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Reply John Martin Anderson
8:13 AM on March 26, 2015 
Many of my ancestors direct and indirect served proudly in the KOSB not least of which my grandfather at the Dardenelles and my great grandfather whose insignia pin I have. His brother died in battle in Afghanistan in 1880. I visit the site often but this is the first time signing the guestbook.
Proud decendant of many Blue Bonnets.
Reply Duncan Lowe
9:44 AM on March 19, 2015 
Minden... Apologies

Reply Duncan Lowe
9:43 AM on March 19, 2015 
Hi all Borderers

I hope this message finds you all well and looking forward to another Berwick midden weekend . Unfortunately I will be unable to attend I'm sure you will all have a ball xxv.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Jimmy Drysdale and other Borderers for getting the Northern Ireland KOSB association up and running and a big thanks to the RSM 1 Scots palace barracks for making us all welcome in the WOs & Sgts mess the last time we held our meeting..

All the best XXV
Reply Padre Stephen Blakey
8:30 AM on March 18, 2015 

Details are now confirmed:
Sunday 26th April 2015
11.00 hrs
Duns Parish Church
Remembering the King's Own Scottish Borderers
on the Gallipoli Peninsula

Sermon: The Very Rev James Harkness
Conducted by: Rev Stephen A Blakey, Padre 6 SCOTS

A light lunch will be available for those who book in advance
Payment by donation
Please confirm attendance by emailing Padre Blakey

Dress: Uniform for servicing personnel, civvies and medals for others!

Hope to see lots of Borderers in attendance!!
Reply Bill Heaney
3:46 AM on March 18, 2015 
Royal Scots Regimental Gathering - May 2015:

22 May 2015 marks the centenary of the Quintinshill rail crash involving 7th (Leith) Bn The Royal Scots.

For full details of the commemoration programme 21 - 24 May 2015, please contact the Association Secretary in Berwick, either by e-mail or by telephone.
Reply Bill Heaney
8:38 AM on March 17, 2015 
A reminder that the Berwick Branch AGM will take place at 1100hrs in the Officers Mess, The Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed, on Saturday 21 March 2015.
Reply Ronnie Rae
6:53 AM on March 17, 2015 
It is with great sadness that I can inform you of the passing of James (Dinger )Bell. James passed away suddenly yesterday, our sincere condolences to Margaret, Trevor, Tracy and their families, Dinger was a true Borderer, a great character and friend' he will be sadly missed. Rest in peace XXV
Reply Bill Heaney
7:30 AM on March 16, 2015 
13 03 15

Missing From Home

ALAN HENRY DOB; 16 08 61

Ref: MP/15/0086453 PNC ID 15/115282J

Greater Manchester Police currently have a missing male by the name of Alan Henry. He left his home address in Dukinfield, Tameside, Greater Manchester on 24 February 2015 at 1730 hours, telling his family he was going to the shops.

He has not been seen since.

He left with his passport, cash, identity documents and was riding his red Kawasaki motorbike X197 AWG.

Alan served with the Army for 19 years and it is believed that he has previously been in regular contact with his army friends, possibly travelling to meet them.

GMP has circulated this male as missing. It appears that he has intended to leave home however we are concerned about his welfare and would like to speak to him to confirm he is safe and well. Alan is not in any trouble and if he has chosen to leave home then that is fine. Our only concern is that he is safe and well.

I am emailing as many Army charities as I can find just in case Alan has contacted you in the last few weeks.

If you are in touch with him please can you ask him to contact either GMP on
0161 856 5050 quoting the above MP number or the National Missing Persons Helpline on 116 000
Reply Padre Stephen Blakey
8:40 AM on March 14, 2015 
Just a quick 'heads up' that we are planning to hold a special Gallipoli 100 Sunday Morning Service in Duns Parish Church on Sunday 26th April 2015. Further details available shortly. Let me know if you would like to be kept informed. Best wishes. Stephen
Reply Dean M. Henney
6:04 AM on March 4, 2015 
Would enjoy connecting with Sid Poklekowski. We served in the Gulf War. Captain Henney, USMC.