Once again I was present at the Abbey to represent our association on this solemn annual occasion. As usual, HRH Prince Philip attended the short service; he then carried out his tour of inspection of all the regimental plots. Our plot, as usual, was nicely laid out, but I noticed that our two small regimental crests were a bit faded. So, I shall ensure that this problem will be rectified for next year’s occasion. Once again, I was very pleased at the attendance this year; ten in all turned up, and three regulars sent their apologies for non-attendance. The weather on this occasion was beautiful.
I’m sure you will be delighted to know that on Sunday 13th November four Cameronians created another piece of regimental history. For the first time ever, these four gentlemen formed a small detachment to represent the regiment for the Armistice Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph and then joined the march down Whitehall. The gentlemen concerned were Ian Bilboe, Kenn Robinson, Tam Winters and Ray Anderson B.E.M. (see photo above). They were resplendent in Douglas tartan kilts and tartan trews, and marched along with great pride. They were an absolute credit to the regiment.
In conclusion, I wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.