Queen's Own Highlanders
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Dates for your Diary 2017
Southern Branch Amalgamation Dinner 2017
Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Association - Southern Branch are delighted to announce that their Amalgamation Dinner will be held on Saturday the 8th April 2017 at the Solway Lodge Gretna Green, please find attached the menu for the dinner, can you send your selection to Dave (Hendo) and your payment to myself as per the form,
The Moray Loons night out will be on Friday November the 3rd 2017
Latest News for December 2016
C/Sgt Charlie Liddle
He was looking much frailer than when I last visited him there some six months ago.
Charlie is lonely down in London and is currently seeing whether there is any chance of his getting into a Veterans' home in Edinburgh after 17 years in the Royal Hospital.
Perhaps if anyone who knows Charlie could send him a Christmas card, I know that it would be greatly appreciated.
The address is:
Elgin Transport for the Highland Branch Dinner/Dance
Mains transport will leave from the Town Hall Elgin at 19.00Hr on the 10th Dec 2016 returning at Midnight
The New Cabarfeidh.com Calander
Calander is at the top of the home page
Please note that all Association Events and Meetings as well as going up on the home page will also go into the calendar.
If Branch chairmen or secretaries can notify me with the following information, Function, Date and venue address including post code that will be a great help.
Can You Help Tom?
Our pipe band, Gordon Pipes & Drums,
Copenhagen is busy getting to grips with the pipe tune Caber Feidh.
Over and over I have watched the small video on You Tube where Q.O.H. Regimental Association's Pipes & Drums delivers the tune in such a spot on way.
I wonder if any of you could help me to get in touch with a drummer from the pipe band, in the hope that we might be able to get the drum score used for Caber Feidh sent this way.
The drum score we have got hold of up till now, to me is far too complicated and as I see it, will not in any way provide the same swing of the kilt, as the beatings used by the drummers on the video which can be watched on You Tube. (Link Below)
Thank you for your time.
Drummer/ Gordon P&D Copenhagen.
Latest News for November 2016
Erskine Says Thanks
The Highland Military Tattoo is seeking to employ a Marketing Manager to undertake marketing, sponsorship and sales responsibilities.
The Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection )
Please see attached the Nov 16 Highlanders Museum Newsletter.
William "Tosh" McIntosh.
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REMEMBRANCE PARADES 2016 - EDINBURGH
Just a wee reminder to anyone around about Edinburgh this week - it would be good to see as many members of the Regimental Family as possible, turn out, to either, or both of these services:
Armistice Day Service - Garden of Remembrance, Princes Street Gardens, Friday 11th November 2016: 10.40 am start please, ready for the traditional two minutes silence at the eleventh hour.
Scottish National Remembrance Service – Sunday 13th November 2016 (form up on the Castle Esplanade by 10.15 am at the latest). Branch Standard will be on parade and wreaths are being laid for the Seaforth Highlanders by Bobby Munro, the Cameron Highlanders by Jake Dunn, and the Queen’s Own Highlanders by George Givens. If you have them, Regimental headdress, Regimental ties, and medals please. Refreshments, banter, and music are being laid on afterwards at Leith Ex- Servicemen’s Club – Members of the Regimental Family and their families will be made most welcome
See you there
Moray Loons 2016
Another good night I feel was had by all. The night started with Ronnie Sinclair making the opening speech and leading us in to the two minutes silence which was broken by P/M Richard Anderson playing Sands of Kuwait.
The loons then got down to some serious drinking and reminiscing. Ronnie and Hamish McPherson sold raffles and Erskine will benefit to the sum of £310.
Special thank has to go to the P/M Pipers Richard Anderson and Jack McGowan for their excellent performance, to Irene and her staff for efficient service both at the bar and in the kitchen. Delicious stovies were produced by Irene and henceforth they will be named “Irene’s Stovies”.
But my most sincere thanks have to go to all who attended our 7th gathering and made the night the success it was.
Look forward to seeing you all next year.
Photos now up on the photo page.
Many of you will know Ben Higgins. Ben has recently been through the process of applying to the Royal British Legion’s Veteran’s Hearing Fund for help with getting new hearing aids.
The government has entrusted the Royal British Legion to administer this fairly new fund - the aim of which is to support veterans who acquired their hearing loss whilst serving, and whose needs cannot be met through statutory services. The allocated pot of money comes from LIBOR funds and it is completely separate from the application process for applying for a medical pension/one-off payment for hearing loss
Ben had an old pair of hearing aids that were not doing the job. He applied through the Veterans Hearing Fund and now has brand new state-of-the-art hearing aids! He tells me that the process was simple and only took about six weeks from flash to bang. His hearing is much improved and only becomes impaired when it is his round at the bar!
Ben says: “Please do not be put off by attempting to get copies of medical records. The process of asking for medical records from the Records Office in Glasgow is quite prompt and in most cases a reply is received within 1 month. More importantly, most of the large hearing specialists such as Boots and Spec Savers offer free hearing tests and will be quite happy to carry out a test, especially if you explain that you are applying for support from the RBL Hearing fund. The take up for the service has been quite slow and only 250 grants have been allocated so far by RBL London”.
If you want to know more then just follow this link: http://support.britishlegion.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/1633
Latest News for October 2016
A Call for a Piper
Would you be able to oblige the provision of a Piper:-
Capt John Robert (Flash) Findlay. Deputy Lieutenant, and ex Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 17 Oct 16, aged 89.
(Address: Carnell, AYR. KA1 5JS. His son, Michael Findlay. Tel 01563-884236. Mob: 07974-369450 )
The funeral service is to be held at St Ninian’s Church, Bentinck Drive, TROON. KA10 6HZ, at 1200hrs, on Monday 31 Oct 16.
I am also informed that there will be a large attendance at the funeral.
I would be very grateful if you could contact and advise David Dickson, please.( See above email address & Mobile Tel no)
CAN YOU PLEASE HELP
“The Regimental Association is working hard, in conjunction with Highland Council, to erect a Memorial in Inverness to commemorate the fallen Queen’s Own Highlanders. I need the details, name/address and/or telephone number, of the next of kin of our soldiers listed below so that we can seek their permission to have their relatives names inscribed on the Memorial.
Pte J Hesketh – N Ireland – 10 Dec 73
All answers to the email address below please
Thank you in anticipation.
The new Veterans First Point- Highland Project
The Somme presented by The Western Front
The 1916 film, Battle of The Somme presented by The Western Front Association and Forres Films in FORRES TOWN HALL on Friday 4th November.
Music also by the Kinloss Military Wives Choir with WW1 songs.
Entry by donation to service charities.
Highland Branch Christmas Dinner 2016
Details of the dinner in the links below
REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION BULLETIN 27
Please find attached Regimental Association Bulletin 27 News, which details information about unclaimed Pensions, Online Job Fair, future service accommodation feedback, and free holidays, amongst other items of interest to Scottish servicemen, veterans and their families and the Armed Forces Community.
RHQ SCOTS - North
Strong Together Moray Remembers
Feel free to print off posters and use them if you wish
Any News after this is in the News Archives Page