The ‘Black Hackle’ - Extracted from the First Quarter Report

Posted by webmaster | Archived Posts, Events | Monday 22 February 2010 11:56 am

Extracted from the First Quarter Report

“THE BLACK HACKLE” NEWSLETTER OF THE
WITWATERSRAND RIFLES REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

Greetings to all our members, friends and their respective families and a happy and prosperous 2010 to all.

We trust you all enjoyed the festive season. Amazing how we are well into the first quarter of the year and time is flying by as usual.

REGIMENTAL NEWS – From the Officer Commanding, Lt Col Cobus Valentine

It is the year that all of South Africa has been waiting for with the advent of the Soccer World cup. Witwatersrand Rifles will once again play an important role in the SA National Defence Force and the year 2010 will hold many challenges for all of us. The Regiment will again be leading the way during any task that it receives or during any operation that it supports

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Major W.A. (Bill) Bullard - died 20th Oct 2009

Posted by webmaster | Archived Posts | Sunday 25 October 2009 2:24 pm

It is with sadness that we report the death of Major WA (Bill) Bullard on 20 October 2009 in Sydney Australia after a long illness.

Bill served with the 1st Battalion until his retirement where followed service in the Australian Army, some of which in Vietnam. His remains will be returned to Scotland for burial in the near future when it is expected that a memorial service will be held.

Brian AS Leishman MBE / 25th Oct 2009


News from The Witwatersrand Rifle Association

Posted by webmaster | Archived Posts | Friday 12 June 2009 2:53 pm

The Witwatersrand Rifles Regimental Association celebrated Cameronian Day with a cocktail function on the 14th May. Our Chairman, Maj Terry O’Halloran promised the Cameronian Family Organisation during our visit last year that we would observe the day in future and this was the first of these annual events.
 
We celebrated our annual Wits Week on 18th April with a parade and an officers mess formal dinner in the evening. Both were very successful and enjoyable events.

The Regiment has just had a company return from UN operations in the Sudan in which they acquitted themselves very well.

Kevin Townsend

Low Parks Regimental Museum in Hamilton

Posted by webmaster | Archived Posts | Monday 1 June 2009 10:18 am

Although the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) regiment disbanded in 1968, research is still active and continuing at the Low Parks Regimental Museum in Hamilton.

The Museum hold thousands of objects and archival documents relating to the Regiment and the museum staff are currently working to digitise large numbers of photographs and written records. This is being done with the help of an important group of volunteers, the Friends of Low Parks Museum.

(links: http://www.cameronians.org/museum/research.html)

Researchers working on projects relating to The Cameronians can make an appointment to the Museum offices to view archival material.

Appointments are made through the Museum but enquiries should provide as much notice as possible so that the Museum can gather research materials from their off-site stores.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2009

Posted by webmaster | Archived Posts | Monday 27 April 2009 9:00 pm

17 May
Annual commemoration at Douglas.
09.30     Regimental flag raised at the bowling green
10.00     Morning Service in St Bride’s Church
14.00     Conventicle at the disbandment site beside Castle Dangerous
16.30     Tea and social evening at Douglas Victoria Bowling Club.
(Admission by ticket, £3.00 at the door)

24 May 10.00

Standard Bearers’ competition at the drill hall, Jardine Street, Maryhill, 10.00.

11 June 09.30
Annual  Lanimer Day parade in Lanark
Form up in St Leonard’s Street 09.30

14 June 14.00
Next meeting of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
and Family Members at The Olde Club, Tannochside

27 June 10.30
Armed Forces Day Veterans Parade, Glasgow
Form up in Blythswood Square 10.30
March to George Square
Service in George Square
March Past the City Chambers.

27 November
Officers Luncheon - The Army & Navy Club, St James Square, London
Gathering from 12noon
Contact Col. J.N.D Lucas