CHAIRMAN OF THE KOSB AT THE CENOTAPH COMMITTEE – FROM THE KOSB ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
‘After nearly eleven years as the Chairman of our Cenotaph Organising Committee, John Pullman has decided to stand down. He has been an outstanding Chairman over this extended period, and has taken our presence at this key national memorial event from a handful in the early days to seventy last November, when we were comfortably the largest Scottish Division contingent. John’s powers of persuasion, organisation and delegation were evident throughout, and when combined with his natural energy and determination proved to be an unstoppable force. All of us in the Association owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we wish him all the best for a swift recovery to full health and look forward to having him in the ranks again this year.
Peter Hogg steps up to the role of Chairman with effect from today, 1 June, and will be a most effective and equally persuasive leader of the committee.’
On Sat 18 May 2019 the Korean Ambassador, Her Excellency Enna Park flew from London to lay a wreath at the Scottish Korean War Memorial, near Linlithgow, West Lothian. The memorial names all 1,109 British personnel killed during the Korean War 1950-1953. The memorial was created by the Lothians and West of Scotland Branch of the British Korean Veterans Association in 2000 and has been managed by West Lothian Council since 2006. KOSB veterans of Korea, Allan Cameron and Gordon Couch attended’.
South Korean Ambassador HE Enna Park
flanked by Allan Cameron and Mr Graeme Dey MSP,
Minister for Veterans Scottish Government
Korean veterans Allan Cameron and Gordon Couch with KOSB Association Vice Chairman Russell Combe
UK Armed Forces Day – Edinburgh date amendment
Although 29th June is the official date for UK Armed Forces Day, it is to be celebrated in Edinburgh on Saturday 22nd June and not on 29th June as previously advised. The arrangements remain as previously stated.
NOTIFICATION – PRIVATE ROBERT BLAIR
With regret we inform you of the death on the 17th of May of Robert Blair who served with 1KOSB and 22SAS in Malaya.
REGIMENTAL EVENTS DIARY 2019
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REGIMENTAL EVENTS DIARY 2019 – as at 01 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 19th – 1KOSB Signal Platoon reunion.
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.