DIARY AND NOTIFICATIONS AS AT 27 JULY 2018
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REGIMENTAL EVENTS 2018 as at 27th of July 2018 (New events and updates in “RED”)
Wednesday 10th – Lanarkshire Branch Meeting – Motherwell
Saturday 3rd – London and Southern Counties Branch Annual General Meeting and Lunch 11.30 am at The Warwick Public House, 25 Warwick Way, Pimlico, London SW1V 1QT.
Wednesday 7th – Lanarkshire Branch Meeting – Motherwell.
Saturday 31st – ‘AFTERMATH’ EXHIBITION OPENS – KOSB MUSEUM,Berwick.
Sunday 22nd – London and Southern Counties Branch Gallipoli Service at The Royal Hospital Chelsea (Parade at 10.30 am).
Wednesday 25th – Gallipoli Day
Friday 4th – RBL Scotland Silver Poppy Golf Competition – New Course, StAndrews.
Saturday 5th – Lanarkshire Branch AGM – Motherwell United Services Club at 1200 – Mabel Street Motherwell ML1 1TY.
Saturday 5th – Berwick Branch AGM – The Barracks at 1100, Berwick Upon Tweed
Friday 25th – Officers’ Club Golf Competition, Torwoodlee, Galashiels.
Saturday 26th – Officers’ Club Biennial Dinner, Ednam House Hotel, Kelso.
Sunday 27th – KOSB Challenge Cup Race, Kelso
Saturday 2nd – London and Southern Counties Branch – Colonel’s Rehearsal of Trooping the Colour, Dover House.
Thursday 7th – London and Southern Counties Branch -Founder’s Day Parade, Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
Saturday 16th – Operation Banner Golf Day – the Blackwood Club NI.
Friday 29th – Officers’ Club London Lunch – the Caledonian Club.
Saturday 30th – Edinburgh Armed Forces Day.
Thursday 12th –
4th Battalion Gallipoli commemoration Hawick.
Thursday 19th – Funeral of Sergeant William Speakman VC
Saturday 21st – Scottish Korean War Memorial Service.
Friday 27th – Borderers Minden Golf Competition, Berwick upon Tweed.
Saturday 28th – Minden Day Parade, The Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed.
Saturday 11th – Royal British Legion Scotland Thank You Service, Canongate Kirk, The Kirk of Hoyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle – Those wishing to attend should contact RBL Scotland.
Wednesday 15th – Edinburgh Branch AGM – Scots Guards Club Edinburgh
Wednesday 5th – Lanarkshire Branch Meeting – Motherwell
Saturday 8th – Op BANNER Service of Remembrance – National Memorial Arboretum
Thursday 13th – Malaya and Borneo Veterans Dinner, Peebles Hydro, Peebles.
Monday 17 September – Friday 21 September – Regimental Battlefield Tour to Ypres and “The 4 KOSB WW1 VCs”
Friday 28th – Sgt Mcguffie VC commemoration paving stone unveiling, Wigtown.
Saturday 29th – Late Entry Officers’ Dinner, Craigiehall, Edinburgh.
Saturday 6th – KOSB Association AGM, Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh.
Thursday 11th October – London and Southern CountiesBranch General Meeting, TA Centre, 95 Horseferry Road, London SW1 at 6.00 pm.
Wednesday 7th – Lanarkshire Branch Meeting – Motherwell.
Thursday 8th – London & Southern Counties Branch – Official Opening of the Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey – 11.00 am. (Ticket only event; entry before 10.30 am.)
Thursday 8th – ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND REGIMENTAL BOXING NIGHT – THE ORIAM SPORTS CENTRE EDINBURGH – Please be advised there is currently no ticket allocation to the KOSB Association.
Friday 9th – Concert of Remembrance, Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh
Saturday 10th – London & Southern Counties Branch – Service and Cross Planting, KOSB Regimental plot, Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey.
Saturday 10th – London & Southern Counties Branch Autumn Lunch at 12 noon in the Victory Services Club, London.
Sunday 11th – National Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph, London.
Sunday 11th – Aftermath Exhibition closes, The Barracks Berwick upon Tweed
Friday 23rd – The Cruikshank Dinner, St Boswells.
Saturday 24th – Lanarkshire Branch Meeting – Motherwell
ERSKINE HOSPITAL FUND RAISING 2018 BY HUGH (DOC) DOCHERTY
This is my 8th and final year of this event as I shall be retiring in March 2019. Health Records staff and Health colleagues from across Greater Glasgow & Clyde have rallied to the cause to help Erskine Hospital for Veterans. The target for 2018 was to exceed the 2017 total of £960. Help came from family, friends and other agencies within GG&C, not forgetting Health Records management for allowing the time and the venues to enable the fund raising to get off the ground. Events such as Cake Sales which the cakes were donated by family and friends and raffle tickets were sold in tremendous numbers.
The week culminated on the Friday 8th June with the Raffle of 73 prizes and then followed by an evening at the Whitevale Bowling Club with events such as Race Night, Disco and Karaoke. Sponsors for this night were for Barclays bank.Together with the match funding from Barclays Bank, the whole week’s event totalled £2730:90p
On the visit to Erskine Hospital we met Margaret, wife of fellow Borderer William (Wullie) McMahon . Wullie was a fine 1st Battalion boxer and will be well known to John Steele and others of that ilk. Unfortunately Wullie was not available due to illness but his wife recalled happy memories of 1KOSB.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues wherever you are in GG&C for this amazing effort in support of this worthwhile charity.
Private James Clifford Shakeshaft.
With regret we inform you of the death of James Shakeshaft who died on Thursday 5th July 2018 in Lancashire aged 92. James originally served with the Royal Air Force, joined the 5th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers in June 1944. He saw active service in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, James was wounded in action on 8th April 1945.
‘Always a Borderer’
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