KOSB WEEKLY NOTIFICATIONS – 05 November 2018

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KOSB WEEKLY NOTIFICATIONS – 05 November 2018

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COLOUR SERGEANT THOMAS HOWIE

With sadness and regret we have been informed of the death of CSgt Thomas (Tam) Howie who died on the 2nd of November at Folkstone. Tam was a veteran of the Korean War, Malay Emergency, Radfan Campaign, Borneo Confrontation and for many years Chairman of the Folkstone Branch. Funeral service details still to be finalised but expected to be at Hawkinge crematorium Folkestone.

SHADOW OF ANGEL WINGS – GALASHIELS

“Shadows of Angel Wings – A sight never seen nowadays due to modern street lighting but on Sunday 11th November from 7.55 to 8.50 pm the street lights will be put out and the “Shadows of Angel Wings” will once more be seen. This is part of a service commemorating the ending of the FIRST WORLD WAR and will run from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Music will be provided by the Langlee Choir, Galashiels Town Band and the Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band. The Old Gala Club will have a Screened display of events from that conflict. The proceedings will be compered by Alasdair Hutton the well known voice of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Similar events were held in 2011 and 2014. It is hoped a large attendance of the Public will turn out for this unique occasion, which may be the last for many a year.”

The photograph is the Galashiels War Memorial on which the majority of names are Borderers, many from Gallipoli and Mesopotamia.

BORDERERS CHRONICLE 2018

The editorial team producing the 2018 edition of the Borderers Chronicle would welcome any articles, notices, stories and obituaries for inclusion in to the forthcoming publication, photographs complete with captions to accompany any item would be particularly welcome.  Newspaper photographs are particularly difficult to reproduce, however every attempt will be made to include these depending on quality.

Please forward all inclusions preferably by e-mail, however submissions can be posted to the Association Secretary at The Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed TD11 3LU.
It is requested that all items be submitted by 31st December 2018.

SSAFA Helpline

Sadly suicide is becoming an issue and SSAFA have now set up a Helpline for anyone with
mental health issues or who are feeling suicidal and their families who need assistance.
Please see link below;

https://www.raf-ff.org.uk/news/ssafa-launches-support-group-for-forces-families-affected-by-suicide

BLAST FROM THE PAST – SIGNALS PL MALAYA – RSO – BARNEY HENDERSON – SIG SGT – JOHN MACDONALD


THE CRUICKSHANK DINNER – FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2018

Dear Borderer,

Once again this popular evening will be held in the Buccleuch Arms Hotel at St. Boswells and because of the generosity of the late Captain Cruickshank from Selkirk, we are able to keep the cost down to £19.00 per head which will cover a three course Dinner and wine.

Our guest speaker this year will be that well known after dinner speaker, Sir Johnny Scott, a natural historian, broadcaster, columnist, countryside campaigner and farmer, who came to fame with a television series with Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Musical accompaniment for the evening will be provided by Pipe Major Kevin Turnbull and hopefully a surprise entertainer.

Timings will be 7pm for Dinner at 7.30pm and the dress code for the evening will be jacket and tie. As usual there will be a pay bar before and after dinner.

This Dinner is open to all ranks who served in the Regiment, whether as a Regular, TA or ACF and you are also most welcome to bring a guest(s) to this event. There will be no seating plan and it is our intention to sit at round tables of ten.

I would be most grateful if you could complete the attached form and return with payment by no later than Friday 16th November 2018.

C.G.O. Hogg
Chairman
                                                            
I wish to attend the Cruickshank Dinner on Friday 23rd November 2018 and enclose a cheque for £…………… made payable to “KOSB Association” and forwarded to The Secretary, KOSB Association, The Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DG.

Name: ……………………………………………………………….

Address: …………………………………………………………….

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Tel: ……………….

E-mail Address (Optional): …………………………………………
Signed: ………………………………………………………………
*Please list names of guests attending when replying.

PDH

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