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Reply Bill Heaney
6:16 AM on April 18, 2015 

Fellow Borderers, on Saturday 25th April 2015, there will be an Observation of the Act of Remembrance at Kelso War Memorial at 1100hrs. A small Parade of Colours will meet in The Knowes Car Park, behind Kelso Abbey, at 1030hrs, to then form up and set off at 1045hrs to walk the couple of hundred yards or so round to the War Memorial in Bridge Street. The formalities will end at 1115hrs and the parade will retire to a local hostelry for refreshment.

I urge all Borderers to come to Kelso to take part in this small commemoration of the lives lost at Gallipoli. I will be wearing Tartans, Glengarry and Medals and would be hugely pleased to have as many Borderers standing with me, to honour those who fell, as can get there on that day.

"Once A Borderer, Always A Borderer!"
Reply Padre Blakey
2:55 PM on April 16, 2015
Reply Andre Sliedrecht
5:04 AM on April 16, 2015 
Looking for anyone that might have known or have any pictures/information of my uncle Ernie Watson (John Ernest Watson) l/cpl Kia korea 25 March 1952.
Reply Bill Heaney
3:45 AM on April 15, 2015 
Sadly I have been informed of the passing of Maj.Ted Martin, formerly Families Officer in the mid 70's and I believe was 2i/c B Coy before that,and later became CEO of the A.C.F. in Dumfries.

Ted was one of those who could be truly described as an Officer and a Gentleman.

The Funeral will take place this coming Friday 17th at the Crematorium in Dumfries, at 1300hrs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

Once a Borderer always a Borderer XXV
Reply Andy Millan
1:27 AM on April 13, 2015 
My dad was in the regiment in the early 70s and we were stationed in Berlin, dad was at Brooke barracks, and i can't for the life of me remember the name of where our family quarters were. Is there anyone who would know this?
Reply Bill Heaney
3:45 PM on April 9, 2015 
The KOSB Museum will be closed to visitors on Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

The Association offices will be operating as normal.
Reply Bill Heaney
3:24 PM on April 9, 2015 
01 - Your Name = Capt Tony Ronaldson
02 - Your email address =
03 - Headline = Royal Scots Borderers Battalion Weekend.
04 - Nature of enquiry = Sir,

On behalf of Lt Col Munro, Commanding Officer 1 SCOTS, I am contacting you to inform you of the proposed dates for this year's Battalion Weekend.

The CO is keen to extend an open invitation to all members of the King's Own Scottish Borderers Association and it would be much appreciated if the site administrators of this website could publish the dates to allow the widest possible audience to "Save The Date" in their diaries.

The event will take place the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of August 2015 and a more detailed instruction and sequence of events will be distributed in the coming months.

I am the Point of Contact and organiser for this event and can be reached at the e-mail address given.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Yours Aye,

Tony Ronaldson
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