The French Consul General awarded the Légion d'Honneur to the men - who are all in their 90s - for their part in the liberation of France in June 1944. Bill Ward, 91, who served in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, arrived on the beaches on D-Day and was shocked by the scene. He said: [...]
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Saturday 1st August 2015 saw the 256th anniversary of the Battle of Minden with the annual KOSB celebrations taking place in Berwick upon Tweed. The very successful Annual General Meeting of the KOSB Association was held in the Mess prior to the parade with a much increased attendance over previous years and was presided over [...]
David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven raises a new Regiment for the protection of the City of Edinburgh against the Jacobites. Over 800 men are recruited within the space of two hours in the grounds of Holyrood Abbey.
Six regiments of foot, including Leven’s Regiment, face the Jacobite army at the Pass of Killiecrankie. Although the Government forces are forced to retreat, Leven’s Regiment acquits itself well, and as a reward is granted the privilege of beating up for recruits in Edinburgh without the permission of the Lord Provost.