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Committee Thank You and Itinerary.

 

TO COMMEMORATE 50 YEARS OF REGIMENTAL DISBANDMENT

                                                                                                                                                                14TH MAY 1968 -14TH MAY 2018

THE REGIMENTAL MOTTO

                                                                                                                                                                      NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       







 

             THE CAMERONIANS SCOTTISH RIFLES AND FAMILY MEMBERS ORGANISATION

 

                                                    COMMITTEE MEMBERS

                                                                                                                                          CHAIRMAN MR ALLAN HALLIDAY.

                                                                                                                                                                  VICE CHAIRMAN MR THOMAS BALLOCH MBE.

                                                                                                                                    SECRETARY MR JOE MCDONALD.

                                                                                                                                                           TREASURER MRS ELIZABETH H MAXWELL.

                                                                                          MR DUNCAN McLEOD

                                                                                         MR JAMES INGHAM.

                                                                                         MR ROBERT MITCHELL.

                                                                                         MR JAMES D TORRANCE.

                                                                                                                                                                  THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ORGANISATION’S THAT KINDLY DONTED TO THE CAMERONIANS (SR) AND FAMILY ORGANISATION SO THAT THIS  EVENT COULD TAKE PLACE ARE,

                                                                                                                                             HAMILTON BRANCH OF ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SCOTLAND,

INF HQ SW1 SCOTS,

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY FUND.

 

WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN THE HEART OF ALL CAMERONIANS,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE CAMERONIANS (SR) AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE MEETING TODAY FOR OUR ANNUAL CONVENTICLE ON THE NEAREST SUNDAY TO THE 14TH OF MAY THE 14TH BEING THE DAY THE REGIMENT WAS FORMED AND DISBANDED NEAR AND ON THIS VERY FIELD.                                                                          

A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT VERY SAD DAY WHEN THE REGIMENT  WAS DISBANDED WITH THE LAST WORDS FROM                                                                                                 

LIEUTENANT COLONEL L. P. G. DOW SAYING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “WE HAVE TO GO NOW, SIR! IT IS TIME FOR US TO GO”.       

WHO THOUGHT FROM THAT SAD DAY WITH 50 YEARS ON MEMBERS OF THE 1ST BATTALION CAMERONIANS (SR) WOULD GATHER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO COMMEMORATE THIS UNIQUE OCCASION.   

THE ORGANISATION WILL COMMEMORATE THIS EVENT EVERY YEAR UNTILL THE TIME WILL COME WHEN WE WILL HAVE TO GO. BUT OUR MEMBERS WILL GATHER AGAIN NEXT YEAR SAME CAIRN, SAME TIME BUT THERE WILL BE LESS MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE SERVICE,                                                                                                                                                                      ON BEHALF OF THE CAMERONIANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ORGANISATION I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION OUR DIGNATRIES, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUPLIC, WITH SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE DOUGLAS AND ANGUS ESTATE, THE DOUGLAS COMMUNITY BOARD, DOUGLAS VICTORIA BOWLING CLUB, GSM A McBROOM AND 1 SCOTS ROYAL REGIMENT OF SCOTLAND, ARMY RESERVE, THE CADET FORCE, ELLON PIPE BAND, AND THE CATERERS , FOR THERE HELP IN MAKING THIS COMMEMORATIVE EVENT POSSIBLE,                                                                           

 I APOLOGIZE IF I HAVE OMITTED ANY PERSON OR ORGANISATION OUT THANK YOU AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR DAY.

JOE MCDONALD SECRETARY

 

                                                                                                                                      


 

                                                                                                                                                

                                                           

                                                                                                                                                

 

WE WELCOME OUR GUESTS AT

TODAYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISBANDMENT.

THE EARL OF HOME KT CVO CBE.

COLONEL STUART ROBERTS.

RT HON DAVID MUNDELL MP.

MR KEITH BROWN MSP.

MS AILEEN CAMPBELL MSP.

LORD PROVOST IAN McALLAN

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL.

LORD PROVOST JEAN JONES

NORTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL.

COUNCILLOR MARK HORSHAM.

COUNCILLOR COLIN McGAVIGAN.

COLONEL RL STEELE TD JP DL.

MRS MOLLY CUMMING.

THE REV LAWRIE LENNOX.

THE REV ROBERT CLELAND.

BM MACDONALD LT SIXSMITH LT WILLIAMS  LT GRANT 2LT CORKINTON PM GILLIES

 

COMMEMORATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISBANDMENT 1968-2018   

MAIN EVENT OF THE DAY CONVENTICLE AT THE DISBANDMENT CAIRN.

PLEASE WOULD ALL DIGNATRIES, GUESTS, ORGANISATION MEMBERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.  

PLEASE BE IN PLACE NEAR THE CAIRN FOR 13.45 HRS FOR THE CONVENTICLE TO COMMENCE AT 14.00 HRS.

MUSTER AND PARADE OF ARMY CONTINGENT CONSISTING OF PIPES AND DRUMS AND 1 SCOTS TO DISBANDMENT CAIRN 13.15 HRS.

APPROXIMATELY 13.50 HRS PIPES AND DRUMS AND 1 SCOTS WILL HALT AT PATH.

1 SCOTS WILL MARCH UP TO CAIRN AND HALT FOR SERVICE AT CAIRN.

APPROXIMATELY 14.00 HRS CONVENTICLE SERVICE BY REVERAND R CLELAND WILL COMMENCE.

AFTER CONVENTICLE SERVICE BUFFET WILL OPEN AT 15.30 HRS.

ADDMISSION BY TICKET, PRICE £5.00.

SOCIAL AFTERNOON FOR DIGNATRIES, GUESTS, ARMY CONTINGENT, MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION AND PUBLIC.

PLEASE TAKE CARE AND A SAFE JOURNEY HOME.

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 13.05.2018.

09.30 HRS RAISING OF THE REGIMENTAL FLAG.

10.00 HRS SERVICE IN ST BRIDES CHURCH

LUNCH AND MEET UP WITH COMRADES FREE TIME 11.00 HRS TO 12.30 HRS

12.30 HRS ASSEMBLE AT THE DISBANDMENT CAIRN

13.15 HRS PARADE OF ARMY CONTINGENT DOWN TO CAIRN

CONVENTICLE SERVICE BY THE REV ROBERT CLELAND APPROXIMATELY 14.00 HRS

15.30 HRS BUFFET OPENS ENTRANCE IS BY TICKET ONLY.

SOCIAL AFTERNOON

 

 


 




 

 

 

Final preparations are on going the cairn will be cleaned but not 100% due to me finding weather damage to the pointing this will be rectified soon but not before the 13th this was unforseen but due to the location and weather wear and tear take its toll please note that the week leading up to the 13th there will be wet paint on the fence BEWARE OF THIS.....take note that the corner flower beds will  beds striped of all memorial crosses thsee will be replaced  by new ones at the service..only 2 memorials will be left in situ as these have been  placed privately 
I wish to thank Mr Alec Maxwell for his time and dedication on making the replacement crosses also for the making of the table lectern for Col Clelland sword PLEASE  if visiting the cairn  week prior to conventicle I would apreciate if you did not leave any flowers or other memorials as they will be removed before hand but will be replaced after the service thank you all for your cope ration on this hope that those who attend the day will enjoy themselves

Robert Mitchell ...F.R.EMT

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