and others that Abercorn Barracks was to close and the window required moving. Arrangements were made to return the window to Fort George. With the help of Defence Estates NI and Paddy Bashford the window was removed, packaged up and transported to Fort George. Thanks to the timely assistance of John Bailey it now has a new home in the Queen’s Own Highlanders Room at the Museum.
A fitting memorial to all Queen's Own Highlanders no longer with us.
We will remember them.
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The Guestbook is now fixed and all you have to do is add the two numbers in the Spam Check
Queen’s Own Highlanders Jumper
All future orders will be through the Museum Shop.
Get in touch with me if you have any queries.
Gulf War (90-91) Memorial Appeal
Yesterday, on your behalf, the Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Association Trustees sent a cheque for £1500 to help the appeal with their plans. Individuals can also assist by making a donation.
If you wish to help with a personal donation in memory of all who participated but more importantly those who gave their lives including fellow QO HLDRS Neil Donald, Martin Ferguson and John Lang please go to the website:
Highlanders Newsletter 2014
The annual Highlanders Newsletter 2014 is now available to view, read and print off online Click HERE
PULLOVERS WILL TRAVEL
The attached photo is of Maurice Stirling who currently lives in sunny Malta,
This has now got it's own page under the Photo Menu
Regimental Association Bulletin 3
Terry Fudge UPDATE
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of 24054177 LCpl Terry Fudge aged 67 on Wednesday 14th January2015.
SOTS Thanks Margaret and Bob Munro
Queen’s Own Highlanders Tweed-The Next Step
Having arranged for the tweed to be produced by Knockando Woollen Mill it is purchase time. I have agreed with John Bailey that the Museum Shop will handle the orders. The Tweed will cost £33.50 per metre plus vat. Postage will be additional for those who cannot collect by hand. The bulk demand will not be placed until sufficient orders have been placed with payment up front. Get your orders in soonest to allow this to move forward.
Tailoring is up to the individual however should you require assistance John (Jap) Rattray and Gary Smyth (Scotkilt) are happy to advise you as required.
Please place your orders soonest using the following link:
Greetings From The Edinburgh Branch
Please find the latest Newsletter from the Edinburgh Branch on the links below. Amongst other things it contains details of our Amalgamation Dinner in February, to which we are hoping to achieve a bumper turnout this year. Members of other Branches will of course be made most welcome, as will any former member of the regiment who want to renew old acquaintances. So if you fancy starting the New Year off in style please get your returns in ASP.
Queen's Own Highlanders Tweed
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