Read about our approach to external linking. Quiz of the Year, part three: Was there any good news? It is 60 years since the King's Own Scottish Borderers were deployed to a campaign they will never forget. "You were walking in darkness in the jungle - you never knew what was in front of you. Its long service continued until 2006, when it … RECORDS DOWN TO 1805. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. The Malayan Emergency, as it became known, was a … Berwick-upon-Tweed: Martin's Printing Works, Ltd., 1948 Capt. King's Own Scottish Borderers (25) King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (3) King's Royal Rifle Corps (4) King's Shropshire Light Infantry (3) Labour Corps (4) Lancashire Fusiliers (8) Lancashire Hussars (2) Leicestershire Regiment Shop with confidence. 1945.12 Palestine 9 Infantry Brigade. The King's Own Scottish Borderers : a concise history by Trevor Royle 2008 (240 pages). Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! © 2020 BBC. J. Goss A Border Battalion. The medal comes in the original box of issue but without papers, ribbon etc. If you are interested in finding out more about the Regiment's history, 'The King's Own Scottish Borderers: A Concise History' by Trevor Royle, Edinburgh & London 2008, is recommended. It officially existed from 1881 to 1968, but its predecessors go back to 1755. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Across the south of Scotland and beyond this week brings a significant anniversary from many men now well into their seventies. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) is a Specialised Infantry Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.The battalion formed on 1 August 2006 when its antecedent regiments - the Royal Scots and the King's Own Scottish Borderers - amalgamated as part of the formation of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. "It was great - seeing the sea and the flying fish - everything was new. The King's Own Scottish Borderers is one of only two Scottish regiments never to have been amalgamated before 2006. 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The Malayan Emergency, as it became known, was a bitter conflict against hardened ethnic Chinese communists. D. Louden.K.O.S.B. Eventually the British, Malayan and Commonwealth forces pushed the communists back far into the jungle, finally ending the conflict in 1960. The War Story of The King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1939-1945. The King's Own Scottish Borderers This infantry regiment was formed in 1689 and recruited in the south-east of Scotland. Borderers remember 60 years since Malaya Soldiers who served in Malaya for the King's Own Scottish Borders are remembering the brutal insurgency 60 years on. 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Read the full story › "When you made camp at night, each person had a poncho cape - you used it as a ground sheet. Pipes and Drums play at the Scottish Festival in Estes Park CO in September 2004. The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) was a light infantry regiment of the British Army. "It could have been an ambush - there were one or two. During September we wish to move forward to Malaya, particularly so with the Malaya Veterans Annual Reunion taking place in the Peebles Hydro on Thursday the 15th. Thereby most grateful for any photographs of 1 KOSB in Malaya, with names/captions, which are able to be posted in the Gallery be emailed to, WARRANT OFFICER (RSM) CL 1 WALTER MURDOCH. During September we wish to move forward to Malaya, particularly so with the Malaya Veterans Annual Reunion taking place in the Peebles Hydro on Thursday the 15th. Copyright 2015 KOSB | All Rights Reserved | Site Credits: The Gallery posts during August were predominately from Korea. The Parade "My father couldn't afford to go anywhere on holidays like they do nowadays - Butlins or abroad," he said. A GSM (Malaya) awarded to 23498328 Private D. Louden, King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1945 Egypt. Under the reforms the regiment became The King's Own Borderers on 1 July 1881. Loading... Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. "We got the boat from Southampton - the troop ship - we couldn't compare it with anything. The form collects your name and email so that we can add you to the KOSB mailling list. TD15 1DG, Phone: 01289 331811 KOSB A1/1& 2. US reaches long awaited deal for Covid-19 aid, Why 'disappearing' vaccine needles aren't a scam. In 1888 Wilhelm II was crowned ‘German Emperor and King of Prussia’ and moved from a policy of maintaining the status quo to a more aggressive position. of Parliament in the English Civil War and took the surrender of King Charles I at Newark, Nottinghamshire in May 1646. Check out our. "In those days it was only those and such as those that could go holidays abroad," he said. KOSB A3/1-3. Few of the teenage soldiers had previously been away from home and were setting off on a lengthy journey unaware of the conditions they would have to face. Sometimes called the "forgotten war", its memories remain strong among the young national servicemen of the day. This week these former servicemen will mark the anniversary of the regiment's introduction to the campaign. The History of the The King's Own Scottish Borderers or the City of Edinburgh Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division. Berwick Barracks "The heat and the humidity was something else," he said. Borderers, The Gallery posts during August were predominately from Korea. Regimental Orders. That experience was echoed by Leslie Thin from Galashiels. VideoChristmas celebrations to go ahead in Bethlehem, How banning Christmas resulted in the execution of a king. Elizabeth II General Service Medal (Clasp - Malaya) named to 23498328 Pte. The King's Own Scottish Borderers parade past Holyrood Palace for the last time. New coronavirus variant: What do we know? Borderers, the funeral of the late WO1 (RSM) WALTER MURDOCH will ..... Borderers, RHQ and the Museum will close for Christmas leave AD ..... Borderers, the funeral of the late Pte GORDON “DYNO” ..... Borderers, please click on links for welfare items of interest. Supporting the KOSB Regimental Museum through donations and sponsorship enables us to preserve and retell the stories of over 300 years of Borderers History and preserving one of the finest collections in the country. A celebrity lawsuit and the value of childcare, Inside the world of a well-paid people smuggler, 'How we survived when our city was shelled', No, Joe Biden is not backing Uganda's opposition, playChristmas celebrations to go ahead in Bethlehem. It After six redesignations butno amalgamationsthe Regiment was redesignated as The King's Own Scottish Borderers on 1st May 1887 and has remained But by then 2,500 soldiers had died and those who survived will never forget their experiences. 1 History 2 Restructuring of the infantry 2.1 Court case 3 King's Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum 4 Battle Honours 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links It was raised on 18 March 1689 by the Earl of Leven to defend … General Service Medal (Clasp - Malaya) - Pte. King's Own Scottish Borderers during WW1 Since 1815 the balance of power in Europe had been maintained by a series of treaties. "The jungle was so thick," he explained, "that he could have been four feet away from you and you would never have seen him.". ..... Borderers, the funeral of the late LANCE CORPORAL LINDSAY POYNER ..... 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