Queen's Own Highlanders

(Seaforth & Camerons)




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Obituary Page last updated on 29/01/2015


 Forthcoming Events


Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Camerons)
Regimental Association – Southern Branch

The Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association – Southern Branch
are to hold their Amalgamation Dinner on Saturday 28TH MARCH 2015with the kind permission of
Charlie and Gail Duncan at the Solway Lodge Hotel.
Annan Road Gretna Dumfriesshire DG165DN

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Amalgamation Dinner on Saturday 7th February 2015  to which we are hoping to achieve a bumper turnout this year. Members of other Branches will of
course be made most welcome, as will any former member of the regiment who want to renew old acquaintances.
So if you fancy starting the New Year off in style please get your returns in ASP.
George Givens

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 With the kind permission of the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Black Watch, 3 SCOTS the Amalgamation Dinner, will again be held in the Sergeants’ Mess at Fort George on the 6th Feb 2015. The Commanding Officer, Quartermaster, Regimental Sergeant Major and some others from the Black Watch will be invited as our Official Guests.
We have also invited the Chairman and three Committee Members of Edinburgh Branch to come along as our guests.
If you are planning to attend please submit your request soonest.  A few places are still available.
To read more and to book please go to one of the links below.
Yours Aye,
Bob Towns
Booking Form

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   List of those attending so far:-

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Latest News for January 2015



The memorial window from the St Martin’s in the Mournes Garrison Church, Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler where it had been since 1996 has returned home. The Battalion never served in Abercorn Barracks however whilst attending a Warrenpoint Memorial Service at the Church, I took note that a plain glass window next to the Parachute Regiment Stained Glass Window could be put to better use. With assistance from others the window was made and fitted. The window was installed “In Memory” of all Queen’s Own Highlanders who lost their lives at Warrenpoint and on active service in Northern Ireland. Those who travelled to the Service which was held in the Church in 2009 will remember how fitting it looked.
Last year we were informed by Stewart Spud Thompson and others that Abercorn Barracks was to close and the window required moving. Arrangements were made to return the window to Fort George. With the help of Defence Estates NI and Paddy Bashford the window was removed, packaged up and transported to Fort George. Thanks to the timely assistance of John Bailey it now has a new home in the Queen’s Own Highlanders Room at the Museum.
A fitting memorial to all Queen's Own Highlanders no longer with us.
We will remember them.
CFGBFurther information at: :
Yours aye,
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Guest Book

The Guestbook is now fixed and all you have to do is add the two numbers in the Spam Check
if you wish to add your e-mail or Web address to your message then just click on the appropriate icon at the top of the message box.
Sorry but this has all to do with stopping spam comeing in as the last thing I want to do is spent most of my time removeing spam messages.

Seoras McIntosh


Major Percy Thomas Charles Baird


100 anniversary of his death Sunday, February 15th at HolyTrinity, Elgin at 11.00am at Moray Golf Club at 1.00pm followed by lunch
Four great nephews, Andre and Alasdair Hunter and Niall Baird's sons, Duncan and Roddy, are bringing up his sporran worn when he received the colours from Queen Victoria at Balmoral in 1898, his sword, medals and photos from his postings.
They are going to read extracts from his letters from the front, the sermon preached by the Rector of Holy Trinity 100 years ago and from the letter to his sister from Padre after his death. 
It should be a fitting and moving service. We are hoping for a rousing sing of "I vow to thee my country"
At Moray Golf Club the family will place a cross at the sundial in memory of Alexander Edwards VC and it will be an excellent carvery lunch.
Graham Broad

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Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Association
Branch Membership


All QO HLDRS are I suspect members of the Regimental Association. 
Have you however taken the next step and joined one of the Branches?  Branches are very active with Dinners and Social Evenings taking place at various locations and dates throughout the year.  In addition, events such as Battlefield Tours and parades on Armed Forces Day and the National Memorial Arboretum have taken place in recent months arranged by the combined efforts of Branch Office Bearers.


To read more on this go to one of the links below


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Queen’s Own Highlanders Jumper


All future orders will be through the Museum Shop.
To visit the shop click HERE
Tel: 0131 310 8701

Get in touch with me if you have any queries.

Yours aye,


Gulf War (90-91) Memorial Appeal

The concept of building a Memorial dedicated to those who gave their lives and all those who fought in Operation Granby, the liberation of Kuwait, was brought about by the vision of two veterans, determined not to let the war be forgotten. From their hard work and determination the project is now well and truly becoming a reality, gaining support and momentum. Of course we need help to complete this vision, all funds raised go directly to the Memorial, no one is paid for their time, we give it voluntarily.

Yesterday, on your behalf, the Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Association Trustees sent a cheque for £1500 to help the appeal with their plans. Individuals can also assist by making a donation.

If you wish to help with a personal donation in memory of all who participated but more importantly those who gave their lives including fellow QO HLDRS Neil Donald, Martin Ferguson and John Lang please go to the website:
Yours aye,

Highlanders   Newsletter 2014


The annual Highlanders Newsletter 2014 is now available to view, read   and print off online Click HERE

Maurice Gibson




The attached photo is of Maurice Stirling who currently lives in sunny Malta,
modelling his new Association pullover (he denies he was sucking in his
stomach at the time the photo was taken!)  I sent the pullover to him by second class
parcel post eight days ago, so it’s good to see that Royal Mail still delivers the goods!
George Givens
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George has a request
What about setting up a separate section on the Photo page of the website to post photographs of people wearing their Association pullovers in unusual or far flung places of the globe?  I will personally donate a bottle of Malt to the best photo of the year.

This has now got it's own page under the Photo Menu
Good Luck

Regimental Association Bulletin 3

Dear All
Please finde attached Regimental Association Bulletin 3 Latest Jobs, which details a selection of the latest jobs in Scotland, and Bulletin 4 Shared Ownership which will be of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families.

Maurice Gibson

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 Terry Fudge UPDATE

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of 24054177 LCpl Terry Fudge aged 67 on Wednesday 14th January2015.
Funeral Details are now up on the Obituary Page
Bob Towns


SOTS Thanks Margaret and Bob Munro

I wonder if you would put the attached letter on the website to highlight the charity SOTS.
I've done a little fund raising for them by selling homemade tablet.
Many thanks,
Margaret Munro

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Queen’s Own Highlanders Tweed-The Next Step

Having arranged for the tweed to be produced by Knockando Woollen Mill it is purchase time.  I have agreed with John Bailey that the Museum Shop will handle the orders.  The Tweed will cost £33.50 per metre plus vat.  Postage will be additional for those who cannot collect by hand.  The bulk demand will not be placed until sufficient orders have been placed with payment up front.  Get your orders in soonest to allow this to move forward. 

Tailoring is up to the individual however should you require assistance John (Jap) Rattray and Gary Smyth (Scotkilt) are happy to advise you as required.

Please place your orders soonest using the following link:

Yours aye


Greetings From The Edinburgh Branch

Please find the latest Newsletter from the Edinburgh Branch on the links below.  Amongst other things it contains details of our Amalgamation Dinner in February, to which we are hoping to achieve a bumper turnout this year.  Members of other Branches will of course be made most welcome, as will any former member of the regiment who want to renew old acquaintances.  So if you fancy starting the New Year off in style please get your returns in ASP. 
Finally, and on behalf of the Committee and all members of the Edinburgh Branch, may I wish all members of the Regimental Family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.CFGB
George Givens
Booking Form





Queen's Own Highlanders Tweed

Dear All,
See below a sample I have received from my supplier. Hopefully there will be sufficient demand to allow me to place an order in the near future. Once I have a price and a minimum order details I will confirm the next move. For your information payment will be required up front because of the outlay this entails. I have consulted Jap for his advice and will work closely with him.
To allow me to gauge your needs, using the table below (price per metre to be confirmed) please confirm your continued interest by adding your name and length of tweed you are willing to pay up front for below.
• 3m = £120 - Jacket
• 4m = £160 - Jacket and waistcoat
• 5m = £200 -
• 6m = £240 - 3 piece suit
email =This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you require further information.
Yours aye,
Bob Towns

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