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Reply Colin (Charlie( Bain
3:12 PM on May 17, 2015 
Fellow Borderers, I am looking at the possibilty of the establishment of a Borders Branch of the association, numbers i know are dwindling throughout so if ther is anyone in any of the following locations who would like to contact me and agree to be the POC for that area we can then meet up and take it from there: Galashiels/Selkirk/Peebles/Kelso/Jedburgh/Eyemouth/ please do get in touch with me by e mail or phone/text 07410 989205 OABAAB
Reply Bill Heaney
9:57 AM on May 12, 2015 
A Service of Commemoration for Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC ("The Piper of Loos") will be held at Norham War Memorial on Sunday 31st May 2015 commencing at 2 pm (14.00 hrs) and followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Piper Laidlaw VC.

All "Borderers" are cordially invited to attend this ceremony and are encouraged to wear Medals, Glengarry, Trews if applicable. Those attending should assemble at Norham War Memorial no later than 1.55 pm (13.55 hrs).

Reply Macdonald
9:43 AM on May 10, 2015 
served in Aden, Radfan ,Borneo ,Please can any ex Borderer know where i can buy a Black Glengarry With cock feather and if posible the Regimental cap badge .Thank you in advance Mac Donald 61
9:21 PM on May 9, 2015 
Can some one please help.Im trying to locate a photo of my Great Uncle,James Hutchon reg no 11285.someone kindly took a photo of his name at Cape Helles Memorial,and all I need is a photo.He lived in Dundee,and was in the kosb for three years before he was sad.Was a miner before he joined the reg.
Reply Bill Heaney
8:31 AM on May 7, 2015 
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of Captain (Ret'd) Kenneth William Milligan MBE who sadly passed away on Tuesday 5th May 2015 at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey. Captain Milligan served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers from 1947 and saw service in Korea as Signal Platoon Commander.

Captain Milligan's family have requested a private service and cremation (date TBC) with family flowers only, however all donations are to be made to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Nepal Appeal (Earthquake Fund).

The King's Own Scottish Borderers Association will be providing a poppy wreath on behalf of its members and has extended its sincere condolences and sympathy to Pam, Nicky and Johnny and the wider members of Captain Milligan's family at this difficult time.

"Always A Borderer".
Reply Bill Heaney
11:22 AM on May 4, 2015 
It is with deep regret that I have to announce the death of Mr David Watters on Friday 1st May 2015 aged 83. David served with the KOSB in the Kowang-San region of Korea and saw action on 4th/5th November 1951. Funeral service details are as follows:

Date: Friday 15th May 2015

Time: 09.45

Location: Kettering Crematorium, Rothwell Road, Kettering NN16 8XE

Family flowers only please, however all donations are to be made to "Dementia Care UK".

The family of Mr Watters invite all those attending to join them following the service at The Piper, Windmill Avenue, Kettering NN15 6PS.

"Always A Borderer".
Reply John Currie
2:30 PM on May 3, 2015 
Dear Borderers, I am looking for past members of the Regiment to assist me spread the word about the good work SSAFA does for our service personnel in the borders. As the SSAFA awareness, PR and fundraising officer I need some guys and their wives/partners who would be willing to man a stand in the high street for a few hours or at a key event to give out information on the good work SSAFA does and to chat to like minded people who may need our assistance to overcome difficult times. If you are interested in helping me please use my email address to make contact.
Best wishes
Reply Bill Heaney
8:43 AM on April 30, 2015 
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), there will be a 6th Battalion KOSB Reunion Branch wreath laying ceremony taking place at Galashiels War Memorial on Friday 8th May 2015 at 11 o'clock.

All Borderers are cordially invited to attend this ceremony and are requested to assemble at the War Memorial no later than 10.50. Those attending are encouraged to wear medals, Glengarry, Trews for this event.

In order to support our 6th Batttalion colleagues may I take this opportunity to encourage as many Borderers as possible to join them on 8th May.

Reply Bill Heaney
5:42 AM on April 28, 2015 

Please contact the KOSB Association Secretary on 01289 331811.
Reply Shaun Baxter
10:52 PM on April 27, 2015 
Hi, I am trying to find out if anybody is able to shed some light on my late grandfather, PTE A Baxter, his medal for Palestine (1945-1948) only has his rank, name and KOSB engraved on it and am wanting to get his military number, and battalion he was in, so i can get a copy medal made as i would like to wear them at my wedding in september and on Rememberance Sunday, I have his other medals already copied which are the 1939 - 1945 star, the france and germany star, the defence medal, campaign medal, but none of these are engraved, how would i get his military number if at all possible,

hope someone can help