Formal Handover of Cameronian House Glasgow

Posted by webmaster | Uncategorized | Tuesday 9 June 2015 9:39 am

On 19 May 2015 in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal,
there was a formal handover of Cameronian House, Glasgow.

Once it was clear that we, as a Regiment, no longer needed the Regimental Club in Glasgow, given the ever decreasing numbers of members, we the Regimental Trustees, following consultation with the City of Glasgow, decided that we should gift the building to a very good cause, namely Poppy Scotland.

The formal handover took place in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal in Glasgow on Tuesday the 19th May 2015.


An excellent gathering attended the handover in the company of the Regimental Trustees, Majors Brian Leishman MBE, John Craig TD DL, Ian Farquharson, Philip Grant with Major Lisle Pattison one time long standing Chairman of the Memorial Club Trustees and former Trustee and Mrs June McBain widow of Lt Col Ian McBain  a former long standing Chairman of the Regimental Trustees and former members of the Regiment namely Messrs:- James Bain, Allan Halliday, Thomas Balloch MBE, James Anderson, Alexander Maxwell and John McMillan all of whom served in the Battalion in the 50’s and three members of the Museum Staff whose contribution to the wall dedicated to the Regiment was exceptional, namely - John McGarrity, Lynsey Nicol and Barrie Duncan.

Current Activity in Cameronian House.   In gifting Cameronian House to Poppyscotland, the Regiment’s aim was initially that the building should be used as a drop-in advice centre for veterans.  However, rather than duplicate the function of Glasgow’s Helping Heroes, a City of Glasgow Council initiative established in 2010 as a drop-in centre, Cameronian House has been established instead as a base for Poppyscotland’s fundraising and volunteer activity in the West of Scotland.  The centre has 7 Poppyscotland staff working from it.


In addition, Cameronian House is being developed as a hub for wider Armed Forces charity activity.  Combat Stress and the Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA) also have offices there, the former providing outreach clinics for clients in Glasgow, and the latter providing employment advice and assistance to Services leavers and veterans   The building is also available to other veterans charities wishing to use its conference rooms and ‘hot-desk’ facilities, the second of which have been provided to encourage collaborative work and wider activity in accordance with the Cameronians’ intentions.  Established peripatetic users since the building re-opened have included the Sailors’ Children’s Society and Legion Scotland.

Brian A S Leishman MBE


Posted by webmaster | Uncategorized | Sunday 7 June 2015 7:27 pm




June 11th 2015. Lanimer Day Parade in Lanark.

Meet at the corner of St Leonard Road and St Leonard Street.

Form up at 09.30 hrs for a prompt move of at 10.00 hrs.

June 20th 2015. South Lanarkshire Armed Forces Day.

Times and route to be advised.


June 27th 2015. Glasgow Armed Forces Day Parade.

The parade will form up at Holland St and then head north up Holland St,
then east on West Regent St, to West George St, marches around George Square

with eyes right at the Cenotaph on to South George Square and fall out.

Note that the route may have an alternative for veterans.

1. 11.30 hrs - form up.

2. 12.00 hrs - step off for George Square.

3. 12.15 hrs - all detachments in position in George Square.

July 4th 2015 Covenanters Prison, Edinburgh

13.00 hrs - service at the Covenanters Prison, Grayfriars Church Yard, Edinburgh.
Service will commence at 13.00hrs


August 23rd Service at Dunkeld Cathedral

11.00 hrs - church service in Dunkeld Cathedral.

After service go for lunch and a social afternoon.

Coach will depart Glasgow, Cowcaddens road 08.00 hrs with
pick up Hamilton 08.30 hrs and then proceed to Dunkeld.





Central Scotland Branch of the Parachute Regiment

May 9th VE Day 2015 and August 15th VJ Day 2015 Parades.

The 70th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day:
Both these events start at 10.00 hrs with the church hall opening for tea and coffee,
followed by a service in Knightswood Parish Church at 11.00 hrs.

Then the laying of wreaths at the veterans monument, band and veterans form up including standards, march off and arrive at our destination, fall out and proceed to the Lincoln Lounge for buffet and social afternoon. 

All the above parades and events will be updated if they are
any change of dates and times and more information when known.




A wreath will be laid by a member of the organisation at all memorials.


List of Locations                                       Date and Time

Douglas -                                                  08.11.2015 at 10.30.hrs.

Central Station.                                          11.11.2015 at 10.30 hrs.
Memorial Kelvingrove.                                 08.11.2015 at 10.30 hrs.

Low Parks Museum.                                   26.10.2015 at 12.00 hrs.
Garden of Remembrance                             01.11.2015 at 10.30 hrs.
The Town Hall (no wreath required)               02.11.2015 at 18.15 hrs.
VC Memorial                                              11.11.2015 at 10.15 hrs.

Lanark.                                                     08.11.2015 at 10.15 hrs.

Assemble and form up Mabel Street.            08.11.2015 at 14.15 hrs.

Westminster Garden of Remembrance          05.11.2015 at 11.00 hrs.
Gates open at 09.00 hrs for 11.00 hrs.
Remembrance Parade                                 08.11.2015 at 11.00 hrs.
Form up Horse Guards Road.

Contact Mr I Bilboe for more information on the London Parades

Phone number 01245 469598