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Sender:- Kenny Reid                                       Saturday, 09 June 2018


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Well as Janet Robertson Reid comes of a certain delightful age on 13 June 2018 let the celebrations begin, first with the Grandchildren, our own Children and her Brothers and Sister in Edinburgh, why even Cailin, Heather and Calum join us this weekend in Edinburgh. On the 15/16 June we travel somewhere not known by Janet, but I am willing to share the destination with friend's and relatives so you can PM or text me and if you are in that area perhaps you can see the Birthday Girl!? I am sure the POVs will also wish to see her sometime this year too!! Let the Parties begin lol. Almost forgot we will be at Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh too at the end of the month

Sender:- John Somerville                              Tuesday, 17 April 2018



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Hi all I served with the battalion from 74-81. Before that 72-73 at Jtr Troon. I have lost touch with mates from the Glasgow branch if it's still going. I've been ill had bladder cancer but bounced back,
I lost a lost a good mucker (boss) from my time in the Sgts Mess Cpl Mick Edwards, 3 years ago. Just wondering if any of the guys I caught up with at the Glasgow branch are still about..

John Somerville

Sender:- Andreas Beu                              Monday, 09 April 2018



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+ 49 (0) 177 368 3019



Dear Gentlemen,

in 1992, a friend of ours hired a Piper of the Rhine Army for his wedding. Is it possible to identify this piper? The wedding couple would like to send him a message.

We only know about him: he was in the British Rhine Army in 1992 and his first name is Stuart and his origin is Islay.

Maybe the both attached pictures can help you to identify the piper.

I would be very grateful if you can identify him and if you can give him my email-address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If he will contact me, I can give his contact to the wedding couple; Which will send him many thanks for the 25 good years of marriage as the result of his pipe play.

I would be very grateful, if you can help me in this matter!

Many Thanks from the German Rhineland,
Sincerely Yours
Andreas Beu


Sender:- Chris Maher                                Sunday, 25 February 2018



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My father was Freddy Maher (Queens Own - 1957 -1984 ) WO1 RSM when he left in 84' at the Manchester ACIO and he sadly passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's on 30th December 2016.

I am running the Edinburgh marathon (close to our hearts as he was posted to Kirknewton, Edinburgh Castle, Redford Barracks etc) on 27th May in his honour and in aid of Alzheimer's Society.

All support to this cause makes a huge difference, so please consider leaving a small donation in his memory.

Please click on the justgiving link below to donate.

Thank you
Chris Maher.

Sender:- Mike Kemp                                    Monday, 05 February 2018



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I'm looking for contact (oops! Don't use that word!) Info for an old mate I served with. His name is Stephen Mitchell (known as Mitch 00/Steph) and joined the Regiment in1991 just before me so his number would be either 2500--00 or 2501--00. He was a Glasgow boy fae Govan who joined us and I would like to get back in touch. As far as memory serves, he married an ex-coppers missus who had a daughter from the Newcastle area. My number is 25010785 and occasionally went by the nickname "Binos". Thanks for any help you can offer...

Sender:- Brian Rennie  

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Hi from Dublin,

Just reading through your very interesting site. My Grandfather , Thomas Drummond Rennie, had the privilege of serving with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders in both the Boer War and World War I. I have his WWI medals and his cigarette box from Princess Mary that he received at Christmas 1914. I do not know what happened to his Boer War medals. Looking through his war record on- line I see he was gassed at The Battle of St. Julien (2nd Ypres) in May 1915.

My grandfather died in Edinburgh in 1963 and I have a vague memory of him.

Note I served as a Corporal in the Military Police in the Irish Army equivalent of your Territorials.

In 1904 when the 2nd Seaforths left Sth. Africa they were stationed in , I believe, what was then called the Royal Barracks in Dublin 7.

When I joined the MPs in 1973 I was stationed in Collins Barracks which were previously known as The Royal Barracks. This barracks is one of the oldest in Europe. The 'Square' in the Barracks has seen generations of 'bashing' from my family!.

My Grandfather and father were Edinburgh men and my father married my mother in 1945 after he had fought with the Royal Artillery in North Africa and Italy. My mother was a Dublin women who was then living just a stones throw from my Grandfathers old barracks.

One of my most treasured possessions is a little folded sheet of paper which was in the World War I Cigarette Box........

[        ARMY RESERVE                             ]

[     GENERAL MOBILISATION                 ]

[ Notice to join Army for Permanent     ]

[ Service                                                         ]

It was an order for 6528 Pte T. Rennie to join the Seaforth Hrs., at Forth-George on 5th August 1914.

     Cuidigh n Righ,
Brian Rennie
To read more click on link below also click on image to enlarge

Sender:- Ian Geddes                                       Friday, 08 December 2017


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RIP Bernie very sad to see the death of Bernie he never came to The Moray Loons nights but always aked about them a great wee musician. JED.

Sender:-Seoras McIntosh                               Saturday, 25 November 2017



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Can you help with photos of Hugh R Cowan

I have the daughter of above Susie, looking for photos of her dad while he served in the Regiment from 1969 through to 1974

All I know is that he passed out in April 1969 at the Bridge on Don IPOH Squad and Susie thinks her dad was in B coy and C Coy

Any photos please send to me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many Thanks

Sender:-Tam Hunter                                          Sunday, 12 November 2017




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Hi Folks

Thought i"d share this with you. At our Rem parade and service in East Belfast much to everyone’s surprise and mine in particular the minister read out an entry from a diary written on the 11th-11-1918 and the diary belonged to Pte Arther Wrench of the Seaforth Highlanders and he said, I think it is quite hopeless to describe what today means to us. We, who will return to tell people what war really is, surely hope that 11am this day will be of great significance to generations to come. Surely this is the last war that will ever be between civilised nations.
This struck me as quite significant particularly as we held a Battlefield tour this year. Also coupled with the fact the Reg was represented in London and many other cenotaphs throughout the U.K. and beyond the Q.O.Hldrs spirit lives on


Sender:-George Fraser                                          Thursday, 02 November 2017


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Hi bob, went in to visit Neil Wilson this morning and we had a good chat. As you said he is as bright as a button but seems to think he is only 94.l hope I'm as sharp as him if I get anywhere near that age. I'll go back to see him again as I live about 2 miles from him.
regards George

Sender:-Bob Shanks                                            Friday, 27 October 2017


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Greetings from The Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Association ( Ross-shire Branch),

One of our members, Neil Wilson, a 96 year old St Valery/POW Veteran has recently moved down from Avoch on the Black Isle to Pitcairn Lodge, Kirkton of Skene, Westhill, Aberdeen to be nearer his family.

It would be greatly appreciate if any member of the wider Association, who lives close by, might pop in and visit him - just for a short time. This could well help him settle into his new home.

Neil is blind but has a sharp mind and I am sure would welcome any visitor.

His family is aware of this request and supports it.

Thanking you in advance.

Bob Shanks

Sende:- Heather Edwards                         Wednesday, 25 October 2017



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My dad Cprl Michael Edwards served with the Queens Own Highlanders in the 1970's Hong king, Ireland

Unfortunately passed away 3 years ago now from cancer, I know that he found a few of his friends on this page and just wanted to update.

Cprl Michael Edwards

 Sender:- Kenny Reid                                      Saturday, 14 October 2017


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Many of us spent yesterday in the presence of the late Danny Morgan's family and friends. We all shared fond memories of him and many stories were told Cabar Feidh Gu Brath. GBNF ever. Hopefully we can spent time together under much better circumstances.

Mike McIntosh 05                                            Monday, 09 October 2017


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It is again sad to see the passing of another member of the Signal Platoon. He was really one of the team and I'm sure his passing will be felt by many who served alongside him and his family.
God bless Mike McIntosh

Eric Taylor                                                              Monday, 09 October 2017


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07908 196 949



I was a member of the Nishan VIII gun team in September 1971 along with lots of others from all of the Scot Div Regiments that were re-badged into QOH for the duration of the shoot. I am trying to find all / as many the surviving members of the team I can to find out if we could / fancy having some sort of reunion? As you know that team is unique in that it was the only team from the British Army to win that international comp - and by some margin as well. If anyone was a member of the team or knows someone that was, could they please contact me, or any of the following -Terry Cox, Arthur Anderson, or Jim Laughlin. Cheers


JAMES A SHAW                         Monday, 09 October 2017


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James Elliot Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:04


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07902 534000

Charlie Liddle
We now have funeral arrangements for Charlie.

Royal Hospital Chelsea at 14.00hrs on 31st August 2017.

Travel suggestion if traveling from Edinburgh:

07.30 Virgin East Coast train from Edinburgh arrive Kings Cross 11.50am Service at 14.00 followed by small reception.

18.00 Virgin East Coast train from Kings Cross arrive in Edinburgh 22.20.

I just booked my tickets on line - cost £90.00 return.

RIP Charlie

Arthur Wilson Sunday, 30 July 2017 13:11


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My best mate in battalion was Lcpl Rowdy Yeats.we were in Germany together and I spent most weekends with him his wife Trish and two boy we were neighbours in Kirknewton. I left battalion September 1979 and lost touch then. It came as a great shock to learn that he passed away first drink after remembrance parade is for him.

Any info on his passing,family and where he is laid to rest would be greatly received. Thanks all

Arthur Wilson

Alexander Wallace Friday, 28 July 2017 07:04


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It is with great sadness that i have learned of the death of Peter Keeley, he was a great friend and colleague during our time in B coy.

My sincere condolonces go to Sylvia and her daughters and to Peter's family.

RIP Peter.

Alex (spyug) Wallace.


Mrs Margarate Howcroft Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:32


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I am send this on behalf on one of my tenants he served with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in the 1950s based in Inverness his details are…

Mr Joseph J Hamilton

Number. 22844903

Address (Present) 5 Norman Weall Court, Fielding street Middleton Manchester M24 6BJ

Joseph said he was in the inventory and was moved around but couldn’t really give me a pacific place. Joseph is now 82 years old and not in the best of health and would like me to find out any information as regards to volunteers who visit and maybe be able to take him out? I do understand that you are in Scotland and Manchester is a distance but if there is anything you could help with we would appreciate it.

Margarate Howcroft

James Elliot Friday 14 July 2017 12:53


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Good evening folks,

I received a phone call from Jim Liddle (nephew of our very own Charlie Liddle). Unfortunately Charlie has taken a bad turn and is back in hospital. After a long conversation with the Doctors Jim feels Charlie's time may be limited.

I will be only too happy to pass on any messages to Jim Liddle on behalf of our Regimental Family.

I will post any updates Jim sends me.

Get well soon Charlie CFGB

Tam Hunter Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:24


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Dear All

The A.F.D.parade in Bangor,N.I. went off really well yesterday,sun was splitting the stones,it was well supported and there was a good Scottish contingent,sadly though I was the only Q.O.Hldr,c"mon boys we walked these streets for thirty years lets walk them again,Ah ken we"re awe Jock Tamsins bairns but don't let the R.H.F.,Royal Scots etc rule the roost.


Donnie MacLeod (26) Monday, 12 June 2017 09:12

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Dear All

I have 2 x brand new never been worn, lightweight MacKenzie kilts. One to fit waist 34-36 and the other 38-40. If anyone is interested my contact details are on the website branch contact page.

Donnie MacLeod (26).

Martin Richards Thursday, 13 April 2017 14:57


My Father Christopher Richards Served in The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders During the Korean War.
He sadly passed away 06 June 1984 at the age of 48.

He was so proud To have served in the highland regiment and lost a number of good friends during the war.
I only noticed this site while planning S day trip To Edinburgh Castle 13/04/17.

Alexander Wallace Friday, 24 March 2017 12:58


Hello to all. A very belated thank you to everyone who made me so welcome in November at remembrance day parade, particularly Giles who went well out his way to ensure my participation. It felt so good to be part of the "family" again.

Alex Wallace


Meg Millar Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:02


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My Dad, Patrick Cave-Browne 150 Greenbank Road Edinburgh EH10 5RN 0131 447 1133, is trying to contact Major H M Robertson regarding this year's dinner 6th May 2017.

Please can you pass on these details and ask Major Robertson to call Dad Many thanks
Meg Millar Daughter

Bob Davies Friday, 03 March 2017 09:36


Good day,

I am not sure if you can help me but here goes. I am an ex CPO in the RN and hoped that someone in your organisation might be able to point me in the right direction. My wife's uncle has just celebrated his 88th birthday up here in Fife. He often speaks of the times when he was serving in the Seaforth Highlanders 1947-53 in Ipoh, Malaysia and Singapore but has not had any contact with his Regiment since those days, as far as I am aware. As he ages his memory is fading but thoughts of those years bring a smile to his face.

I wondered if you may know of any archives, film footage or old boy networks that may exist, which you or I could make available to him. Anything that could shine a light on the period he served would bring fond memories flooding back and may enable him to interact with old comrades.

I thank you in anticipation of your reply.
Kind regards,
Bob Davies.

Ben Higgins Monday, 27 February 2017 13:17


Thank you for accepting me on to the family guest book.

Julian Anderson Saturday, 18 February 2017 09:07



I am organising a 30year reunion from our Sandhusrt SMC871 intake and our Pl Comd was Alastair Campbell (May have mispelt his name).

Am hoping that you can hunt him down and send me his details or fwd mine onto him...

Thanks for your help.


Patrick Gillespie       Tuesday, 31 January 2017 16:33


Okay Tam old friend, just for you it will be small rants, Ha! Ha!

Pat G.BJu7V

Tam Balloch       Saturday, 28 January 2017 09:00


For Pat, G make it small RANTS Pat.

Yours aye


Patrick Gillespie Friday January 27th 2017 18.5


Glad to see the guest-book back up well done Tosh. Now I can start rantin' and ravin' again.

Pat G.

Seoras McIntosh Friday January 27th 2017 10.18



Photo ot the last recruits that passed out as Q O Hldrs.

Is this what you are looking for?
Seoras McIntosh
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The Queens Own Highlanders 19942

Alexander Wallace Friday January 27th 2017 08.20


Glad to see this page back up and running again.



Iain Macdonald Friday January 27th 2017 08.16


Who is the last serving OR from the QO HLDRS?

Iain Macdonald

Richard Gillanders Wednesday January 25th 2017 16.38


I was so sorry to read the obituary for Lt. Col. David J. S. Murray.

I served in the QOCH at the Inverness depot when he was in charge.

I respected him as a commanding officer who was very good with those who served in the depot. You new where you stood with him and always got a good hearing.

Though a sad reading his memories brought a smile to me.     Those memories go back to 1957-9.
Richard Gillanders

Colin Hughes Thursday January 19th 2017 08.44


What a sad week it has been with so many leaving us to join the 2nd Battalion.

I remember Lloyd Burt very well as he was in my platoon, Caen Platoon` in Gordon Barracks in 1965. Geordie Anderson ( RIP) was our Platoon Sgt and Nick Ridley ( Plt Cdr) . RIP;

Seoras McIntosh Thursday January 19th 2017 08.44


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