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Reply Bill Heaney
6:23 AM on July 2, 2015 
Gallipoli Day Centenary Commemoration Wreath Laying Service - Hawick 12th July 2015.

A dedication and wreath laying service to honour those members of the King's Own Scottish Borderers from the Hawick area who were killed in the Gallipoli campaign on the 12th/13th July 1915 will take place on Sunday 12th July 2015.

A parade will assemble at the park gates nearest to the Community Hospital and march to the Hawick War Memorial where a dedication and wreath laying service will take place.

Those wishing to take part in the parade should assemble at the park gates between 1.45 pm and 1.55 pm on Sunday 12th July and are requested to wear medals, Glengarry and Trews where applicable.

All Borderers are cordially invited and encouraged to attend this poignant event to honour those members of the Regiment who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago on 12th July 1915.

"Lest we forget - Always a Borderer"

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Reply Bill Heaney
12:42 PM on July 1, 2015 
Jim Ferguson.

It is with deep regret that I have to announce that the funeral of Jim Ferguson (ex KOSB) will take place at Dryfesdale Parish Church, Lockerbie on Monday 6th July 2015 at 11.30 am.

The King's Own Scottish Borderers Association will be providing a poppy wreath on behalf of it's members and extends it's sincere condolences and sympathy to Jim's family at this difficult time.

All Borderers are warmly invited by Jim's family to attend this service.

"Always a Borderer"

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Reply Bill Heaney
12:21 PM on July 1, 2015 
Gallipoli Memorial Unveiling and Parade - Kelso 12th July 2015.

A new memorial dedicated to the 41 men of the King's Own Scottish Borderers from the Kelso area who were killed in the Gallipoli campaign on the 12th July 1915 will be unveiled on the 12th July 2015.

A parade will assemble in Kelso town square opposite the Cross Keys Hotel and march behind a pipe band to Kelso War Memorial where a short dedication service will take place.

Those wishing to attend the parade should assemble in Kelso town square between 5.30 pm and 5.40 pm on Sunday 12th July and are requested to wear medals, Glengarry, Trews where applicable.

All Borderers are cordially invited and encouraged to attend the above event to honour those members of the Regiment who died exactly 100 years ago on the 12th July.

"Lest we forget - Always a Borderer"

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Reply Ronnie McKay
10:51 AM on June 29, 2015 
Annita & I are so sorry about the passing of Jim Ferguson who was a very good friend for many years, our sincere condolences go to Joyce Debbie & John and all the family at this extremely sad time R I P Jim XXV.
Reply Bill Heaney
1:31 PM on June 26, 2015 
Duns Parish Church Armed Forces Day Sunday Service - Sunday 28th June 2015.

There will be an Armed Forces Day Sunday service held on Sunday 28th June at Duns Parish Church, Duns commencing at 11 am. The service will be conducted by the Rev Stephen A Blakey, Minister of Duns and Chaplain to 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland. The sermon will be given by Rev Cole Maynard, Deputy Assistant Chaplain General, HQ 51 Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland.

All "Borderers" and family members are warmly invited to attend the above service and are encouraged to wear medals, Glengarry, Trews where applicable.

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Reply Bill Heaney
9:49 AM on June 26, 2015 
Edinburgh Armed Forces Day - Saturday 27th June 2015.

A parade for Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 27th June 2015 commencing at 11.30 am from Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh and culminating in the Grassmarket at 11.45 am. The parade will be dismissed after a welcome speech by the Lord Provost City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Garrison Commander and the Chairman of Veterans Scotland at 11.55 am.

The parade route is as follows: Johnston Terrace, Lawnmarket, George IV Bridge, Grey Friars Bobby statue, Candlemakers Road, Grassmarket.

Those intending to participate in the marching contingent of the parade are requested to arrive at the form up point in Johnstone Terrace no later than 11 am.

All "Borderers" are cordially invited to attend this parade and are encouraged to wear Medals, Glengarry, Trews where applicable.

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Reply Bill Heaney
9:21 AM on June 26, 2015 
Berwick upon Tweed Armed Forces Day - Saturday 27th June 2015.

A church service and parade for Armed Forces Day will take place in Berwick upon Tweed on Saturday 27th June 2015. The service will commence at 11 am in St Andrews Wallace Green (Church of Scotland) church followed by a parade through the town commencing at approximately 12 noon. The parade will assemble outside the council offices and pass the saluting base at the town hall and finally disperse in the Wool Market.

All "Borderers" are cordially invited to attend the service and parade and are encouraged to wear Medals, Glengarry, Trews if applicable.

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Reply Barney Loughran
9:46 AM on June 22, 2015 
Alex Wanstall hope this finds you well
Tug Wilson pass on my regards to Ronnie Morrow
I was BCoy 1967-71
Reply Tug Wilson
8:50 AM on June 22, 2015 
Hi Alex. I see Ronnie morrow quite often. He lives in Leeds as I do. I will pass any message on to him.
Reply Alex wanstall
1:29 PM on June 21, 2015 
I served in 1st Btn KOSB from 1967- 1973
Does anybody have any info on Ronnie Morrow from same dates, he was in B Coy