Can all Borderers start preparing any articles for The Chronicle now and submit them to the EXO at Berwick. Articles need to be in a word document, photos should be full size and have names and captions of what is happening. Historical articles are very welcome, what were you and your Platoon doing 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 etc years ago? Articles are not limited to the big events, training exercise’s in UK and overseas, adventure training, sporting competitions as well as Operational tours all contributed to the history of our Regiment.
Some possible events:

40 years since the Bn tour in Belfast
30 years since the Bn tour in Fermanagh (Derryard Action)
50 years since the Bn was in Libya
30 years since Bn left Berlin
30 years since Tercentenary
55 years since the Bn left Aden
55 years since Bn deployed to the Radfan
20 years since the Bn arrived in Cyprus

Don’t worry about layout etc the EXO will edit all articles before publishing.
The cut-off date for articles is 30 Nov 2019.

Association EXO


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of THOMAS BURNS HANDLEY. Tam as he was known to all served with the TA in Dumfries and the 1st Bn in NI during the 80s and 90s as a Rifleman.
Funeral will be held at the Crichton Memorial Church Dumfries on 23 August at 1130 followed by a burial at High Cemetery Craig’s Road. Family flowers only please, donations to the team in Ward 21 of the Freeman Hospital Newcastle.

“Always a Borderer”


Branches, Clubs or Individuals wishing to have events entered in our diary should email details to
REGIMENTAL EVENTS DIARY 2019 – as at 29 JUNE 2019 – New events and updates are shown in RED




Tuesday 19th – The ashes of Sergeant Bill Speakman VC were interred at Pusan military cemetery, Korea.


Saturday 9th – London & Sothern Counties Branch AGM – 1130 hrs, The Warwick Public House, 25 Warwick Way, Pimlico, London SW1V 1QT – followed by lunch

Wednesday 13th – Lanark Branch AGM


Friday 5th – RRS Officer’s Dinner, Edinburgh

Thursday 25th – Gallipoli Day



Sunday 12th – Gallipoli Service at The Royal Hospital Chelsea (Parade at 10.30 am).
Thursday 16th – London & Southern Counties Branch General Meeting, TA Centre, 95 Horseferry Road, London SW1 at 6.00 pm.

Friday 24th – Regimental Golf Competition.
Sunday 26th – The KOSB Challenge Cup Race, Kelso

Saturday 1st – Colonel’s Rehearsal of Trooping the Colour, Scotland Office, Whitehall. (Arrival recommended between 10 and 10.15 am.) Further details from London & Southern Counties Branch.
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th – Arnhem Battlefield Tour.
Thursday 6th –  Founder’s Day Parade, Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Wednesday 19th – Officers’ Club London Lunch
Saturday 22nd – Edinburgh Armed Forces Day Parade

Monday 24th – Motherwell Armed Forces Day Parade
Saturday 29th – Glasgow Armed Forces Day Parade



Friday 26th – Minden Golf Competition
Saturday 27th – Minden Celebration Berwick


Thursday 1st – Minden Day


Thursday 12th – KOSB Malaya and Borneo Veterans Dinner.

Thursday 10th – London & Southern Counties Branch General Meeting, TA Centre, 95 Horseferry Road, London SW1 at 6.00 pm.
Saturday 12th – KOSB Association AGM, Locharbriggs, Dumfries.
Saturday 19th – 1KOSB Signal Platoon reunion.
Monday 28th – Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance opens.


Thursday 7th – Official Opening of the Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey – 11.00 am. (Ticket only event; entry before 10.30 am.)

Saturday 9th  – Service and Cross Planting, KOSB Regimental plot, Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey.

Saturday 9th  – London & Southern Counties Branch Autumn Lunch at 12 noon in the Victory Services Club, London.

Sunday 10th – National Remembrance Parade, the Cenotaph, London.

Friday 15th – Cruickshank Dinner, St Boswells.